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Dr Anna Dorofeeva, BA (Bristol), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab)

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Dr Dorofeeva is a historian specialising in Western Latin book history and culture before the age of print. Her current work focuses on ciphers and cryptography in medieval manuscripts. She is available to be contacted in English, French, German and Russian.

Research Interests

  • History of the manuscript book in Western Europe
  • Palaeography
  • Codicology
  • Early Middle Ages
  • Physiologus and early bestiaries
  • Natural world in the Middle Ages

Selected Publications

Book review

Chapter in book

Edited Sources, Research Data Sets, and Databases

Journal Article

Translated Chapter in Book

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Selected Grants

  • 2020: Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • 2019: Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant
  • 2019: ZKS Barker Priory Library Junior Research Fellowship
  • 2017: Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship