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Dr Rosella Tinaburri

The Trinity Long Room Hub was delighted to welcome Dr Rosella Tinaburri who was a Transnational Access fellow, funded by the CENDARI project (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure). The Transnational Access programme is financed by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7). Dr Tinaburri visited from the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio where she has been teaching Germanic Philology and Linguistics since 2003.


Dr Tinaburri is a member of the teaching team of the PhD school in Digital Humanities for Medieval Studies (DhuMS Ph.D.) of the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio and also a member of the teaching team of the Ph.D. school of Germanic Philology and Linguistics of the University of Siena - Arezzo. She got her PhD in Culture and literary traditions of the ancient and medieval Germanic world at the University of Rome III in 2003 with a work entitled ‘Alfred's Soliloquies: aspects of philosophical vocabulary’. She is a member of the Italian Association of Germanic Philology (AIFG) and a member of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS), 2007-2009. She is also a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Manuscripts and Text Transmission "Segno e testo".


Dr Tinaburri was awarded CENDARI funding to pursue a research project under one of the CENDARI project’s pilot areas – Medieval European Culture – and throughout her fellowship period, she will be based in the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute. Dr Tinaburri’s research is titled “Miscellaneous Manuscripts in the Medieval Germanic World” and her research proposes to list and describe medieval miscellaneous manuscript books produced in Germanic linguistic areas (Anglo-Saxon England, Scandinavia, Northern and Southern Germany, Northern Italy) from the VIth to the XIVth century.

The project focused on miscellaneous manuscripts, i.e. on manuscripts conceived as a repository of different texts arranged in a sequence and usually drawn from various sources, whose mutual relations are not always clear to the modern scholar. Dr Tinaburri aimed to produce a comprehensive list of miscellaneous manuscripts containing texts in one of the Germanic languages and bilingual texts both in one of the Germanic languages and in Latin.  Her research project investigated the testing of a more comprehensive way of describing the transmission of texts and manuscripts in the Middle Ages.

Dr Tinaburri gave a lecture titled 'Miscellaneous Manuscripts in the Medieval Germanic World' in the Trinity Long Room Hub on November 26 2014 at the Trinity Long Room Hub.

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