Prof. Adrian Papahagi

Professor at the Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj.

Teaches Medieval and Early-Modern English Literature, and Manuscript Studies.

BA in English and German philology, UBB Cluj.

MA, PhD in Medieval Studies at the Sorbonne.

Doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships at the Maison Française d’Oxford, the Warburg Institute-London, and New Europe College-Bucharest.

Current Projects in Manuscript Studies

Fragmenta codicum at the Romanian Academy Library in Cluj.

Scientific project leader of FRAGMED – A Transylvanian Puzzle: Reconstructing Medieval Culture from Manuscript Fragments (funded by the Ministry of Culture, Romania: ‘RO-Cultura’ programme, SEE 2014-2021 grants).

Co-principal investigator at Fragmentarium-Phase II (Univ. of Fribourg, Switzerland; funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, grant 182173).

Publications in Manuscript Studies

A Transylvanian Puzzle: Reconstructing Medieval Culture from Manuscript Fragments. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Library of the Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca, 8 February-8 April 2022, Cluj: Presa Universitară Clujeană, 2022, 107 pp. + 109 colour illustrations and plates (ISBN 978-606-37-1392-7).

‘Words with Masks: An Essay on the Nomenclature of Some Late Medieval Initials’, in Les Mots au Moyen Âge/Words in the Middle Ages, ed. Victoria Turner, Vincent Debiais (Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy 46), Turnhout: Brepols, 2020, 5-20.

‘The Lorsch Gospels in the Context of the « Ada Group »’, in Die Handschriften der Hofschule Kaiser Karls des Großen. Individuelle Gestalt und europäisches Kulturerbe. Ergebnisse der Trierer Tagung vom 10.–12. Oktober 2018, ed. Michael Embach, Claudine Moulin, Harald Wolter-von dem Knesebeck, Trier: Verlag für Geschichte und Kultur, 2019, 129-155.

‘The Library of Petrus Gotfart de Corona, Rector of the University of Vienna in 1473’, The Library 20.1 (2019), 29-46.

‘In the Margins of the Predestination Controversy: The Manuscript Context of the Hincmar Mock Epitaph’, Catholic Historical Review 105 (2019), 52-74.

‘A New Fragment of the Antiphonale Varadiense at the Romanian Academy Library in Cluj’, Études bibliologiques/Library Research Studies 1 (2019), 39-46.

Manuscrisele medievale occidentale din România: Census, Iași: Polirom, 2018 (with AC Dincă, A. Mârza).

‘The Incunabula of the Dominicans from Bistrița at the Central Piarist Library in Budapest’, Philobiblon: Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Humanities 22 (2017), 51-66.

‘A Fragment of the Graduale Varadiense at the Romanian Academy Library in Cluj (Kolozsvár)’, Magyar Könyvszemle 133 (2017), 455-59.

‘An Eleventh-Century Fragment of the Opus imperfectum in Matthaeum in Beneventan Script (Cluj, Biblioteca Academiei Române, Cod. lat. 8, Fol. 72)’Mediaeval Studies 78 (2016), 277-83.

‘Gothic Script and Humanistic Fashion in Fifteenth-Century Oradea: the Palaeography of John Vitéz’s Book of Letters (Vienna, ÖNB, Cod. 431)’Philobiblon: Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Humanities 21 (2016), 5-14.

‘”Qui scripsit scripta, manus eius sit benedicta”: Scribes and Colophons from Medieval Transylvania’Transilvania 4-5 (2016), 2-15.

Wið His Wyrd in the Old English Monasteriales IndiciaNotes & Queries 62.4 (2015), 511-13.

A Medieval Manuscript Fragment Signed by Janus Dubravius at the Library of the Romanian Academy in Cluj’, Historica Olomucensia 48 (2015), 273-76.

‘Lost Libraries and Surviving Manuscripts: The Case of Medieval Transylvania’, in Library & Information History 31 (2015), 35-53.

Vocabularul cărții manuscrise, Bucharest: Editura Academiei Române, 2013 (with C. Papahagi, AC Dincă, A. Mârza).

Boethiana Mediaevalia. A Collection of Studies on the Early Medieval Fortune of the Consolation of Philosophy, Bucharest: Zeta Books, 2010.

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