Andrew Dunning (CMS 2016) will be joining the British Library for one year as Curator of Medieval Historical Manuscripts, 1100 to 1500, working with Andrea Clarke and Claire Breay. He will be developing programming to make the library’s manuscripts accessible to both academics and the general public, writing descriptive catalogue entries, and publishing research on the collections.
His Key Areas of Responsibility will be:
- To contribute to the documentation and interpretation of the medieval manuscript collections.
- To provide an on-site as well as remote service for higher-level enquiries referred to the section.
- To assist in implementing collaborative programmes of work, liaising with other relevant teams in the Library.
- To exploit the collections for both a research and a wider audience – through contributions to the medieval manuscripts blog, exhibitions, publications, talks, helping to organise seminars and workshops.
- To work with a focus on medieval manuscript collections, but working flexibly across boundaries whether linguistic, format based, chronological, or structural, within the section and elsewhere, as required.
- To work with colleagues across the Library to support and further the Library’s overall strategic priorities, for example, in contributing to fund-raising initiatives, strategic communications with our stakeholders or with the media.
- To undertake research based on personal knowledge of the Library’s collections in post-holder’s specialist field as a contribution to the Library’s research reputation and to maintain its Independent Research Organisation status with the Arts and Humanities Research Council.