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Anna Somfai

Professor
Medieval Studies
Central European University
Hungary

Biography

Anna Somfai is currently a Professor in the department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Hungary. She completed MPhil, University of Cambridge, 1992 and PhD, University of Cambridge, 1998. She worked on a Project Visual Thinking and Diagrammatic Images in Medieval Manuscripts.

Research Interest

Late Antique and Medieval Philosophy, Late Antique and Medieval Science, Late Antique Studies, Medieval Manuscript Studies, Palaeography (Latin, Greek).

Publications

  • Calcidius’ and ‘Isidore of Seville’ entries in Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists: The Greek Tradition and Its Many Heirs, ed. Paul T. Keyser & Georgia L. Irby-Massie, Routledge 2008, pp. 203-204, 445

  • The Liber Floridus in the Encyclopaedic Tradition: Philosophical and Scientific Diagrams in Context’ in Liber Floridus 1121. The World in a Book, ed. Karen De Coene, Martine De Reu, Philippe De Maeyer, Ghent 2011, pp. 75-89. Two-volume bilingual (English and Dutch) edition.

  • Database of the medieval Latin scientific and medical manuscripts of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London (format: electronic database, forthcoming internet publication on the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, Library webpage).

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