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Anna Somfai

Medieval Studies
Central European University


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).


  • 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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