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Dr Ana de Oliveira Dias

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ana de Oliveira Dias completed her PhD in History at Durham University in 2019, having specialised in manuscript production in early medieval Iberia. Her research focuses on the production and reception of early medieval illuminated manuscripts in Iberia and Continental Europe, and she is particularly int​erested in how images were created and used in monastic contexts.  


Prior to joining the CULTIVATE MSS project, she lectured in early medieval history and Latin palaeography at the universities of York and Durham. She has also led educational programmes at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (Lisbon, Portugal) and has collaborated in public engagement activities with the Ordered Universe project (Durham University/University of Oxford). 

Within CULTIVATE MSS, Ana’s research centres on trade and collecting of pre-1200 CE manuscripts in English-speaking countries, especially in America.