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Cristina Neagu holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and specializes in the literature and the arts of the Renaissance. The fields in which most of her work has been conducted include neo-Latin literature, rhetoric, the history of the book and illuminated manuscripts.


University Education

University of Oxford (1995-2001)
D.Phil (Renaissance Studies)
Doctoral thesis: “The Carmina of Nicolaus Olahus in the context of his literary career”

University of Central England in Birmingham – Faculty of Computing (1998-2000)
M.Sc (Information and Library Management)
Dissertation: “Illustration from manuscript to print – 15th and 16th century Books of Hours in the Bodleian Library”

University of Oxford: Soros Scholar (1993-1994)

University of Bucharest: Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures (1981-1985)
B.A (English & Latin)



Present employment

Christ Church
University of Oxford

Main responsibilities

Early printed books and manuscript collections

Organizing conferences and termly exhibitions, editing a termly scholarly journal focused on original research linked to Christ Church collections, liaison with professional conservators.


Collection development

In charge of new acquisitions.


Information technology

In charge of the library web-pages and of imaging studio.


User education

Designing and producing documentation for various services within the library, giving talks and tours of the Upper Library

Other Professional Service

Greyfriars Oxford Centre for Franciscan Studies

Project coordinator & consultant for the library


Oxford Bibliographical Society
Honorary Secretary


Membership of Learned Bodies

Bodleian Library Centre for the Study of the Book

International Society of Neo-Latin Studies
Oxford Bibliographical Society
Renaissance Society of America

Romanian Cinematographers Society (UCIN)



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