David Dumville

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David Norman Dumville (born 5 May 1949) is a British medievalist and Celtic scholar. He was educated at Emmanuel College and the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; and received his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 1976. He is currently professor of history and palaeography at the University of Aberdeen and editor of the journal Anglo-Saxon. He has previously taught or held posts at Swansea University (Fellow, 1975–1977), the University of Pennsylvania (assistant professor of English, 1977–1978), the University of Cambridge, (lecturer in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, 1977–1991; reader in early Mediaeval history and culture of British Isles, 1991–1995; professor of palaeography and cultural history, 1995–2005). Among other academic appointments, he was visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (1995).[1][2]


Dumville has produced numerous scholarly articles and books. In 2007, he established a scholarly journal for Anglo-Saxon studies, entitled Anglo-Saxon, which he edits with R. D. Fulk and Andrew Reynolds. It is published by the University of Aberdeen. He was a founding member of the Medieval Chronicle Society.

Selected publications

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  • (with Kathryn Grabowski) Chronicles and Annals of Mediaeval Ireland & Wales, 1984
  • (with Michael Lapidge) Gildas: New approaches, 1984
  • (with Michael Lapidge) The Annals of St Neots, 1985
  • The Historia Brittonum, 1985
  • Histories and Pseudo-Histories of the Insular Middle Ages, 1990
  • Alfred to Edgar, 1992
  • Liturgy and the Ecclesiastical History of Late Anglo-Saxon England, 1992
  • Britons and Anglo-Saxons in the Early Middle Ages, 1993
  • English Caroline Script and Monastic History, 1993
  • Saint Patrick, 1993
  • The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, 1995
  • The Churches of North Britain in the First Viking Age, 1997
  • "Three Men in a Boat" (inaugural lecture), 1997
  • Councils and Synods of the Gaelic Early and Central Middle Ages, 1997
  • A Palaeographer's Review, vol. 1 1999, vol. 2 2003
  • Saint David of Wales, 2001
  • Annales Cambriae, 2002
  • The Annals of Ulster, 2002
  • (with Pádraig Ó Néill) Cáin Adomnáin and Canones Adomnani, 2003


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