Cristina Dondi

Docente a contratto
M-STO/08 ( Archivistica, bibliografia e biblioteconomia )
Istituto italiano di Studi Orientali
Telefono (+39) 06 49911
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ORCID: 0000-0001-9478-216X
2000: PhD History King's College, London
1992: BA Hons. History,Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
1990/91: Cambridge University, EC ‘Erasmus’ Scholarship
2018–Professor of Early European Book Heritage, University of Oxford
2014– Oakeshott Senior Research Fellow in the Humanities, Lincoln College, Oxford
2009– Secretary of the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL)
2014–2019: ERC Consolidator Grant 15cBOOKTRADE: An Evidence-based Assessment and Visualization of the Distribution, Sale, and Reception of Books in the Renaissance– University of Oxford
2009–2011: British Academy Research Development Award for the project The Venetian Book-trade in the 15th Century. With Nigel Palmer, University of Oxford
2002–2005: Lyell Research Fellowship in the History of the Early Modern Printed Book, University of Oxford. JRF, Lincoln College, Oxford
2002–2005:   Bodleian Library, Oxford, Consultant, Incunable Project
1996–2002:  Bodleian Library, Oxford, Assistant Librarian, Incunable Project
2017 “Cavaliere” of the Order of “Stella d’Italia” (OSI) conferred by the Italian President for my work on the European printing revolution and in support of European and American libraries.
5 ERC postdocs, 1 Marie-Curie postdoc, 6 PhDs, 1 Preludium (Polish) pre-doctoral; a number of Masters and Erasmus+ grantees; 19 CERL internship and placement grants.
Teaching abroad: Rome La Sapienza, Udine, Florence, University of Silesia Katowice; V&A and Warburg Institute London, Harvard, Edinburgh, Columbia NYC.
2018– Printing R-Evolution and Society 1450-1500. Fifty Years That Changed Europe,Venice; 2017– New Sources for Book History: Combined Methodological Approachesfor Manuscripts and Printed Books, London; 2017–Retracing the Steps from the Old to the New World, Yale; 2017–Opening up Private and Religious Collections to Scholarship,Athens; 2016–A coordinated approach to recording and searching provenance records and images: moving forwards. Part 2 Salamanca; 2014–Part 1 London; 2012– How the Secularization of Religious Houses Transformed the Libraries of Europe, 16th–19th Centuries, Oxford.
CERL ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SEMINARS, AND WORKSHOPS ORGANISATION: Lyon, Baltimore (2019); Zurich (2018); Athens (2017); New York (2016); Antwerp (2015); Oslo, Edinburgh, Rome(2014); Warsaw, Milan, Padua (2013); London, Florence, Vienna (2012);Rome, Vatican Library, Glasgow, Oxford (2011).
INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Select Committee (SH) ESR/EquipEx+ (France); Advisory Committee BRAIN-be 2.0 - Pillar 2 'Heritage science' (Belgium); Lyell Elector, University of Oxford (UK)
REVIEWING ACTIVITIES: Institut des sciences du calcul et des données – ISCD, Sorbonne (France); Brain-be and FED-tWIN (Belgium); FWO (Flanders); MIUR (Italy); National Science Center (Poland); Rothschild Hanadiv Europe; ERC Advanced, Consolidator, and Starting Grant, SH5 and SH6; Marie Curie.
MAJOR COLLABORATIONS: Andrew Zisserman, Head of Visual Geometry Group, Dept. Engineering Oxford; Min Chen Prof. of Scientific Visualisation, E-Research Centre Oxford; Alexander Jahnke, Head of Data Conversion Group, Univ. of Göttingen.
The Liturgy of the Canons Regular of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem: A Study and a Catalogue of the Manuscript Sources, Bibliotheca Victorina, 16 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2004).
A Catalogue of Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century now in the Bodleian Library, ed. A. Coates, K. Jensen, C. Dondi, B. Wagner, and H. Dixon, with the assistance of C. White and E. Mathew; blockbooks by N. Palmer, and an inventory of Hebrew incunabula by S. Schaeper, 6 vols (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).
C. Dondi, Printed Books of Hours from Fifteenth-Century Italy. The Texts, the Books, and the Survival of a Long-Lasting Genre. Biblioteca di Bibliografia Italiana, 204 (Florence: Olschki, 2016), 754 pages.
La stampa romana nella città dei Papi e in Europa, ed. C. Dondi, A. Rita, A. Roth, M. Venier, Studi e Testi, 506 – CERL Papers XII (Rome: Vatican Library, 2016).
Printing R-Evolution and Society 1450-1500. Fifty Years that Changed Europe, ed. C. Dondi (Venice: Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 2020), 978 pages. DOI 10.30687/978-88-6969-332-8.
How the Secularization of Religious Houses Transformed the Libraries of Europe, 16th–19th Centuries, Proceedings of the Conference held in Oxford 22-24 March 2012, ed. C. Dondi, D. Raines, and R. Sharpe, Bibliologia 63 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2022), in press.
[Chapter in book]
'Books of Hours, the Development of the Texts in Printed Form' in Incunabula and Their Readers: Printing, Selling, and Using Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, ed. K. Jensen (London: British Library, 2003), 53-70, 212-23. [Conference: London, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, 1–2 December 2000]
'La circolazione europea degli incunaboli veneziani documentata dalle edizioni conservate alla Biblioteca Bodleiana, Oxford', in The Books of Venice / Il libro veneziano, ed. Lisa Pon and Craig Kallendorf, Miscellanea Marciana, 20 (2008 for 2005-2007), 179-190. [Conference: Venice, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ad Arti, 9-10 March 2007]
'The Venetian Booktrade: a Methodological Approach to and First Results of Book-based Historical Research', in Early Printed Books as Material Objects, IFLA Pre-Conference, Munich August 2009, ed. B. Wagner and M. Reed (Munich: Saur, 2010), 221-29 [Conference: IFLA Pre-Conference, Munich Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, August 2009]
Il contesto Europeo delle banche dati bibliografiche di ricerca, in 'Il Libro antico tra catalogo storico e catalogazione elettronica', ed. Roberto Rusconi (Rome: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, anno CDIX, 2012; Contributi del Centro linceo interdisciplinare «Beniamino Segre» n. 127), 19-29 [Conference: Rome, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 29-30 Oct. 2010]
'The European Printing Revolution', in The Oxford Companion to the Book, 2 vols, ed. Michael F. Suarez and Henry Woudhuysen (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), I 53-61; repr. in The Book. A Global History, ed. M.F. Suarez and H. Woudhuysen (Oxford: OUP, 2013), pp. 80-91.
[with Neil Harris], 'Oil and Green Ginger. The Zornale of the Venetian Bookseller Francesco de Madiis, 1484-1488', in Documenting the Early Modern Book World: Inventories and Catalogues in Manuscript and Print, Acts of the Third St Andrews Book Group Conference. 7–9 July 2011, edited by Natasha Constantinidou and Malcolm Walsby (Leiden: Brill, 2013), pp. 341-406.
‘The 15cBOOKTRADE Project and the Study of Incunabula as Historical Sources’ in Printing R-Evolution and Society, 2020, pp. 21-54.
‘From the Corpus Iuris to psalterioli da puti, on Parchment, Bound, Gilt ... The Price of Any Book Sold in Venice 1484-1488’, in Printing R-Evolution and Society, 2020, pp. 577-597.
[with L. Prosdocimi and D. Raines], ‘The incunabula collection of the Benedictine library of S. Giorgio Maggiore in Venice – formation, use and dispersal according to documentary and material evidence (from MEI)’, in How the Secularization of Religious Houses Transformed the Libraries of Europe, 2022, 100 pp.
'Printers and Guilds in Fifteenth-Century Venice', La Bibliofilia, CVI ([2005 for] 2004), 229-265.
[with Neil Harris] 'Best Selling Titles and Books of Hours in a Venetian Bookshop of the 1480s: the Zornale of Francesco de Madiis', in La Bibliofilìa, CXV (2013), 1-20.
[with Neil Harris], Exporting books from Milan to Venice in the 15th century: evidence from the Zornale of Francesco de Madiis, in Incunabula. Printing, Trading, Collecting, Cataloguing, Milan, 10-12 Sept. 2013, ed. Alessandro Ledda, in La Bibliofilía, nn. 1-3, 116, (2014), 121-148.
[with Alessandra Panzanelli Fratoni], ‘Researching the origin of Perugia’s Public Library (1582/1623) before and after Material Evidence in Incunabula’, in Quaerendo, 46 (2016), pp. 129-150.
[Lectio Magistralis in Library Science, University of Florence, Mar. 2020]
The Mapping of the Early Italian Book Heritage Around the World: From Distribution to Dispersal = La mappatura dell'antico patrimonio librario italiano nel mondo: tra distribuzione e dispersione (Florence: Casalini, 2020). Permalink:
[Exhibition catalogue]
Printing R-Evolution 1450-1500. Fifty Years that Changed Europe, ed. C. Dondi (Venice: Marsilio, 2018). In English and Italian.
Material Evidence in Incunabula Database (MEI),
Circa 60,000 records tracking former users, contributed by over 450 libraries and over 200 editors.
Text-inc Database
The detailed textual content of over 8,300 15th-century editions.
15cBOOKTRADE Project:
Polonsky Subiaco Project
Polonsky Dante Project
15cBOOKTRADE Project presentation;
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