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Suzanne Reynolds

Assistant Keeper

After completing a PhD at the Warburg Institute (University of London), Suzanne Reynolds was Lecturer in Medieval Literature at the University of Birmingham from 1992-1998; her major publication in this period was Medieval Reading: Grammar, Rhetoric and the Classical Text (CUP, 1996).  From 1998-2014 she was Curator of Manuscripts and Printed Books at Holkham Hall, Norfolk, a role she combined with research projects at the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge Illuminations) and the National Trust. She was elected Munby Fellow in Bibliography at the University Library in Cambridge for 2004–5, and was appointed Assistant Keeper in the Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books at the Fitzwilliam in late 2014.

 

Research Interests

Early printing; book illumination and illustration; reception studies (history of reading, annotation); the history of collecting, particularly in the long eighteenth century; Grand Tour; manuscripts, medieval and modern

 

Recent/Major Publications

Sole-authored volume

A Catalogue of the Manuscripts at Holkham Hall I: Italian Manuscripts to 1500, part 1: Shelfmarks 1-399 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2015), xxiv+389pp.

Medieval Reading: Grammar, Rhetoric and the Classical Text. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996).

Co-authored volume

with Azzurra Elena Andriolo, A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges, Part 5, Incunabula: Volume 1, Books printed in Italy before 1501, in press, 296pp. IN PRESS

Co-edited volume

with P. Bruschetti, B. Gialluca, P. Giulierini and J. Swaddling, Seduzione Etrusca: Dai Segreti di Holkham Hall alle Meraviglie del British Museum, catalogue of an exhibition at MAEC, Cortona, 21 March - 31 July 2014) (Milan: Skira Editore, 2014),  477pp.

Sole-authored papers and contributions to catalogues, collected essays and conference volumes

‘Thomas Hobart, “un istitutore di sensato guidizio e lodevole contegno”’, in Seduzione Etrusca: Dai Segreti di Holkham Hall alle Meraviglie del British Museum (MAEC, Cortona, 21 March - 31 July 2014) (Milan: Skira Editore, 2014), 53-63

‘Thomas Coke e la storiografia romana; le virtù reppublicane e il giovane virtuoso’, in Seduzione Etrusca: Dai Segreti di Holkham Hall alle Meraviglie del British Museum (MAEC, Cortona, 21 March - 31 July 2014) (Milan: Skira Editore, 2014), 79-89

Catalogue entries on manuscripts, archival documents, drawings, and paintings in Seduzione Etrusca: Dai Segreti di Holkham Hall alle Meraviglie del British Museum (MAEC, Cortona, 21 March - 31 July 2014) (Milan: Skira Editore, 2014), 91-95, 96-98, 98-99, 99-101, 329-30

Co-authored papers and contributions to catalogues, collected essays and conference volumes

*[peer-reviewed article and edition] with Bruno Gialluca, ‘Il consaputo disegno di Tito Livio: Thomas Coke, Filippo Buonarroti ed una edizione illustrata di Livio’, Symbolae antiquariae 7 (2104) (to be issued 2017), 91pp. IN PRESS

with Christine Hiskey, ‘Thomas Coke (1697-1759): fondazioni e formazioni’, in Seduzione Etrusca: Dai Segreti di Holkham Hall alle Meraviglie del British Museum (MAEC, Cortona, 21 March - 31 July 2014) (Milan: Skira Editore, 2014), 39-52

with Bruno Gialluca, ‘La pubblicazione del De Etruria Regali’ in Seduzione Etrusca: Dai Segreti di Holkham Hall alle Meraviglie del British Museum (MAEC, Cortona, 21 March - 31 July 2014) (Milan: Skira Editore, 2014), 319-27

with Bruno Gialluca, catalogue entries on manuscripts, archival documents, drawings, and paintings in Seduzione Etrusca: Dai Segreti di Holkham Hall alle Meraviglie del British Museum (MAEC, Cortona, 21 March - 31 July 2014) (Milan: Skira Editore, 2014), 102-105, 128-29, 133-34, 136-37, 286-89

Digital Publications

*with Lucilla Burn, ‘Richard, Viscount Fitzwilliam (1745-1816)’, article for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: scheduled to appear as part of 2017 update of online edition, http://www.oxforddnb.com/

‘Cataloguing Medieval Manuscripts: Some Reflections’, Cambridge University Libraries Information Bulletin, issue 77, Michaelmas 2015 (online at www.lib.cam.ac.uk/CULIB)