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Dr Lotte Hellinga FBA

About this Fellow

History of the Book (English)


Current post

  • Formerly Deputy Keeper, British Library

Past Appointments

  • Senior Lecturer, University of Amsterdam, 1967 - 1976
  • General Secretary Consortium of European research libraries, Unknown Unknown, 1992 - 2002
  • British Library Deputy Keeper, then Acting Director (89-91), Unknown Unknown, 1988 - 1991

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 1991 - 1994


William Caxton and early printing in England 2010


Texts in Transit: From Manuscript to Proof and Print in the Fifteenth Century 2014


The fifteenth-century printing types of the Low Countries 1966


Analytical bibliography and the study of early printed books Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 1989


The Cambridge history of the Book in Britain (vol 3) 1999


Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Library Vol 11 ('England') 2007


Printing in England in the fifteenth century: Duff's bibligraphy with supplementary descriptions 2009


Other Early Modern Languages and Literatures to 1830 Fellows

Professor Trevor Dadson

The literature and the socio-economic, cultural and political history of 16th and 17th-century Spain; contemporary Spanish poetry; literary criticism, textual bibliography; the Moriscos

Professor Pat Rogers

18th-century Britain, including literary, political, social and cultural history, with special concentrations in the history of the book and aspects of music, gardening and medicine

Professor Gordon Campbell

Renaissance & seventeenth century English literature, especially John Milton; ancient & modern European literatures; cultural history, especially art, architecture, garden history, legal history & Biblical studies; the contemporary Islamic world

Professor Neil Kenny

Sixteenth & seventeenth century literature & thought in Europe, especially France; the role played by various dimensions of language (eg concept-formation; tense-aspect) in the shaping of knowledge & belief.