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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 Brian Richardson

Italian language and literature; manuscript studies; historical studies of language and literature; medieval history; historical linguistics; southern Europe, Italy.

Professor Richard McCabe

Early modern literature in its historical and intellectual contexts, especially poetry and drama; Edmund Spenser's engagement with Gaelic Ireland, the dynamics of Tudor and Jacobean patronage, the aesthetics of Renaissance tragedy.

Professor David Womersley

English literature of the long eighteenth century, especially Gibbon, Swift, Burke and Johnson; sixteenth-century historiography and historical drama; the history of literary criticism; the theory and practice of textual editing