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UK Fellow, Medieval Studies, elected in 2003

Professor Richard Sharpe FBA

Palaeography; Manuscript Studies; Diplomatic History of Britain and Ireland; Medieval History
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About this Fellow

Richard Sharpe is Professor of Diplomatic at Wadham College, University of Oxford. In 2018 he was elected an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy.



Current post

  • Professor of Diplomatic, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Wadham College

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Diplomatic, University of Oxford, 1990
  • Fellow, Wadham College, University of Oxford, 1990

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The medieval & Renaissance literature & history of Spain from 1200 to 1700, with special interests in literacy, libraries & the history of ideas; humanism; imperialism

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Professor Peter Biller

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