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The following people have given their consent to be included below as members of the Visigothic script community. All are working with Visigothic script manuscripts and their cultural and historical context or are interested in the topic. If you fit that description and would like to be included, please let us know:


Raffaela Damiani 
– Raffaela graduated in Cultural and Heritage Studies from the University of Pisa and then continued her studies with a PhD in History. She specializes in 15th-century paleography (Mercantesca and Cancelleresca scripts). [email]

Elsa De Luca – University of Bristol, Department of Music: Elsa De Luca is a post-doctoral Research Assistant in Medieval Musicology working on Old Hispanic notations. She is part of the Old Hispanic Office project. []

Silke Engelhardt – BA student at the University of Heidelberg. Looking into hagiography during the Visigothic kingdom and the early middle ages in the Iberian Peninsula (Mozarabic). [email]

Nieves Esteve Carbonell – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (undergraduate student). [email]

David Ganz – research interests: Early medieval Latin palaeography, especially the legacy of half-uncial.

Risa Gettler – Professional calligrapher specialised in Visigothic script inspired versals (and with amazing skills for reproducing Visigothic/Mozarabic style initials and decoration). [webpage] [email]

Emma Hornby – University of Bristol, Department of Music: Emma Hornby’s research is focused on medieval western liturgical chant. She is currently working on Old Hispanic chant in collaboration with Professor Rebecca Maloy (University of Colorado at Boulder). Prof. Hornby is the leader of the Old Hispanic Office project. Studying Iberia’s early-medieval Christian liturgy.

Kati Ihnat  University of Bristol, Department of Music: Kati Ihnat is a post-doctoral Research Assistant in Liturgical Studies working on the religious culture of the Old Hispanic rite – so, trying to understand the theological, devotional and cultural world of those who produced and performed the Old Hispanic liturgy. She is part of the Old Hispanic Office project

Andrew Irving – The General Theological Seminary. Research interests: Beneventan script, Beneventan manuscript production & codicology, Medieval Liturgy.

Andrew Kurt – Clayton State University. Research interests: Visigothic monetary system; Visigothic liturgy; Christian-Muslim relations in al-Andalus. [webpage] [email]

Maria Isabel Maldonado Garcia – University of the Punjab. Research interests: History of languages, Manuscripts, Medieval Spain, Historical Linguistics. []

Rebecca Maloy – University of Colorado Boulder: Rebecca Maloy is a musicologist working on different aspects of the Old Hispanic liturgy and chant. She is also part of the Old Hispanic Office Project.

Elena Percivaldi – Historian and writer. Graduated in Medieval History from the University of Milano. Among various activities, she collaborates with the University of Ferrara (E-Learning) and with Capsa Ars Scriptoria for “The casket of time – The Longobards”, an international publishing project aiming to enhance the Longobard cultural heritage through facsimile editions of manuscripts and stone artefacts. [website] [email] [twitter]

Sheridan Rawlings – Masters student at the University of Manchester. Looking into iconography in Latin manuscripts, particularly how Jesus is portrayed in symbolism in Books of Hours and Breviaria. [email]

Raquel Rojo Carrillo – University of Bristol: Raquel Rojo‘s research is focused on Old Hispanic chant. She is part of the Old Hispanic Office project. []

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