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Dr Orietta Da Rold

Dr Orietta Da Rold

University Lecturer

Fellow at St John’s College.

Departments and Institutes


Research Interests

I research medieval literature and texts c. 1100-1500, Chaucer and the digital humanities.  In particular, I work on the social and cultural context of the circulation and transmission of medieval texts and books, and research the codicology and palaeography of medieval manuscripts. I am interested in how technology ignites, shapes and answers research questions in manuscript studies.

Key Publications


(ed.), The Dd Manuscript: A Digital Edition of Cambridge University Library, MS Dd.4.24 of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, The Norman Blake Editions of The Canterbury Tales (HRI online, 2013), ISBN: 978-0-9571022-0-0,

(ed.), The Production and Use of English Manuscripts, with  Takako Kato, Mary Swan and Elaine Treharne (eds.) (Leicester, School of English University of Leicester, 2010), ISBN 095323195x, version 1.0 (

Manuscripts Online