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  • 2016-17: N. Hardy Ph.D. (Cambridge) – A study of the King James Bible (1611) in relation to contemporary biblical scholarship and theological debate
  • 2015-16: K James, M.Sc., D.Phil. (Oxford), M.L.I.S. (Pittsburgh) – John Strype’s Study of Matthew Parker and the Parker Library
  • 2014-15: B Jardine, M. Phil (Cambridge), Ph.D. (Cambridge) – The Book as Instrument, 1550–1720
  • 2013-14: A Timmermann, Ph.D. (Cantab.) - Illuminating Nature: Alchemical Illustrations in Cambridge Manuscripts
  • 2012-13: E Upper, M.A. (Courtauld Institute of Art), Ph.D. (Cantab) - Colour-Printed Book Illustrations in Tudor England, 1485-1603<
  • 2011-12: M Curran, M.A. (Leeds), Ph.D. (Leeds) - The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe, 1769-1794.
  • 2010-11: D Imhof, M.A. (Antwerp), Ph.D. (Antwerp) – Publishing in Antwerp Around 1600; the Editorial Strategies of Jan Moretus I at the Plantin Press with an Annotated Bibliography of all of his Editions (1589-1610).
  • 2009-10: D Adams, M.A. (Ontario), Ph.D. (Cantab) – The Printers and Publishers of the London Leveller Movement, 1641-1660.
  • 2008-09: D Serjeantson, M.A. (Oxon), Ph.D. (Dublin) – Petrarch and the Early-Modern English Reader: A Case-Study in the Printing and Circulation of the Babylon Sonnets.
  • 2007-08: A Worm, M.A., D. Phil ( Augsburg) – The Study of Medieval Manuscripts Illumination in the Eighteenth Century: Jean-Joseph Rive and his Impact on France and England.
  • 2006-07: H J Vorholt, M.A. ( Berlin) – Encyclopaedic Compilations from the Formative Period of Monastic Libraries in England. 
  • 2005-06: G Di Bacco, Dottorato di Ricerca ( Pavia) – Music and Music Theory Manuscripts in Cambridge Libraries.
  • 2004-05: S C Reynolds, M.A. (Cantab), Ph.D ( London) – A Catalogue of the Manuscripts of Latin Classical Authors in the Library of the Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall.
  • 2003-04: A Gillespie, B.A. ( Wellington), M.A., M.St., D. Phil ( Oxford) – The books of John Stow (1525-1605).
  •   F C Henderson, B.A., M.A ( Melbourne) – An annotated finding-list of manuscript miscellanies of Cambridge provenance, 1600-1700.
  • 2002-03: J S Craig, B.A., M.A. ( Ottawa), Ph.D. (Cantab) – An inventory of books in English parish churches, 1530-1640.
  • 2001-02: S West, B.A. (Cantab) – Living with books; the Norfolk elite and their libraries, 1660-1830.
  • 2000-01: P A Botley, B.A. (Reading), M.A. (York), Ph.D (Cantab) - Learning Greek in Western Europe, 1471-1529.
  • 1999-00: I. A. Gadd, M.A. (Edinburgh), M.Studies, D.Phil (Oxon) - Ecclesiastical law and the early modern English book trade.
  • 1998-99: C. L. Hutton, B.A. ( London), M.Phil ( Dublin) - The rise of catholic nationalism: A study of Irish textual culture in the 1840s.
  • 1997-98: S. Avery-Quash, M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab) - The irresistible rise of colour printing from wood-blocks: a reassessment of the middle period 1850-70.
  •   K. A. Lowe, B.A. ( Nottingham), Ph.D. (Cantab) - Charter scribes at the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds: Evidence for the East Anglian variety of early middle English.
  • 1996-97: D. A. J. Cockburn, B.A. (Leics.), M.Phil., Ph.D. (Cantab) - Joseph Meadhis pupils and the Cambridge book trade.
  • 1995-96: A. C. Buchanan, B.A., M.Sc. ( London) - The Cambridge influence of Robert Willis.
  • 1994-95: F. M. Lewis, B.A. ( Oxford), Ph.D. ( London) - The transmission of in dulgenced texts and images in manuscript and printed books of hours for English use.
  • 1993-94: D. K. Money, B.A. ( Oxford), Ph.D. (Cantab) - Neo-Latin poetry in Cambridge.
  • 1992-93: J. R. Topham, M.A. (Cantab.) - Scientific publishing at the Cambridge University Press under John William Parker1829-1854.
  • 1991-92: Alain Arnould, M.A. ( Ghent) - Flemish manuscripts and in cunabula in Cambridge collections.
  • 1990-91: A. D. S. Johns, M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab.) - Sciencephilosophy and the book-trade in early modern England.
  •   Jo-Ann E. McEachern, Ph.D. ( Toronto) - Bibliography of eighteenth-century editions of the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
  • 1989-90: J. R. Raven, M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab.) - The Culture of the Book in Britain 1750-1820.
  • 1988-89: No election.
  • 1987-88: P. A. Hopkins, M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab.) - The writing and publishing of Jacobite propagandapamphlets and booksin England during the reign of William III (1689-1702).
  • 1986-87: H. H. R. Love, B.A. ( Queensland), Ph.D. (Cantab.) - The persistence of scribal transmission of literature in 17th century England.
  • 1985 -86: J. P. Carley, B.A. (Victoria), M.A. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Toronto) - John Lelandthe manuscripts of Glastonbury Abbey’s monastic library and the libraries of Cambridge and East Anglia.
  • 1984-85: F. J. Korsten, M.A., Ph.D. ( Nijmegen) - Thomas Baker (1656-1740as book-collector and bibliographer.
  • 1983-84: B. J. McMullin, M.A. ( New Zealand), M.L.S. (Western Ontario), Ph.D. (Leeds) - Aspects of the Bible trade in Britainin the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • 1982-83: Miss P. R. Robinson, B.A. ( London), B.Litt. ( Oxford) - A catalogue of dated and datable manuscripts in Cambridge libraries.
  • 1981-82: A. D. Barker, B.A., Ph.D. ( Oxford) - Bibliographical and textual problems of The Gentleman’s Magazine.
  • 1980-81: H. Amory, A.B., L.L.B. (Harvard), Ph.D. ( Columbia) - Selected topics in Fielding bibliography.
  • 1979-80: K. I. D. Maslen, B.Litt. ( Oxford), M.A. ( New Zealand) - The Bowyer Press printing ledgers.
  • 1978-79: D. D. Eddy, M.A., Ph.D. (Chicago) - Various pieces of 18th century bibliographical research (Johnson, Dodsley, Shebbeare, Bower, Brown).
  • 1977-78: J. P. Feather, M.A., B.Litt. ( Oxford), Ph.D. (Loughborough) - The country book trade in 18th century England.

Munby Application details

The Fellowship is normally advertised each summer for a post beginning in October the following year. Election to the Fellowship is normally made by early January of the year of the date of commencement of the Fellowship. There are no interviews.