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Dr Anastasia Stylianou

Munby Fellow 2023-24


Anastasia Stylianou is Munby Fellow in Bibliography at Cambridge University Library and a Visiting Fellow at St John’s College Cambridge.

Prior to taking up the Munby Fellowship in October 2023, Anastasia held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of East Anglia (2020-2023), exploring early modern Anglo-Hellenic networks. Previously, she was Principal Investigator and lead author for Victoria County History’s project on the parish of Cradley in Herefordshire (2019-20). She completed her PhD in early modern history at the University of Warwick in 2018, and has a PGCE and First-Class BA (Hons) in History from the University of Oxford.

Munby Fellow Project:
 ‘The Greeks Behind The Books: Cambridge University Library’s Hellenic Collections During The Early Modern Period’

Anastasia’s Munby research project, entitled ‘The Greeks Behind The Books: Cambridge University Library’s Hellenic Collections During The Early Modern Period’, looks at the history of collection and use of Greek manuscripts and books in early modern Cambridge, especially in the University Library. She examines how these works served as a point of contact between East and West, and explores how their production, transmission, circulation, and usage relates to their ethno-cultural history. Her project spans the period c. 1450 to c. 1660, from the eve of the Fall of Constantinople (1453) to the close of the Interregnum (1660), encompassing two centuries of dramatic bibliographical, intellectual, educational, politico-religious and socio-economic change, in both Britain and the wider world.

Recent publications:


  • (Forthcoming) Anastasia Stylianou and Fergus Eskola-Oakes, Cradley, Victoria County History volume (London: University of London Press, 2024).

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

  • (Forthcoming) Anastasia Stylianou, ‘Making Italy Anglican: Why the Book of Common Prayer Was Translated into Italian. By Stefano Villani. Trans. by Frank Gordon’, Modern Language Review, 119:1 (2024).
  • Anastasia Stylianou, 'Textual Representations of Greek Christianity during the English Reformations', Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 53:1 (2023), 25-54.
  • Anastasia Stylianou, 'The Reception of Classical Constructions of Blood in Medieval and Early Modern Martyrologies', in Mark Bradley, Victoria Leonard, and Laurence Totelin (eds.), Bodily Fluids in Antiquity (London and New York: Routledge, 2021), 355-368.
  • Anastasia Stylianou, 'Martyrs' Blood in the English Reformations', British Catholic History, 33:4 (2017), 534-560.

Select Public Engagement Outputs:

  • ‘The Early Modern Lords of Cradley Manor, Part 2: The Gowers’, Herefordshire Past, series 2, no. 30 (2020), 11.
  • ‘The Early Modern Lords of Cradley Manor’, Herefordshire Past, series 2, no. 29 (2020), 8-9.
  • ‘Cradley Clergymen: “His House and Board Were Ever Sidons and a Deed His Word”’, Herefordshire Past, series 2, no. 28 (2019), 8-10.
  • ‘Women in Cradley, Herefordshire Past, series 2, no. 27 (2019).
  • 'The English Reformations', Modern History Review, 22 (2019).