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  • 2020-21: Laure Miolo, Ph.D. (University Lyon II) – Reading, writing and annotating astronomical manuscripts in 15th-century Cambridge: John Holbroke and Lewis of Caerleon, their books, milieux and networks.
  • Edwin Rose, Ph.D. (Cambridge) – Empire, nature and the book in eighteenth-century Cambridge.
  • 2019-20: Andrew Dunning, B.A. (Ottawa), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto) – Networking textual communities in twelfth- and thirteenth-century England.
  • 2018-19: Gill Partington, M.A. (Warwick), Ph.D. (London) – Moveable books.
  • 2017-18: Dennis Duncan, M.A. (Manchester), M.Sc., Ph.D. (London) – Reader indexes in printed books.
  • 2016-17: Nick Hardy, M.St., D.Phil. (Oxford) – A study of the King James Bible (1611) in relation to contemporary biblical scholarship and theological debate.
  • 2015-16: Kathryn James, M.Sc., D.Phil. (Oxford), M.L.I.S. (Pittsburgh) – John Strype’s study of Matthew Parker and the Parker Library.
  • 2014-15: Boris Jardine, M. Phil (Cambridge), Ph.D. (Cambridge) – The book as instrument, 1550–1720.
  • 2013-14: Anke Timmermann, Ph.D. (Cambridge) – Illuminating nature: alchemical illustrations in Cambridge manuscripts.
  • 2012-13: Elizabeth Upper, M.A. (Courtauld Institute of Art), Ph.D. (Cambridge) – 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. (Cambridge) – The printers and publishers of the London Leveller movement, 1641-1660.
  • 2008-09: D Serjeantson, M.A. (Oxford), 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. (Cambridge), 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. (Cambridge) – An inventory of books in English parish churches, 1530-1640.
  • 2001-02: S West, B.A. (Cambridge) – Living with books; the Norfolk elite and their libraries, 1660-1830.
  • 2000-01: P A Botley, B.A. (Reading), M.A. (York), Ph.D (Cambridge) - Learning Greek in Western Europe, 1471-1529.
  • 1999-00: I. A. Gadd, M.A. (Edinburgh), M.Studies, D.Phil (Oxford) - 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. (Cambridge) - 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. (Cambridge) - 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. (Cambridge) - 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. (Cambridge) - Neo-Latin poetry in Cambridge.
  • 1992-93: J. R. Topham, M.A. (Cambridge) - 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. (Cambridge) - 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. (Cambridge) - The Culture of the Book in Britain 1750-1820.
  • 1988-89: No election.
  • 1987-88: P. A. Hopkins, M.A., Ph.D. (Cambridge) - 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. (Cambridge) - 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: 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 autumn 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.