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Dr Amelie Roper

Head of Research

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Directorate: Research Collections

Department: Research Development


Amelie leads activities to foster collaborative research relating to the Library’s collections. She is also an AHRC / RLUK Professional Practice Fellow (2022-2023), working on 'Documenting the role of UK science in the Covid-19 pandemic'.

Prior to joining Cambridge University Library in 2019, she worked at the British Library as Research Development Manager and Digital Music Curator. In addition, she was a British Library Coleridge Research Fellow, working on digital sheet music published in the UK.

Her doctoral thesis looked at the culture of music printing in sixteenth-century Augsburg, and she is more generally interested in the material culture of the book in early modern period. She is also interested in very modern collecting, including the impact of the 2013 Non-Print Legal Deposit Regulations on library collecting.


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Professional memberships

  • International Association of Music Libraries
  • Bibliographical Society
  • AHRC Peer Review College

Associated research projects

Curious Cures in Cambridge Libraries

A project to conserve, catalogue and digitise medieval medical recipes, funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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Documenting the Role of UK Science in the Covid-19 pandemic

An investigation into what would be needed to implement a national programme to collect, preserve and provide access to the scientific record of Covid-19.

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Cambridge Heritage Science Hub (CHERISH) aims to build a connected research community for Archaeological and Heritage Science in Cambridge through the development of partnerships and collaborative projects.

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Curious Cures manuscript: CUL MS Dd.6.29 (ff. 27v-28r)