Matthew James Driscoll
Matthew James Driscoll

Professor

Fields of interest

Icelandic language and literature in general, textual scholarship, book history, manuscript studies.

Current research

My research interests include manuscript and textual studies, particularly in the area of Old and Early-Modern Icelandic.

In addition to my work with manuscripts copied by ordinary people in 18th- and 19th-century Iceland I have recently recieved funding for a research project devoted to the study of one of the Spanish manuscripts in the Arnamagnæan Collection, AM 377 fol., recently identified as El libro de los epítomes, one of the catalogues or inventories from the great library of Hernando Colón (1488-1539), son of the famous navigator Christopher Columbus. The project will run for three years from April 2020; its main aim is the production of a critical edition of the Libro both in electronic and print.

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