Dr. Anna Dorofeeva


Beruflicher Werdegang

Since Oct 2015

Post-doctoral Researcher on SFB project ‘Schwächediskurse und Ressourcenregime’, University of Frankfurt


Transcriber, Kaiserchronik project, Univerity of Cambridge

Commissioned to work with Prof. Christopher Young and Dr. Mark Chinca, and their Marburg-based team, on the £950 000 AHRC project to transcribe and edit the twelve manuscripts of the Kaiserchronik, a twelfth-century Middle High German verse chronicle of emperors.


Young Academic Fellowship, Monumenta Gemaniae Historica Institute

Awarded a stipend of €1500 to spend April 2013 conducting primary research at the Institute and the Bavarian State Library in Munich.



PhD in History, University of Cambridge.

The reception and manuscript context of the early medieval Latin pre-bestiary ‘Physiologus’. Supervisor: Professor Rosamond McKitterick. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK.


MPhil in Medieval History (distinction), University of Cambridge.

The reception of the ‘Physiologus’ in the 9th and 10th centuries, with special reference to Bern, Burgerbibliothek, MS lat. 318. Funded by the Faculty of History, Cambridge.


BA in French and German (first-class honours), University of Bristol.

Arbeits- und Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Die Geschichte des europäischen Früh- und Hochmittelalters, insbesondere:
  • Enzyklopädisches Wissen im Frühmittelalter
  • Frühmittelalterliche Glossen- und Sammelhandschriften
  • Kultur der Karolingerzeit
  • Paläographie und Handschriftenkunde

Publikationen / Publications


‘Gift’ and ‘Good’ in the Middle Ages and Reformation, Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception: Genocide–Hakkoz, ed. Allison et al. (December 2014).

‘Incunabula of the Bible’, ‘Jacob’, ‘Jacob’s Ladder’, ‘Jericho’, ‘Jerome’ and ‘Lanfranc of Bec’ in the Middle Ages and Reformation, Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, ed. Allison et al. (forthcoming, 2015).

Book reviews

Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia: A Study of Manuscript Transmission and Monastic Culture, Felice Lifshitz (Fordham University Press, 2014), for Early Medieval Europe (forthcoming)

Karolingische Klöster. Wissenstransfer und kulturelle Innovation, ed. Becker et al., Materiale Textkulturen 4 (De Gruyter, 2015), for Francia-Recensio (forthcoming)

Spoken and Written Language. Relations between Latin and the Vernacular Languages in the Earlier Middle Ages. Papers from the Second Utrecht Symposium on Medieval Literacy, 24–26 June 1999, ed. Garrison et al. (Brepols, 2013), for Networks & Neighbours 2 (January, 2014), pp. 118–121.

Other publications

Caroline Minuscule Mapping Project (as Principal Investigator and Editor) at carolinenetwork.weebly.com 

Dr. Anna Dorofeeva
Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
Gräfstr. 78
Juridicum Postfach 104
60486 Frankfurt / Main
Tel.: +49 (0)69 798-33962


B 05: Von „schwacher“ Verwandtschaft zu Verwandtschaft als kommunikativer Ressource. Transformationen europäischer Verwandtschaft in mittelalterlichen Ressourcenregimen