Who we are
CMTC began in 2012 as an initiative of a group of Fellows at Queen’s, led by Dirk Meyer, with common interests in manuscript and text cultures in literate societies. Since then it has drawn in academics and postdoctoral researchers from other colleges. It provides the nucleus of a research cluster for the humanities with a focus on knowledge production and text circulation which we hope will attract future graduate students.
The Director of the Centre is Dirk Meyer (Chinese). Other members are Angus Bowie (Queen’s: Classics); Christopher Metcalf (Queen’s: Classics and the Near East); John Baines (Queen’s: Egyptology); Charles Crowther (Queen’s: Ancient history and epigraphy); Selena Wisnom (Queen’s: Sumerian and Akkadian); Gabriele Rota (Queen's: Classics); Henrike Lähnemann (St Edmund Hall: Medieval languages and cultures); Christelle Alvarez (Oxford/Berlin: Egyptology); Yegor Grebnev (Merton College: Chinese); Tara Heuze (Queen's: John P. Clay Scholar in Sanskrit).
The Centre is steered by a Management Committee and overseen by an International Advisory Board.
Dirk Meyer: Director of CMTC and Senior editor of the journal Manuscript and Text Cultures
Angus Bowie: Senior editor of Manuscript and Text Cultures
Christopher Metcalf: Secretary of the Board
Charles Crowther: Communications Officer
Yegor Grebnev: Production editor of Manuscript and Text Cultures
Gabriele Rota: Outreach Officer