DUMVILLE, Professor David Norman, PhD; FRHistS; FRSAI, FSAScot; Professor of Palaeography and Cultural History, University of Cambridge, since 1995; Fellow, Girton College, Cambridge, since 1978; born 5 May 1949; son of late Norman Dumville and Eileen Florence Lillie Dumville (née Gibbs); married 1st, 1974, Sally Lois Hannay (died 1989); one son; 2nd, 1990, Yoko Wada.
Educated: Emmanuel College, Cambridge (BA Hons, MA); Ludwig-Maximilian Universität, Munich; University of Edinburgh (PhD 1976). FRHistS 1976; FRSAI 1989; FSAScot 1999. Fellow, University of Wales, Swansea, 1975-77; Assistant Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, 1977-78; O'Donnell Lecturer in Celtic Studies, University of Oxford, 1977-78; Lecturer in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge, 1977-91; British Academy Research Reader in Humanities, 1985-87; Reader in Early Mediaeval History and Culture of British Isles, University of Cambridge, 1991-95. Research Associate, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1989- (Visiting Professor, 1996-97); Visiting Professor of Mediaeval Studies: UCLA, 1995; University of California, Berkeley, 1997. Vice-President, Centre International de Recherche et de Documentation sur le Monachisme Celtique, 1986-. Hon. MA Pennsylvania, 1979.
Recreations: travelling in North America, politics and other arguments.
Professor David Dumville
Professor of History and Palaeography
David Dumville was appointed to a Chair in History and Palaeography in the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy in January 2005. Professor Dumville joined the University from the University of Cambridge, where he was Professor of Palaeography and Cultural History in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic.
Current Research Interests:
His main interests lie in the History of Britain and Ireland and Scandinavia in the Middle Ages and the analysis of the sources for that history.
Recent Publications Include:
Wessex and England from Alfred to Elgar
George Dumville (1835-1875), great-grandfather of David Norman Dumville