Professor David Dumville

Professor David Dumville

Chair in History, Paleography & Celtic


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The University of Aberdeen School of Divinity, History and Philosophy,
G11 Crombie Annexe,
Meston Walk,
King's College,
University of Aberdeen,
Old Aberdeen,
AB24 3FX.
Room G09

School of Language and Literature,
Celtic & Anglo-Saxon Studies,
Taylor C04,
AB24 3FX


David Dumville was appointed to a Chair in History & Palaeography in the School of Divinity, History & Philosophy in January 2005; from July 2005, he also joined the School of Language & Literature and became Professor in History, Palaeography & Celtic. Professor Dumville joined the University from the University of Cambridge, where he was Professor of Palaeography & Cultural History in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic. His main interests lie in the history and literature of Britain and Ireland and Scandinavia in the Middle Ages and the analysis of the sources for that history. 



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Contributions to Journals


Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings


  • Dumville, DN. (2015). Did Ireland exist in the twelfth century?. in E Purcell, P MacCotter, J Nyhan & J Sheehan (eds), Clerics, Kings and Vikings: Essays on Medieval Ireland. Four Courts Press, pp. 115-126.
  • Dumville, DN. (2011). Political organisation in Dál Riata. in F Edmonds & P Russell (eds), TOME: Studies in Medieval Celtic History and Law in Honour of Thomas Charles-Edwards. Studies in Celtic History, vol. 31, Boydell Press, Woodbridge, pp. 41-52.
  • Dumville, DN. (2011). "Celtic" visions of England. in A Galloway (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Culture. Cambridge Companions to Culture, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 107-128.
  • Dumville, D. (2010). What is mediaeval Gaelic poetry?. in D Smith & H Philsooph (eds), Explorations in Cultural History: Essays for Peter Gabriel McCaffery. Studies in Cultural History, vol. 1, Centre for Cultural History, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, pp. 81-153.
  • Dumville, DN. (2008). Vikings in Insular chronicling. in S Brink & N Price (eds), The Viking World. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 350-367.
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