The Centre for the History of the Book and Texts (CODEX) was founded in 2007. The Centre was recognised by the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj as a ‘Centre of Research, Development and Innovation” in 2013-2016, and again in 2016-2020.
Our purpose is to promote and to further the study of the medieval and early modern book. Our focus lies on Latin palaeography and codicology, on textual history and the history of books and libraries.
The Centre has a research library of about 1000 volumes.
Address: Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai Cluj, Parcul Hațieganu, Clădirea Juventus, Room 12 (tram 101/102 Plopilor).
Dr Adrian Papahagi, Reader in Medieval English and Manuscript Studies, Faculty of Letters UBB – director
Dr Adinel Dincă, Reader in Medieval History, Faculty of History UBB – deputy director
Professor Michelle P. Brown, University of London – member of the advisory board
Professor István Monok, Library of the Hungarian Academy – member of the advisory board
Professor Éric Palazzo, University of Poitiers – member of the advisory board
Dr Elena Șorban, Music Academy Cluj – member
Dr Cristian Ispir, The British Library – member
Dr Andreea Mârza, Faculty of Greek-Catholic Theology UBB – member
Dr Andrei Goția, ITI Gaming – member
Dr Balázs J. Nemes, University of Freiburg – member
Dr András W. Kovács, Erdélyi Múzeum, Cluj – member
Dr Ciprian Firea, Romanian Academy, Cluj – member
Dr Doina Hendre Biro, Batthyaneum Library, Alba Iulia – member
Dr Cristian Mladin, Batthyaneum Library, Alba Iulia – member
Ms Paula Cotoi, PhD candidate, Faculty of History, UBB – member
Ms Alexandra Pop, MA student, Faculty of Letters, UBB – member