Adrian Papahagi is a reader in Medieval English and Manuscript Studies at the Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj. He also teaches Codicology within the Diplôme Européen d’Études Médiévales, in Rome. Between 1999-2005 he taught at the Sorbonne (Paris IV) and at the Institut Catholique de Paris.

He received his PhD in 2006 from the Sorbonne (Paris IV), and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Maison Française d’Oxford, the Warburg Institute-London, and the New Europe College-Bucharest. He has MA degrees in medieval studies (Paris IV), and in English, German. He also studied Classics (UBB Cluj).

As director of the CODEX Centre, he obtained four research grants:

  • 2015-2017–UEFISCDI TE-4-1795, on the History of the book in medieval Transylvania.
  • 2013-2014–GTC 34019/2013 to study manuscripts in Cluj libraries.
  • 2010-2013–UEFISCDI TE-290, for a codicological vocabulary and a census of western medieval mansucripts in Romania.
  • 2007-2008–NEC-Link, on liturgical manuscripts.

He is a member of the Association Paléographique Internationale (APICES), the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS), and the International Boethius Society.

His publications include Boethiana Mediaevalia. A Collection of Studies on the Early Medieval Fortune of the Consolation of Philosophy, Bucharest: Zeta Books, 2010, Wyrd. Ideea destinului în literatura engleză veche, Cluj: Eikon, 2014, Vocabularul cărții manuscrise (coord.), București: Ed. Academiei Române, 2012.

He has published over 40 studies on medieval texts and manuscripts. A selection of his recent publications includes:

  1. ‘”Qui scripsit scripta, manus eius sit benedicta”: Scribes and Colophons from Medieval Transylvania’, Transilvania 4-5 (2016), 2-15.
  2. ‘A Medieval Manuscript Fragment Signed by Janus Dubravius at the Library of the Romanian Academy in Cluj’, Historica Olomucensia 48 (2015), 273-76.
  3. ‘Lost Libraries and Surviving Manuscripts: The Case of Medieval Transylvania’, Library & Information History 31 (2015), pp. 35-53.
  4. Wið His Wyrd in the Old English Monasteriales Indicia’, Notes & Queries 62.4 (2015), 511-13.
  5. ‘Manuscrisele medievale occidentale ale Bibliotecii Centrale Universitare din Cluj’, Revista română de istorie a cărții 9 (2013), pp. 32-46.
  6. ‘Le Vocabulaire codicologique en roumain, Chora 11 (2013), pp. 265-272. (cu Cristiana Papahagi).
  7. ‘An Ethiopian Magical Manuscript at the University Library of Cluj, Romania (BCU, MS 681)’, in International Journal of African Historical Studies 45. 1 (2012), pp. 103-11 (with Bogdan Burtea).
  8. Libro de moralites: volgarizzamenti inediti in un manoscritto del secolo XV (Alba Iulia, Biblioteca Batthyaneum, Ms. II.106)’, in Aevum 86.2 (2012), pp. 1-13.
  9. ‘An Anglo-Saxon Palimpsest from Fleury: Orléans, Bibliothèque Municipale MS 342 (290)’, in Palimpsests and the Literary Imagination of Medieval England, ed. by Leo Carruthers, Raeleen Chai-Elsholz, and Tatjana Silec, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, pp. 21-33.
  10. Consolarea Filozofiei în evul mediu: primul mileniu de posteritate’, studiu în Boethius, Consolarea Filosofiei, ed. bilingvă, tr. Otniel Vereș, ed. Alexander Baumgarten, postfață Adrian Papahagi, Iași: Polirom, 2011, pp. 331-360.
  11. ‘Un manuscris italian inedit al Bibliotecii Batthyaneum (MS. II. 106)’, in Apulum n.s. 47 (2010), pp. 611-28.
  12. ‘Prioritățile cercetării manuscriselor medievale occidentale din România’, in Revista română de istorie a cărții 6 (2009), pp. 43-56.
  13. ‘From Boethius’s Orbes Simile to the Wheel of Fate Metaphor in the Old English Version of the Consolatio Philosophiae (IV, prose 6.15)’, in Scriptorium 63 (2009), pp. 3-29.
  14. ‘The Transmission of Boethius’ De Consolatione Philosophiae in the Carolingian Age’, in Medium Ævum 78 (2009), pp. 1-15.
  15. ‘Este așa-zisul Codex Burgundus un manuscris burgund?’, in Ars Transsilvaniae 19 (2009), pp. 57-68.
  16. ‘Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus: the Renaissance Anti-Hero’, in Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai. Series Dramatica 4 (2009), pp. 73-87.
  17. ‘Manuscrisele în era digitală. Pentru digitizarea și catalogarea manuscriselor medievale occidentale din România’, in Bibliologie și patrimoniu cultural național: cercetarea și perspectivele digitizării, ed. Eva Mârza & Ana Maria Roman Negoi, Cluj: Argonaut, 2009, pp. 27-40.
  18. Glossae collectae on Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy in Paris, BN Lat. MS 13953’, in Chora 6 (2008), pp. 291-337.
  19. ‘Biblia în istoria cărții’, in Tabor 8 (2008), pp. 61-71.
  20. ‘Prolegomena to a New Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts of the Batthyaneum Library, Alba Iulia’, in New Europe College Yearbook 2006-2007, pp. 241-281.
  21. ‘Latin Palaeography and Codicology in Romania’ (with Adinel-Ciprian Dincă), in Chora 5 (2007), pp. 159-186.
  22. ‘Destin et providence (Consolatio Philosophiae IV, pr. 6). La réception du néoplatonisme boécien à l’époque carolingienne’, in Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. Comptes rendus des séances de l’année 2006, Janvier-Mars, pp. 671-711.
  23. ‘Vasile Pârvan (1882-1927) e Marian Papahagi (1948-1999). Vite parallele’, in Cultura romena in Italia. 80 anni dalla creazione della prima cattedra di lingua romena a Roma. Atti del convegno italo-romeno, Roma, 27-28 marzo 2006, București: Institutul Cultural Român, 2006, pp. 270-279.
  24.  ‘Another Source for the Old English Dict of Cato 73’, in Notes & Queries 52.1 (2005), pp. 8-10.
  25. (Ge)wyrd: Emendations to Three Anonymous Old English Homilies and Saints’ Lives’, in Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 106.3 (2005), pp. 311-14.
  26. Res pæne inusitata: les traductions de la Consolatio Philosophiæ du Roi Alfred et de Notker Labeo’, in The Medieval Translator 8, ed. by Rosalynn Voaden, Teresa Sanchez-Roura, René Tixier, Turnhout: Brepols, 2003, pp. 71-87.
  27. ‘The Anglo-Saxon Hero: Angel or Demon?’, in Anges et démons, ed. Leo Carruthers, Paris: Presses de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2003, pp. 75-100.
  28. Gæth a wyrd swa hio scel: The Pseudomorphoses of Fate and Destiny in Beowulf’, in Métamorphoses, ed. Adrian Papahagi, Paris: AMAES 26, 2003, pp. 55-97.
  29. Homodubii aliaque mirabilia orientis: merveilles méditerranéennes et tératologie germanique’, in Angleterre et Orient au Moyen Âge, ed. André Crépin, Paris: AMAES 25, 2002, pp. 9-37.