Barbara Crostini


Research Project

An on-line critical edition of Psalter Vaticanus graecus 752: matching verbal and visual commentaries

Curriculum Vitae

Barbara gained her doctorate in Byzantine Studies at Oxford with a thesis on the Katechetikon of Paul of Evergetis, in close collaboration with the British Academy Evergetis Project at the Queen’s University of Belfast. She gained much experience in palaeography and codicology by working as a cataloguer of Greek manuscripts at the Bodleian Library. In 2010 she prepared a catalogue of Greek manuscripts collection at Trinity College Dublin with sponsorship from the Long Room Hub. The catalogue will be shortly available online with complete digital images of the codices. As member of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Trinity she organized the European Science Foundation workshop, ‘Convivencia in Byzantium? Cultural Exchanges in a Multi-Ethnic and Multi-Cultural Society’, attended by 21 international scholars.

Research interests

  • Middle-Byzantine monasticism
  • preaching and exegesis
  • interaction between text and image on the manuscript page
  • intercultural exchanges between Jews, Muslims and Christians


Selected Bibliography

A Catalogue of the Greek Manuscripts Acquired by the Bodleian Library since 1916 (Excluding Those from Holkham Hall) (Oxford, 2003).
Selected Texts from the Evergetis Katechetikon: Editio Princeps with Introduction, Translation and Notes, Belfast Byzantine Texts and Translations, The Queen’s University, Belfast (forthcoming).

A Catalogue of the Greek Manuscripts at Trinity College Dublin, e-publication forthcoming on the TCD Library website.

Negotiating Co-Existence: Communities, Cultures and ‘Convivencia’ in Byzantine Society, Papers from the European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop, Dublin, 1-3 October 2010, co-edited with Sergio La Porta (Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies, Fresno State University, Ca, USA), to be submitted in 2011 to the Brepols Series Medieval and Renaissance Court Cultures published for Trinity College Dublin.

‘Moral Teaching in the Eleventh Century: the Physiologos between Stoudios and Montecassino’, in Ἔξεμπλον. Studi in onore di Irmgard Hutter, II = Νέα Ῥώμη / Nea Rhome. Rivista di studi bizantinistici, 7 (2010) (in press).

‘The Christian Greek Bible in Byzantium’, in The New Cambridge History of the Bible, vol. 2: The Medieval Bible, A. Matter and R. Marsden, eds (in press).

‘L’iscrizione greca della Cappella Palatina di Palermo’, in La Cappella Palatina, B. Brenk, ed. (Modena, 2010), pp. 187–202.

‘The Greek Translations of Saint Augustine’ and ‘The Quotations of Saint Augustine in the Work of Pietro Pomponazzi’, in ‘After Augustine’: The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, Karla Pollmann, ed. (in press).

‘A Fourteenth-Century Homiliary for Nuns: Structure, Contents and Context of MS. Cromwell 22’, Byzantinische Zeitschrift 95 (2002), 35–68.

‘Navigando per il Salterio: riflessioni intorno all’edizione elettronica del manoscritto Londra, British Library, Addit. 19.352. Prima parte’ and ‘Seconda parte. Il significato storico del Salterio di Teodoro’, Bollettino della Badia greca di Grottaferrata 55 (2001), 191–215 and 56–7 (2002–3), 133–209.

‘Structure and Dating of Codex Atheniensis graecus 788, Typikon of the Monastery of the Theotokos Evergetis’, Scriptorium 52 (1998), 330–49, pl. 52–54.

‘The Katechetikon of Paul, Founder of the Monastery of the Theotokos Evergetis, in Relation to the Foundational Documents’, Orientalia Christiana Periodica 64 (1998), 123–41.