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Bettina wagner 591x827

Bettina Wagner


State Library Bamberg (Germany)

In October 2016, Ms Wagner was appointed Director of the State Library Bamberg in Germany after a long career at various international institutions.
After studies in Würzburg and Oxford, Ms Wagner received a PhD in 1994 at the University of Würzburg with the dissertation: Die ›Epistola presbiteri Johannis‹ lateinisch und deutsch. Überlieferung, Textgeschichte, Rezeption und Übertragungen im Mittelalter. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2000 (Münchener Texte und Untersuchungen zur deutschen Literatur des Mittelalters 115)

From 1992-6, she was a member of the team cataloguing the incunabula of the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford.
Between 1996-8, Ms Wagner attended a professional training course at the Bavarian School for Librarianship in Munich. For the following 18 years, she worked at the Bavarian State Library in Munich, where she was responsible for the ›Handschriftenerschließungszentrum‹ and the incunabula collection, a position which involved overseeing a large range of projects on cataloguing manuscripts and incunabula as well as numerous exhibitions related to various aspects of book history.

As director of the State Library Bamberg, she is expanding the library's research activities in cataloguing projects for mediaeval manuscripts, incunabula and prints and drawings while strengthening the visibility of the collections online through digitization programmes, (virtual) exhibitions and lectures aimed at both regional and (inter)national audiences.