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David Gura

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David Gura

Rare Books and Special Collections
102 Hesburgh Library
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-6489

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About Me


B.A., M.A., Ph.D. in Greek and Latin, The Ohio State University.

Current Research Interests

Commentaries of Arnulf of Orléans
Medieval Reception of Ovid's Metamorphoses

Works In Progress

A critical edition of Arnulf of Orléans's grammatical and allegorical commentary to Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Books and Monographs

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2016. xxxiv + 716 pp. + 8 color plates.

Articles and Book Chapters

K.V. Manukyan, B.J. Guerin, E.J. Stech, A. Aprahamian, M. Wiescher, D.T. Gura, Z.D. Schultz, “Multiscale X-ray Fluorescence Mapping Complemented by Raman Spectroscopy for Pigment Analysis of a 15th-century Breton Manuscript,” Analytical Methods 8 (2016): 7696-7701.

“Living with Ovid: The Founding of Arnulf of Orléans' Thebes,” in Manuscripts of the Latin Classics 800-1200, ed. Erik Kwakkel. 131-166. Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2015.

“A Hitherto Unknown Book of Hours from the Amiénois: Notre Dame,Saint Mary’s College, Cushwa-Leighton Library, MS 3: or the Le Féron-Grisel Hours,” Manuscripta 56 (2012): 227-68.

“From the Orléanais to Pistoia: the Survival of the Catena Commentary,” Manuscripta 54 (2010): 171-88.

Exhibitions & Installations

Vestigia Vaticana, Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame (May-August, 2016)

Hour by Hour: Reconstructing a Medieval Breton Prayerbook. Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame (January 18–March 16, 2015). Review with video: Digital companion:

Sacred Music at Notre Dame: the Voice of the Text. Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame (February 2–August 3, 2015).

Hour by Hour: Reconstructing a Medieval Breton Prayerbook. Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame (January 10–August 19, 2013).

Courses 2016-2017

Medieval Latin (Summer 2017)
Latin Paleography (Spring 2017)
The Bible and Liturgy (Spring 2017)


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