Department: Lingüística, Estudios Árabes, Hebreos, Vascos y de Asia Oriental

Faculty: Filología

Research group: Biblia: textos e iconografía


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Doctor by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with the thesis Sintaxis verbal en los Profetas Menores preexílicos 2001. Supervised by Dr. Luis Vegas Montaner.

Javier del Barco (PhD 2001, Universidad Complutense) is a specialist in Hebrew codicology and paleography, and in the history of Hebrew manuscripts and incunabula from the late Middle Ages to the early Modernity. His research is focused in questions such as the study and interpretation of the book as a historical and cultural object, the relation between the object and the text, practices of reading, using and collecting manuscripts and incunabula, and Hebrew book transmission and circulation. He has published several catalogues of Hebrew manuscripts, among which Catálogo de manuscritos hebreos de la Comunidad de Madrid (Madrid: CSIC, 2001-2006), and Bibliothèque Nationale de France: Hébreu 1 à 32; Manuscrits de la Bible hébraïque (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011), and has edited The Late Medieval Hebrew Book in the Western Mediterranean: Manuscripts and Incunabula in Context (Leiden: Brill, 2015). He is an active member in the following national and international research projects: Legado de Sefarad III (UCM), Books within Books (EPHE-IRHT), Manuscripta Bibliae Hebraicae (AMU-CNRS), and Footprints: Jewish Books through Time and Place (Columbia-JTS).