Dr. Monika Linder
Dr. Monika Linder became director of the library at the
German Archaeological Institute in 2006.
Born in 1961 in Weingarten (Wuerttemberg), she studied classical philology, classical
archaeology and Romance Languages and Cultures in Tuebingen, Paris and Italy (1981-1986).
In 1988, she received her Maîtrise-ès-Lettres . In 1992, she completed doctoral
work in religious studies of antiquity. From 1991 to 1993, she completed her traineeship
as a research librarian in Munich. She subsequently worked at the University Library in
Bayreuth from 1993 to 1996 and, more recently, at the library of the University of
Leipzig, where she was responsible for collections pertaining to the humanities and
social sciences. From 1996 to 2006, she directed at that institution the special
collections and preservation departments.
Dr. Linder is an elected member of the Rare Books and Manuscripts section of the
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Within the German
Library Association (DBV), she is a member of the working group on handwritten
manuscripts. She has published her own research on library science, handwritten
manuscripts and old books.