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Dr. Monika Linder

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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.

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