Ilya Dines

Ilya Dines is a codicology specialist at the Library of Congress, where he describes manuscripts and incunabula at the Law Library. He is the recipient of the 2015 Kluge fellowship at the Library of Congress. In 2011-2013 he spearheaded the medieval Latin and vernacular manuscripts project at the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem. His publications include Apocalyptic Cartography (co-authored with Chet Van Duzer), an analysis of fifteenth-century maps that predict the transformation of the world during the prophetic Apocalypse. Another of his works is Westminster Bestiary: Text and Commentary, an edition and commentary of the Westminster Abbey Ms 22, a beautiful and mysterious thirteenth-century bestiary comprised of unique imagery and striking iconography. Dr. Dines is chief paleographer of the Lazarus Project, an initiative to recover damaged manuscripts using multispectral imaging, which is affiliated with the University of Rochester.