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David Norman Dumville (born 5 May 1949) is a British medievalist and Celtic scholar. He was educated at Emmanuel College and the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; and received his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 1976. He is currently professor of history and palaeography at the University of Aberdeen and editor of the journal Anglo-Saxon. He has previously taught or held posts at Swansea University (Fellow, 1975–1977), the University of Pennsylvania (assistant professor of English, 1977–1978), the University of Cambridge, (lecturer in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, 1977–1991; reader in early Mediaeval history and culture of British Isles, 1991–1995; professor of palaeography and cultural history, 1995–2005). Among other academic appointments, he was visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (1995).
Dumville has produced numerous scholarly articles and books. In 2007, he established a scholarly journal for Anglo-Saxon studies, entitled Anglo-Saxon, which he edits with R. D. Fulk and Andrew Reynolds. It is published by the University of Aberdeen. He was a founding member of the Medieval Chronicle Society.
- Official website at University of Aberdeen