Oren Margolis is a scholar of the Renaissance.  A historian of humanism, of history-writing and antiquarianism, and of the art and culture of the Renaissance book, his interests range from epigraphy to Erasmus.  His work is concerned with bridging gaps: between Italy and the north, between culture and politics, between literary, intellectual, and art history.  He is the author of The Politics of Culture in Quattrocento Europe: René of Anjou in Italy (Oxford University Press, 2016).  Curator of the Bodleian Library exhibition Aldus Manutius: The Struggle and the Dream (2015), he is now working on a monograph on the celebrated scholar-printer of Venice, whose innovations included the invention of the publisher.


Prior to coming to UEA, Oren Margolis taught at Somerville College, Oxford, and was a member of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies (Austria).  He has been awarded fellowships at the British School at Rome and at Villa I Tatti: The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (Florence).

Academic Background

BA History and English, University of Southern California (2006)

MA Medieval History, King's College London (2007)

DPhil History, University of Oxford (2011)

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