Dr Dugald McLellan

BA LLB PhD Melb
Honorary Associate

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Dugald McLellan, a Research Associate in the Department, is currently completing a major monograph on the Last Judgement fresco cycle of Luca Signorelli in the Duomo of Orvieto. Related to this project is a cultural history of late 15th century Orvieto.

He has also been working on two ARC-funded projects associated with the Department: first, as Associate Investigator (with Dr Diana Modesto as Principal Investigator) on the project The 1481 Landino Commentary to Dante’s Inferno: text and illustration (funded by an ARC Small Grant); and secondly, as part of the Australian Dante Manuscript Team working on The electronic Commedia project: the first electronic transcription, collation and analysis of key early Divine Comedy manuscripts’ (an ARC Large Grant over 3 years).

Research interests

  • The Signorelli frescoes of Orvieto Cathedral
  • Dante manuscripts and their illuminations

Current projects

Istanbul, Turkey 27/01/07-13/02/07

Tracing the provenance of the illustrated manuscript of Dante’s Divine Comedy (Italicus 1) now held in the Library of the University of Budapest but until 1877 part of the collection of the Ottoman Sultans in the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul. The objective in Istanbul was to explore the various repositories that might help in reconstructing the history of the manuscript. The following libraries and archives were visited: the Topkapi Palace/Library; the University Library; the National Archives; the Library of the Suleimaniye complex.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • McLellan, D. (2013). Spreading the Word: Antonio Mancinelli, the Printing Press, and the Teaching of the Studia humanitatis. In Juanita Feros Ruys, John O Ward, Melanie Heyworth (Eds.), The Classics in the Medieval and Renaissance Classroom: The Role of Ancient Texts in the Arts Curriculum as Revealed by Surviving Manuscripts and Early Printed Books, (pp. 287-308). Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers.
  • McLellan, D. (2006). Il Giudizio Universale della Cappella Nova a Orvieto. In Valentino Pace (Eds.), Alfa e Omega. Il Giudizio Universale Tra Oriente e Occidente, (pp. 232-237). Milano, Castel Bolognese, Italy: ITACA.
  • McLellan, D. (2005). Illuminating the Commedia: An Early Bolognee Manuscript with Gloss by Jacopo della Lana. In Margarte Baker, Flavia Coassin & Diana Glenn (Eds.), Flinders Dante Conferences 2002 & 2004, (pp. 116-142). Adelaide: Lythrum Press.

Journals

  • McLellan, D. (2005). New Documents for Signorelli's Orvieto Commissions. Burlington Magazine, 147(Jan-05), 34-37.
  • McLellan, D. (2004). Communal Cults and Civic Liturgies in Late Renaissance Orvieto. Deputazione di Storia Patria per l'Umbria. Bollettino, CI(2004), 239-280.

2013

  • McLellan, D. (2013). Spreading the Word: Antonio Mancinelli, the Printing Press, and the Teaching of the Studia humanitatis. In Juanita Feros Ruys, John O Ward, Melanie Heyworth (Eds.), The Classics in the Medieval and Renaissance Classroom: The Role of Ancient Texts in the Arts Curriculum as Revealed by Surviving Manuscripts and Early Printed Books, (pp. 287-308). Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers.

2006

  • McLellan, D. (2006). Il Giudizio Universale della Cappella Nova a Orvieto. In Valentino Pace (Eds.), Alfa e Omega. Il Giudizio Universale Tra Oriente e Occidente, (pp. 232-237). Milano, Castel Bolognese, Italy: ITACA.

2005

  • McLellan, D. (2005). Illuminating the Commedia: An Early Bolognee Manuscript with Gloss by Jacopo della Lana. In Margarte Baker, Flavia Coassin & Diana Glenn (Eds.), Flinders Dante Conferences 2002 & 2004, (pp. 116-142). Adelaide: Lythrum Press.
  • McLellan, D. (2005). New Documents for Signorelli's Orvieto Commissions. Burlington Magazine, 147(Jan-05), 34-37.

2004

  • McLellan, D. (2004). Communal Cults and Civic Liturgies in Late Renaissance Orvieto. Deputazione di Storia Patria per l'Umbria. Bollettino, CI(2004), 239-280.

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