Justine Provino is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of English and at Jesus College, working on the ‘access to and the preservation of the self-destructive book within the framework of the library’. Her research is based on a case study of the 1992 American artist’s book Agrippa, around which revolves a conceptual investigation of the meaning of analogue and digital ephemera collections in libraries, and especially university libraries such as those at Cambridge and Oxford. Justine’s PhD research is in partnership with the Bodleian Libraries and is funded by an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award and a Cambridge Trust Scholarship.
Previously Justine was an Assistant Conservator in the Conservation and Collection Care Department at the Bodleian Libraries (2018-2019), and a Pine Tree Foundation Postgraduate Fellow in Book Conservation at the Morgan Library & Museum (2015-2017). Justine holds both a Master’s Degree in Medieval History (Paris-Sorbonne University-Paris IV, 2009) and a Master’s Degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, specializing in Book and Paper Conservation (Pantheon-Sorbonne University-Paris I, 2015). During the final year of conservation studies, she was a graduate intern at the Library of Congress, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas, and the University of British Columbia.