Dr Madalina Toca

RSE Saltire Early Career Research Fellow

Contact details



24 Buccleuch Place (3.07)

Post code


I hold a BA in Classical Philology from UBB, Cluj-Napoca (2009), an MA in Medieval Studies from the Central European University in Budapest (2011), and a Research MA in Religious Studies from KU Leuven (2013), where I also earned my PhD in June 2021. During this time, my interest in manuscript studies developed all the more as I was able to undertake extensive research over the last five years in manuscript repositories such as the Vatican (BAV), Vienna (ÖNB), Paris (BnF, IRHT), London (BL), Oxford (Weston), the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and Dumbarton Oaks, a type of work I continue to find immensely intriguing.

For my first postdoc, I have been fortunate enough to join the Classics Department in Edinburgh this January, having been awarded a Saltire Early Career Research Fellowship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2022). At the end of the year, I will move at the University of Vienna, where I won a Lise Meitner fellowship from the FWF (2022-24).

I recently co-edited for Brill the volume Caught in Translation: Studies on Versions of Late-Antique Christian Literature (Texts and Studies in Eastern Christianity 17, 2020), and I am currently preparing my first book for publication.