This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. (July 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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.