MemberDavid Michalski

David Michalski is the Social and Cultural Studies Librarian at University of California, Davis. Alongside his work as a bibliographer and librarian, Michalski is a cultural theorist and student of ethnography specializing on the social meaning of taste and the creation of value in consumer society. He received a Ph.D in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory from the University of California, Davis in 2010 for his dissertation Taste After Taste: On the Aesthetic Invitation of Wine. He is the editor of the journal Streetnotes and the author of The Dialectic of Taste (Palgrave, 2015), and Cosmos and Damian: a World Trade Center Collage (Bootstrap Press, 2005). His work on the relation between aesthetics and cultural geography has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies.

MemberTeresa Marie Hooper

I teach and study the entire Medieval and Early Renaissance periods, but I specialize in Early Medieval Literature with a focus in Early Medieval England, medieval manuscripts, and a little Late Antiquity for good measure. My areas of interest for teaching and research purposes include (but often wander outside of): Early English codicology; Old English language and literature; memory studies; LA/medieval cultural geography, cosmography, and travel narratives; LA, medieval, and Early Modern ethnography and exploration; early Latin saint’s lives; Latin texts in English translation; monsters and teratology; Chaucerian dream poems; Renaissance poetry; and Ancient to modern drama. My current research interests include the textual and codicological history of the Beowulf-Manuscript (London, BL Cotton Vitellius A.xv, part 2), the earliest Latin St. Christopher legend, and the OE and Latin versions of Orosius’ History against the Pagans. 

MemberHuw Twiston Davies

…Team member of the research project The Walking Dead at Saqqara: The Making of a Cultural Geography….
….T.B., Twiston Davies H.P.R. & Weiss L.V. (2019), Perspectives on Lived Religion: Practices – Transmission – Landscape Papers on Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities no. 21. Leiden: Sidestone Press.


Conference Reports:
Staring, N.T.B., Twiston Davies, H.P.R. and Weiss L.V. (2018), ‘The Walking Dead: The Making of a Cultural Geography, 07.11.2018 – 09.11.2018 Leiden’, in: H-Soz-Kult, 01.12.2018

Staring, N.T.B. and Twiston Davies, H.P.R. (2019), ‘The Walking Dead II: The Making of a Cultural Geography, 29.1.2019 – 01.10.2019 Cairo’, in H-Soz-Kult, 31.10.2019

Popularising articles:
Twiston Davies, H.P.R. (2019), ‘Zingen voor de doden, Het lied van d…

Huw Twiston Davies is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Leiden University, working on the NWO-VIDI funded project, “The Walking Dead: The Making of a Cultural Geography at Saqqara” (Feb 2018 – present). The main focus of his research is the composition, copying, transmission, and development of ancient Egyptian literary and religious texts from the New Kingdom (c. 1550-1077 BC). He completed his PhD on the transmission of the Instruction of Ani and the Instruction of Amenemope at the University of Liverpool in 2018, under the supervision of Professor Christopher Eyre and Dr Roland Enmarch. Since October 2019, he has also been a teaching assistant for the University of Manchester’s online Certificate and short courses in Egyptology. From January 2016 until February 2017 , he was a Curatorial Assistant at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology at the University of Liverpool, where in addition to other duties, he was project curator for the exhibitions Meroë: Africa’s Forgotten Empire  (May-Sep 2016), and The Book of the Dead: Passport through the Underworld (May 2017 – Sep 2018).