MemberMariana Strassacapa Ou

I am a converted Londoner, originally from São Paulo. After working a few years in Sao Paulo as an architect and graphic designer, I came to the UK to pursue a master’s in Library Science. Having received my degree from City, University of London, I worked with cataloguing and digitisation of special items, such as pamphlets and posters, from the incredible archives of the Marx Memorial Library. I love all aspects of research work. My main interests at the moment: archive studies, library and archive history, digital archives, Spanish civil war. History, social history, and philosophy are passions that leave traces on everything I write and do. I am currently reading: a history of lighthouses, a global history of work, and a collection of British classic ghost stories

MemberEmily Joyce Guigue

I have been interested in history for as long as I can remember and always knew it would be something I wanted to pursue. I am in my fourth year of an undergraduate combined major of history and classics with a minor in philosophy.  My research interests cover a large array of topics. If I were to try to narrow it down to a handful of key points of interest, I would have to say the conscription debates in Canada during World War One, ancient Greek pottery, and stoicism are three areas of research I thoroughly enjoy. As you can tell, these subjects are all vastly different from one another.  In an ideal world, I wish to pursue a masters degree in public history or library and archival studies. I am currently taking a course on medieval manuscripts and while it differs quite substantially from each of my research interests, I enjoy learning new things. I saw this course as the perfect opportunity to do so. I look forward to developing an understanding of part of the medieval world through my manuscript as well as opening it up to a larger public that otherwise would not have access to it. I often spend the majority of my days on campus buried in course material. When I am not working on assignments, I can be found at work at the Carleton library, reading a book, or on a run.

MemberEmerson Storm Fillman Richards

 am an advocate for old books and libraries, promoting the Humanities through Special Collections and Archives.  My research has focused for over a decade on medieval literature and culture. I am interested in recovering individuals lives from the material past, using methodology from literary studies and Book History (codicology, paleography, bibliography). I have been working on an illustrated, thirteenth-century Anglo-Norman Apocalypse manuscript, proposing a hypothetical audience and the manuscript would have been read by its culture.

MemberMark Steed Richardson

My interests lie chiefly in lyric poetry (American and British), in African-American literature, and in the history of the Reconstruction. I am author of “The Ordeal of Robert Frost: The Poet and the Poetics” (Illinois, 1997), co-editor, with Richard Poirier, of the Library of America’s edition of Frost (1995), editor of “The Collected Prose of Robert Frost” (Harvard, 2007), co-editor of “The Letters of Robert Frost” (Harvard), the first volume of which is due out in January 2014, and editor of “Robert Frost in Context,” due out from Cambridge in 2014.As for lyric poetry: I most often read, assign in classrooms, and write about––as for example in the weblog listed above––17th century British poetry, Emily Dickinson, Frost, Thomas Hardy and Philip Larkin.

MemberMelissa Terras

Melissa Terras is Director of UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, Professor of Digital Humanities in UCL’s Department of Information Studies, and Vice Dean of Research in UCL’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities. With a background in Classical Art History, English Literature, and Computing Science, her doctorate (Engineering, University of Oxford) examined how to use advanced information engineering technologies to interpret and read Roman texts. Publications include “Image to Interpretation: Intelligent Systems to Aid Historians in the Reading of the Vindolanda Texts” (2006, Oxford University Press) and “Digital Images for the Information Professional” (2008, Ashgate) and she has co-edited various volumes such as “Digital Humanities in Practice” (Facet 2012) and “Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader” (Ashgate 2013). She is currently serving on the Board of Curators of the University of Oxford Libraries, and the Board of the National Library of Scotland, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and Fellow of the British Computer Society. Her research focuses on the use of computational techniques to enable research in the arts and humanities that would otherwise be impossible. You can generally find her on twitter @melissaterras.

MemberClare Vernon

I am a historian of medieval and Byzantine visual and religious culture and a lecturer in Medieval History and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London. I have a PhD in History of Art from the University of Cambridge, which I finished in 2015.  Since then I have worked at the Warburg Institute and the University of Southampton, as well as Birkbeck. My PhD thesis examined the churches that were built in southeast Italy during the Norman Conquest and the title is Visual Culture in Norman Puglia, c.1030 – 1130.  I am working on publishing my thesis, in the meantime, please get in touch with me if you would like to read it. I am always happy to share the pdf. I am one of the art history sub-editors for the Open Library of the Humanities, which is an open access journal

MemberAlison Joseph

Alison Joseph is an adjunct assistant professor of Bible and its Interpretation at The Jewish Theological Seminary and Senior Editor of The Posen Library. She is a recipient of the 2016 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise, for her first book Portrait of the Kings: The Davidic Prototype in Deuteronomistic Poetics. She has previously taught at Swarthmore College, Towson University, Villanova University, Haverford College,  and Ursinus College.

MemberIvana Dobcheva

After finishing BA in Classical Philology (Sofia University) and MA in Medieval Studies (CEU, Budapest), I specialized in manuscript studies. As a research assistant at the Herzog August Bibliothek. In 2015, I also gained hands-on experience in DH (specifically TEI-XML and basic XQuery) working at the Herzog August Bibliothek under the supervision of Torsten Schassan. Due to my extensive background in manuscript studies and affinity towards DH, in 2016 I was engaged in an academic project at the Manuscript centre in Leipzig, being responsible for the digital descriptions of over 250 manuscript fragments. In May 2017, I began to work on the two-year project Fragmentarium at the Austrian National Library, focusing on the medieval fragments from the Benedictine monastery Mondsee. As of March 2020, I am a research associate at the Manuscript Department at the Austrian National Library. In the framework of the project “Corvina digitalis” one of my current tasks there is the description of the manuscripts belonging once to Matthias Corvinus and now preserved at the Austrian National Library.