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MemberMariana Strassacapa Ou

I am a converted Londoner, originally from Brazil. 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 am currently working 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.

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.

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

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.

MemberMichelle Urberg

I have a PhD in Music History and my MS in Library and Information Science and am passionate about digital humanities projects, information literacy, and open access publishing. As a professional, my work enables access to serials and electronic monographs through careful metadata curation. As a scholar, I explore how students become digitally literate in the context of higher education, how medieval monastics learned to read and write, and what role digital literacy plays in our increasingly computer-dependent society. I am currently exploring the role of libraries in fostering robust institutional support for digital scholarship, including open access publishing and developing long-term preservation, access and discovery of born-digital projects.

MemberRyan T. Goodman

My research explores the intersection of gender and political culture in England and surrounding realms in the transition from the early to central (or ‘high’) middle ages, c. AD 900-1200, with a particular focus on the relationship between the ideals and practice of masculinity and kingship. I recently completed my PhD in Medieval History at the University of Manchester. My dissertation was entitled ‘”In a Father’s Place”: Anglo-Saxon Kingship and Masculinity in the Long Tenth Century.’ I completed my BA in History and Medieval & Renaissance Studies (2008) and my MA in European History (2012) at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where my MA thesis explored ‘The Role of Royal Power in the Formation of an Anglo-Saxon State, circa 400-900 AD.’ I previously served, from 2012–2015, as a Teaching Instructor in East Carolina University’s Department of History, as part of the Italy Intensives study abroad program based in Certaldo, Tuscany. While there, I also served as the program’s Academic Coordinator and Writing Center Director, as well as the Scholarship Committee Chair, Student Life Director, and Social Media Coordinator.

MemberSharon Leon

Sharon M. Leon is an Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University, where she is developing projects on digital public history and digital networking projects related to enslaved communities in Maryland. Leon received her bachelors of arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in 1997 and her doctorate in American Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2004. Her first book, An Image of God: the Catholic Struggle with Eugenics, was published by University of Chicago Press (May 2013). Prior to joining the History Department at MSU, Leon spent over thirteen years at George Mason University’s History Department at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media as Director of Public Projects, where she oversaw dozens of award-winning collaborations with library, museum, and archive partners from around the country. Leon continues to serve as the Director of the Omeka web publishing platform.

MemberClark Hulse

CLARK HULSE has published four books on Renaissance literature and visual culture, including Metamorphic Verse (1980), The Rule of Art (1990), Early Modern Visual Culture (with Peter Erickson, 2000), and Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend (2003). In 39 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago he has been professor of English and Art History, Dean of the Graduate College, Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor. Since leaving UIC, he has been Executive Director of Creative Santa Fe and the Chicago Humanities Festival, and Chair of the Festival’s Board of Directors. He has also collaborated on public humanities projects with the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. His current research and writing includes Elizabethan portraiture, Shakespearean theater, and the culture of modern cities.