…Mount St. Mary’S University…
Daniel Powell is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the Digital Scholarly Editing Initial Training (DiXiT) Network, a Marie Curie Action funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. Based at the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London, he researchers collaborative knowledge creation, social editing practices, and crowdsourcing. Powell is also a Doctoral Candidate in English at the University of Victoria, where he has for a number of years been affiliated with the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (http://etcl.uvic.ca/). At both institutions, he has worked extensively on issues of graduate training and mentorship; historicising patterns of academic behaviour; systemic discussion of university development; and large-scale digital projects. He is a member of the Modern Language Association’s Committee on Information Technology, Project Manager for the Andrew W. Mellon-funded Renaissance Knowledge Network, and editor (along with Melissa Dalgleish) of Graduate Training in the 21st Century, a project within the agenda-setting #Alt-Academy collection on MediaCommons (http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/alt-ac/graduate-training-21st-century).
Professionally I work as the Assistant Curator of Archaeology at the Yorkshire Museum, responsible for the curation, interpretation, documentation and advocacy of a designated archaeology collection relating to York city and North Yorkshire. The collection ranges from the Middle Palaeolithic to the early Post-Medieval periods, with particular focus on the Roman, Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval periods of York’s history. I am additionally responsible for the training of volunteers in object handling, supervision of several post-graduate students and for the planning, managing and writing-up of small scale archaeological excavations.In an academic capacity I am currently undertaking PhD research with the Open University collating the evidence for and questioning the function of magic in Roman Britain. The project aims to look at the disparate evidence for magic in terms of its contextual significance, including: phallic imagery, inscribed and portable amulets, Jet and Amber objects, lamellae, figurines etc.
…St. Mary’s University…
…tion and Culture, Ryerson University
Supervisor: Dr. Lorraine Janzen-Kooistra
Dissertation: Popular Materials: Late-Victorian Illustrated Magazines and the Technological Imagination
Master of Arts, English, University of Victoria
Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Surridge
Essay: “’There is nothing . . . stronger than a mother’: The New Woman and Population Politics in Emma Frances Brooke’s A Superfluous Woman (1894)”
Bachelor of Arts, English, St. Mary’s University
Graduated summa cum laude…
…cations: A Collaborative Book.” Secondary author with Alyssa Arbuckle et al. International Journal of Learning and Media. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press 4.1 (Winter 2012).
“Speaking the Languages of Digital Scholarship: Translating Data for the Yellow Nineties Personography.” Digital Scholarship Ontario, Fall 2016.
“’A magic web with colours gay’: Literary meaning-making and the textile analogy.” The Attic, St. Mary’s University, Vol. 1 (Fall 2011).
Work in progress
“The Commercial History of an Illustrated Periodical: Articles on Production in Victorian Pictorial Journalism.” Victorian Review. (Submitted for initial review)
“Data Visualization and Population Politics in Pearson’s Magazine, 1896-1902.” Journal of Victorian Culture. (Submitted for initial review)…
I am a PhD student at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, working on the history of the built environment of the Nile valley under the British Empire. Prior to moving to Edinburgh, I studied for a BA in Ancient History and History and an MA in Urban History, both at the University of Leicester. I also have an active interest in educational practices and learning technologies, and worked as an intern in the Technology Enhanced Learning team at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, in the summer of 2016. I am chair of Pubs and Publications, a blog about PhD life. My current research combines environmental, architectural and urban histories to produce a new understanding of British imperial power in the Nile valley in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This can open up new readings of the histories of empire and modernity.
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.