Early Modern English Lexicography, Book History, History of Western Typography
¶early modern drama ¶typography ¶book history ¶book design ¶theater history ¶performance studies
My research interests include scholarly editing, literary studies, book and manuscript studies, and digital humanities. I am writing my dissertation about potentials and limits of typographical research in digital scholarly editions. In this context, I am working on a typography-critical digital edition of Stefan George’s poetical works. Currently, I am a Marie Skłowdowska-Curie Fellow in the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training (DiXiT) Network, an Action funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. I am based at the Centre for Information Modelling at the University of Graz and affiliated with the University of Cologne. I am a member of the Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing and part of the editorial team and contributor of edlex, a lexicon of scholarly editing.
Currently Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor in Graphic Design at the College of Arts & Creative Enterprises at Zayed University (Abu Dhabi). David earned an MA in Visual Communication from the University of Salford, England. He has 25+ years experience both working within industry for Award Wining Design Agencies in the UK and as well as working as Managing Director at his own successful company “Key Lime Creative Ltd”. The focus in his teaching is to bring his experience within the design industry full circle and to pass his experience onto others, through higher education. David has a keen interest in all design related issues with a passion for Land Art and natural/urban decay. He recently published papers on “What effect technology has had on a graphic designers thought process over the last 25 years”. His research tends to focus on the environment, the evolution of man and his material wealth, the development of bigger and bigger cities, more and more people, pollution and industry of our planet and the consequences this has on the natural cycle of life. Some reviews of his practice have labeled his creative work as ‘thought provoking’ as his projects give the viewer an opportunity to make their own interpretation – the persistence of nature in recapturing what once belonged to the earth will overtime always succeed. David is currently working on a Typography project connected to Land Art, inspired by the ecology of Sir Banyas Island.
Nila Namsechi is currently a PhD candidate in Byzantine, Ottoman and Greek modern Studies at University of Birmingham where she offers the first systematic study of the Byzantine and Early Medieval Duchy of Naples from c650-1000.Drawing together over fifty years of textual and archaeological research, her thesis will address the transition period that Naples underwent during these centuries by examining the built environment and monumental topography of the city and the territory of Duchy of Naples. Furthermore, her thesis aims to understand the cultural impact of Byzantium alongside other regional cultures on Naples. She is also interested in the study of Persian literature and transcription of Medieval manuscripts in English.
Hi! I’m a part-time doctoral candidate in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham studying folk horror on the British screen. My research interests include:
- British cinema and television, particularly the horror, science-fiction, telefantasy, thriller, exploitation, comedy and historical genres;
- British ‘low culture’ on screen;
- Horror on screen;
- Topographies, hauntology and psychogeography on screen;
- History, heritage and landscape on screen;
- British national identity mediated through film;
- Genre theory.
My academic interests range from the topography, sculpture, and vase painting of Classical Greece – I wrote my dissertation on Athenian autochthony and identity during the Peloponnesian War – to research pertaining to the provenance of Greek and Roman antiquities and the history of travel, collecting, and display of works of ancient art. Having worked at the Getty Villa, the University of Toronto, and the Getty Research Institute, I am currently teaching an online course on Provenance Research for Johns Hopkins University’s Masters in Museum Studies program, in addition to serving as a Program Officer with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
I am an Associate Professor in the History Department at the University of Iowa. I am interested in Roman, late antique, and early medieval history, archaeology, topography and GIS, Digital Humanities, and the role of Classics in pop culture (e.g., Game of Thrones). I obtained a BA in Classics and History with a minor in Classical Archaeology from the University of Virginia (2005). My PhD is in Ancient History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2011). My book, Trade and Taboo: Disreputable Professionals in the Roman Mediterranean, was published with the University of Michigan Press (October, 2016) and looks at the lives of marginalized tradesmen like gravediggers and tanners. Follow me on Twitter @SarahEBond, read my Blog, or email me at email@example.com .