manuscript, print, and digital cultures; the cultural production and circulation of knowledge; palaeography and diplomatics; manuscript studies; book history; history of science; medieval and early modern collecting; history of archives and libraries.


Ph.D., Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame

Other Publications

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  • Reproducing by Fragments. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, submitted & forthcoming. By special commission.

  • “Manuscript.” In Cambridge Critical Concepts: Literature and Technology, edited by Adam Hammond. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, accepted.

  • “In Wood and Word, or, A Gloss on Documents and Documentation in the Humanities.” In Law’s Documents: Materiality, Authority, Aesthetics, edited by Katherine Biber, Trish Luker, and Priya Vaughan, 26–48. London: Routledge, 2022.

  • Presentational Markup: What’s Going On?” In Proceedings of Balisage: The Markup Conference 2021. Balisage Series on Markup Technologies 26 (2021). With Allen H. Renear.

  • “Wood Libraries: Knowing with Wood and Word.” The Caxtonian 29.3 (May/June 2021): 1–3.

  • “The Campus After COVID-19.” Public Seminar (4 March 2021). With Hallam Stevens.

  • “Research Box.” In Boxes in Action: A Field Guide, edited by Susanne Bauer, Martina Schlünder, and Maria Rentetzi, 606–624. Manchester, UK: Mattering Press, 2020. With Julia Pollack.

  • “Cataloging.” In Transmissions: Critical Tactics for Making and Communicating Research, edited by Kat Jungnickel, 228–238. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2020. With Julia Pollack.

  • “Period, Theme, Event: Locating Information History in History.” In Information and Power in History: Towards a Global Approach, edited by Ida Nijenhuis, Marijke van Faassen, Joris Gijsenbergh, Wim de Jong, and Ronald Sluijter, 18–36. London: Routledge, 2020. With Alistair Black.

  • “Everyday Description Safety in the Museum.” Fwd: Museums—Special Issue on “Death to Museums” 4 (2019): 175–182. With Julia Pollack.

  • Engaging with Archives and Records: Histories & Theories. London: Facet Publishing, 2016. Co-edited with Fiorella Foscarini, Heather MacNeil, and Gillian Oliver.

  • “Review of Thomas A. Bredehoft, The Visible Text: Textual Production and Reproduction from Beowulf to Maus.” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 115.3 (July 2016): 398–401.

  • “On the Design of the Humanities.” interactions 23.4 (July/August 2016): 76–79. With Julia Pollack. doi: 10.1145/2945291

  • “Archaeology of a Digitization.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 65.8 (August 2014): 1515–1526. doi: 10.1002/asi.23061 Chinese translation in the Journal for Digital Humanities (Beijing) 2 (2020): 11–30.

  • Book Unbound: An Exploration of the Material Forms of the Codex and E-book.” Book 2.0 3.2 (December 2013): 137–147. With Julia Pollack. doi: 10.1386/btwo.3.2.137_1

  • “The Performance and Practice of Research in ‘A Cabinet of Curiosity: the Library’s Dead Time’.” Art Documentation 32.2 (Fall 2013): 202–221. With Julia Pollack. doi: 10.1086/673513

  • “On the Uses of Authenticity.” Archivaria 73 (Spring 2012): 1–17.

  • How the Page Matters. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011. Pbk in 2012.

  • “Constructions of Authenticity.” Library Trends 56.1 (Summer 2007): 26–52. With Heather MacNeil.

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