Matthew Evan Davis currently serves as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship
at McMaster University
. Prior to this he was a Lindsey Young Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Tennessee’s Marco Institute
and served as the Council for Library and Information Resources
/Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Medieval Studies at North Carolina State University
. While at North Carolina State he worked as part of the team on two similar projects — the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive
and the Siege of Jerusalem Electronic Archive
, as well the Manuscript DNA project and the Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance
, an aggregator and discussion space for digital scholarly and cultural heritage work regarding the Middle Ages.
Davis works on the staging practices of medieval drama, cultural transmission through translation and reception, the history of the book, and material and digital curation as a means of preserving both the material object and the connections between the object, the content contained by that object, and its cultural milieu. His current digital project is the Minor Works of John Lydgate
virtual archive, which is attempting to make the manuscripts and other media containing the works of Lydgate that exist in less than twenty witnesses more accessible to scholars of the poet, students who may have only read them in print editions, and individuals interested in manuscripts as artifacts in their own right. It also serves to bridge a gap between the digital world, where anything that cannot be concretely categorized is often left by the wayside, and the physical object with its own rich set of significations.
His CV may be seen both on this site and here
, and he may be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org