MemberDarren S. Layne

The thrust of my doctoral studies measured and reinterpreted the constituency of the late Jacobite movement during the Rising of 1745-6. Building and utilizing a prosopographic database (JDB1745) to compile and document as many names as can be connected with the final rising, a systematic analysis of the data was undertaken to present a fresh social history of those who participated in Jacobite-related activity during the Forty-five. Taken directly from the database, my final thesis was a snapshot of over 15,000 entries collated to explore motivation, demographics, recruitment, and the consequences of involvement in that insurgency. My continuing research extends the database into its next stage, which includes three independent sub-projects: one, further transcription and analysis of primary sources to find new evidence of Jacobite-connected persona; two, creation of a public beta with a newly-coded architecture that allows controlled external participation; and three, assembling a multidisciplinary team of scholars interested in engaging with data curation and contributing to the database using their respective areas of expertise. Interested parties are very welcome to connect as desired. In addition to JDB1745, I am currently working on several other connected resources for the Digital Humanities, including a programme of licensing out primary source material for inclusion within an electronic research portal and also the establishment of a Virtual Research Environment for historical and genealogical study related to Jacobitism and anti-Jacobitism.

MemberLori Morimoto

Lori Morimoto researches and writes about transcultural fandoms, convergence culture/transfandom, Hollywood marketing overseas, and East Asian regional popular culture, who received her Ph.D. at Indiana University in 2011. Her recent work includes chapters in Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Culture, as well as the forthcoming Blackwell Companion to Fandom and Fan Studies, Routledge Companion to Media Fandom, Contemporary Transatlantic Television Drama, and Becoming: Essays on NBC’s Hannibal. She has published in Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies (with Bertha Chin), Transformative Works and Cultures, [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film and Moving Image Studies, Asian Cinema, and the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture. She co-authored with Bertha Chin an essay in Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World, Second Edition, and co-edited a special section of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies on transcultural fans and fandoms, as well as co-editing with Louisa Stein a special issue of Transformative Works and Cultures on Tumblr and fandom.

MemberSarah Werner

Sarah Werner is an independent librarian, book historian, and digital media scholar based in Washington, DC. Her latest project, Studying Early Printed Books, 1450-1800: A Practical Guide, was published by Wiley Blackwell in the spring of 2019; the book is accompanied by, an open-access website showcasing images of hand-press books and pedagogical resources. Werner worked for nearly a decade at the Folger Shakespeare Library as the Undergraduate Program Director and as Digital Media Strategist; in those roles she taught a regular semester-length research seminar on book history, created their research blog (The Collation), and led the overhaul of their website. She has a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of numerous works on Shakespeare and performance, including Shakespeare and Feminist Performance (Routledge 2001), as well as on bibliography, digital tools, and pedagogy.

MemberAlbertine Fox

I am a Lecturer in French Film at the University of Bristol. I am currently working on a book project that explores ‘listening spaces’ in contemporary French and Francophone documentaries, with a focus on the documentary convention of the filmed interview. Part of this project is particularly concerned with works by the Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman. Other research interests that dovetail with this project include sound studies, musicology and listening, queer studies, and feminist queer theory and intersectionality. My first monograph Godard and Sound: Acoustic Innovation in the Late Films of Jean-Luc Godard was published by I.B.Tauris in 2017 and explores the relationship of sound to vision in cinema and in turn our relationship as spectators with the audiovisual in a selection of post-1979 films by Jean-Luc Godard.

MemberAndreas Vrahimis

My research focuses on the so-called ‘gulf’ between ‘analytic’ and ‘continental’ philosophy. I wrote a book about how it developed through particular encounters between representatives of each side (Frege and Husserl; Carnap and Heidegger; Ayer, Merleau-Ponty and Bataille; Merleau-Ponty and Ryle; Derrida and Searle). This has led me to an examination of the development of theories of meaning (and nonsense) in the twentieth century and to their metaphilosophical consequences, as well as to questions about the function of dialogue and polemics in philosophical exchange. Lately I’ve been considering the relation of philosophy to other disciplines, particularly to the arts (literature, music, architecture, design).

MemberMark Masterson

Mark Masterson is Senior Lecturer of Classics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His major research interest is same-sex desire between men in classical antiquity and medieval Byzantium. He published Man to Man: Desire, Homosociality and Authority in Late-Roman Manhood (Ohio, 2014) and was one of three editors of Sex in Antiquity: Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World (Routledge, 2014). Another book, Between Byzantine Men: Desire, Brotherhood, and Male Culture in the Medieval Empire, will appear from Routledge. Mark has also published a number of articles and book chapters on sex and desire between men in the ancient and medieval worlds.

MemberErik Johnson

Erik L. Johnson teaches in the Humanities and English departments at San Jose State University. Erik studies Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature with a special interest in cross-Channel influences and translations. Erik earned a B.A. from Yale University in English and Renaissance Studies, then edited non-fiction at W. W. Norton & Company in New York before entering the English Ph.D. program at Stanford University. He has published in Eighteenth-Century Studies, contributed to volumes published by Bloomsbury and Cambridge University Press, and received a conference prize for research presented to the Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.