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MemberIgor T. C. Rocha

…mulações, difusão e representações (1756- 1807)”-2015.

PhD at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Federal University of Minas Gerais)-2015 -2019.

Member of the coordination of Oficina de Paleografia- (Paleography Workshop-UFMG since 2012. Thesis title: Entre o ‘ímpeto secularizador’ e a ‘sã teologia’: tolerância religiosa, secularização e Ilustração católica no mundo luso (séculos XVIII-XIX), 2019.

Currently studying the relationship between the process of secularization and the development of ideas in defense of religious tolerance between the second half of the eighteenth century and the first decades of the nineteenth century in the Luso-Brazilian world, and the development of the Enlightenment in this context.

MemberNicola Calleri

Nicola Calleri holds a master degree in Medieval History at University of Genova, as well as a state diploma in Archiving, Palaeography and Diplomatics at the State Archive of Genova (the main medieval notarial archive on earth). As a scholar of Giovanni Rebora, his research – based on unreleased documentary fonts – developed around sourcing, trading and consumption of food in the Mediterranean area in pre-industrial ages. In specialistic niches his papers raised genuine interest at various latitudes, gaining dissemination among the four winds. He standed in the committee of the prize dedicated to Giovanni Rebora. In adulthood he also attended 2 out of 3 years of Corporate Law bachelor degree at University of Genova.

MemberMichael L. Hays

• Independent consultant (mainly, defense, energy, environment) to private- and public-sector clients • Independent scholar (specialty: Shakespeare) • Intermittent full- or part-time teacher for 45 years in single-sex private and coed public secondary schools, community colleges, and four-year universities • Civic activist mainly in public education, columnist, and letter writer • Army officer (intelligence) and Vietnam veteran • NAACP Life member since 1968 and feminist since before the movement • left-leaning Independent once a Yellow-Dog Democrat • Two children, three step-children, and six grandchildren • Master of three dogs and servant to two cats

MemberAlison Alison

I completed my Ph.D. in English, with specializations in Medieval Literature and Digital Humanities, in June 2011.  While a student at UCLA, I worked closely with the medieval manuscripts and digital humanities initiatives at UCLA was twice the recipient of the British Library’s Internship in Illuminated Manuscripts.  After graduating, I worked as a Mellon-funded postdoctoral researcher at Saint Louis University’s Center for Digital Humanities, where I helped to develop T-PEN (Transcription for Paleographical and Editorial Notation) and Tradamus—software applications that assist scholars in transcribing manuscripts and creating digital editions.  After my postdoctoral research, I taught for a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Puget Sound’s department of English.  I’ve published on medieval manuscripts, the digital humanities, and medieval film music. While writing her dissertation, I started an online business selling mid-century design objects to clients worldwide.  My shop has been featured in Apartment Therapy, Gourment magazine, and Etsy and has sourced products for Mad Men, Anthropologie, and Hawaii 5-0, among others. Currently, I live in Seattle and works as a Senior Curator at Amazon Books, where I curate the selection of titles for many categories in Amazon’s growing network of brick-and-mortar bookstores, including Art & Design, Graphic Novels, and Science Fiction.

MemberCatherine Bonesho

I am currently the Assistant Professor of Early Judaism in the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures department at the University of California-Los Angeles. My primary research interests are in the Early Judaism, rabbinic literature, the Roman Near East. Specifically, I am interested in the ways ancient Jews navigated living under imperial domination through the development of legislation and rhetoric about the Other. I am currently working on my first monograph, The Festivals of the Gentiles in Early Judaism. My research also concentrates on the Roman Near East and Semitic languages, especially Aramaic, and their use in imperial contexts. In particular, I investigate the material presentation of Aramaic inscriptions found throughout the Roman Empire. I have authored translation and paleographic articles on Palmyrene Aramaic inscriptions as one of the founding members of the Wisconsin Palmyrene Aramaic Inscription Project in journals including Maarav and KUSATU. I spent the 2017-2018 academic year in Rome as a Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies at the American Academy in Rome (FAAR ‘18). I earned my PhD in Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (2018) and my MA in Hebrew and Semitic Studies (2014) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.