MemberMarco Heiles

…rn European Books of Fate and Bibliomancy”. IKGF-Workshop “Divination and Decision-Making by Lot and Randomization in East Asia and Europe”, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen

04.07.2019: “Ink Analysis and Palaeography: Reconstructing the Production of Medieval German Multiple-Text-Manuscripts”, International Medieval Congress, Leeds 1-4 July 2019

30.11.2018: “Liederbuch, Hausbuch, Schicksalsbuch: Names and Labels of Medieval…
…n: Einbandforschung 43 (2018), S. 6–19,

Marco Heiles, Deutschsprachige Losbücher (14.08.2018), in: Archivalia,

Marco Heiles, Ira Rabin und Oliver Hahn, Palaeography and X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Manuscript Production and Censorship of the Fifteenth Century German Manuscript, State and University Library Hamburg, Cod. germ. 1, in: Manuscript Cultures 11 (2018), S. 109–132, https…

I am a PostDoc Researcher in Medieval German Studies at the RWTH Aachen University (2016-2023). Currently I am also a Fellow in the Open Science Fellow Program of Wikimedia Deutschland (2020-2012) and the president of the Netzwerk Historische Wissens- und Gebrauchsliteratur (Network Historical Literature of Knowledge and Practice, since 2020). In 2018 I was Petra Kappert Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures in Hamburg. I am an expert in medieval and early modern German literature and manuscripts with a focus on late medieval manuscript production and non-literary writing. I am working on a cumulative research project on the culture and practice of medieval German multiple text manuscripts: “Kultur und Praxis der Sammelhandschrift. Neue Methoden der Analyse und Interpretation mittelalterlicher deutscher Kleintextsammlungen”.

MemberNga Bellis-Phan

En français : 1) Page institutionnelle, 2) CV HAL, 3) CV complet (PDF, mai 2021) Nga Bellis-Phan is a Legal Historian specialized in French Early modern Private law and Economic history. After graduating from law school with a full scholarship from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she has been working as a PhD candidate at the Institute of Legal History – University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. She was invited as visiting researcher to the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (Frankfurt, Germany) in 2017 and worked as full-time teaching assistant in Legal History at University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (2014-2016) and University Paris-Nanterre (2017-2019), where she taught French Legal History, Roman Law, Ancient Greece and Rome’s institutions. Her doctoral project, The theoretical and practical Legal History of Pawnbroking, from the 16th century to the 1804 French Civil Code, looks into credit networks and material culture in different social classes of Early Modern France, but also more broadly on the progressive implementation of legal regulations in a growing State to ensure legal security for both creditors and debtors, and to protect the most precarious against fatalities of usury. Since 2015, Nga is also actively involved with MarineLives, a London-based historical research project on 17th century manuscripts of the English High Court of Admiralty using Digital Humanities tools. She presented with Colin Greenstreet some aspects of the project at the DH Benelux 2018 Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In 2018, she became a trustee of Chronoscopic Education, which serves as the legal basis for MarineLives and its sister projects – Maphackathon, Sign of Literacy and others. Contact: nga.bellis[at]   Academic interests

  • History of Private Law (1498-1804) – securities for debts, movable assets
  • Economic History – pawnbroking and pawnbrokers, poverty, debt and credit
  • Early Modern legal manuscripts – notarial, judicial and criminal archives
  • Digital Humanities – automated characters recognization for manuscripts (Transkribus), network analysis (R, Gephi), digital edition (Markdown, XML-TEI)