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MemberAdelheid Heftberger

I currently work as Head of Film Access at the Bundesarchiv in Berlin. Between 2016 and 2018 I was the administrative head and researcher  at the Brandenburg Center for Media Studies in Potsdam. From 2010 to September 2016 I worked as researcher, curator and archivist at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna. My main areas of expertise include database development and metadata structures as well as the publication of archival films on DVD and the internet (e.g. Kinonedelja – Online Edition, etc.). I obtained my PhD in Russian studies and a Masters in Comparative Literature from the University of Innsbruck and Vienna. In 2016 I have also completed Library- and Information Sciences at the Humboldt-University in Berlin. I am the author of the book Kollision der Kader. Dziga Vertovs Filme, die Visualisierung ihrer Strukturen und die Digital Humanities (2016) and have published on Russian cinema, archival collections and visualization of filmic structures.

MemberKarla Vanraepenbusch

Karla Vanraepenbusch is a doctoral student at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. She studies the material memory traces of the Belgian cities that were occupied during the First World War, in particular of Antwerp and Liège. Karla Vanraepenbusch has worked as a researcher at the Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Society (CEGESOMA, State Archives of Belgium), the Belgian centre of excellence for the history of 20th century conflicts.   Dissertation topic:  Karla examines the cultural memory formation of the First World War in Antwerp and Liège, cities that were occupied by Germany during the war. Her research project is supervised by Professor Dr. Laurence van Ypersele (UCL) and by Dr. Chantal Kesteloot (CEGESOMA). She is the grateful recipient of a BRAIN-be scholarship, issued by BELSPO (the Federal Public Planning Service Science Policy).   Research ethics:  Academic kindness, collaboration and community building

MemberDuane Alexander Miller

I was born in Montana and grew up in Colorado and Puebla (in Mexico). I completed a BA in philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and then an MA in theology at St Mary’s University (also in San Antonio). Later life took me to Jordan where my wife and I studied Arabic, to Israel where I helped found a seminary, and to Scotland for doctoral work, among other places. I live in Madrid now where I teach and minister. I’m highly interested in the interactions of Islam, Christianity and secularism in modern contexts. My main areas of research for my PhD in divinity were religious conversion from Islam to Christianity, contextual theology, and the shari’a’s treatment of apostates. I’ve also published research on global Anglicanism and the history of Anglican mission in the Ottoman Empire. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching in many places over the years: from Costa Rica to Turkey, and Kenya to Tunisia. I am associate professor at the Protestant Faculty of Theology at Madrid (UEBE) and priest at the Anglican Cathedral of the Redeemer in Madrid, Spain. Visit my blog (duanemiller.wordpress.com) or academia.edu page for more information. 

MemberAnna Hegland

I am a VCRS-funded doctoral student in the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent (Canterbury campus), where my research centers on the language of violence in early modern revenge drama, and the intersections of rhetoric, materiality, and performance. My MA dissertation at the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute explored linguistic philosophy in Shakespeare’s curses. Further research interests include weaponized words and disease in early modern drama. I am also a member of Cultures of Performance in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, a research cluster at Kent dedicated to investigating performance events in Europe from c. 500 – 1700, and organize the postgraduate-led Coffee House seminars, an interdisciplinary series of workshops and discussions for early modernists at Kent.

MemberDr Jen Baker

I am a Teaching Fellow in C19th Literature at the University of Warwick since September 2017. I defended my thesis, Raising Revenants: Spectrality, Embodiment, and the Monstrous Child, c.1830-1914,  at the University of Bristol in May 2017. My research examined haunting depictions of the dead child in Anglo-American literatures and iconography of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as an embodiment of anxieties about the cults of childhood and death. I examined representations from across the boundaries of folkloric customs and tales, scientific narratives, and the popular press as they corresponded with the depictions in genres of realist literature, life-writing, and gothic prose. I am currently converting my research for a monograph which incorporates new research conducted since my Viva. I am a member of

  • British Association for Victorian Studies – for which I am also one of two ECR reps.
  • International Gothic Association
  • British Society for Literature and Science

My wider interests include the Gothic, children in literature, image and text, and I am looking toward a future research project in metamorphoses books (pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, toy theatres, harlequinades) and their place in the Gothic tradition. I am also co-Chief Editor, and co-founder of HARTS & Minds, a peer-review journal for Postgraduate students and early career researchers in the Arts and Humanities that started in 2012 http://www.harts-minds.co.uk Since 2012 I have taught undergraduate classes on Critical Theory, Contemporary Writing  (1945 to the present) and Literature 1830-1945 at the University of Bristol,  and have taught on the modules ‘Ways of Reading’, ‘The Short Story’, ‘American Literature’ and ‘Between Men and Women’ for Bristol’s ELCE (Eng Lit and Community Engagement) degree. I also run Writers’ Retreats for PGRs, outreach sessions for local sixth formers on the Access to Bristol course, supervise foundation year dissertations, and have run workshops and day courses on Children’s Literature.

MemberNarasimhananda Swami

Name                                                                   : Swami Narasimhananda Specialisation:  Indian Studies, Indian Philosophy, Sociology of Religion, Translation Studies, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion. Present Address                                          : Advaita Ashrama PO Mayavati, Via Lohaghat Dt Champawat, Uttarakhand India. Pincode 262524 Mobile: 9330526514 Email:  narasimhananda@gmail.com Present Work: Monk of Ramakrishna Order since May 1997. Editor of the journal Prabuddha Bharata or The Awakened India since August 2014. Languages Known (Expert Knowledge): English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Bengali  Other Current Involvements: Visiting Faculty, Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University. Editor, H-Celebration on H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online. Member, Editorial Board, Reading Religion. Member, International, Interdisciplinary and Interreligious Research Group on ‘Consciousness Studies’, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Roma, Italy. Member, American Academy of Religion (AAR).

MemberJeffrey A. Becker

Jeffrey Becker is a Mediterranean archaeologist. Becker has held teaching positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The College of William & Mary, Boston University, McMaster University, the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, and the University of Mississippi. Additionally, Becker served as Acting Director of the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an Associate Editor of the Pleiades Project and contributing editor for Etruscan and Roman art at Smarthistory.org. Becker is a veteran of archaeological fieldwork in Italy, notably on the Palatine Hill in Rome with Clementina Panella and the University of Michigan’s project at Gabii in Central Italy. He is currently a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at Binghamton University – SUNY. At Binghamton, he teaches courses in Mediterranean archaeology and Graeco-Roman art history.