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Education

University of Rochester, Ph.D. in English, 2020 (anticipated)
Advisor: Gregory Heyworth
Additional graduate coursework, University of Mississippi, 2014 – 2016

Loyola University Chicago, M.A. in Digital Humanities, 2013
Thesis: “Digital Danelaw”
Advisor: Nicholas Hayward

University of York, M.A. in Medieval Studies, 2011
Thesis: “The Communication of Religious Identity in Anglo-Scandinavian Society”
Advisor: Steve Ashby

Loyola University Chicago, B.A. in History and Classical Civilizations, 2009
Minors in Latin, Anthropology, and Medieval Studies
Graduated cum laude, honors in history, B.A., Classics

Publications

“Digital Mapping.” In A Critical Companion to English Mappaemundi of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries , edited by Dan Terkla and Nick Millea. Boydell & Brewer. November, 2019.

“Hiberno-Manx Coins in the Irish Sea.” In The Medieval Cultures of the Irish Sea and the North Sea , edited by Jozi Nagy and Charles MacQuarrie. Amsterdam University Press. April, 2019.

“Collaboration and Annotation: Pelagios, Recogito and Multispectral Imaging of Cultural Heritage Objects” EuropeanaTech Insight. March 2019.

“Medieval Mappae Mundi as Deep Maps.” In Digital Medieval, edited by Kathryn Beebe and David LeFavor. Winner of the Webb-Smith Essay Prize. Forthcoming.

“Multispectral Imaging of the Vercelli Map”. Forthcoming in Imago Mundi

“The New ‘Dark Archive’: Multispectral imaging, digital surrogates, and the new ‘big data’ problem”. With Alexander Zawacki. Forthcoming in Dark Archives: Proceedings, edited by Stephen Pink.

“Multispectral Imaging and Cultural Heritage: A Brief Overview of the Field” With Alexander Zawacki. Forthcoming from The Journal of the Early Book Society.

Digital Humanities Projects

Lazarus Project (operations manager)
Portable multispectral imaging digital humanities project designed to recover images and texts from damaged substrates. 2013-Present

Digital Mappa (contributor), Editing the Vercelli Mappa Mundi, 2019.

The William Blake Archive (editorial assistant)
Multispectral Imaging advice and processing of the Four Zoas manuscript. 2018

Digital St. George and Digital Elmina (research assistant)
Photogrammetric 3D reconstruction of St. George, Bermuda and Elmina Castle, Ghana. 2017

R-CHIVE (graduate student coordinator, webmaster)
Inter-university multispectral imaging collaboration. 2016-Present

Mississippi Digital Humanities Collective (co-founder, webmaster)
Inter-university digital humanities research hub. 2016

Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project (graduate student coordinator)
Digital humanities project seeking to uncover the history of the acquisition and use of Loyola’s original library books utilizing social media to crowdsource information, display images, and interact with those interested in book history. 2013-2014

Xavier Digital Manuscript Project
Interactive display and pedagogical tool showcasing manuscripts in the Rare Books collection at Xavier University. 2011.

Additional Professional Training

Mirador for Medievalists. New Haven, Connecticut. 2018

Manusciences Summer School. Fréjus, France. 2017

Rare Book School. “The Medieval Manuscript in the Twenty-First Century.” Philadelphia, PA. 2016

Digital Humanities Summer Institute. “3D Modelling for the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences.” University of Victoria. Victoria, BC. 2016.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar. “The Irish Sea Cultural Province: Crossroads of Medieval Literature and Languages.” Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, and Scotland. 2015.

Mellon Summer Institute. “York Archbishops’ Registers Revealed.” Bothwick Archives, University of York. York, UK. 2015.

Selected Conference Presentations

“The Dark Archives in the Digital Classroom: Technologies, Techniques, and Teaching”. With Alexander Zawacki. September 10-14, 2019. Dark Archives: A Conference on the Medieval Unread and the Unreadable. University of Oxford. Oxford, England.

“The Vercelli Mappa Mundi: Recovery and Context”. July 14-19, 2019. International Conference on the History of Cartography. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

“New Worlds: Multispectral Imaging and Mappaemundi”. July 1-4, 2019. International Medieval Congress. University of Leeds. Leeds, UK

“Mapping Purgatory: Saint Patrick’s Purgatory”. May 9-12, 2019. 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies. University of Western Michigan. Kalamazoo, MI.

“Recovery and Loss: (Multispectral) Imaging and Image Rights”. Jan. 3-6, 2019. Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association. Chicago, IL.

“Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: absence, location, and migration on medieval maps”. Nov. 8-10th, 2018. 44th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association. University of the Bahamas. Nassau, Bahamas.

“Resurrecting Old Books with New Technologies: Multispectral Imaging and Medieval Studies” May 10-13, 2018. 53nd International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, MI.

“The Holy City and the World: Medieval Maps as Pedagogical Tools”. November 16-18, 2017. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association. College of Charleston and The Citadel. Charleston, SC.

“Exploring Damaged Worlds: Multi-Spectral Imaging and the Vercelli Mappa Mundi”.  November 4-5, 2017. Terra Digita. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY.

“Reviving a Lost World: Multispectral Imaging and the Vercelli Mappa Mundi”. September 10-15, 2017. Manusciences. Frejus, France. Poster.

“Multispectral Imaging and Forgotten Worlds”. August 30-September 1, 2017. Digital Cultural Heritage. Staatsbibliothek Berlin. Berlin, Germany.

“Recovering Lost Worlds: Multispectral Imaging and Medieval Maps”. June 19-20, 2017. R-CHIVE. University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. Poster.

“Deep Mapping Medieval Maps.” May 11-14, 2017. 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, MI.

“Resurrecting the World: Multi-Spectral Imaging in a Thirteenth-Century Map.” May 5, 2017. 2nd Annual Cornell Digital Humanities Graduate Student Symposium. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY.

“Mapping the Deep: Understanding Saint Patrick’s Purgatory through Deep Mapping.” March 2017. Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies. University of Notre Dame. South Bend, IN.

“Resurrecting the Map: Medieval Mappae Mundi, Multi-Spectral Imaging, and Deep Mapping.” November 2016. Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science. Chicago, IL.

“The Power of Placement on the Vercelli Mappa Mundi.” October 2016. 42nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association. Knoxville, TN.

“Mapping the Ends of the Earth: Contextualizing New Material from the Vercelli Mappa Mundi.” June 2016. 4th Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Saint Louis University. St. Louis, MO.

“There’s a Map for That: Elucidating Medieval Mappae Mundi through Contemporary Mapping Technologies.” May 2016. 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, MI.

“Money and Politics: The Political Implications of Hiberno-Manx Coins.” April 2016. American Conference for Irish Studies. University of Notre Dame. South Bend, IN.

“Exploring the Edge of the World: Contextualizing the New Material from the Vercelli Mappa Mundi.” March 2016. Digitorium: University of Alabama Digital Humanities Conference. Tuscaloosa, AL.

“Mapping Change: Contextualizing the Vercelli Mappa Mundi.” February 2016. Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies. Rice University. Houston, TX.

“Mapping the World between Heaven and Hell: The Vercelli Mappa Mundi.” October 2015. 41st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association. Little Rock, AR.

“Literary Culture around the Irish Sea in the Middle Ages (A Roundtable).” July 2015. 15th International Congress of Celtic Studies. University of Glasgow. Glasgow, UK.

“Layering Space and Time: Exploring a Digital Display of Physical and Literary Geography of the Recovered Vercelli Mappa Mundi.” April 2015. Digitorium: University of Alabama Digital Humanities Conference. Tuscaloosa, AL.

“Displaying the Vercelli Mappa Mundi.” February 2015. Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies. University of Florida. Gainesville, FL.

“Social Media and the Message: Reconciling Differences between the Digital and the Analog.” October 2014. 40th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association. Atlanta, GA.

“Social Media and the Message.” June 2014. Ohio Medieval Colloquium. Columbus State Community College. Columbus, OH.

Conferences Organized

R-CHIVE. Rochester Cultural Heritage Imaging Visualization and Education Summer Seminar. July 22-24, 2019. Rochester, NY.

Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Symposium. April 8-10, 2019. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.

R-CHIVE. 2nd annual meeting of Rochester Cultural Heritage Imaging, Visualization and Education. June 7-8th, 2018. Rochester, NY.

THATCamp Rochester. March 23, 2018. Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.

R-CHIVE. 1st annual meeting of Rochester Cultural Heritage Imaging, Visualization and Education. June 19-20th, 2017. Rochester, NY.

Selected Awards and Fellowships

Russell A. Peck Fellowship ($300). University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. To present research at Dark Archives: A conference on the medieval unread & unreadable at the University of Oxford. 2019.

Writing, Speaking and Argument Program Teaching Fellowship ($5,500). University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 2019.

Summer Research Funding ($2000). University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. To present the International Medieval Congress, Leeds and the International Conference on the History of Cartography. 2019.

Travel Honorarium ($750). American Friends of the J. B. Harley Research Fellowships, Inc. Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2019.

Graduate Student Association Travel Grant ($500). University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. To Present at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at the University of Western Michigan. 2018.

Summer Research Funding ($1252). University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 2018.

Travel Honorarium ($300). Medieval Academy of America and the Beinecke Library. New Haven, CT. 2018.

Webb-Smith Essay Competition focusing on the Digital Humanities, Winner ($500). 2018.

Mellon Fellowship in the Digital Humanities ($24,000 per annum). University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 2017-2019.

Travel Honorarium ($300). Rice University. Houston, TX. 2016.

Worlding of Medieval Ireland ($100). University of Notre Dame. South Bend, IN. 2016.

Tuition Scholarship ($800), Digital Humanities Summer Institute. University of Victoria. Victoria, BC. 2016.

Director’s Scholarship, Rare Book School. Philadelphia, PA. 2016.

Summer Research Assistantship ($3000), Graduate School. University of Mississippi. Oxford, MS. 2016.

Harold J. Kendis Fellowship in Medieval Studies ($4,250/year). University of Mississippi. Oxford, MS. 2014-16.

Honorarium ($150). Ohio Medieval Colloquium. 2014.

Digital Humanities Fellowship ($5,000/year). Loyola University Chicago. Chicago, IL. 2011-2013.

Distinction in Paleography. University of York. York, UK. 2011.

Bursary (£700). Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York. York, UK. 2009.

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record, University of Rochester. Digital Media Studies 200w, Digital Portfolio, Spring 2020.

Instructor of Record, University of Rochester. Writing 105, “#Wanderlust: Travel Writing in the Medieval and Modern World”, Fall 2019, Spring 2019

Co-Teaching, University of Rochester. Digital Media Studies 200w, Digital Portfolio, Spring 2019

Teaching Assistant, University of Rochester
Digital Media Studies Capstone, Fall 2018

Teaching Assistant, University of Rochester
Digital Media Studies 103, Spring 2018

Teaching Assistant, University of Mississippi
English 225, “British Literature to 1800,” Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015

Invited Talks

“History of the Book for Imaging”. August 2019. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, New York.

“The Lazarus Project’s Work on Multispectral Imaging”. July 2019. Saxon State and University Library. Dresden, Germany.

“The Lazarus Project and Multispectral Imaging”. April 2019. Global DH: DH Open House. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.

‘A Little Light Music: The Multispectral Recovery, Pedagogy, and Performance of Telemann’s Lost Concerto”. March 2019. Visualizing Data in the Arts. Rochester, NY.

“How to incorporate cultural heritage imaging into a history project”. March 2019. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, New York.

Cultural Heritage Imaging at the University of Rochester. October 2018. Meliora Weekend. University of Rochester. Rochester, New York.

Digital Surrogates and Cultural Heritage. May, 2018. The Digital Scholarship Lab Showcase. University of Rochester

Research Interests

Digital Humanities, Multi-Spectral Imaging, Medieval Maps, Cartography, Ostriches, Anglo-Scandinavia, Anglo-Saxon England, Material Culture, Early Irish, Old English, Latin, Old Norse languages and literatures, Textual Science, History of the Book