Gene Lyman

Gene Lyman

After significant service as a senior university administrator in charge of funds development and public outreach, Gene Lyman returned to his first passion – the scholarly study and promotion of medieval literature.  His Ph.D. thesis,  University of Virginia, 2009, addressed reconfiguring  scholarly editions in digital environments with particular emphasis on how findings in cognitive science can make these editions more reliable and useful than their printed counterparts.  Lyman received his B.A. at Yale in the interdisciplinary major, History, the Arts, and Letters. He has presented papers at conferences in North America and Europe on subjects of special importance to digital editorial theory and practice, late medieval scribal practices, Chaucer, and the development of software for display and analysis of scholarly texts.  He is currently the Medieval Academy of America’s Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair, a Centennial Committee member, and ex officio member of its Executive Committee.  He created the Elwood Viewer for the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, where he also an editor. He is currently the Reviews Editor for DM.

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