A welcome (and a farewell)

Dear Digital Medievalist Members

It has come the time for me to leave the Executive Board (having finished my third and last possible biannual term). For the last five years, after a first year as vice-director, I have tried my best to fill the big shoes of my predecessors as Board Director.

I have seen the community grow and become ever more engaged, both in the DistList and through social media, and, last year, I’ve introduced the student and early-career sub-committee as a means to foster collaboration with and involve in DM a number of talented scholars at the beginning of their careers, with all their energy and stimulating ideas.

I now leave the Direction of DM in the very capable hands of Lynn Ransom. Lynn is Curator of Programs at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscripts Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries and, since 2008, she has directed the Schoenberg Database for Manuscripts. Lynn joined DM in 2016 and has been an invaluable member of the Executive Board since the very beginning.

This year, we also say goodbye to a number of longstanding members of the Board: Franz Fischer, who will carry on his role as Editor-in-Chief of the Digital Medievalist Journal, Mike Kestemont, and Georg Vogeler.

It has been an exciting six-years, and I am looking forward to all the good work that the new board, under Lynn’s direction, will undoubtedly do.

Farewell to you all and good luck to Lynn and the new board.

Alberto Campagnolo

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