Postgraduate Committee

The Postgraduate Committee was created to coordinate the organization of joint panels, production of podcasts, general social media presence, and promote peer-to-peer exchange. The goal is to increase the visibility of these infrastructures while initiating conversations on interdisciplinary work, necessary skills, and acknowledging the need to reform university curricula in the medieval context and thus contribute to an overarching perspective towards current debates on the profiling of disciplines in the humanities between traditional and innovative/alternative requirements.

Current Members

Hannah Busch is a Ph.D. candidate in the project Digital Forensics for Historical Documents at Huygens ING in Amsterdam. In her thesis, she focuses on the application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for the study of medieval Latin paleography. Hannah studied German-Italian studies (B.A./Laurea Triennale) at the Universities of Bonn and Florence, followed by the completion of a M.A. in Textual Scholarship at the Free University of Berlin. Prior to moving to the Netherlands in 2018, she worked as research assistant at the Trier Center for Digital Humanities, where she was a member of the eCodicology-project. Her research interests include large scale digitization of medieval manuscripts, and  experimenting with the application of computational methods that can support and enhance the work of manuscripts scholars. She is member of the editorial team of the German science blog Mittelalter – Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Rezeptionsgeschichte, and tweets as @cesare_blanc. (2019–)

Sebastian Dows-Miller is a doctoral student in Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, where he previously completed his BA and MSt. His research interests centre around the manuscript transmission of short texts, with a particular interest in those written in Old French. His doctoral thesis focusses on a fourteenth-century manuscript collection (BnF fr. 24432), taking a mixed-method approach to questions both of transmission, and also the thematic interactions between texts contained in the same manuscript, which involves the use of data-driven and statistical approaches. He enjoys teaching at undergraduate level, holding lectureships at both Hertford and Merton colleges, and occasionally tweets at @dowsmillerseb. (2022–)

Ségolène Gence is a doctoral researcher funded by CHASE AHRC at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. She completed her MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies in 2015 at the University of Kent and did her undergraduate degree both at the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France, and at the University of Kent. Ségolène’s research interests reside at the intersections of material contexts of pre-modern religious literature, textual networks, early print culture, manuscript studies, comparative literature, and digital humanities. Ségolène’s current research focuses on English devotional literature from the fourteenth and fifteenth century, textual transmission, and manuscript studies using social network analysis, looking at the dynamic relationships between author, text, and audience. She also dabbles in Anglo-Norman and medieval French literature on the side. Ségolène is currently the Social Media Manager for MEMS (the Centre of Medieval and Early Modern studies at the University of Kent) and sits on the committee board of the interdisciplinary Enclosure group. Ségolène is also an avid twitter and can be found under @SegoAG. (2023–)

Tessa Gengnagel studied History and Latin Philology of the Middle Ages for her B.A. at the University of Freiburg before obtaining an M.A. in European Multimedia Arts & Cultural Heritage Studies at the University of Cologne. She did her Ph.D. in the field of Digital Humanities under the supervision of Prof. Manfred Thaller and Prof. Susanne Wittekind (publication forthcoming). The thesis is focused on the digital scholarly edition of non-textual materials, e.g. multi-transmitted picture programmes in medieval manuscripts and multi-versioned modern film works. From early on in her studies, she has held several positions as student and research assistant, such as working in the project management of the Marie Curie DiXiT. Occasionally, you may find her tweeting as @resonanzfilter. (2019–)

Estelle Guéville ( is a French curator and researcher currently pursuing her PhD in Medieval Studies at Yale. She holds B.A.s in History and Art History and M.A.s in History and the Management of Cultural Heritage from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. Before joining Yale, she worked for several cultural institutions in France and the Gulf, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Musée national du Moyen Age – Thermes de Cluny in Paris. At Yale, she co-created the Graduate Digital Humanities Colloquium, a working group bringing together graduate students across disciplines to explore how digital tools can offer new possibilities in humanistic inquiry. Her research interests include the qualitative and quantitative study of manuscripts, as well as questions of authorship, attribution and copy. She is the co-creator of the Paris Bible Project, a digital humanities initiative studying abbreviations and special letter forms as markers of scribal practices. Other projects include work on illuminations (“Understanding Medieval Manuscripts Gilding Techniques” and “Deep Illumination”) and several Public Humanities initiatives. In her dissertation, she aims to recover the history of medieval female scribes, using both traditional and digital methods of history and art history. (2023–)

Catrin Haberfield is a PhD student in English at Stanford University. They hold a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and an MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies from the University of Manchester. Catrin now specialises in early medieval material and textual culture across the Insular world – in particular, using UX theory to identify the user journeys of textual objects and re-examine approaches to digitisation. They are a co-organiser of the Medieval Misuse reading group, a member of Stanford Manuscript Sciences, and a co-editor of the Old English Poetry in Facsimile project. They can be found on Twitter @CatrinH42. (2023–)

After positions in various digital edition projects such as the “St Patrick’s Confessio HyperText Stack” (Royal Irish Academy, Dublin) or the “Edition der Fränkischen Herrschererlasse” (Cologne University / North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts), Daniela Schulz is currently working at the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel in the context of “CLARIAH-DE” and the “Hybridedition der deutschsprachigen Werke des Martin Opitz”. Her main research interests are digital scholarly editing, data modeling, LOD, manuscript studies as well as late antique / early medieval (legal) history. Daniela (rarely) tweets as @DelaLostinDH. For more information visit (2019–)

Former Members

Nathan Daniels. Ph.D. candidate in History, Johns Hopkins University. (2019–22)

James B. Harr, III. Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, North Carolina State University. (2019–23)

Aylin Malcolm. Ph.D. in English, University of Pennsylvania. (2019–23)

Caitlin Postal. Ph.D. in English, University of Washington. (2019–23)