Postgraduate Subcommittee

The newly founded Postgraduate Subcommittee 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.

Hannah Busch is a Ph.D. candidate in the project Digital Forensics for Historical Documents at Huygens ING in Amsterdam.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.

Nathan Daniels is a PhD candidate in History at Johns Hopkins University, studying Parisian guilds, urban space and topography, with related interests in digital editions of historical texts, linked open data, and mapping.

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 is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the field of Digital Humanities under the supervision of Prof. Manfred Thaller and Prof. Susanne Wittekind. 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 and blogging under about her academic life and specifically her interest in interdisciplinarity, methodology and epistemology.

James Harr, III is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Communications, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program at North Carolina State University, where he is focusing on Medieval Media Studies (network analysis and materiality) and Digital Humanities under the supervision of Dr. Timothy Stinson. James received his B.A in English Literature from Albright College and his M.A. in Medieval English Literature from the University of Leeds. His M.A. thesis, “‘Acting up in Church’: Aspects of Performance in the Regularis Concordia Anglicae Nationis Monachorum Sanctimonialiumque“, a study of early liturgical drama using Winchester Cathedral as the primary representation of theatre space, (directed by Dr. Mary Swan) was awarded the mark of distinction. Most recently, he completed his graduate certificate in Digital Humanities at NC State University. He is president of the CRDM Student Association (2018-present) and a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He tweets as @buxton977.

Aylin Malcolm is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania, with research interests in late medieval English and French literature, the history of ecological science, and digital manuscript studies. Aylin holds an M.A. in English from Ohio State University and a B.A.&Sc. in Environment from McGill University. Their dissertation considers literature and the life sciences in late medieval Western Europe, read alongside historical environmental changes. They are also interested in digital editions and other methods of making medieval scientific manuscripts more accessible in the twenty-first century. Aylin is the editorial assistant of Manuscript Studies, the journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, and tweets as @Malentendre and @medvlecocritic. For more information about Aylin’s current projects, visit

Caitlin Postal is a doctoral student caught between medieval literature, material culture, temporality, and digitality at the University of Washington. Her current work considers how incorporating manuscript materiality into digital editions provides contemporary readers and editors a role in the meaning-making process. She is an assistant developer and contributor for the Richard Coer de Lyon Multitext and a contributor to the Archive of Early Middle English. Caitlin holds an M.A. in English from California State University Northridge and a B.A. in English from Westmont College. Find her on Twitter @goingpostale.

Daniela Schulz studied History and English in Cologne, with a focus on medieval history, and also received some training in what’s now commonly called “Digital Humanities”. 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), Schulz is currently working at the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel in the context of the “CLARIAH-DE”-project. In parallel, she is also writing a doctoral thesis focusing on the digital edition of an early medieval Roman law text. The thesis is jointly supervised by Professor Jochen Johrendt and Professor Patrick Sahle (Bergische Universität Wuppertal), and funded by the Wuppertal graduate programme “Document – Text – Edition”. Her main research interests are digital scholarly editing, data modeling, LOD, manuscript studies as well as late antique / early medieval (legal) history.