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DM Board Elections 2015-2017 — Results

We have the pleasure of announcing the results from the DM elections 2015.

The tally for Digital Medievalist Executive Board Elections (term 2015-2017) has been computed and released:

In alphabetical order the elected members of the community to the Board are:

  • Emiliano Degl’Innocenti
  • Els De Paermentier
  • Greta Franzini
  • Dominique Stutzmann

We would like to thank the other candidates for standing and providing us with an outstandingly rich choice. Thank  you for your participation!


Voting open for DM board (2015-2017)

Voting for the DM board 2015-2017 OPENS NOW until TUE 30th JUNE, GMT midnight.

To vote in the election you must be one of the subscribers to the
Digital Medievalist mailing list, <dm-l at> (Follow
<> to join).

To vote, use the link and the voting token that have been sent to the email address that you have used to register to DM.

Board positions are for two year terms and incumbents may be
re-elected. Members of the board are responsible for the overall
direction of the organisation and leading the Digital Medievalist’s
many projects and programmes. This is a working board and candidates
should be willing and able to commit time to helping Digital
Medievalist undertake some of its activities (such as hands on
copy-editing of its journal).

Information about Digital Medievalist is available at its website. See


If you have not received your voting link and token, or for any other problem, please, email the returning officers directly at alberto.campagnolo [at] or georg.vogeler [at]


2015-2017 CANDIDATES (in alphabetical order by surname):

  • Emiliano Degl’Innocenti
  • Els De Paermentier
  • Andrew Dunning
  • Greta Franzini
  • Gregory Heyworth
  • Nicolas Perreaux
  • Dominique Stutzmann



The following biographical candidate statements (in alphabetical order by
surname) are intended to help you decide for whom you may wish to
vote. There are 4 positions available and so you may cast a total of
up to 4 votes.


Degree in Philosophy and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies at the University of Florence. Currently Head of the Computing in the Humanities Dept. at Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino and Fondazione Ezio Franceschini, Florence. Adjunct Professor of Computing in the Humanities at the University of Florence and teacher for the Master in Digital Humanities at the University of Siena. Involved in national and international D/H projects: Digital Plutei of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (funded by the Italian Ministry of Culture), Digitization of the Colonial Archives in Cameroon (promoted by the British Library), CENDARI (funded by EU under the 7th FP) and PARTHENOS (funded under the H2020 programme). Director of digitization projects (, scholarly databases ( and research tools (TRAME meta-search engine for medieval manuscripts (; invited expert of COST Action IS1005. Member of the Scientific Committee at Fondazione Ezio Franceschini, Associate Editor at Frontiers in Digital Humanities, Communication Officer for DARIAH.IT, co-leader of the Medievalist’s Sources DARIAH-EU working group.


Els De Paermentier is Assistant Professor in Medieval Diplomatics and Palaeography at Ghent University (Belgium). In 2010 she completed her PhD on the organisation of the comital chancery in the counties of Flanders and Hainaut (1191-1244). For her research she elaborated a new computer-aided methodology to determine the editorial origin of charter texts. In 2012 she received a COST Action grant for a short term scientific mission (one month) at the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (IRHT) in Paris, where she examined the interoperability between the Belgian and French Latin source databases Diplomata Belgica and TELMA-databases (Traitement Électronique des Manuscrits et des Archives). Shortly afterwards she became a member of the COST Action Programm IS1005: Medieval Europe – Medieval Cultures and Technological Resources and joined the working group for the design of a virtual center for medieval studies (VCMS) (2012-2015). In September 2013 she co-organised, among other scholarly meetings, the three-days seminar Historical Documents, Digital Approaches. Mark-up, Analysis and Representation of Medieval Texts. Theory and Practice. She is currently a member of the academic board of the project Sources from the Medieval Low Countries (SMLC). A Multiple Database System for the Launch of Diplomata Belgica and for a Completely Updated Version of Narrative Sources (dir. Jeroen Deploige, Ghent University) and of the steering committee of the Ghent Center for Digital Humanities (GhentCDH).


Andrew Dunning is finishing his doctorate at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, and will be an RBC-Bodleian Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of the Book, University of Oxford in 2016. He is currently producing TEI-encoded collections of the unpublished works of Alexander Neckam (1157–1217) and Samuel Presbiter (fl. 1200), and is a contributor to forthcoming digital catalogues of the scribal additions to the books of Matthew Parker (1504–1574) and John Stow (1524/5–1605). His edition of Samuel Presbiter’s Collecta ex diuersis auditis in scola magistri Willelmi de Monte (Notes from the School of William de Montibus) will be published by PIMS in 2015 through the Toronto Medieval Latin Texts series.


Greta Franzini is a Classicist by training. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities (, University of London. There, she conducts interdisciplinary research in Latin philology, codicology, literary criticism and text visualisation. Greta’s specific interests lie within (ancient) languages, codicology and digital editions. Part of her doctoral studies has resulted in the creation of a Catalogue of Digital Editions ( and the final output of her PhD will consist of a digital documentary edition of an early Latin manuscript ( In order to fund her doctoral studies, Greta works as a full­time early career researcher ( at the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH) (, University of Göttingen. There, she’s involved in research pertaining to historical text re­use and jointly coordinates the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities (­dialog­digital­humanities/), a seminar series inspired by the Digital Classicist but with a broader scope. Prior to Göttingen, Greta worked on the Open Greek and Latin Project (­greek­and­latin­project/) at the University of Leipzig, where she coordinated three major digitisation projects (imaging, OCR and TEI XML encoding) aimed at producing open digital versions of a large number of Ancient Greek and Latin printed editions.


After taking a BA in English from Cambridge and a Ph.D. from Princeton in Comparative Literature, Gregory Heyworth began his career at the University of Mississippi as a medievalist with a specialty in textual studies and classical influence. His first book, Desiring Bodies: Ovidian Romance and the Cult of Form (Notre Dame, 2009), won the 2010 Choice Oustanding Academic Title award. His interest in textual science and digital humanities began with his edition of the badly damaged Old French poem Les Eschez d’Amours (Brill, 2013) which he recovered using a transportable multispectral imaging system he developed with a grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. In 2010, Heyworth  founded and now directs the Lazarus Project, a non-profit initiative to recover damaged cultural heritage objects using various imaging technologies. Since its inception, the Lazarus Project has digitally restored scores of damaged works and objects in libraries and collections around the world, including the Vercelli Book and the Martellus Map; it has supported the research of numerous scholars by offering its technology and expertise, and has launched major multispectral digitization projects in Chartres, Tblisi, and Vercelli. Behind the Lazarus Project is a curriculum in textual science that Heyworth developed to train students in a combination of the history of the book, codicology, and spectral imaging, imaging science, and digital display. He is currently working on an edition of the oldest translation of the Gospels into Latin, a book entitled Textual Science and the Future of the Past Roger Easton, and a promising neural net approach to manuscript OCR with his student Eleanor Anthony.

Doctor in Medieval History, currently postdoctoral researcher at Paris XII (ANR Pocram), I have been interested since childhood in technology and programming. After graduating in Science, I headed for the Humanities and Social Sciences. My Master, directed by Eliana Magnani, led me to apply the methods of data mining to diplomatics corpora. Through a doctoral contract, I realized a thesis (directed by Daniel Russo and Eliana Magnani, supported in 2014), based on the manipulation of several major archaeological and textual corpora. This research allowed me to acquire skills in data / text mining, digital humanities, exploratory statistics, geographic information systems, programming (Perl) and historical semantics. During the period 2009-2015, I have worked with several collaborative research projects, including four ANR, all of them about Digital History. Since February 2015, I am postdoc at Paris XII.



After degrees in Classics, History and German studies at the Sorbonne, Dominique Stutzmann studied at the École nationale des Chartes (2002), received a MLIS and worked at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. He completed a PhD on scribal practices of Cistercian communities in medieval Burgundy (statistical analysis of scribal profiles based on TEI encoding). In 2007-2012 and 2015 onwards, he is lecturer for medieval paleography and digital scholarly edition at the École Pratique des Hautes Études and, since 2010, senior researcher at the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (CNRS). He currently leads as Principal Investigator several research projects in the field of digital humanities (FAMA on Latin bestsellers, ANR Oriflamms, ECMEN on computer automated image analysis applied to palaeography, Saint-Bertin for virtually reconstructing of a former library) and organizes conferences, sessions, summer school (Leeds, Dagstuhl, Saint-Omer).
I am on the Board since 2011 and love the work we are doing for the journal and the community. It is a great community and I am proud to work for it.

Call for Nominations to DM Board 2015–17

Digital Medievalist will be holding elections at the end of June 2015 for four positions to its Executive Board. Board positions are for two year terms and incumbents may be re-elected (for a maximum of three terms in a row). Members of the Board are responsible for the overall direction of the organisation and leading the Digital Medievalist’s many projects and programmes. This is a working board, and so it would be expected that you are willing and able to commit time to helping Digital Medievalist undertake some of its activities: the Board is currently organised with a Director, a Deputy Director, a Journal Editor-in-Chief, Journal Associate Editors, Conference Representatives, Website and News Feed Admins DM-L Admins, Facebook Admin, Infrastructure/Technical Support, Returning Officers for Elections

For further information about the Executive and Digital Medievalist more generally please see the DM website, particularly:

We are now seeking nominations (including self-nominations) for the annual elections. In order to be eligible for election, candidates must be members of Digital Medievalist (membership is conferred simply by subscription to the organisation’s mailing list, dm-l) and have made some demonstrable contribution either to the DM project (e.g. to the mailing list, or the wiki, etc.), or generally to the field of digital medieval studies.

If you are interested in running for these positions or are able to recommend a suitable candidate, please contact the returning officers, Alberto Campagnolo (alberto.campagnolo [at] and Georg Vogeler (georg.vogeler [at], who will treat your nomination or enquiries in confidence. The nomination period will close at 23:59 UTC on Sunday 7th June. Elections will be held by electronic ballot from Monday 15th June 2015, closing at 23:59 UTC on Saturday 30th June 2015.

Best wishes,

Alberto Campagnolo and Georg Vogeler

DigiPal Launch Party

Date: Tuesday 7th October 2014
Time: 5.45pm until the wine runs out
Venue: Council Room, King’s College London, Strand WC2R 2LS
Co-sponsor: Centre for Late Antique & Medieval studies, KCL
Register your place at 

After four years, the DigiPal project is finally coming to an end. To celebrate this, we are having a launch party at King’s College London on Tuesday, 7 October. The programme is as follows:

  • Welcome: Stewart Brookes and Peter Stokes
  • Giancarlo Buomprisco: “Shedding Some Light(box) on Medieval Manuscripts”
  • Elaine Treharne (via Skype)
  • Donald Scragg: “Beyond DigiPal”
  • Q & A with the DigiPal team

If you’re in the area then do register and come along for the talks and a free drink (or two) in celebration. Registration is free but is required to manage numbers and ensure that we have enough drink and nibbles to go around.

If you’re not familiar with DigiPal already, we have been been developing new methods for the analysis of medieval handwriting. There’s much more detail about the project on our website, including one post of the DigiPal project blog which summarises the website and its functionality. Quoting from that, you can:

 Do have a look at the site and let us know what you think. And – just as importantly – do come and have a drink on us if you are in London on Tuesday!

The DigiPal Team

Third Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Call for Papers – Third Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

June 15–17, 2015
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, Missouri

The Third Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (June 15-17, 2015) is a convenient summer venue in North America for scholars to present papers, organize sessions, participate in roundtables, and engage in interdisciplinary discussion. The goal of the Symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation into all topics and in all disciplines of medieval and early modern studies.

The Symposium is held annually on the beautiful midtown campus of Saint Louis University. On campus housing options include affordable, air-conditioned apartments as well as a luxurious boutique hotel. Inexpensive meal plans are also available, although there is a wealth of restaurants, bars, and cultural venues within easy walking distance of campus.

The plenary speakers for this year will be Kenneth Pennington, of Catholic University of America, and Ingrid Rowland, of the University of Notre Dame.

While attending the Symposium participants are free to use the Vatican Film Library, the Rare Book and Manuscripts Collection, and the general collection at Saint Louis University’s Pius XII Memorial Library.

The Third Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites proposals for papers, complete sessions, and roundtables. Any topics regarding the scholarly investigation of the medieval and early modern world are welcome. Papers are normally twenty minutes each and sessions are scheduled for ninety minutes. Scholarly organizations are especially encouraged to sponsor proposals for complete sessions.

The deadline for all submissions is December 31. Decisions will be made in January and the final program will be published in February.

For more information or to submit your proposal online go to:

The John Doran Prize – $500

Dr. John Doran (1966-2012) was senior lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Chester, UK, and an expert in the history of the papacy and the city of Rome. In honor of his commitment to scholarly excellence, the annual John Doran Prize recognizes outstanding work by a graduate student in the fields of Medieval and Early Modern History or Art History each year. The author of the winning paper will receive $500 and the option to have their paper published in the journal Allegorica. The prize is endowed by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University. Submissions are due by April 31, the winner will be announced at the Symposium.

Director of the Index of Christian Art, Princeton University

Princeton University invites applications for the position of Director of the Index of Christian Art. The Director oversees all academic and administrative aspects of the Index and works collaboratively with a staff of scholars and professionals (currently, eight). He or she must take an active role in the development and implementation of an improved online database as well as increasing the number of its subscribers, while presiding over the ongoing process of digitizing the original Index files and supplementing them with new research. Responsibilities include the development and supervision of a variety of scholarly projects long associated with the Index, notably publications, conferences, and symposia (as well as the fundraising that such projects require); collaboration with both the Department of Art and Archaeology and the Program in Medieval Studies in such endeavors is assumed.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Medieval Art History or an advanced degree in a related field and have a record of relevant publications and professional experience. They must demonstrate experience with database management and the administration of the budget and finances for an academic unit, scholarly organization, or other non-profit organization. They must also be capable of building and maintaining effective relationships with academic programs and administrative offices at Princeton and other institutions.

Information about the Index of Christian Art may be found at:

Applications must be submitted online at:, and must include a letter of application, CV, contact information for three referees, and a writing sample (of no more than 25 pages). For fullest consideration apply by October 15, 2014. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Fons Luminis Call for Papers: “Using and Creating Digital Medievalia”

Fons Luminis, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal edited and produced annually by graduate students at the Centre for Medieval Studies in the University of Toronto provides a forum in which to address, challenge, and explore the content and methodologies of our various home disciplines. We invite current graduate students to submit papers relating in some way to the 2015 journal theme, “Using and Creating Digital Medievalia.”

Since the mid-twentieth century, computing has been and continues to be a major factor in the medievalist’s research. From Father Busa’s creation of the Index Thomasticus in the 1940’s to current library and archival digitization projects, computational methods are essential aspects of the medievalist’s occupation. Papers are encouraged to address: medievalist use of digitally stored information; social scientists and librarians as creators and/or curators of knowledge about the Middle Ages; future directions of digital humanities; the importance of digital humanities to work in paleography, codicology, diplomatics, and text editing.

Articles may also focus on topics including (but not limited to) mapping and space, the impact of digitization on concepts of the archive, and digital tools in teaching.

Contributions may take the form of a scholarly essay or focus on the study of a particular manuscript. Articles must be written in English, follow the 16th edition (2010) of The Chicago Manual of Style, and be at least 4,000 words in length, including footnotes. Quotations in the main text in languages other than English should appear along with their English translation.

As usual, we continue to accept other submissions on any aspect of medieval studies and welcome longer review articles (approximately 1,500 words) on recent or seminal works in medieval studies. Submissions must be received by July 1, 2014 in order to be considered for publication. Inquiries and submissions (as a Word document attachment) should be sent to