DM Board Elections 2019-2021

Voting closes: Monday 1st July 2019, 23:59 GMT.

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2019-2021 CANDIDATES


Roman Bleier studied History and Religious studies at the University of Graz and completed a Ph.D. in Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH) at Trinity College, Dublin, with a research focus on digital documentary editing of St Patrick’s epistles. He worked on the Saint Patrick’s Confessio HyperText Stack project at the Royal Irish Academy, was CENDARI Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London and worked as researcher on various projects at Maynooth University. In spring 2016 Roman became DiXiT Marie Curie postdoc fellow at the Center for Information Modelling – Austrian Center for Digital Humanities (ZIM-ACDH) at the University of Graz. His research in Graz focused on canonical reference, sustainability and persistent identifiers in digital editions. Currently Roman works as postdoc with the KONDE (Competency Network Digital Edition) project at the ZIM-ACDH, he is member of the Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik (IDE) and technical editor of the Versioning Machine (VM).


Lisa Fagin Davis (Medieval Studies PhD, Yale University, 1993) has been Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America since 2013. Previously, she spent twenty years cataloguing pre-1600 manuscript collections across the US and has been involved in the development of metadata standards for manuscript cataloguing. She serves on the Advisory Committees for Digital Scriptorium, the Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies, and Fragmentarium, and is deeply engaged in using and promoting both Mirador and IIIF. Publications include: the Beinecke Library Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, Vol. IV; The Gottschalk Antiphonary; the Directory of Pre-1600 Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (with Melissa Conway); numerous articles in the fields of manuscript studies and codicology; La Chronique Anonyme Universelle: Reading and Writing History in fifteenth-century France (a critical edition that includes a digital resource developed in collaboration with the Digital Mappaemundi project); and the Manuscript Road Trip blog ( She regularly teaches an introduction to manuscript studies at the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science.


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 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 at the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (IRHT) in Paris, where she examined the interoperability possibilities 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 Program IS1005: Medieval Europe – Medieval Cultures and Technological Resources, and joined the working group for the design of a virtual centre for medieval studies (VCMS) (2012-2015). Currently, she is a member of the advisory board of the online charter database Diplomata Belgica: The Diplomatic Sources from the Medieval Southern Low Countries ( and of the steering committee of the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities (GhentCDH).


p style=”text-align: justify;”>Rose Faunce (Ph.D. University of Melbourne, 2017) is the Research Services Coordinator at the Australian National University. She has a background in the study of the history of the illustrated book, working for several years in the rare book and antiquarian print trade, specialising in natural history illustration. An encounter with the 14th century fragmentary Cocharelli Codex, dispersed in collections in London, Florence and Cleveland, led to a PhD under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Margaret Manion, to reconstruct transcribe and translate its text for the first time, and analyse the rich profusion of illustration gracing every page. An intrepid ‘fragmentologist’, she seeks to locate and virtually piece together the fragments of medieval manuscripts that are dispersed around the world. Working with Fragmentarium, the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, she oversees a project to improve access to manuscript fragments in Australian and New Zealand collections for pedagogical and research purposes.


Grant Simpson is the specialist in digital humanities for the Electronic Corpus of Anonymous Homilies in Old English (ECHOE) project at the University of Göttingen. A long time Digital Medievalist member, he has presented widely on digital humanities and digital medievalism. His work has appeared in Textual Cultures and jTEI. His dissertation, Computing the English Middle Ages, studied Old and Middle English DH projects from the 1960s to the present and the objects they produce.


Sean Winslow studied History at the University of California at Santa Cruz before going on to receive an MA and PhD in Medieval Studies, Book History, and Print Culture from the University of Toronto. His work focuses on the scribal cultures of the Christian world, specifically Ethiopia and the Oriental Churches. He currently works as an FWF Post-Doc at the Centre for Information Modelling — Austrian Centre for the Digital Humanities of the University of Graz, where he works on the modelling of manuscript data and metadata in the TEI. Recent work includes the conversion of Charters Encoding Initiative data to the TEI for the Illuminierte Urkunden project and as part of the modernization of the Monasterium digital charters portal. His other projects include his forthcoming book on Ethiopian scribal practices, the digital cataloguing of Ethiopian binding decoration via IIIF, and the digital component of a catalogue of Syriac manuscript treasures.