Lab Members

Alexandra Bolintineanu is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in Medieval Digital Studies, at the University of Toronto.  She is cross-appointed to the Centre for Medieval Studies and Woodsworth College.  Her current project, Technologies of Unknowing, is a study of medieval wonders in digital environments.  She holds a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies and a B.Sc. in Computer Science (University of Toronto).  Her research interests include digital humanities, Old and Middle English narrative, marvels, monsters, and imaginary geographies.

Lawrence Evalyn is a PhD student in English at the University of Toronto. He completed his Master of Arts in English at the University of Victoria. He is interested in the modelling of literary texts and the relationship between canonical and non-canonical works in the eighteenth century. Previous projects have involved corpus linguistics, social network mapping, and statistical analysis of bibliographical records. Connect with Lawrence on Twitter.

Cai Henderson is a PhD student at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies and holds an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of York. In addition to work for OBNS, Cai is part of the Henry Daniel Project, and does palaeography and translation for Records of Early English Drama. Cai currently works on cognition and theories of the mind in late medieval English literature and text technology and tweets from @cemhend.

Julia King is the Research Administrator for OBNS and is responsible for project management and general OBNS team nagging. She received her Masters of Information from the University of Toronto in 2016 and her MA in Medieval Studies from University College London in 2012. She also works as the Assistant Librarian at the Robertson Davies Library at Massey College, and as the Program Co-ordinator for Book History and Print Culture. Her research interests include rare book librarianship, propaganda in the Wars of the Roses, and genealogical manuscripts. You can find her on Twitter @julialilinoe.

Jessica Lockhart is a Research Assistant for OBNS. Jessica is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies PhD program; her project investigates the place of everyday wonder in riddles and dream visions across high and late medieval Britain.  At OBNS Jessica is responsible for editing and use cases in manuscript pedagogy and the VisColl Canterbury Tales digital collation project. Find her on Twitter @lockhartjj.

Laura Mitchell is the Project Manager for the Digital Tools for Manuscript Study project and is responsible for coordinating the CMS side of the project. She has a PhD from the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto. She occasionally contributes to and manages the social media for The Recipes Project, an international group of scholars interested in the history of recipes. She tweets for the lab @oldbooksnewsci and for the Digital Tools project @digitaltoolsmss.

Elizabeth Parke was the 2016-2017 CLIR/JHI postdoctoral fellow in Digital Humanities at the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from the University of Toronto. Her DH projects include an Augmented Reality mobile application for restaging early Chinese performance works from the 1990s using GIS locational data, archival photographs, and online exhibition software.

Adriano Pasquali has recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Arts in English in collaboration with Book History & Print Culture. His research interests include British medieval literature and its encounter with the Italian trecento, the transformation of the book in the digital age, encyclopedic world-building as a means of narrative production within video games, and the collaborative reading processes employed by online fan cultures. Connect with Adriano on Linkedin.