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Laine E. Doggett is Professor of French at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. Her most recent book, co-edited with Daniel E. O’Sullivan, is Founding Feminisms in Medieval Studies: Essays in Honor of E. Jane Burns (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2016). She works on twelfth- and thirteenth-century courtly and non-courtly texts in Old French and will pursue further study of the Poire MS.

Michael Edson is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wyoming and Associate Editor of Eighteenth-Century Life. His articles have appeared in The Eighteenth Century, European Romantic Review, and Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies. His edited collection, Annotation in Eighteenth-Century Poetry, has was recently published by Lehigh University Press.

Michael Gavin is Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of South Carolina, where he teaches digital humanities, fiction, and British literature. He is author of The Invention of English Criticism, 1650–1760 (Cambridge University Press, 2015). His current research project, Language of Place: A Digital History, uses computational methods to study the history and structure of geographical writing.

Aino Liira is a doctoral candidate at the Department of English, University of Turku. Liira is currently finalizing her dissertation on paratextual communication in the Middle English manuscripts and early printed editions of Ranulph Higden’s Polychronicon. She specializes in the material and visual aspects of late medieval books across the medial shift.

Kenneth Price, Hillegass University Professor, co-directs the Center for Digital Research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Since 1995, Price has co-directed The Walt Whitman Archive. He is the author of To Walt Whitman, America (North Carolina, 2004) and co-author with Ed Folsom [End Page 246] of Re-Scripting Walt Whitman (Blackwell, 2005). A recipient of a Digital Innovation Award from ACLS, he published Literary Studies in the Digital Age: An Evolving Anthology, ed. with Ray Siemens et al. (MLA, 2013). His next book, Whitman in Washington: Becoming the National Poet in the Federal City, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Price served as the President of the Society for Textual Scholarship (2017–2018).

Sirkku Ruokkeinen is a doctoral candidate at the Department of English, University of Turku. Ruokkeinen studies the linguistics of evaluation, paratextuality, and book history. She is currently working on a dissertation on the evaluation of the book in sixteenth-century England.

Nicolò Sassi is a PhD student in the Religious Studies department at Indiana University – Bloomington, working with Jeremy Schott. His research focuses on the migration of myths, symbols, and religious ideas in the late ancient and medieval literatures of the Christian East, and on the phenomena of syncretism, métissage, and cross-cultural contamination that these migrations entail. After studying in Rome, specializing in Oriental Patristics, textual criticism, and Byzantine studies under the supervision of Silvia Ronchey and Pia Carolla, he completed his paleographical training on the manuscripts of the monastery of St. John the Theologian in Patmos, Greece. His research on Pseudo-Dionysius and the religious history of sixth century Syria is published (or forthcoming) in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, Orientalia Christiana Analecta, and Lexicon Philosophicum.

Grant Leyton Simpson is the information technology specialist in digital humanities for the Electronic Corpus of Anonymous Homilies in Old English (ECHOE) project at the University of Göttingen. He received his Ph.D. in English and Information Science from Indiana University. His dissertation, Computing the English Middle Ages: A Sociotechnical Study of Medievalists’ Engagement with Digital Humanities studied Old and Middle English DH projects from the 1960s to the present and the objects they produce.

Sigmund A. Wagner-Tsukamoto is Associate Professor at the School of Business of the University of Leicester, UK. His interdisciplinary research draws on institutional and constitutional economics for discussing questions of organization, management, philosophy, ethics, religion, and the history of political and organizational economic thought. He is author of [End Page 247] The Economics of Paradise: On the Onset of Modernity in Antiquity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Is God and Economist: An Institutional Economic Reconstruction of...


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