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Stanford Faculty and Staff

Elaine Treharne



The Roberta Bowman Denning Professor

Professor, by Courtesy, of German Studies

Research Areas:

  • Early British manuscripts
  • Religious poetry and prose
  • Medieval materiality and culture


  • BA, English, First Class Honors, University of Manchester, 1986
  • MA, Archive Administration, University of Liverpool, 1987
  • PhD, Medieval Literature, University of Manchester, 1992 

Ron Egan


Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Research Areas:

  • Chinese Poetry
  • Song dynasty Poetry and literati Culture
  • The social and historical context of Song dynasty aesthetics


  • BA, Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, University of Washington, 1970
  • AM, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, 1974
  • PhD, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, 1976

Benjamin Albritton


Digital Manuscripts Program Manager, Stanford University Libraries

Benjamin Albritton is the Digital Manuscripts Program Manager at Stanford University Libraries. He oversees a number of digital manuscript projects, including Parker Library on the Web, Stanford University's digitized medieval manuscripts, and a number of projects devoted to interoperability and improving access to manuscript images for pedagogical and research purposes. His research interests include the intersection of words and music in the fourteenth century, primarily in the monophonic works of Guillaume de Machaut; the uses of digital medieval resources in scholarly communication; and transmission models in the later Middle Ages.


Matthew Loar

Research Areas:

  • Late Republican prose and Augustan poetry
  • Augustan culture
  • Word-image studies
  • Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Graffiti
  • Digital humanities

Lindy Brady

Research Areas:

  • Old English
  • Medieval Irish and Welsh
  • Old Norse
  • Anglo-Latin languages and literatures


Orietta Da Rold


Lecturer of English, University of Cambridge

Research Areas:

  • Medieval literature and texts
  • Circulation and transmission of texts
  • Codicology and palaeography of manuscripts

Andrew Prescott

Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Glasgow


  • Curator of manuscripts at the British Library
  • A chief curatorial contact and an editor of the volume recording the work for the British Library’s Initiatives for Access program
  • The lead British Library contact for the award-winning Electronic Beowulf project
  • A member of the team which helped create the British Library’s first web site

Siân Echard


Professor of English, University of British Columbia

Research Areas:

  • Anglo-Latin literature
  • Arthurian literature
  • John Gower
  • Manuscript studies and book history


  • BA, Queen's University at Kingston, 1984
  • MA & PhD, Centre for Medieval Studies at University of Toronto, 1990