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Faculty & Affiliates

Stanford Faculty and Staff

Elaine Treharne



The Roberta Bowman Denning Professor

Professor, by Courtesy, of German Studies

Research Areas:

  • Early manuscript technologies
  • Medieval religious poetry and prose
  • The history of the handmade book
  • Digital Collection, Preservation and Display of Textual Objects

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

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.

Dan Kim, Associate Graduate Director, 2014-2019


Research Areas:

  • Renaissance literature
  • British literature
  • Book history
  • Globalization
  • New media studies

Steele Alexandra Douris


Research Areas:

  • Digital humanities
  • Victorian literature
  • The Gothic novel
  • 18th and 19th century journalism
  • Serialized novels

Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-2018

Georgia Henley


Postdoctoral Scholar 

Georgia Henley is a Postdoctoral Scholar working on The Production and Use of English Manuscripts, 1060-1220 Version 2.0. She received her Ph.D. in Celtic Languages and Literatures with a concentration in Medieval Studies from Harvard University. Her research concerns cultural transmission and multilingualism in medieval Britain, synthesizing book-historical and digital humanities methods to uncover the literary networks that connected England and its early colonies. Her first book, Literatures of Memory and Conflict: Reimagining the Past on the Anglo-Welsh frontier,explores networks of power, identity and historical memory in the borderlands between England and Wales. She has also published on Geoffrey of Monmouth and Gerald of Wales in The Journal of Medieval Latinand in a co-edited volume, Gerald of Wales: New Perspectives on a Medieval Writer and Critic, now out from University of Wales Press.


Mateusz Fafinski

Research Areas:

  • Anglo-Saxon Charters
  • Urban History
  • Roman and Anglo-Saxon Archaeology
  • Digital humanities
  • History of the book

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

Eric Weiskott

Research Areas:

  • Old English and Middle English poetry
  • Prosody and poetics
  • Digital humanities
  • History of the book
  • History of the English language

Claude Willan


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

Greg Walker

Regius professor of rhetoric and english literature, UNIVERSITY OF Edinburgh

Research Areas:

  • Late medieval drama and poetry
  • The literary culture of the reign of Henry VIII
  • The history of the stage 
  • The cultural consequences of the Henrician Reformation

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

Elizabeth Scala

Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin