Selected Conference Papers

“A Newly Discovered Source of Information about a Lost Manuscript from Coventry.” Manuscripts and Early Book Destruction Symposium. Leiden, The Netherlands. 22 May, 2023.

‘‘The Manuscripts of the Bibliothèque municipale of Metz and the Battle of Metz of 1944.” Caring for Lost manuscripts. 20 April, 2023.

“From Riverside to B-Side: Editing from the Margins.” Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age. New Chaucer Society Congress, Durham University, 12-16 July 2020. (rescheduled due to COVID-19; 11 to 14 July 2022)

“The Open Medieval Editions by Students (TOMES) Project: A 21st Century Approach to Editing Medieval Texts.” Innovative Pedagogies in Medieval Studies. Leeds International Medieval Congress, 7 July, 2020 (rescheduled to July 5, 2021 due to COVID-19).

“French Literary Manuscripts in England, 1100-1500: A Quantitative Approach.” Medieval French Without Borders. Fordham University, 21-22 March 2020. Rescheduled to March 2021; online conference due to COVID-19.

“(Re)collecting the Archive: Recovering Medieval Manuscripts Destroyed During World War II.” Dark Archives, Oxford University, 8-10 Sept. 2020. Online conference due to COVID-19.

“(Re)collecting the Archive: Virtually Recovering Medieval Manuscripts Destroyed During World War II.” Digital Humanities 2020. 22-24 July 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19).

“French Literature Among English Nuns, c. 1100-1500: A Quantitative Approach.” Gendered Literature and Literacy: Papers in Memory of Catherine Innes-Parker. Canadian Society of Medievalists Congress. 1-3 June, 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19).

“Decentering the Editor Through TEI-Compliant XML and Student-Driven Pedagogy.” CSDH/SCHN Digital Humanities Conference 2020. 31 May- 3 June, 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19).

“‘Na vayne carpynge’: Virtue and Social Control in the Speculum Vitae and the Somme le Roi” Leeds International Medieval Congress, 1 July, 2019.

“The Depiction of Private Sins in the Anglo-Norman Version of Robert Grosseteste’s Perambulauit Iudas, c. 1235.” Leeds International Medieval Congress, 3 July, 2018.

“The Status of Anglo-Norman in Post-Conquest England: A Quantitative Approach.”  Swansea University Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research Symposium by the Sea, 28-39 June, 2018.

“A Digital Database of Manuscripts and Language Use in Post-Conquest England.” Digital Humanities Benelux, 7 June, 2018.

“A New Approach to Navigating Extensible Digital Text Editions: The Leiden University Old English ColloQuest.”  Presented with research assistants Jennifer Jansen and Amos van Baalen. Digital Humanities Benelux, 7 June, 2018.

“The Leiden University Old English ColloQuest: A Digital Teaching Edition with Adaptive Glosses.” Written and presented with  Thijs Porck. Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland 2017: Old English Across Borders. University College Cork, UK, 21 October, 2017.

“Social Status and the Language of Confession in England, 1215-1400.” Anglo-Norman: Language Use and Literary Style. International Medieval Congress. Leeds, UK, 3-6 July, 2017.

“Did Chaucer Use an Anglo-Norman Source for the Parson’s Tale?” Symposium on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics in the Low Countries. Leiden, The Netherlands. 16 December, 2016.

Czyq8AVWIAA2ZLY“User-Driven Digital Editions: Positing a New Tool for Teaching Middle English Texts in Survey Courses.”  Digital Humanities Colloquium. Victoria, British Columbia. 1-5 June, 2015.

“Self-Examination Manuals in the Wake of the Fourth Lateran Council.” Canadian Society of Medievalists Congress. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario. 30 May-1 June, 2015.

“Regarde de plus haut”: Exemplary Religious Figures and the Late Medieval Readers of Ancrene Wisse.” Canadian Society of Medievalists Congress. Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, 24-26 May, 2014.

“The Role of Confession in the Transmission of Ancrene Wisse.” Anchorites in their Communities. 5th International Anchoritic Society Conference. Newtown, Wales, UK, 22-24 April, 2014.

“The Abduction and Rape of Dinah in Ancrene Wisse and its Patristic Sources.” Representing Rape in Medieval Literature. Northeast Modern Language Association. Harrisburg, Philadelphia, 3-6 April, 2014.

“’La Vie de Gent de Religion’: Alterity in the Anglo-Norman Adaptation of Ancrene Wisse.” French Connections and Middle English Literature. International Medieval Congress. Leeds, UK, 7-10 July, 2013.

“‘In the End of this Pamphlet is a Certain Chronicle’:  Community Formation in Trinity College Cambridge MS R.14.7 and Le Livere de Reis de Brittanie.” Books Have Their Histories: Medieval Chronicles and Their Scribes, Manuscripts, and Early Editions, in Memory of Lister M. Matheson.  48th International Congress on Medieval Studies.  Kalamazoo, Michigan, 9-12 May, 2013.

“‘Grinding Sand to Leave the Wheat’: Domestic Imagery in the Ancrene Wisse.” Gender in Material Culture.  Gender and Medieval Studies Conference 2013. Bath Spa University, UK, 4-6 Jan., 2013.

“Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 402 and the Anchoritic Audience.” Texts and Contexts Conference. Ohio State University, 26-27 Oct., 2012.

“«Ci falt la geste»: Early Medieval Genre and the Song of Roland.” Canadian Society of Medievalists Congress. University of Waterloo, 27-29 May, 2012.

Guest Speaker/ Invited Research Talks Given

“Assessing the Scope and Impact of Medieval Manuscript Losses During World World II.” Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles. June 8th, 2021.

“Story Collection & Curation.”  Angle of Vision: Storytelling on the cosmic tide? Orkney Digital Storytelling Symposium. Jan. 28th, 2021. [Invited guest speaker]

“Saved from the Ravages of War: How Leiden’s Collections Narrowly Escaped Nazi Plunder During World War II.” Huygens Institute Manuscript Monday Talk. Dec. 2nd, 2019.

Outreach and Other Talks Given

Invited Guest Expert on ‘Streaming the Past’; provided live commentary on ‘King Arthur: A Knight’s Tale’. Nov. 4th, 2021.

“Studying Abroad in Medieval Paris” Leiden French Study Association Talk. Nov. 20th, 2019.

” ‘Franceis est entendable a lais’: A Digital Humanities Approach to French Literature in Medieval England.” Leiden Literary Studies Introduction Day, Sept. 3, 2019.

“Proto-Feminist Punk Rock? Smashing the Patriarchy in Medieval Song Lyrics.” Leiden University Faculty Symposium, March 28, 2019.

Manuscripts, Metadata, and Medieval Multilingualism.” Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities Research Talk, Sept. 26, 2018. Presented with Ben Companjen.

“Second Language Education in Medieval England.” Lecture in a Castle during a fieldtrip for the Leiden University English Department, Sept. 3, 2018.

“Chaucer and Shakespeare: The Most Iambitious Crossover in History?” English Department Chaucer Symposium, Leiden University, June 14, 2018.

“Medieval Medievalism, or Did the Middle Ages Believe in the Matter of Britain?” Graduate Student Symposium on Arthurian Literature, Leiden University, June 1, 2018.

“B-eh?-owulf: European Epic and Medievalism in Canadian Literature.” Albion behowulfAssociation Leiden, April 19, 2018.

“English Before England: The Transregional Origins of English.” Pre-Union Talk, Leiden University , June 7, 2017.

“Late Medieval Book Burning and the Persecution of Heresy.” Launch Event for the Medieval Studies and Early Modern Studies MA Option in Leiden, Leiden University, May 8, 2017.

“Netflix and Chivalry: Some Seduction Techniques from Medieval England.” Albion Association Leiden, February 15, 2017.

“Handling Sin in Medieval England.” Leyden Inklings, December 2, 2016.

Teaching Workshops and Talks Given

“The Leiden University Old English ColloQuest (LUOECQ) and The Interactive Middle English Site (TIMES): Two Interactive Tools for Teaching Old and Middle English” Leiden University Education Parade Presentation, November 22, 2019. Presented with research assistants Amos van Baalen and Jennifer Jansen.

Individual Learning Paths.” Leiden University ECOLe “Lunchbyte” Lunch-hour workshop, May 18, 2018. Presented with Dr. Thijs Porck.