Julia King er ny stipendiat på engelsk litteratur/kultur
Julia King is a new PhD Candidate working with Prof. Laura Saetveit Miles on the project “The English Cult of St. Birgitta: Reception and Influence, 1380-1530.” Originally from Hilo, Hawaii, Julia holds a BA (Hons) in History from McGill University, an MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from University College London, and an MI in Library and Information Science/Book History and Print Culture from the University of Toronto. She has recently finished a term as the Assistant Librarian at Massey College, University of Toronto, and currently works with Prof. Alexandra Gillespie and the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto on the Digital Tools for Manuscript Study project (https://digitaltoolsmss.library.utoronto.ca).
Julia’s research centers on the movement of books in and around Syon Abbey, and will be conducting large-scale network analysis of book and manuscript exchange in 15th century England to determine the key actors and sites of exchange of Birgittine texts. Using the digital humanities tool Gephi, she will be creating a database of key figures in the 15th century English book and manuscript community in order to determine how late medieval people shared information.