Littera Carolina was founded by Anna Dorofeeva (Frankfurt) and Zachary Guiliano (Cambridge) in 2013. The NSCM team currently comprises Anna Dorofeeva, Drew Thomas (St Andrews), Arthur Westwell (Cambridge) and Evina Steinová (Huygens ING).
We are grateful to the University of Pennsylvania for its support, to the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS) for web hosting and particularly to Dot Porter, Curator of Digital Research Services at SIMS and an invaluable mentor of the digital development phase of A Partial Survey of Centres Writing Caroline Minuscule, c. 700–1000 (funded by APICES). We are also very grateful to the Association for Computers and the Humanities, which awarded the project an Incubator Grant in 2015 and thereby enabled the digital development to go ahead.
Project Director and General Editor
Anna Dorofeeva completed her PhD on early medieval Physiologus manuscripts at the University of Cambridge in 2015. She holds a BA in French and German from the University of Bristol and an MPhil in Medieval History from the University of Cambridge. Anna is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the project ‘Discourses of Weakness and Resource Regimes’ at Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Her principal research interests are encyclopaedic knowledge in the early middle ages, early medieval glossaries and miscellany manuscripts, Carolingian cultural history, palaeography and codicology. You can follow her on Twitter, where she tweets for NSCM.
Evina completed her PhD in 2015 at the Huygens Institute in The Hague. As part of the Marginal Scholarship project, it focused on marginal annotations in early medieval Latin manuscripts. She has an MA in Classical and Medieval Latin from the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and a research MA in Medieval Studies from Utrecht University. Her dissertation dealt with early medieval technical signs, a type of marginalia in the form of graphic symbols rather than words. She also contributes to several blogs and online magazines dedicated to history and medieval manuscripts, including Mittelalter.org, HistoryWeb.sk, Shells and Pebbles, and Dingir. Her research interests include medieval glossaries and knowledge miscellanies, Judeo-Christian relations in the Middle Ages, history of science and digital humanities.
Peer Review Editor
While remaining in Cambridge for the course of his academic career, Arthur has moved from theology to Byzantine history, before arriving at a doctorate on certain liturgical manuscripts of the Carolingian period, called ordines romani. Everything related to this rich subject is thus of interest, including but certainly not limited to: palaeography, Caroline minuscule, the intersection of text and practice, textual criticism and philology, theatricality and performance, the objects used for worship, the role of bishops in writing liturgical practice, and re-evaluating certain maligned liturgical thinkers like Amalarius of Metz.
Drew Thomas is a PhD student in the School of History at the University of St Andrews. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Philosophy from Saint Louis University and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University. His PhD is a study of the rise of the Wittenberg print industry during Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation. He is currently the Communications Manager for the Universal Short Title Catalogue, an online database of all printed works from the invention of print to 1600, and the Technical Editor and Contributing Writer for Pubs & Publications, the PhD blog for the University of Edinburgh. You can follow him on Twitter at @drewbthomas or Academia.edu.