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Independent Scholar
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women's libraries, medieval, pedagogy, Burgundy, Bourbonnais, manuscripts, paper, literature, Christine de Pizan, Antoine de La Sale, Melusine, fifteenth century, Agnes of Burgundy
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About Me

I specialize in 15th-century French and Burgundian women’s libraries and the ways women in which women transmitted knowledge to each other. My current book project, Women’s Libraries in Late-Medieval Bourbonnais, Burgundy, and France: A Family Affair, aims to elucidate women’s relationships with their books, whether bought, inherited, or commissioned, and in so doing, explicate how they may have shared literary ideas and intellectual preferences, thus strengthening their relationships with ladies within and outside of their immediate family. I maintains multiple ongoing open access projects, including Middle French Transcriptions and  Mapping Women Book Owners in Francophone Europe: 1350-1550, a digital humanities project which aims to collect, organize, and present data related to medieval laywomen and their books, in collaboration with Sarah Wilma Watson (Haverford).

Recent Publications

“Books of Duchesses: Mapping Women Book Owners in Francophone Europe, 1350-1550: Initial Findings,” co-authored with Sarah Wilma Watson, Journal of the Early Book Society 23 (2020): 27-59.

“Chantilly, Musée Condé, MS 140—Agnes of Burgundy’s Religious Compendium?” Journal of the Early Book Society 22 (2019): 1-42.

“Modern Pictures of Medieval Pages: The Current State of Digital Work on Medieval and Early Modern Watermarks.” In The Routledge Research Companion to Digital Medieval Literature, ed. Jennifer E. Boyle and Helen J. Burgess, 227-34. New York: Routledge, 2017.

“La Légende dorée, BnF 244-245 (1480–1485): Un manuscrit conçu pour Catherine de Coëtivy?” In Les Femmes, la culture et les arts en Europe entre Moyen Âge et Renaissance, ed. Cynthia J. Brown and Anne-Marie Legaré, 197-220. Turnhout: Brepols, 2016.

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Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
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Book History, Gender, Material Culture, Pedagogy, Women