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Digital Humanities: New Approaches to Research and Teaching of the Medieval Mediterranean (5th to 15th centuries). (Digital Teaching Session)

Nerea Fernández Cadenas; Jamie Wood; Charles West; Lynn Ramey; Robert Houghton; Ainoa Castro Correa

This webinar was funded by the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, thanks to the “Simon Barton Postgraduate & ECR Conference Prize 2020” awarded to Nerea Fernández Cadenas (
It has been designed to offer a forum in which scholars can debate and share their experiences about the difficulties and advantages of researching and teaching through Digital Humanities when exploring Medieval Mediterranean History.

Moderated by Nerea Fernández Cadenas , speakers were:
Dr Jamie Wood: Associate Professor of History at the University of Lincoln. He teaches and researches the social and religious history of late antiquity and the early middle ages, especially of the Iberian Peninsula. He has been using digital tools to teach History for well over a decade. He is especially interested in digital pedagogies that encourage students to engage actively in their learning and, ultimately, to create and share the results of the independent work with others, both within and beyond the academy.

Dr Charles West: Reader in Medieval History at the University of Sheffield, UK. His research focuses on earlier medieval European history, and he's currently writing a book on the eleventh century for Oxford University Press. You can read about some of his teaching and research on his blog, Turbulent Priests ( He's been teaching with Wikipedia since 2018.

Dr Lynn Ramey: Professor of French at Vanderbilt University and Faculty Director of the Digital Humanities Center. As former computer programmer, she is working to create a video game engine that will allow users to play as medieval travellers. She is also running the digital project Cyprus: Crossroads of the Medieval Mediterranean that explores this multicultural world. She published several monograph: Christian, Saracen and Genre in Medieval French Literature Studies in Medieval History and Culture, with Routledge in 2001; and Black Legacies: Race and the European Middle Ages, with University Press of Florida in 2014

Dr Robert Houghton: Senior Lecturer in Early Medieval History at the University of Winchester. His research focuses on the political and social networks of the kingdom of Italy c.888-c.1122 with recent publications in the Journal of Medieval History and Storicamente. His work also considers the representation of the Middle Ages in Modern Games and the ways in which these games can be used for teaching and research.

Dr Ainoa Castro Correa: Lecturer in Manuscript Studies and History of the Church at the University of Salamanca, after having been Marie Curie Research Fellow at King’s College London, Virginia Brown Fellow in Latin Palaeography at the Ohio State University, and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Notre Dame and at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto). She has authored several books and articles and curates a well-known site, an online research portal on Iberian peninsular Manuscript Studies focused on Visigothic script.

This webinar was recorded on 29/09/20.

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