Students

Dominic Frank Brown (Wesleyan, History and Gov, Class of 2018) is working as a research assistant with Gary Shaw on his “Travelling to the Future” project.

Connor Cobb (Wesleyan, History, Class of 2018) has spent 2016-2017 working with Prof. Torgerson and Nadja Shannon-Dabek on the Reimagining Constantinople project. As a Spring 2017 Teaching Assistant he is helping to supervize the integration of this database into the project-based course, Constantinople: from Rome to Istanbul.

Logan Davis (Marlboro, Computer Science, Class of 2017) is working with professor Franklin-Lyons on the Datini Letters project. Logan began work in the Digital History Seminar at Marlboro College (spring 2017) and continues to do data management, analysis, and preparation for both visualization and audification, working particularly with Python, QGIS, and Gephi. In fall, 2017, Logan will join the software and data analysis company, “Black Duck Software,” in Boston, MA.

Caroline Diemer (Wesleyan, College of Letters, Class of 2018) is working with Prof. Torgerson on the Geography and Narrative in the Chronicle of Theophanes project. Caroline has been working to explore the analytical possibilities of the new linked data annotation tool, Recogito. She will continue this work as a Research Assistant in Summer 2017.

Emma Holtsinger (Marlboro College, Classics, Class of 2018) is working with professor Franklin-Lyons on both the Aragonese Royal Itineraries project as well as the Datini Letters project through the Marlboro Digital History Seminar in the spring of 2017. She participated in data compilation and research to get the Itineraries project off the ground.

Elizaveta Kravchenko (Wesleyan, Class of 2019) was a Quantitative Analysis Summer Apprentice (2016) working with Gary Shaw on the Database of Medieval Mobility. In 2016-2017 she has been working on communication networks as represented by letter collections.

Nathan Krieger (Wesleyan, College of Letters, Class of 2020) is working with Prof. Torgerson on the Geography and Narrative in the Chronicle of Theophanes project. Nathan has been working to explore the analytical possibilities of the new linked data annotation tool, Recogito. He will continue this work as a Research Assistant in Summer 2017.

Stephanie Ling (Wesleyan, Mathematics and minor in Data Analysis, Class of 2016) has been working with David Gary Shaw using Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to develop methods and techniques to visualize and analyze the movement of bishops throughout Medieval England. In addition to her work in the Traveler’s Lab, Stephanie works as both a GIS and course assistant for Wesleyan’s Quantitative Analysis Center. Following her graduation in May 2016, Stephanie plans to do some of her own traveling in Europe before moving to Washington D.C. in the fall to join Booz Allen Hamilton.

Brendan McGlone (Wesleyan, College of Letters, Classics, Medieval Studies, Class of 2018) is working with Professor Shaw on the Episcopal Travel in England project.

Melissa Mischell (Wesleyan, Mathematics and minor in Data Analysis, Class of 2017) has been working with Professor Shaw using Geographic Information System (GIS) in the Friars Settlement Project and to visualize and analyze the movement of Parliament members

Natasha Nurjadin (Wesleyan, History and Earth & Environmental Science, Class of 2018) is working with Professor Gary Shaw in mapping the movements of aristocratic nobility. This includes the movements of John of Gaunt, the king’s uncle in the fourteenth century and notable aristorcratic women.

Maia Reumann-Moore (Wesleyan, History, Class of 2018) is working with Professor Gary Shaw on the Friars Settlement project. As a 2016 Quantitative Analysis Summer Apprentice she is attempted to reexamine existing narratives about friars and friaries in medieval England through GIS mapping and spatial analysis. In 2016, she has worked on this project by developing our database of monastic sites for integration into our GIS data.

Avellana Ross (Marlboro College, Class of 2019) worked on both the Aragonese Royal Itineraries project as well as the Datini Letters project through the Marlboro Digital History Seminar in the spring of 2017. She checked Datini data and helped prepare the work for mapping as well as research for the itineraries project.

Nadja Shannon-Dabek (Wesleyan, Religion and English, Class of 2017) has worked with Prof. Torgerson and Connor Cobb on the Reimagining Constantinople project through the GIS Apprenticeship program. In Spring 2017 she is a course assistant, helping to oversee the integration of this database into the project-based course, Constantinople: from Rome to Istanbul.

Ethan Yaro (Wesleyan, College of Letters and German Studies, Class of 2017) worked with Prof. Torgerson as a Summer 2016 Research Assistant on the Geography and Narrative in the Chronicle of Theophanes project. He developed a method for encoding the chronicle’s geographic referents with the textual analysis tool MaxQDA. He will continue this encoding, and begin developing analytical models, with a Summer 2017 Quantitative Analysis Apprenticeship.