Naomi is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, who works on Art History and Theology. Her current research is based on the Macklin Bible, an ambitious illustrated edition of the Bible, published in 1800.
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Kate Gibson, Research Fellow
Kate is an Early Career Research Fellow, who works on eighteenth-century social history. She is currently researching the experience of grief in the family, particularly as a way to access illegitimate, step-, and master-servant relationships. Kate’s fellowship runs from 9 April – 29 June 2018.
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Florence is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, who works on 20th and 21st Century British and Irish poetry. Florence is particularly interested in translation and classical reception studies, and comparative literature.
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Katharina is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, who works on the development, transmission and translation of traditions found in Jewish, Christian and Muslim texts from Antiquity to the Middle Ages.
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Dr Simon Macdonald is a Newberry Fellow and works at the Université Paris VIII. He is an historian of European and global exchange from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. His current research focuses on concepts, networks and practices of cosmopolitanism in Enlightenment France. Email Simon Macdonald.
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Alice is a Research Associate, who works on British public history. Alice’s current research examines the papers of the Medical Manuscripts Collection in the John Rylands Library, with the aim of illuminating the complex networks of industrial Manchester between 1750 and 1850.
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Nil is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, who works on the book history and printing culture of the Early Modern period. Her current project examines the learning of Turkish during the 16th and 17th Centuries.
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Brad Sabin Hill
Brad Sabin Hill held the Fellowship in Wissenschaft des Judentums in 2017, and has returned this year as the Simon Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester. Aside from lecturing on Hebrew Bibliography, he will be working on unexplored components of the Gaster Collection, a major portion of which is held in the JRL. His comprehensive survey of the Marmorstein Collection, also in the JRL, will be published as a book by the Journal of Semitic Studies in 2019.
Stefania is a Research Associate, who works on Jewish history. Stefania is currently working on a catalogue of codices, scrolls and other texts in Hebrew Script in the John Rylands Library.
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Michael is an early career researcher who works on the history of emotions and religious culture in the early modern period. His current project looks at the role that emotions played in the devotional lives of Protestants in England between 1649 and 1745. Michael's project runs from 8 May - 31 July 2018.
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Renate Smithuis, Research Fellow
Renate is a Research Fellow, who works on Medieval Jewish Studies. Renate is currently working on a catalogue of codices, scrolls and other texts in Hebrew Script in the John Rylands Library.
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Elizabeth Spencer, Research Fellow
Elizabeth is an Early Career Research Fellow who works on material culture, consumption, and gender in the long eighteenth century. Her current project examines women and accounting in the period 1680-1830 to reconstruct networks of expenditure and explore processes of textual transmission. Elizabeth’s fellowship runs from 30 April – 31 July 2018.
Elisa Tersigni, Research Fellow
Elisa is a Digital Humanities Research Fellow, who works on Early Modern literature, book history, bibliography, and digital humanities. Her current work combines bibliographic and algorithmic methodologies to investigate authorship issues and the role of women in the literary networks of the English Reformation.
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