Fellow for Data Curation at the Folger Shakespeare Library
I am the project manager for the NEH-funded Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The full corpus consists of over four hundred plays first performed in London from 1576 to 1642, which were primarily written by someone other than Shakespeare. The plays span the era from the opening of the first purpose-built theater in London, The Theatre, to the closing of the theaters in 1642 during the English Civil War. To be included in EMED, the play had to be printed before 1660, and a copy from that early printing has to still exist. Several dozen of these plays will be presented in documentary editions of their first printed witness.
In addition to my work on EMED, my personal research focuses on early modern English printer’s epistles and bibliometrics for book history and early modern studies.
Managing Editor, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America
I manage book reviews and article submissions to the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, the journal of the oldest society in North America for the study of books and papers as material objects.