Medieval Media Cultures

This new series in media literacy will offer analyses of how individuals interacted with written, visual, dramatic, and material media in medieval and early modern cultures, as well as how modern scholars interact with the remnants of medieval and early modern cultures via written, material, and now digital and electronic media.

Geographical Scope

Medieval Europe; contemporary global digital studies

Chronological Scope

Most entries will concern medieval and early-modern literatures, cultures, and media, as well as contemporary technological approaches to researching these cultures.


Digital Humanities (DH), literacy, mapping, GIS, (digital) archiving, preservation, human-computer interactions, text-encoding / TEI, electronic texts, digital tools, meta-data, game studies, media studies

Proposals Welcome

The series welcomes proposals for monographs and essay collections in the fields of digital humanities, mapping, digital text analysis, games and gaming studies, literacy studies, and text production and interaction. We are especially interested in projects that demonstrate how digital methods and tools for research, preservation, and presentation influence the ways in which we interact with and understand these texts and media.

Editorial Contact

Titles in Production or Contracted

Matthew Davis (North Carolina), Tamsyn Rose-Steel (Johns Hopkins, MD), and Ece Turnator (Austin, TX), Crossing the Virtual Divide: Digital Tools and Digital Divides in the Practice of Medieval Studies

Erik Kwakkel (Universiteit Leiden), Books Before Print: Exploring Medieval Manuscript Culture

Christian Kiening (Universität Zürich), Medieval Mediality: Abundance and Lack


Series Editors

Toby Burrows

Dr Toby Burrows is the Manager of the eResearch Support Unit in Information Services, and an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Humanities. His main research interests are digital humanities and medieval manuscript studies. He has been an invited participant in workshops funded by the European Science Foundation and COST, and has held visiting fellowships at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Churchill College Cambridge and University College London. He has been a Chief Investigator on a range of Australian Research Council projects under its Discovery, Linkage, Linkage Infrastructure and Research Networks schemes.

Between May 2014 and May 2016, he was a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London.

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Richard Utz

Richard Utz is Chair and Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining GT, he gathered experience as a educator and administrator at the Pädagogische Hochschule Dresden, the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Tübingen, and Western Michigan University.

Utz has taught a wide range of topics, from Geoffrey Chaucer’s medieval poetry through Bruce Chatwin’s postmodern prose, and his scholarship centers on medieval studies, medievalism, the interconnections between humanistic inquiry and science/technology, reception study, and the formation of cultural memories and identities. He is the author and (co)editor of 21 book-length publications as well as member of the editorial advisory board of journals and book series based in Australia, Great Britain, Denmark, Germany, and the United States. He has published more than 130 essays and reviews and presented invited plenaries at Canterbury Christ Church College (England), Ewha Womans University (South Korea), Towson University (USA), the University of Bamberg (Germany), Western Michigan University (USA), the University of Hamburg (Germany), and the University of Groningen (Netherlands).

Utz has been the recipient, at the University of Regensburg, of the Dr. Katharina Seiler Award for Outstanding Work in the Field of English Studies and, at the University of Northern Iowa, of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Teaching Award; the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Faculty Excellence Award; the Donald N. McKay Research Award; the Dr. Philip Hubbard Award for Outstanding Educator, the University Distinguished Scholar Award, and the Iowa State Board of Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. He currently serves as President of the International Society for the Study of Medievalism and editor of its review journal, Medievally Speaking, and its Proceedings, The Year’s Work in Medievalism.

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