Our Team

 

Alex

 

Alexandra Gillespie

Professor of English and Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto and principal investigator for The Book and the Silk Roads. She is the director of the Old Books New Science Lab (OBNS). 

 

 

 

Sian

 

Sian Meikle 

Associate Chief Librarian for Digital Strategies and Technology and a co-PI for The Book and the Silk Roads project. Sian oversees planning and implementation of library technology and digital services at the University of Toronto Libraries.

 

 

Akbari

 

Suzanne Conklin Akbari 

Co-PI for The Book and the Silk Roads project and Professor of Medieval Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, NJ, after twenty-four years at the University of Toronto. She can be found on  both https://suzanneakbari.com and https://www.megaphonic.fm/spouter.

 

 

Jess

 

Jessica Lockhart 

Research Associate/Project Manager of The Book and the Silk Roads and a sessional instructor in medieval literatures at the University of Toronto. Find her at Academia.edu or on Twitter @lockhartjj.

 

 

 

Rachel

 

Rachel Di Cresce 

Digital Project Librarian at the University of Toronto Information Technology Services (ITS) department and the project librarian for The Book and the Silk Roads. Previously, the project librarian for the Mellon-funded Digital Tools for Manuscript Study Project.

 

 

Merium

 

Merium Khan 

OBNS Lab Manager, and administrative assistant for both The Book and the Silk Roads and the University of Toronto Mississauga.

 

 

 

Shibo

 

Shibo Liu 

Software Engineer at the University of Toronto currently developing material for The Book and the Silk Roads

 

 

 

Imran

 

Imran Asghar 

Software Engineer at the University of Toronto currently developing material for The Book and the Silk Roads

 

 

 

 

James

 

James Malinowski 

Research Administrator for OBNS responsible for budgeting and finances as well as human resources for The Book and the Silk Roads

 

 

 

 

Sargan

 

J. D. Sargan 

Leverhulme postdoctoral fellow in the Old Books, New Science Lab. He can be found tweeting on behalf of the lab @oldbooksnewsci.