Our Team

 

Alex

 

Alexandra Gillespie

Professor of English and Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, Vice President and Principal of the University of Toronto Mississauga, 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

Head of Research for the Old Books New Science lab including The Book and the Silk Roads; formerly 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.