Katherine Briant is a PhD student in the University of Rochester’s Department of English. She holds an MA in Medieval Studies from Fordham University, where she completed a thesis titled “Glossing the Body of the Text: Authority and the Margins of the Wife of Bath’s Prologue.” Her research interests include manuscript studies, medieval and early modern book culture, and the book as body in late medieval literature.
Katherine’s work in the Rossell Hope Robbins Library, the University of Rochester’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, and Fordham University’s Center for Medieval Studies fostered her desire to develop digital humanities projects. As a graduate assistant at Fordham, Katherine contributed to the Online Medieval Sources Bibliography and served as the web developer for the French of Italy, French of England, and the Oxford Outremer Map Project. She also transcribed and encoded 12th-century medieval Latin charters as a contributor and web developer for the Independent Crusaders Project. She catalogued manuscripts at the New York Academy of Medicine, and her manuscript descriptions will be published on Digital Scriptorium shortly. At the University of Rochester, she encoded finding aids for Rare Books’ website and assisted with two Robbins Library Digital Projects, Visualizing Chaucer and the Camelot Project. She is in the final stages of creating her own digital project, which is an interactive teaching module on Anglo-Norman verb morphology.