Dr. Brent Nelson is a Professor of English at the University of Saskatchewan. Most of his research is at the intersection of the digital humanities and early modern literature and culture. He is Director of the John Donne Society’s Digital Prose Project and principal investigator on a project on early modern cabinets of curiosities.
Dr. Jeanne Shami is a Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Regina. She has had an interest in John Donne, in particular, and early modern sermons more generally for over 40 years. This work with GEMMS brings together her love of archival research and sermon scholarship. Her article on "The Sermon" appeared in The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern English Literature and Religion (OUP, 2017), and she was General Editor of Commentary for the Verse Letters volume of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne (Indiana UP, 2019). She also is a Contributing Editor to the OUP edition of the prose letters of John Donne.
Dr. Matt Milner is an Adjunct Professor of History at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. He is a specialist of late medieval and early modern English religious life, and its intersections with medicine and philosophy through contemporary cultures of the senses and theories of perception. He examined these intersections in The Senses and the English Reformation (Routledge, 2011). Milner also is a digital historian and the PI of the SSHRC-funded ‘Nanohistory: an experimental digital history methodology’, which is testing his prototype digital history platform, www.nanohistory.org. Nanohistory.org permits scholars to document complex historical events or phenomena as networks of interweaving and overlapping discourse surrounding what historical actors did in the past. He is working with GEMMS on modelling sermons as historical events, and to assist in understanding how accounts of sermons, sermon manuscripts, and published sermons interrelate as performances, discourse, and happenings.
Past Collaborator & Database Designer
Dr. Jon Bath is an Associate Professor of Art and Art History, and a co-Director of the Digital Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. He teaches electronic art, digital humanities, and the book arts. He is the Principal Investigator for the SSHRC-funded Post-Digital Book Arts project and was the co-lead of the Modeling and Prototyping Team of Implementing New Knowledge Environments (inke.ca). He has co-authored chapters for the Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book (2015), Doing Digital Humanities (Routledge, 2016) and The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities (2018), and co-edited Feminist War Games: Mechanisms of War, Feminist Values, and Interventional Games (Routledge, 2019).
Dr. Adam Richter received his PhD in the history and philosophy of science at the University of Toronto. He is currently a sessional instructor at the University of Toronto Mississauga. His main research interest is the relationship between science and religion in early modern Europe. At the moment, he is researching the impact of anti-Catholic prejudice on early modern English science.
Dr. David Robinson recently completed his PhD in History at the University of Toronto. His dissertation examines how religious disputations dramatized religious controversy for lay audiences in early seventeenth-century France, England, and the Netherlands. He has recently published a chapter on this subject, “Religious Disputations as Theatre: Staging Religious Difference in France after the Wars of Religion” in Reframing Reformation: Understanding Religious Difference in Early Modern Europe (Toronto: CRRS, 2019). More broadly, David is interested in the history of religious co-existence, the history of communication, and the early modern Atlantic World.
Past Research Assistants
Benjamin Durham, University of Toronto, Iter fellow 2015-16.
Robert Imes, University of Saskatchewan, Research Assistant 2015-19.
Brandon Taylor, University of Toronto, Iter fellow 2018-19.
Professor Kenneth Fincham, Professor of Early Modern History, University of Kent, UK.
Dr. Arnold Hunt, Lecturer in History, University of Cambridge, UK.
Dr. Mary Morrissey, Associate Professor in English Literature, University of Reading, UK.
Dr. Richard Snoddy, Associate Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in Theology, London School of Theology, UK.
Dr. Sebastiaan Verwij, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Bristol, UK.