Project Editors

Merle Eisenberg is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at the University of Maryland and received a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University. He works on the history of pandemics and disease, environmental history, and the fall of the Roman Empire. He has published articles in Past & Present and Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies among others. His work has also appeared in a science journal, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which received press coverage in CNN, Fox News, USA Today, and the NY Post. His outreach efforts include an op-ed at the Washington Post and an interview on CNN. You can follow him on Twitter @MerleEisenberg. 

Sara McDougall is associate professor of history at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York and is appointed to the graduate faculty in French, history, biography & memoir, and medieval studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. She specializes in medieval French history and has broad interests in legal history and women’s history. Recent publications include Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy, 800-1230 (Oxford University Press), the Gender & History Special Issue: Marriage’s Global Past, and several articles on adultery, illegitimacy, marriage, and family. She is currently co-editing a special issue in Law and History Review on infanticide and is researching illicit pregnancy in medieval France. She has written for the New York Times and the Washington Post, you can follow her on twitter at @saramcdougall2.

Laura Morreale is a cultural historian of the thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Italian peninsula whose interests in medieval French-language writing extend to the Latin East. She is the creator of several digital projects, including the French of Italy and French of Outremer websites and associated web-based studies, such as the Oxford Outremer Map and Exploring Place in the French of Italy. Her English-language translation of Martin da Canal’s Old French history of Venice, Les Estoires de Venise, appeared in 2009 (Padua: Unipress), and she co-edited an essay collection with Nicholas Paul, The French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean (Fordham University Press) in 2018. Laura is the project lead on the Digital Documentation Process, a standardized citation and documentation system for born-digital projects. You can follow her on Twitter @LauraMorreale.


The project directors wish to thank The Haskins Society for their moral and financial support for this initiative.

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