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.

Content Managers

Skyler Anderson is a PhD candidate at Princeton University. He works primarily on the history of the Islamic World, but he is also interested in expanding the use of technology and popular media for teaching the Middle Ages. He has previously taught at Rutgers University.

Skyler is the in-house videographer responsible for facilitating video materials hosted on the Middle Ages for Educators website. If you would like technical assistance producing video materials for the MAFE website, feel free to get in touch with him at his email.

Walter Beers is a PhD candidate at Princeton University. His dissertation focuses on Syriac literature and the socio-economic history of religious conflict in the sixth-century eastern Mediterranean. He has previously worked on the Princeton CCHRI’s PLAGUE database project and is a contributor to the Oxford Cult of Saints Project.

Walter manages social media and new content contributions for MAFE. If you are interested in contributing to the website, or would like to alert us to relevant material, please feel free to get in touch.

Abigail Sargent is a PhD candidate at Princeton University, working on administration and organization in the rural world of northwestern Europe in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. She has previously contributed to the Oxford Outremer Map project, and has published a bibliographic essay in Environment and Society in the Long Late Antiquity.

Abigail keeps the Events page up to date, so if you have a medieval event you would like to publicize on our site, please let her know.


The project directors wish to thank The Haskins Society and The Program in Medieval Studies at Princeton University for their moral and financial support for this initiative.

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