CSDH/SCHN 2019 Outstanding Early Career Award

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Alexandra Bolintineanu, winner of the Outstanding Early Career Award, is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in Medieval Digital Studies at the University of Toronto.  She is cross-appointed to the Centre for Medieval Studies and Woodsworth College.  She holds a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies and a B.Sc. in Computer Science (University of Toronto).  Her research interests include Old and Middle English narrative, marvels, monsters, imaginary geographies, digital mapping, and digital pedagogy.

Dr. Bolintineanu's scholarship focuses on the role of wonder in Old and Middle English. She has collaborated on a number of ground breaking projects, and has contributed to the sustainability and longevity of others including The Dictionary of Old English and the Mellon-funded Digital Tools for Manuscript Studies (which incorporates functionality from Omeka and the IIIF API). Her database design and metadata conversions underpin the Anglo-Saxon Formulary Project, John Stow’s Books, How to Track A Bear in Southwark, and Parker’s Printed Books.

Dr. Bolintineanu is Coordinator of the Digital Humanities Minor programme at the University of Toronto's Woodsworth College, one of the few Digital Humanities undergraduate minors in Canada. She coordinated the programme's curriculum design, environmental scan, and community outreach. The program combines research and critical analysis with experiential learning through engagement with rare book collections, hands-on work with text encoding, digital mapping, data visualization, augmented and virtual reality, and 3D printing.

Dr. Bolintineanu will be a keynote speaker at 2019 CSDH/SCHN conference at the University of British Columbia.