Helen Davies

Consultant, The Lazarus Project | Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities in the English Department at UCCS


Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Helen Davies’ interest in digital imaging began while earning her M.A. in Medieval Studies at the University of York. This interest expanded into the wider issue of how to interact with medieval manuscripts in a digital realm while volunteering with Xavier University and subsequently completing her M.A. in Digital Humanities there. Helen began her association with the Lazarus Project by creating this website in 2013, the year before beginning her Ph.D. at the University of Mississippi.

Education: B.A. in History and Classical Civilization with minors in Medieval Studies, Latin, Anthropology from Loyola University Chicago; M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of York; M.A. in Digital Humanities from Loyola University Chicago; 2 years of a Ph.D. in English from the University of Mississippi (before transferring); Ph.D. in English from the University of Rochester (in progress).

Research Interests: Medieval Manuscripts, Digital Manuscripts, Digital Archives and Editions, Early Medieval Literature, Digital Imaging, Anglo-Saxon England, Material Culture, Old Irish, Anglo-Saxon, Middle Welsh, Latin, and Old Norse Languages and Literatures.

Projects and Involvement: As a graduate student with an interest in digital imaging and manuscripts, Helen enjoyed working on many aspects of the Lazarus Project. She maintained the Lazarus Project website, and focused on the Vercelli Mappa Mundi imaged by the Lazarus Project. She worked on cleaning up the images and implementing a digital display which she designed for the map. The Vercelli Mappa Mundi formed a cornerstone of her dissertation focusing on space and place in medieval texts.        [ more contributors -> ]

email: hrdavies5@gmail.com

Helen presenting at the University of Florida on the Vercelli Mappa Mundi
Helen presenting at the University of Florida on the Vercelli Mappa Mundi