Sancta Birgitta av Sverige i middelalderens England

Forskere på prosjektet

Our core team of three researchers is based at the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen.

Image of the members of the Birgitta in England team
The Birgitta in England team (Julia King, Laura Saetveit Miles, Katherine Zieman)
Julia King, UiB


LAURA SAETVEIT MILES (PI) is associate professor of English literature. Her research role in the project is to consider the impact of Birgitta on England in its entirety, synthesizing the textual and cultural data the project gathers, with network graphs and the new print and digital editions. Her first monograph, The Virgin Mary’s Book at the Annunciation: Reading, Interpretation, and Devotion in Medieval England is forthcoming from D.S. Brewer (May 2020), and she has published on Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe, devotional compilations, queer approaches to medieval literature, and the Carthusians and Birgittines in England, among other topics. 

KATHERINE ZIEMAN (post-doc) researches late medieval literature, with an emphasis  on devotional culture, literary voice, and liturgy. For the ‘Birgitta in England’ project, she is creating a critical edition of Birgitta’s Revelations in British Library MS Cotton Julius F.ii as well as digital editions of the many excerpts and compilations of the Revelations that appear in English manuscripts. She is author of Singing the New Song: Liturgy and Literacy in Late Medieval England (UPenn 2008) and numerous articles on women’s liturgy, Richard Rolle, Chaucer, Langland, and premodern attention.

JULIA KING (PhD) is completing a dissertation on Syon Abbey and manuscript circulation in the late-medieval period. As part of the ‘Birgitta in England’ project, she works on data curation and network analysis for Digital Birgitta as well as the project website and social media management. In addition to her scholarly work, she has worked as a special collections librarian and digital project manager on Digital Tools for Manuscript Study (University of Toronto, 2018). She is interested in digital manuscript studies, special collections criticism and praxis, and fifteenth-century political history.

Two developers at the University Library, Ahl Vegard Nilsen and Hemed Ruwehy, are helping to create our digital resources.