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Julia King

PhD Candidate, English
  • E-mailjulia.king@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Sydnesplassen 7
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

My research sits at the intersection of traditional manuscript studies and new digital humanities techniques. I am currently working on a project entitled "Mapping Book and Manuscript Exchange Around Syon Abbey, 1415-1539" which uses digital network mapping techniques to investigate the movement of books in 15th century England.

In addition to this project, I am interested in:

  • Palaeography and codicology
  • Digital fragmentology
  • Rare book librarianship, pedagogy, and practice
  • Book History, broadly defined
  • Letterpress printing
  • 15th century English political history
  • IIIF and other digital manuscript study tools

I teach sections of ENG125: Introduction to British Literature and Culture.


Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2021). Inscriptions and Ways of Owning Books among the Sisters of Syon Abbey. Review of English Studies. 836-859.
  • Show author(s) (2020). One Loveheart at a Time: The Language of Emoji and the Building of Affective Community in the Digital Medieval Studies Environment. Digital Humanities Quarterly.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Syon's Abbesses, Women's Leadership, and Book Networks in Fifteenth-Century England.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). Looking at Network Analysis.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Network Analysis and Birgittine Circles in Digital Birgitta.
  • Show author(s) (2021). 'The fourtenth lefe of thys register': Channelling Devotional Power at Syon Abbey.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Using Network Analysis to Map the Life of Syon Abbey's Libraries.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Developing Network Visualizations of Syon Abbey's Books, 1415-1539.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Beyond the Scriptorium: Monastic Book Production at Syon Abbey and the Printing Press.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Beyond Margaret Beaufort: Lay Women, Book Production, and Syon Abbey.
Short communication
  • Show author(s) (2020). Digital Birgitta: Birgitta of Sweden and her Revelations in England, Re-assessed. Newsletter of the Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections.
Book review
  • Show author(s) (2021). Review of Cynthia Johnston, The Concept of the Book: the Production, Progression, and Dissemination of Information. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 252-254.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Review of Robert Thake, A Publishing History of a Prohibited Best-seller: The Abbé de Vertot and his Histoire de Malte. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 94-96.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) (2021). En møte med Charles Dickens. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
Programme participation
  • Show author(s) (2021). Julia Kings reisende middelalderdokument, 'Specialutfordringen'.
Internet exhibition
  • Show author(s) (2021). Studying English Literature and handling original Dickens manuscripts.
Website (informational material)
  • Show author(s) (2021). Hvordan så ulike religiøse bøker i middelalderen?, Religionsoraklene .

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