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Stephen G. Nichols

Author Bio

Stephen G. Nichols is the James M. Beall Professor of French and Humanities in the Department of German and Romance Languages at Johns Hopkins University. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). He specialises in medieval literature in its relations with history, philosophy, and history of art. One of his books, Romanesque Signs: Early Medieval Narrative and Iconography, received the Modern Language Association’s James Russell Lowell Prize for an outstanding book by an MLA author in 1984. Another, The New Philology, was honoured by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals in 1991. Author, editor, and co-editor of 24 books, Nichols conceived and is co-director of the Digital Library of Medieval Manuscripts and Incunabula at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library of Johns Hopkins. He has lectured and written on digital scholarship in the Humanities, e.g. “From Parchment to Cyberspace,” “Digital Scholarship, What’s all the Fuss?” “‘Born Medieval:’ Manuscripts in the Digital Scriptorium,” “Manuscripts and Digital Surrogates: Sibling or Counterfeit?“, “There’s an Elephant in the Room: Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Prejudice.”