British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow,
University of Cambridge

The Values of French Language and Literature in the European Middle Ages

TVOF was an ERC-funded project (grant agreement no. 670726; PI Simon Gaunt) that ran from 2015 to 2020 at King's College London, for which I was the project PhD student (2017–20) and a postdoctoral research associate (2020)


The Values of French has produced two complete digital editions of the first and second redactions of the Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César, a universal history in French prose composed in the 1210s. In addition to the digital editions, TVOF developed digital tools to ‘align’ the Histoire ancienne (compare manuscripts at the paragraph level) and ‘search’ the text by form (word as it appears in the manuscript) or lemma (in the dictionary). I have written about the digital aspects of the project in this open-access article here (in French).

I was responsible for editing two parts of the text in Paris, BnF, fr. 20125, the so-called Alexander and Orient 2 sections. Using a TEI-XML markup language, I converted the semi-diplomatic transcription into an interpretive text with historical source information, textual corrections, and editorial notes (in French).

I am very interested in digital approaches to studies of medieval texts and manuscripts, as well as in issues relating to digital sustainability. 

Paris, BnF, fr. 20125, 232r

Alexander kneels before the word of God.