About the Project Organisers

Principal Investigator: Emma Goodwin


Emma is a D Phil Candidate at Merton College, University of Oxford, writing a thesis entitled ‘Imagining the Experience of National Identity in late twelfth-century chanson de geste composed in French’. She is Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded Collaborative Skills Project, ‘Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities’ (dhAHRC). Emma also set up the DHCrowdScribe and CrowdMapCrusade (formally MapFirstCrusade) digital projects, which are affiliated to the dhAHRC project and supported by the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH).

Emma has published on crusade epic and medieval narrative verse and has presented in French and English both in the UK and overseas. She teaches medieval literature to French undergraduates and is a committee member of the Société Rencesvals (British Branch).  Emma is a former bursary award holder of the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, held a funded internship in Digital Humanities at the Deutsche Literatur Archiv in Marbach, Germany in Autumn 2014, where she was awarded a Sührkamp scholarship.

Emma has an M.A. in Medieval and Modern Languages from Cambridge University (French and German) and an M.A. in French Literature and College from Kings’ College London. She is also a qualified chartered accountant (FCA) and information systems auditor (CISA).

Publications and Teaching

Journal Articles/ Book chapters

‘Textually embedded discursive strategies which aim to construct national identity in Old French Epic’ in Hulya Tafli (ed.) Texts and Territories: The Curious History of the Middle Ages, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018 (forthcoming).

‘Translating La Chastelaine de Vergy into Medieval Dutch and Medieval Italian’, General Issue Quesste (forthcoming).

‘Stratégies discursives qui visent à construire une identité nationale? Une comparaison de quelques chansons de gestes? ’, Actes du colloque à l’ENS Lyon : L’Épopée sensible : les émotions de l’Europe médiévale et le discours épique in Colloques, congrès, conférences : Le Moyen Âge, Michèle Guéret-Laferté et Jeanne-Marie Boivin (eds), Honoré Champion, 2018 (forthcoming).

‘Des stratégies discursives qui dépassent les textes et visent à attirer les lecteurs ?  Comparaison de la Chanson d’Antioche à d’autres chansons de gestes’ in Emese Egedi- Kovács (ed.), Byzance et Occident III : Écrits et manuscrits, Collège Eőtvős József ELTE, Budapest, 2017.

‘Les Occidentaux en Orient: échange culturel ou conflictuel? Perspectives sur la Chanson d’Antioche et la Canso d’Antioca.’, in Emese Egedi- Kovács (ed.), Rencontre de l’Occident avec l’Orient, Collège Eőtvős József ELTE, Budapest, 2015.

‘Réécrire la rencontre de l’Occident avec l’Orient : Réflexions sur La Chanson d’Antioche’, in Emese Egedi- Kovács (ed.), Rencontre de l’Occident avec l’Orient, Collège Eőtvős József ELTE, Budapest, 2013.

‘Arme à double trenchant: le dialogue courtois dans La Chastelaine de Vergy’, in Emese Egedi- Kovács (ed.), Dialogue des cultures courtoises, Collège Eőtvős József ELTE, Budapest, 2012.

Review Articles

Reviewer for French Studies.

Noah D. Guynn and Zrinka Stahuljak (eds). Violence and the Writing of History in the Medieval Francophone World, 68 (2014), 1, 93-94.


Lecture Series for Papers IV, VI, VII, IX: “France and the French in the chansons de geste?“; Tutorials on the text and manuscripts of La Chastelaine de Vergi

Technical Guidance (dhAHRC and DHCrowdScribe): Pat Lockley


Pat is a developer and consultant on the project. Having previously worked for the University of Nottingham and Oxford on a variety of projects including WW1C, Great Writers InspirePolitics In Spires and Xpert

Pat has won an Association of Learning Technologist’s team of the year award (and has also finished second in the same area). Pat also has a an IMS Global (international elearning organisation) Platinum award for innovation.

Outside of Universities, Pat has helped develop OpenJoyce, a large collection of open educational resources about the author James Joyce, and the Huma Bird Project, an open source digital humanities tool. Other examples of things he spends time doing can be found at

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