• Martin Foys (directing editor, 2018-) is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more about his scholarship and teaching, see martinfoys.wordpress.com.
• Sarah Amundson (contributing editor, 2019) is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in English; Sarah did her OEPF editing as part of an undergraduate Hilldale Research Fellowship at UW-Madison.
• Robin Cummins (contributing editor, 2021) is currently a doctoral student in Germanic Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
† Olivia Ernst (contributing editor, 2018, 2021) studied English literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was one of the first OEPF editors.
• Sarah Friedman (contributing editor, 2019-2020) is currently a doctoral student in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
• Maxwell Gray (contributing editor, project assistant, 2018-2020) studied literature and information at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Now he's a digital scholarship librarian in Raynor Memorial Libraries at Marquette University, where he's part of the Digital Scholarship Lab. You can find him online at https://www.maxgray20.com.
• Carsten Haas (contributing editor, 2021-2022) is currently a doctoral student in Germanic Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
• Catrin Haberfield (contributing editor, 2022) is a doctoral student in English at Stanford University.
• Genevieve Lundberg (contributing editor, 2021) is currently an MLIS student at the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
• Alexa Parker (contributing editor, 2021) is currently a doctoral student in Medieval Studies at Cornell University..
• Aaryn M. Smith (contributing editor, 2019-2022) is currently a doctoral student in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
• Helen Smith (contributing editor, 2021) is currently a doctoral student in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
• Kyle Smith (contributing editor, 2019-2022) is currently a doctoral student in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
• Alex Ukropen (contributing editor 2019-2022) is currently a doctoral student in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Pedagogical and Professional Mission:
• Many of the texts in this project have been annotated by contributing editors through credit-bearing graduate and undergraduate seminars offered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the expenses of which fully covered by participants’ graduate funding for tuition, or by graduate or undergraduate fellowship awards and assistantships.
• All of these seminars, fellowships and assistantships are designed to: teach participants/recipients both traditional and digital principles and methods of editing medieval texts; provide a deeper instructional engagement with the linguistic, material and paleographic aspects of early medieval texts; empower students to make their own critical decisions about the texts they work on and provide ownership for the work accomplished; further participants’ own research agendas by working on texts of their choosing; and develop digital humanities literacy and fully credited, citational work that can be included in their own professional portfolios and CVs and utilized in future work.
• In this work, participants have intellectual and collaborative input for the critical and editorial work they help produce, and are fully credited as individual contributing editors. During this work, in order to provide the fullest academic training and learning experiences possible, mentorship and feedback is continuously provided to participants on every aspect of their ongoing work, with each participant individually receiving several hours of review and feedback for the critical editions they develop. The process of editing is an intensively educational one, with editors learning about different genres, manuscripts, scribal practices and verse forms, while reviewing the diverse editorial history of each work.
Becoming an OEPF Editor:
Each summer, in addition to overseeing a set of research assistantships for UW-Madison graduate students, directing editor Martin Foys runs a for-credit academic practicum for 4-6 participants on Digitally Editing Old English. In the past, medeivalists from both inside and outside UW-Madison have taken the practicum and worked on OEPF as contributing editors. On occasion, others have volunteered to work on OEPF without earning academic credit, but such activity is considered on a case by case basis, and only if: space is available in the practicum, earning credit is not an option for prospective editor, and prospective particpants still wish to volunteer for the training, experience and contributing editor publishing credit.
If you are interested in becoming an OEPF contributing editor, contact the directing editor Martin Foys at firstname.lastname@example.org