Timothy L. Stinson, 2021–22

Avenging Christ: Vengeance, Devotion, and Violence in Late Medieval England

Research Triangle Foundation Fellowship, 2021-22

Associate Professor of English, North Carolina State University

Stinson, Timothy L.

Timothy L. Stinson is associate professor of English and a University Faculty Scholar at North Carolina State University. He received his PhD in English language and literature in 2006 from the University of Virginia and was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University for two years prior to joining the North Carolina State University faculty in 2008. He is a member of the program faculty for the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Program and an affiliate faculty of the Jewish Studies program. Stinson’s research has garnered numerous awards and grants, including support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council on Information and Library Resources, and the Bibliographical Society of America. He has published in leading journals in the field of medieval studies and book history, including Speculum: A Journal of Medieval StudiesThe Yearbook of Langland StudiesManuscript Studies, and The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. His work has also garnered recognition and support from North Carolina State University, where he has received a CHASS Research Award, two Research and Innovation Seed Funding Awards, and a Non-Laboratory Scholarship/Research Award. His research interests include Middle English poetry, codicology, history of the book, and digital humanities.

Stinson is a leader in the application of digital technologies to medieval studies. He is cofounder and codirector of the Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance, director of the Society for Early English and Norse Electronic Texts (SEENET), codirector of the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, associate director of the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC), and editor of the Siege of Jerusalem Electronic Archive. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Fellowship and has received planning and implementation grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for his digital humanities work. Stinson has also collaborated with colleagues in the biological sciences to analyze the DNA found in medieval parchment manuscripts. This work has garnered international press coverage in outlets such as the BBC’s The World TodayNational GeographicScience, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Selected Publications

The Siege of Jerusalem Electronic Archive

  • Stinson, Timothy L., ed. The Siege of Jerusalem Electronic Archive.
  • Stinson, Timothy L. “Of Dwarves and Dinosaurs: Moving on from mouvance in Digital Editions.” In Meeting the Medieval in a Digital World, edited by Matthew Evan Davis, Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel, and Ece Turnator, 143-56. Leeds, UK: ARC Humanities Press, 2018.
  • Stinson, Timothy L. “Illumination and Interpretation: The Depiction and Reception of Faus Semblant in Roman de la Rose Manuscripts.” Speculum 87, no. 2 (April 2012): 469-98.
  • Stinson, Timothy L. “Counting Sheep: Potential Applications of DNA Analysis to the Study of Medieval Parchment Production.” In Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age 2, edited by Franz Fischer, Christiane Fritze, and Georg Vogeler, 191-207. Norstedt: Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik, 2011.
  • Stinson, Timothy L. “Makeres of the Mind: Authorial Intention, Editorial Practice, and The Siege of Jerusalem.” The Yearbook of Langland Studies 24 (2010): 39-62.
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