Hello, readers! My name is Jessica, and I am an undergraduate student in HIST4006: Digitizing Medieval Manuscripts. I’m looking forward to uncovering what these mysterious folios have to offer us over the next few months.
My academic and professional interests are wide-ranging, but primarily centre on queer history, public history, collections management, and heritage conservation. I am invested in finding creative, meaningful ways to foster engagement with history and connecting communities with the past, whether that’s in a formal or informal learning environment.
My hobbies include reading, listening to podcasts, and playing games (tabletop and video), and I have an immense soft spot for speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, horror, etc). I love, particularly, games and fiction that play with expectations and do interesting things with the established tropes of their genres.
On weekends, I can typically be found holed up underground with my fellow mole people at the Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum, in Carp, ON. If you would like to connect with me, I can also be found on twitter at @idigmanuscripts.