Marjorie Burghart is a research officer at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) based in Lyon, France. She holds a dual degree: she received her MA (1998) and M.Res (2002) in Medieval History, and her M.Sc in Computer Sciences (2000) from the University of Lyon, and is completing her PhD in Medieval History, in the field of sermon studies.
In her research centre, a large unit dedicated to Medieval Studies, she is head of a cross-disciplinary Digital Humanities program. In this position, she coordinates the computing aspects of several projects involving the electronic editing of medieval documents in TEI format (some examples: Sermones.net with the structural and thematic analysis of latin sermons, the Interactive Album of Mediaeval Palaeography offering TEI-encoded paleography exercises, or the “work in progress” Vitae Paparum Avenionensium bringing online a 4-volume 19th century edition combining several layers of annotations with a critical apparatus).
She has lectured on Digital Humanities for medievalists at the university of Freiburg, and initiated a seminar in Lyon on “Digital Edition and Medieval Sources”. Since 2008 she has been an elected executive board member of the Digital Medievalist community (re-elected in 2010), and has been elected to the TEI Board of Directors for the 2012-2013 term.