Nathan Daniels is a PhD Candidate in the History Department at Johns Hopkins University, prior to which, he earned a BA in Medieval Studies and Musicology from Oberlin College and an MA in History at San Francisco State University. Nathan is broadly interested in the urban history of the Middle Ages, with a particular focus on the construction and uses of urban space in fourteenth-century Paris. His research has been funded by the Medieval Academy of America and the Charles Singleton Center and Alexander Grass Humanities Institute at Hopkins.
Nathan’s interests extend to the digital humanities, especially the use of digital tools and technologies in academic research and public-facing publication. He is currently leading the development of the Tax Rolls of Medieval Paris Project, a TEI (Text Encoding Initiative)-based digital edition of a series of tax rolls from levies placed on the city of Paris by King Philip the Fair in the late 1200s. This project is part of a digital publishing cooperative led by the University of Virginia, recently funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. From 2018-2021, Nathan served as an Instructor in the Expository Writing Program, and has also taught in the History Department, having received both the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship and the Dean’s Prize Fellowship from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. He also works as a fellowship advisor and program coordinator in the JHU National Fellowships Program office.