I am currently a graduate student at Indiana University Bloomington working towards a PhD in Information Science centered around how information science can inform the fields of rare books and book history, especially as I continue my research on the Navarrese book trade in the 17th century in my future dissertation. I am also interested in the applications of mixed methods and GIS to book history.

In 2019, I earned an MA in the History of the Book from the University of London where I learned about book in all its forms, from cuneiform clay tablets to our present-day e-readers, and completed a dissertation on the 17th-century Pamplona bookstore of Lorenzo Coroneu. In 2021, I completed my Master’s of Library Science at Indiana University, focusing my studies around rare books librarianship and digital humanities.

Outside of school and research, I enjoy knitting, reading (obviously), and cooking for friends and family.

The Library will endure; it is the universe.

Jorge Luis Borges



PhD in Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington, minor in Hispanic Literatures,
in progress since August 2021
Masters of Library Science, Indiana University Bloomington, 2021
MA in the History of the Book (with Distinction), Institute of English Studies (IES),
School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, 2019
BA in Linguistics and Hispanic Studies (summa cum laude), College of William and Mary, 2018
Courses at London Rare Books School, IES, SAS, University of London
A History of Maps and Mapping (2021)
Digital Scholarly Editing: Advanced Methods (2019)
Digital Scholarly Editing: An Introduction (2019)
Book in the Renaissance (2017)
Provenance (2016)
Introduction to Bibliography (2016)

Conference Presentations

From Inventory to Database: Sharing data in book history
4 November 2022, Indiana University ILS Doctoral Forum
*Won 1st place presentation
Libros en Navarra | Books in Navarre
13 October 2022, Book History with Heurist: The challenges and potential of a databasing platform
Nineteenth-century poets and their libraries
9 September 2022, Sheffield DH Congress 2022 long paper
John A. Walsh, Alexandra Wingate, Caroline Nurkkala, Jennifer Christine
Being Bookish Online: Digital platforms & building community during COVID-19
11 July 2022, Organized and chaired online roundtable for SHARP 2022 “Power of the Written Word”
Alexandra Wingate, Samantha Brown, Kayleigh Ferguson, Christine Jacobson, Marie Léger-St-Jean, Grace Murray, Christopher Walsh
A bibliographic framework for print citation analysis of Isaac Newton’s alchemical manuscripts
29 June 2022, “Notes on the page” panel at 2022 USTC Conference “Print and Manuscript”
Bibliographic and textual studies and the personal library
3 June 2022, DH Benelux 2022 long paper
Alexandra Wingate, John Walsh, Caroline Nurkkala, Daniel Evans, Alyssa Mertka, and Jennifer Christie
Certainty and the Philosopher’s Stone: A framework for citation-based dating of Isaac Newton’s alchemical manuscripts
12 November 2021, Indiana University ILS Doctoral Forum
*Won 1st place presentation
‘Made English from the most correct edition’: Textual and bibliographic domestication in Edward Bellamy’s 1698 translation of the Examen de Ingenios
28 July 2021, “Swapping Audiences: Adapting texts for Great Britain and Spain between the 15th and 17th centuries” panel proposed with Dr. Marian Toledo Candelaria at SHARP 2021 Moving Texts
‘No entiende el Balor de los libros’: The value of books for women owners in 17th-century Navarre
16 June 2021, “Gendered Acquisitions” panel at the 2021 USTC Conference Gender and the Book Trades
*Honorable Mention for SSEMWG’s Graduate Student Conference Presentation Award
Awesome Table for Bibliographers
4 June 2020, Webinar, Bibliographic Society of America. Click to watch recording.
‘Prosigue la librería’: Analyzing the bookstore of Lorenzo Coroneu in seventeenth-century Pamplona

3 June 2019, Seminar on Textual Bibliography for Modern Foreign Languages (annual seminar), British Library, London, UK

Guest Lectures

Libros, lectura y alfabetización femenina en el mundo hispánico de la temprana modernidad
Guest lecture for Prof. Jorge Terukina’s “Hot, Wet? Cold, Dry? Gender Issues in Hispanic Studies (1500-1700)”, an undergraduate senior capstone seminar at William & Mary


Bibliography Editor (Jan. 2022 – Present)
Chymistry of Isaac Newton
Research Assistant & Text Encoding Analyst (Feb. 2020 – Dec. 2021)
Chymistry of Isaac Newton, Digital Collections Services, Indiana University Libraries
Research & Operations Analyst (June 2012 – Present)
Lohfeld Consulting Group, Inc.
Student Assistant (Sept. 2016 – May 2018)
Special Collections Research Center, William & Mary Libraries

Pedagogical Experience

Associate Instructor (Jan. 2022 – Present)
Department of Information and Library Science, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University
Courses: ILS-Z 652 Digital Libraries, ILS-Z 657 Digital Humanities
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (Aug. 2016 – May 2017)
Hispanic Studies Program, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, College of William & Mary
Courses: HISP103 Elementary Accelerated Spanish, HISP203 Intermediate Accelerated Spanish
Tutor, Linguistics and Hispanic Studies (Sept. 2015 – Dec. 2016)
Tribe TutorZone, Dean of Students Office, College of William & Mary

Honors & Awards

Luddy Outstanding Service Award, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (2022)
Luddy Doctoral AI Fellowship, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (2021)
Rees Davies Prize, Royal Historical Society (2020)
R. Merritt Cox Award, Hispanic Studies Program, College of William & Mary (2018)
Ewell Award, College of William & Mary (2018)
Sigma Delta Pi, College of William & Mary (2017)
Alpha Delta Gamma, College of William & Mary (2016)
James Monroe Scholar, College of William & Mary (2015)

Service & Volunteering

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP News)
July 2022 – Present
Bibliography Editor https://www.sharpweb.org/sharpnews/category/bibliographies/
Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO)
March 2022 – Present
Lead volunteer for metadata section https://www.sucho.org
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly interview on metadata work: https://doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2022.2077496
ILS Doctoral Steering Committee
September 2021 – May 2022
RBMS Membership and Professional Development Committee (M&PD)
July 2021 – June 2022


American Library Association (ALA)
Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS)
Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH)
Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
Bibliographical Society of America (BSA)
Phi Beta Kappa Society, Alpha Chapter, College of William & Mary
Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM)
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C)


English (native)
Spanish (advanced)
Latin (basic reading/bibliographic)
Italian (basic reading/bibliographic)

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