Heather Wacha

Position title: CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: wacha2@wisc.edu

Phone: 515-664-6569


BA French, Hamline University 1985
PGCE French and ESL, University of Central England 1991
MA Medieval History, University of Iowa 2009
PhD Medieval History, University of Iowa 2016

Areas of interest

  • Medieval women’s and gender history — particularly Northern France, 11th–13th centuries
  • History of the book — particularly manuscript studies, paleography, historical bookbinding, and paper-making
  • Providing greater access and contextualization of medieval documents through digital technologies.

Courses Taught

LIS 350: What Is/Was a Book?

Recent Publications

“Virtual Mappamundi,” Digital Maxima, 2017. http://dm.performantsoftware.com/workspace/#965fe731

“The Cartulary of the Abbey of Prémontré: A Story of Conflict and Resolution,” Essays in Medieval Studies 31 (2015).