Mark Edwin Peterson

George Mason University

Suite 8

11 E. Beverley St.

Staunton, VA 24401


George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Student Website: Pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2008 Master of Library Science

Thesis: “Improving Recovery for Libraries that Have Been Hit by Disaster”

University of Wisconsin-Madison

2000 PhD in History

Thesis: “Innovation, Investment, and the Development of Commercial Beer Brewing within the Wendish Towns of Late Medieval Germany”

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon

1992 BA in History

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Sep 27, 2022 I am now just working on my field statements, having finished all my coursework.
Feb 4, 2022 We are back in school, though the department has decided to keep things online for a bit longer. I will be working as a research assistant on the Black Belt Brooklyn Project for the semester.
Jun 4, 2021 I will be giving a presentation on the Disney Archive at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference in Las Vegas in November.
Mar 17, 2021 The iConference 2021 is under way in Beijing. I am presenting our short paper, but I am just now getting things figured out. Plenary was on cultural memory and cms systems for humanities resource. Sorta right in line with what I have been working on this summer.
Dec 15, 2020 Presentation I submitted with Dr. Myeong Lee as part of my work with the urban renewal team at his Community Informatics Lab has been accepted for the iConference 2021 in Beijing. It will published as a short paper in the proceedings.

selected publications

  1. Multi-Generational Stories of Urban Renewal: Preliminary Interviews for Map-based Storytelling
    Myeong Lee, Mark Edwin Peterson, Tammy Dam, Bezawit Challa, and Priscilla Robinson
    In forthcoming iConference proceedings
  2. Reading as a Spiritual Journey: St Bridget of Sweden
    Mark Edwin Peterson
    In Soul Travel: Spiritual Journeys in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe
  3. "Two Brass Mites of the Widow": Saint Bridget of Sweden and the Terrors of Hell
    Mark Edwin Peterson
    In The Hermeneutics of Hell: Visions and Representations of the Devil in World Literature
  4. Drinking in the Streets
    Mark Edwin Peterson
    In Die Strasse: Zur Funktion und Perzeption oeffentlichen Raums im spaeten Mittelalter: Internationales Round Table Gespraech, Krems an der Donau, 2. und 3. Oktober 2000