Andrew Rivard Hill
Andrew Rivard Hill is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in the Department of French at the University of Virginia. Currently, he is finishing his dissertation, which is entitled “Praying in French: Towards a Shared Culture of Reading in Three Medieval Books from U.S. Collections.” His primary focus consists of transcribing and translating little-known medieval prayers from French Books of Hours in U.S. collections. His secondary goal is to make Old French versions of the widely popular Life of St. Margaret from U.S. collections available in English for future study. His research interests include the history of emotions, hagiography, devotional practices in medieval Christianity, manuscript and material culture, and digital humanities. At the Contemplative Sciences Center, Andrew is working on a team to help launch a new digital journal called the Journal of Contemplative Studies.