Estelle holds a B.A. in History, a B.A. in Art History and an M.A. in History from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. Before joining Yale’s PhD program in Medieval Studies, she worked for several cultural institutions in France and the Gulf.
Her research interests include the qualitative and quantitative study of manuscripts, as well as questions of authorship, attribution and copy. The Paris Bible Project, her main research project and a collaboration with Dr David J. Wrisley (NYUAD), studies the abbreviations and special letter forms as markers of scribal practices.
Other projects include work on illuminations, either from a conservation and technical perspective (“Understanding Medieval Manuscripts Gilding Techniques”) or in relation to the text, using feature & object detection, analysis of colours or intensity to try to find patterns in corpora of similar manuscripts (“Deep Illumination”). In her thesis, she aims to work on a new methodology to identify medieval female scribes.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you share interests or have questions about her work.