Sebastiaan van Daalen (1990) studied Ancient Studies and Latin language and culture at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, followed by the master Book Studies, specialization medieval manuscripts, at the University of Amsterdam. His specialities are medieval manuscripts, Classical and Medieval Latin, and digital humanities. Within these specialities, he is mostly interested in the application of digital methods for the study of late antique and early medieval Latin texts, and in the concepts authorship, anonymity, and authority in late antiquity and the early middle ages.
Between November 2020 and February 2022, he was working as the photographer and technical advisor of the eCodicesNL project of the Huygens Institute. Since February 2022 Sebastiaan works three days a week as a frontend developer for the Digital Infrastructure department (DI) of the KNAW Humanities Cluster. Next to his work at DI, he also works two days a week as a PhD-candidate for the Anonymous knowledge project of Irene van Renswoude and Carine van Rhijn. With Irene van Renswoude supervising his PhD-project, he studies the concepts of authorship, anonymity, and authority in late antiquity and the early middle ages with digital methods and corpus tools. An important part of the project is to find out how they viewed those concepts, how they were subsequently applied in medieval manuscripts, and whether there is any discrepancy between theory and practice.