- Dr. Evina Steinová
- Department of History of Science and Scholarship
Evina Steinová (1986) was PhD student for the project ‘Marginal Scholarship. The Practice of Learning in the Early Middle Ages (c. 800-c. 1000)‘, supervised by Prof.Dr. Mariken Teeuwen. Within the project, she focused on the use of symbols in annotating early medieval texts. She examined technical texts which inform us about the practice of such annotation and the early medieval manuscripts themselves that contain symbols in the margin. The result was a dissertation titled ’Notam superponere studui’. The use of technical signs in the early Middle Ages. The book was defended on 18 March 2016 at the Univeristy of Utrecht and awarded a cum laude.
Steinova was born in Slovakia and received her first diploma in Classical and Medieval Latin at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic; her second diploma – a Research Master in Medieval Studies – was obtained at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Previously she worked on the use of the Bible in the Latin apocryphal Acts of the Apostles as part of the project ‘The Dynamics of Apocryphal Traditions in Medieval Religious Culture’ (supervised by Els Rose from Utrecht University). Additionally, she prepared an edition of the Passio Iudeorum Pragensium, a late 14th-century pogrom narrative from Bohemia. Her research interests include Latin and Hebrew medieval written culture, Christian textual culture of the Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, liturgy, and medieval Judeo-Christian relations. After obtaining her doctor’s degree, Steinova went to Canada, where she was awarded a Mellon Foundation Fellowship in 2017 for a postdoctoral research position at the Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies in Toronto. As a researcher, she is still affiliated to Huygens ING.