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Tobias Hrynick

Tobias Hrynick

Email:
thrynick@fordham.edu 

Research Interests:
Tobias Hrynick is interested in medieval environmental history, especially the history of water management, with additional research in digital humanities, the history of cartography, and the environmental history of the modern Atlantic world.

Education

PhD Candidate, Degree expected 2023

MA, Medieval Studies, Fordham University, 2015

BA summa cum laude, English and History, 2013

Publications and Presentations

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journals:

“The Mills of God Grind Slowly: The Nahaman River Milling Dispute, and the Thirteenth-Century Hydraulic Crisis in the Crusader States.” Water History 14 (1) (2022): 61-83.

Digital Publications

With Helen Davies, Chris Rouse, and John Wyatt Greenlee,“Medieval Maps and Mapping Resources,” Historia Cartarum: Meditations on the Historical Production of Spaces (blog), July 2020. http://historiacartarum.org/medieval-maps-and-mapping-resources/

Micro Essays: “Imagined Saracen Spaces”; “Pilgrimage Sites in the Entrée d’Espagne”; “Trade Routes”; “To be French or to be Italian? Geographic Orientations of the French of Italy”; “Literary Representations of Demography”; and “Human and Natural Components of Place.” Exploring Place in the French of Italy. October, 2015. http://frenchofoutremer.com/omeka/exhibits/show/exploring-place/micro-essays

“Digitally Enhancing the Map,” with Rachel Butcher. The Oxford Outremer Map Project. Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University, June 2015. http://frenchofoutremer.com/omeka/exhibits/show/oxford-outremer-map/cleaning-the-map

“Spatial Identification and the Oxford Outremer Map.” The Oxford Outremer Map Project. Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University, June 2015. http://frenchofoutremer.com/omeka/exhibits/show/oxford-outremer-map/modernlocations

Presentations

“The Thirteenth-Century Customs of Romney Marsh: Local Government and Environmental Change.” Medieval Economic and Social History Seminar, University of Cambridge, UK (May, 2021)

“The Nahaman River Milling Dispute, and the Thirteenth-Century Energy Crisis of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.” Retracing Power: Authority, Conflict, and Resistance in History, Graduate Student Workshop, Fordham University (March 2021)

With Helen Davies and John Wyatt Greenlee, “A Brief Introduction to Medieval Maps,” video series, Middle Ages for Educators (July 2020). http://middleagesforeducators.com/videos/a-brief-introduction-to-medieval-maps/

“The Many Britains of Matthew Paris: Re-Examining Paris’s Map of Britain in Relation to his Oxford Map of the Holy Land.” 28th International Conference on the History of Cartography, Amsterdam (July 2019)

With Laura Morreale and Stephen Powell. “A Tour of Fordham Medieval Digital Mapping Projects.” Terra Digita Conference, Cornell University (November 2017)

“The Office of the Medieval English Coroner.” New England Seminar in Forensics Sciences, Colby College (August, 2019).

“QGIS Mapping.” Fordham Graduate Student Digital Humanities Group (December 2017)

“The Oxford Outremer Map and the Challenge of Translating Space.” 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (May 2017)

“Water as Labor, Water as Weapon: Mill Dispute and Water in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.” Conference on Premodern Ecologies, Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder, (October 2016)

“Flowing Power: Cooperative Power Structures in the Customs of Romney Marsh.” 51st International on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (May 2016)

“The Oxford Outremer Map: The Possibilities of Digital Restoration.” 34th International Conference of the Haskins Society Carleton College, Minnesota (November 2015). Associated Omeka Tutorial at http://www.haskinssociety.org/omeka-neatline-1

“Introduction to Omeka: Whether to Jump in, and at Which End.” New York City Digital Humanities Week, New York City Digital Humanities group (February 2015)

Fellowships, Assistantships, and Honors

External

• Schallek Award, Medieval Academy of America and the Richard III Society, 2020 (postponed due to COVID)

• American Friends of the J. B. Harley Research Fellowships Travel Grant, Summer 2019

• Mellon Summer Institute in English Paleography, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, Summer 2016

• Digital Humanities Institute Tuition Scholarship, University of Victoria, Canada, Summer 2014

Fordham University

• O’Connell Initiative Graduate Student Travel Grant, Fordham University, History Department, 2021

• Fordham University Graduate Research Fellowship, 2020/21

• Fordham University Graduate Student Teaching Fellowship, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20

• University Distinguished Fellowship, GSAS, Fordham University, 2013/14 to 2018/19 • Fordham University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Fellowship, Summer 2019

• Fordham University Graduate Student Association Student Support Grant, Summer 2019 • Fordham University Graduate Student Association Professional Development Grant, Summer 2017

• Fordham University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, Summer 2017

• HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) Scholar at Fordham University, 2015/16

• Fordham University Graduate Assistantship, Dept. of History, 2015/16, 2016/17

• Fordham University Presidential Scholarship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2013/14, 2015/16, 2016/17

• Fordham University, Graduate Student Association Professional Development Grant, 2015 • O’Callaghan Essay Prize, Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University, 2015 • Loomie Prize for best research seminar paper, Department of History, Fordham University, 2014 and 2016

University of Maine

• University of Maine Dean’s List, 2009-2013

• University of Maine Top Scholar Award tuition scholarship, 2009/10-2012/13

• Roger B. Hill Prize for academic performance in the History Department, 2012 and 2013

• Charles J. Dunn Trust Award for academic performance in the History Department, 2013

• Grenfell Poetry Prize, University of Maine, 2011 and 2013