Elaine Treharne

“The focus of my research is the Medieval manuscript, and we have a super collection of Medieval books and fragments in Special Collections in the Green Library. I love the building, the Special Collections’ Librarians, and the synergy that comes from working with my colleagues in this field in our teaching and research endeavors.”


“Stanford has made me very aware of the possibilities of working in an environment that privileges creativity and flexibility, and provides great support and resources. I knew the students were superb, but their persistent commitment and diligence is just astonishing.”

Professor Elaine Treharne, FSA, FRHist, FEA: Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and, by courtesy, of German Studies; Co-Director, Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies; Director, Stanford Text Technologies

Originally from Aberystwyth, Wales, Elaine promotes and encourages Medieval Studies in every aspect of her work. She and her husband, Andy, are Resident Fellows in Twain, and have two children.

Photographed on December 29, 2015 in the Bing Wing of Green Library.