Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Waterloo, 2021 – Present.

Master of Arts, History, University of Waterloo, 2020 – 2021.
Thesis: Industrial Waste Management and Urban Environments in Medieval England, 1300 - 1600


Awards, Grants, & Scholarships

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, ON, 2022 – 2025, $45,000 CAD.

President’s Graduate Scholarship, University of Waterloo, ON, 2022 – 2025, $15,000 CAD.

Graduate Student Research Dissemination Award, University of Waterloo, ON, 2024, $500 CAD.

Schallek Award, Medieval Academy of America, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2023, $2,000 USD.

Arts Graduate Enhancement Scholarship, University of Waterloo, ON, 2022 - 2023, $3,000 CAD.

Graduate Conference Assistantship, University of Waterloo, ON, 2022 – 2023, $500 CAD.

Graduate Mentorship Honorarium, Medieval Academy of America, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2022, $1,500 USD.

Provost Doctoral Entrance Award for Women (PDEAW), University of Waterloo, ON, 2021. $5,000 CAD.

Dan Watt Scholarship, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, 2021, $1,500 CAD.


Conferences & Speaking

Erin Kurian. Presenter. “The Use of Video in Knowledge Mobilization.” Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium, Victoria, BC. June 2024. Forthcoming

Erin Kurian. Presenter. “The Use of Video in Knowledge Mobilization: Engaging Ontario Schools.” Environments of Change AGM, Kingston, ON. April 2024.

Erin Kurian. Presenter. “Supply Networks of the Late Medieval English Leather Trade.” International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK. July 2023.

Erin Kurian. Moderator. “Environments of Change.” International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK. July 2023.

Kian Drew and Erin Kurian. Co-Presenter. “Beyond Preservation: Use Cases of Emerging Technologies to Engage a Wider Audience.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, USA. May 2023.

Erin Kurian and John Loudfoot. Co-Presenter. “Environments of Change: Using Video to Reach New Audiences.” Environments of Change AGM, St. Jeromes University, Waterloo, ON. April 2023.

Erin Kurian. Organizer. Tri-University Conference, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, ON. March 2023.

Erin Kurian. Moderator. “Environments of Change: Bridging Disciplines and Communicating History.” Tri-University Conference, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, ON. March 2023.

Erin Kurian. Presenter. “Urban Environments in Decline: A Case Study of the Cinque Ports 1350 – 1450.” Medieval Academy of America Summer Research Program, Medieval Academy of America, New Haven, CT, USA. August 2022.

Erin Kurian. Presenter. “Industrial Waste Management and Urban Environments in Medieval England, 1300 – 1600.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Virtual. May 2022.

Erin Kurian. Presenter. “Environments of Change: Communicating Beyond the Project.” Environments of Change AGM, Bader College, Sussex, United Kingdom. April 2022.

Erin Kurian. Presenter. “The Medieval Climate Optimum and the Little Ice Age: A Global Perspective.” Summer Plus BISC (Bader College) Student Research Showcase, Virtual. June 2021.

Erin Kurian. Presenter. “The Medieval Leather Trade: An Environmental Perspective.” Tri-University Conference, Virtual. March 2021.


Teaching Experience

Winter 2024 | HIST 260: Medieval Europe 300 – 1500 CE
Teaching practicum under supervision of Prof. Steven Bednarski

Winter 2023 | HIST 101: Global History (Prof. Dan Gorman)
Lecture: The Columbian Exchange
Teaching Assistant

Fall 2022 | HIST 109: Ten Days That Shook the World (Dr. Dylan Cyr)
Teaching Assistant

Fall 2021 | HIST 216: From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: A (Long) History of the Internet (Dr. Joe Buscemi)
Teaching Assistant

Fall 2020 | HIST 200: History and Film (Dr. David Schweitzer)
Teaching Assistant


Professional Experience

Communications Coordinator, Environments of Change, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, ON, 2021 – Present.

Graduate Fellow & Communications Coordinator, DRAGEN Lab, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, ON, 2020 – Present.

Research Assistant, Geremia da Montagnone Compendium, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, 2022 - Present


Other Contributions

Erin Kurian. Director & Producer. Environments of Change: Northeye Video Game. DRAGEN Lab, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo. Video, https://www.medieval-environment.com/educational-video-game. Winter 2024.

Erin Kurian. Director. “Disciplines in Dialogue: Disease.” DRAGEN Lab, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, Symposium & Video Series, https://www.dragenlab.ca/disease. February 2023.

Erin Kurian. Director. “Disciplines in Dialogue: Climate.” DRAGEN Lab, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, Symposium, https://www.dragenlab.ca/climate. September 2022.

Erin Kurian. “Climate Change and the Medieval Period.” Bader International Study Centre, Sussex, United Kingdom, Video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_bBWcdvTZM&t=1s. April 2021.

Erin Kurian. “Industrial Waste Management and Urban Environments in Medieval England, 1300 – 1600.” Animation for GRADFlix Competition, https://youtu.be/cfj5C2Gm1SM. January 2021.


Professional Development

Databases for Humanists, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June 2024. Forthcoming.

Beginning Latin, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, May - July 2023.

Mapping the Past, QGIS for Historians, St. Jeromes University, May 2023.

MAA Summer Research Program, Medieval Academy of America, Yale University, July – August 2022.

Introduction to Spatial Approaches for Literary Sources, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June 2022.

Using StoryMaps in Humanities Research, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June 2022.


Memberships

Medieval Academy of America

Kent Archeological Society

DRAGEN Lab, Unviersity of Waterloo