Peter A. Stokes

Senior Lecturer
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
2nd Floor, 26–29 Drury Lane
London W2CB 5RL
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2813
Twitter: @pa_stokes


After Honours degrees in Classics and English Literature and in Computer Engineering, Peter Stokes completed a PhD at Cambridge on English Vernacular minuscule ca 990–ca 1035. He was then Research Associate from 2005 to 2007 on the LangScape project of Anglo-Saxon boundary-clauses at the Centre for Computing in Humanities (CCH, now Department of Digital Humanities) at King's College London. He was then Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Palaeography at the Department of Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic in Cambridge, where he developed new methods of quantitative and computer-based palaeography. He returned to CCH to work on the Anglo-Saxon Cluster and Electronic Sawyer projects before being awarded a major research grant from the European Research Council for his Digital Resource for Palaeography, Manuscript Studies and Diplomatic.

Major publications include English Vernacular Minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut, circa 990 – circa 1035 (Cambridge, 2014), and DigiPal: The Digital Resource for Palaeography, Manuscript Studies and Diplomatic. He has also published on name-studies, lexicography, Anglo-Saxon charters, image-processing, and digital humanities, as well as palaeography. He lectures on the MA in Digital Humanities at King's College London, and on palaeography and codicology at the University of Cambridge; he has lectured in digital publishing at the Institute of English Studies, medieval history at the University of Leicester, and medieval Latin in Cambridge. Other professional positions include Director of Digital Medievalist, an international Community of Practice with over 850 members, and Director of Medieval Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age (MMSDA).