Peter A. Stokes

Peter A. Stokes
Directeur d'études (Research Professor)
École Pratique des Hautes Études – Université PSL (Paris)
Section des Sciences Historiques et Philologiques
Archéologie et Philologie d’Orient et d’Occident (AOROC, UMR 8546)
            SAPRAT (EPHE)
            King's College London (for 2010–17)
Twitter: @pa_stokes

Additional Skills & Hobbies

Languages ('Natural' and Computer)

  • High level of French and Italian (approx. low CEFR C1), functional comprehension of Venetian (dialect of Veneto region).
  • High level of Latin; good Old and Middle English.
  • Studied Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin/汉语) and Ancient Greek to high-school leaver/first-year university level, and Modern Icelandic and academic reading German at introductory levels.
  • Extensive experience with computer languages including Python, Java, XML/XSLT/XPath (particularly TEI XML and xHTML), assembly languages (65C02, 68HC11, some 68000 and Intel MMX), and ANSI C and C++.
  • Extensive experience with UNIX (primarily Solaris), Linux (primarily Ubuntu/Debian, formerly Red Hat), MS Windows and MacOS.
  • Some experience with JavaScript, XQuery, Perl, SQL, ASP, Cold Fusion, JSP, sh, Visual Basic, Visual C++ and Verilog, as well as Django and Cocoon frameworks.

Further Training and Certification

  • Evaluated by international review panel as holding qualifications and expertise equivalent to Habilitation à diriger des recherches (HDR).
  • Certified as Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 'in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education'
  • King's College London Staff Development certification in 'PhD Supervision for New Supervisors', 'Managing Research Relationships for Supervisors and PIs', 'Data Protection', 'Successful Performance Conversations in the Context of Performance Development Reviews', 'Subconscious Bias', and 'Introduction to TRaK' [teaching accreditation by the UK Higher Education Academy].
  • Cambridge University Staff Development certification in 'Supervisions and Small-Group Teaching', 'Voice Projection', and 'Teaching-Skills in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic'
  • Leicester University Staff Development certification in 'Part-Time Teacher Training'
  • Amateur (Radio) Operator's Certificate of Proficiency (AOCP) at Australian 'Unrestricted' level (see list of international equivalents).
  • Full, clean driver's licence (UK); have held clean Australian, US or UK licence continually since 1992.


Experienced active hiker, particularly in Alps (Grenoble region and Italian Dolomites), including via ferrata:

Active member of Club Alpin Français (Grenoble Isère) (FFCAM) and Club d'Escalade Atoutprises (Île-de-France) (FFME).

Basic experience in snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, glacier-walking, progression en corde tendue (level PD in Alpine system), rappelling (abseiling), bouldering (approx. V2/3), and rock climbing (sport lead and top-rope, approx. 5b/5c French system). Certified (validé) by the FFCAM for 'la formation UF vers l'autonomie en terrain montagne et assurage en mouvement'.

Hikes and cross-country ski traces since August 2016 available on ViewRanger; selected photos are available on Flickr.