Peter A. Stokes

Peter A. Stokes
Directeur d'études (approx. 'Research Professor')
École Pratique des Hautes Études – Université PSL (Paris)
Section des Sciences Historiques et Philologiques
UMR 8546 Archéologie et Philologie d’Orient et d’Occident
            King's College London (for 2010–17)
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Contact: See the EPHE website for current contact details.

Grants, Awards and Distinctions

Major Grants (total value approx. €1M or more)

  • Senior Researcher, European Research Council Synergy Grant. MIDRASH: Migrations of Textual and Scribal Traditions via Large-Scale Computational Analysis of Medieval Manuscripts in Hebrew Script. 2023–2028. PIs Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra (EPHE), Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (EPHE), Nachum Dershowiz (Tel Aviv), Avi Schmidman (Bar Ilan) and Moshe Lavee (Haifa), with the National Library of Israel.
  • Cluster Coordinator, Equipex+. Biblissima+ Portail du patrimoine de l'érudition. 2021–29. Coordinator for Cluster 4 'Traitement approfondi des systèmes graphiques et analyse des documents'. <>
  • Work Package Leader, H2020 INFRADEV-2 (RIA). RESILIENCE: Religious Studies Infrastructure: Tools, Experts, Connections and Centers. 2019–21. Leader of Work Package 4 (Technical requirements, conceptual design and validation). Grant Agreement no. 871127. <>
  • Co-Investigator, AHRC Research Grant (Standard). The Conqueror's Commissioners: Unlocking the Domesday Survey of South-Western England. 2014–17. Grant Reference no. AH/L013975/1. PI Julia Crick (King's College London), CI Stephen Baxter (Oxford University).
  • Co-Investigator, AHRC Research Grant (Standard). Models of Authority: Scottish Charters and the Emergence of Government 1100–1250. 2014–17. Grant Reference no. AH/L008041/1. PI Dauvit Broun (Glasgow); CIs Tessa Webber (Cambridge) and Alice Taylor (King's College London).
  • Scientific Project Manager, Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN. DiXiT: Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network. 2014–17. Grant Agreement no. 317436.
  • Principal Investigator, European Research Council Starting Grant. DigiPal: Digital Resource and Database of Palaeography, Manuscripts and diplomatic. 2010–14. Grant Agreement no. 263751.

Smaller Grants (total value less than 1M €)

  • Consortium HumaNum ARIANE – Analyses, Recherches, Intelligence Artificielle et Nouvelles Éditions de textes. 2023–27. Co-Responsible for Working Group on ground-truth data for machine learning and member of Comité Scientifique de Pilotage, 2023/24. PIs Fatiha Idmhand (Poitiers), Ioana Galleron (Sorbonne-Nouvelle) and Sabine Loudcher (Lyon 2).
  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche, Montage de Réseaux Scientifiques Européens ou Internationaux (MRSEI) Grant. 2019. Seed-funding to mount a new Horizon Europe project. Carried out project with funding obtained by Anne-Marie Turcan Verkerk (EPHE–PSL).
  • Post-Doctoral Research Project Fellowship, King’s College London. 2017. Grant to hire a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for three months, incl. expenses.
  • Scientist in Charge, Marie Skłodowska-Curie IIF (FP7 Grant Agreement No. 626696), awarded to Dr Toby Burrows (University of Western Australia/King's College London): Reconstructing the Phillipps Manuscript Collection using Linked Data Technologies to analyse the creation and dispersal of a major European cultural heritage collection. 2014–16. .
  • Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 12382, 'Computation and Palaeography: Potentials and Limits': grant to fund workshop for up to forty invited participants. Prepared with Tal Hassner (Open University of Israel), Lior Wolf (Tel Aviv University) and Malte Rehbein (Universität Würzburg), 2011. <>
  • European COST funding in support of 'Medieval Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age' (MMSDA), as part of COST Action IS1005. Prepared with Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute), Hanna Vorholt (Warburg) and Elena Pierazzo (King's College London), 2011.
  • AHRC Award, Collaborative Research Training, Specialist category: 'Medieval Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age: Analysis, Description and Editing'. Prepared with Prof. Michelle Brown, Prof. Warwick Gould, and Dr Wim van Mierlo (Institute of English Studies), Dr Hanna Vorholt (Warburg Institute), and Dr Arianna Ciula (King's College London), 2008. <>
  • Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, 'Digital Methods in Palaeography'. Principal Investigator, 2007–9.

Other Awards and Distinctions

  • Shortlisted (Stage 2) twice for European Research Council Consolidator Grants (H2020), 2016 and 2018.
  • Medieval Academy of America Digital Humanities prize, 2016. Awarded for the DigiPal [Archetype] framework.
  • Exon Domesday project awarded the Devon and Cornwall Record Society prize: The Holdsworth Claret (awarded to Prof. Julia Crick, project Principal Investigator), 2018. <>.
  • International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS, now ISSEME) Prize for Best Research Aid, 2013–5. Awarded for English Vernacular Minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut, circa 990 – circa 1035.
  • Formally recognised for 'outstanding contribution' to the Arts & Humanities Research Council Peer Review College, 2014 and 2018.
  • Papers 'Computer-Aided Palaeography' and 'Modeling Medieval Handwriting: A New Approach to Digital Palaeography' invited for consideration for volume of 'outstanding papers' from the Digital Humanities conference, 2009 and 2012 respectively.
  • Paper 'Computer-Aided Palaeography' selected as one of four best contributions to the Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age conference (Munich), 2009.

See also Offices and Consultancies.