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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Conference Activity, Invited Lectures and Talks

Unless otherwise specified, papers with English titles were delivered in English, those with French titles in French, and Italian titles in Italian.

See also 'Other Training, Summer Schools and International Seminars', under Teaching Experience.

Organisation of Conferences and Conference Sessions

  • Conference/Workshop: Vers un modèle formel de l’écriture, Journée d'étude Biblissima+ Cluster 4 — Groupe de recherches transversales en paléographie (GRTP). Paris, 14–15 December 2023. Principal organiser of one-day joint conference with Biblissima+ and the GRTP, followed by a day of discussion for Biblissima+.
  • Conference Section Co-Chair, Digital Humanities Section, International Association of University Professors of English (IAUPE), Rome, 17–20 July 2023. Co-responsible for organising Section sessions within the larger conference.
  • Conference: XXIIe Colloque du Comité International de Paléographie Latine (CIPL), Prague, 14–16 September 2022. Member of central organising committee (Bureau), co-responsible for scientific programme and selection of papers.
  • Workshop: 'Written Cultural Heritage: Advanced Methods, Workflows and Software Development Approaches in Digital Humanities Research', King's College London, 4–5 June 2019. Joint King's College London – Université Paris Sciences et Lettres workshop with 18 participants, funded by the French Embassy in the U.K. and King’s College London Research & Innovation Joint Call 2018-2019. Co-organiser with Arianna Ciula (King's College London). <>
  • Conference: Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 12382: Computation and Palaeography: Potentials and Limits. Schloss Dagstuhl, Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik. 18–21 September 2012. Co-organiser, with Tal Hassner (Open University of Israel), Lior Wolf (Tel Aviv University) and Malte Rehbein (Universität Würzburg). <>
  • Annual symposium: DigiPal Symposium on Digital Methods in Manuscript Studies. King’s College London, 2011–16. Co-organised and ran six symbosia in total with Stewart Brookes (KCL).
  • Five sessions: Digital Methods and Resources for Palaeography and Manuscript Studies, Digital Methods I: Reading between the Lines of Medieval Manuscripts, Digital Methods II: Citation and Representation of Manuscripts, Digital Methods I: Computer-Assisted Approaches to Palaeography, and Digital Methods II: Computer-Assisted Approaches to Manuscript Studies. International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo MI. 2012, 2014, 2016 Co-organiser with Stewart Brookes (KCL)
  • Session: Digital Anglo-Saxons: Charters, People, and Script session. International Medieval Congress, Leeds. 13 July 2011. Sole organiser

Conference Programme Committees

  • 1st Workshop on Visual Processing of Digital Manuscripts: Workflows, Pipelines, Best Practices, (ViDiScript@ICIAP), Udine. 2023.
  • Journée d'études des jeunes cherchers et chercheuses en hommage à Louis Holtz, École Nationale des Chartes, Paris. 2023.
  • Association of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO) Annual Conference, Graz. 2023. The annual international conference of Digital Humanities, routinely involving around 1000 participants.
  • XXIIe Colloque de paléographie latine, Prague. 2022.
  • Documents anciens et reconnaissance automatique des écritures manuscrites, Paris. 2022.
  • International Workshop on Computational Paleography (IWCP@ICDAR), Lausanne. 2021
  • International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing (HIP@ICDAR). 2017, 2021, 2023.
  • Dark Archives: A Conference on the Medieval Unread, Oxford. 2019.
  • Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) annual conference, Victoria. 2017.
  • International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS, now ISSEME) Biennial Conference. 2015, 2017.
  • On the Same Page: Digital Approaches to Hebrew Manuscripts, London. 2015.
  • Natural Sciences and Technology in Manuscript Analysis, Hamburg. 2013.

Invited Keynote Lectures

  • 'Machine Learning for Digital Editions? The Case of eScriptorium', Digital Humanities Summer School, University of Antwerp, 27 June 2022.
  • 'Multiple Disciplines, Multiple Dimensions: Towards a More Holistic Study of Written Objects', ICDAR International Workshop on Computational Palaeography (IWCP2021), Lausanne, 7 September 2021.
  • 'When is a Scribe not a Scribe? Some Reflections on Writer Identification', Digital Paleography and Hebrew/Aramaic Scribal Culture, University of Groningen, 6–8 April 2021. <>
  • 'Late Anglo-Saxon Script from the North: Some Problems and Digital Approaches', Medieval Northern English Workshop, University of Seville, 6–7 November 2017.
  • 'Pixels in Parchment and Parchment in Pixels: Closing the Interpretative Loop of Digital Palaeography', Parchment, Paper and Pixels: Medieval Writing and Modern Technology, Maastricht, 2–3 February 2017. <>
  • 'Computation and Palaeography: Where Are We Now?', Second International Conference on Natural Sciences and Technology in Manuscript Analysis, Hamburg, 29 February – 2 March 2016. <>
  • 'Digitising the Book: Where Are We Now, and Where Are We Going?', Segundo Congreso International: El Patrimonio Cultural y nuevas tecnologías Second International Congress of Cultural Heritage and New Technologies, Mexico City, 12–16 October 2015. <>
  • 'Computers and Palaeography: The Art and the Science?', Lieftinck Lecture in Medieval Manuscripts, The Science of Medieval Script Symposium, Leiden, 22 November 2013. <>
  • 'The Materiality of Manuscripts', Medieval Documents, Digital Approaches Seminar, Ghent, 7 September 2013.
  • 'How Many Hands, How Many Scribes? Computers and "Objective Palaeography"', Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies Postgraduate Conference, Manchester, 3 March 2009.

Other Invited Contributions and Conference Papers

All contributions were single-authored and delivered unless noted otherwise.


  • (title tbc), Monthly online lecture, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
  • (title tbc), University of Mannheim, 12 October.
  • 'The eScriptorium Virtual Research Environment for Manuscript Cultures', 1st Workshop on Visual Processing of Digital Manuscripts: Workflows, Pipelines, Best Practices (VidiScript@ICIAP), Udine, 11 September.
  • 'Automatic Transcription of Manuscripts with Machine Learning: Where we Are, and Where we Need to Go', International Association of University Professors of English Conference (IAUPE), Rome, 12 July.
  • 'Challenges and Potentials in Multi-Script Text-Image Annotation', AOCP Expert Workshop: Digital Publication of Right-to-Left Script Corpora, University of Maryland, 29-30 June. Invited expert contribution.
  • 'eScriptorium : un outil ouvert pour la transcription automatique des écritures du monde', Traitement numérique des données de l’Asie : HTR , OCR, bases de données, Conférence DocAsie, Collège de France, Paris. 23 June. Invited paper.
  • 'Automatic transcription and alignment with open tools and models', ASAnumerica/Digital Classicist Seminar, University of Lausanne, 20 June.
  • 'Modelling Manuscripts in Theory and Practice', Novel Approaches to Digital Codicology, Université de Tours, 10-12 May.
  • With Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (EPHE): 'Vers des outils et un modèle pour les systèmes graphiques', Journées Biblissima+ 2023, Transmettre les textes anciens : défis et solutions numériques, Paris, Campus Condorcet, 4 April.
  • 'Savoirs et formations', biblissim-ia-2023 : Intelligence artificielle et la reconnaissance de formes et d'écritures manuscrites, Paris, Campus Condorcet, 20 March. Invited contribution to round-table discussion.
  • 'Digitisation of Printed and Handwritten Books: Technical Aspects and Religious Studies Research Needs', Religious studies in the digital age: aligning research methodologies and national strategies, Villa Vigoni, Italy, 27 February to 4 March. Invited contribution.


  • 'Comments', Languages and Texts, Knowledge and Know-How Situated: Humanities and Social Sciences and the World, Paris, Campus Condorcet, 10 November. Invited 15-minute response to three conference papers.
  • 'eScriptorium', Vietnamica Workshop: Méthodes et outils pour l'analyse d'images d’images de stèles vietnamiennes et de documents anciens, Paris, EPHE, 19 October. 20-minute invited contribution and participation in workshop discussion.
  • Contribution à 'Nouvelles réflexions critiques sur les éditions critiques en contexte numérique', Université de Montréal, 26-27 September. 30-minute invited contribution.
  • 'Looking Forward and Looking Back on Some Projects in Digital Diplomatics', Digital Diplomatics Conference, Graz, 30 September. Invited conference contribution.
  • 'Some Limits and Possibilities in the Automatic Transcription of Charters', Digital Editorial Approaches to Medieval Charters, University of Lisbon [on line], 6 September. Invited conference contribution
  • 'Clusters 3 and 4 for Music', Journées de réflexion, Biblissima+ Cluster 6 « Les défis du patrimoine musicale », University of Tours, 11–13 July. Invited participant/contributor.
  • 'Describing Handwriting in Context', and (with D. Stökl Ben Ezra) 'Hands-on Introduction to eScriptorium, an Open-Source Platform for HTR', Digital Humanities 2022, Tokyo [online], 25–29 July. Peer-reviewed long paper and half-day tutorial respectively.
  • 'Sustaining Archetype: Some reflections on the future of a twenty-year past', International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 7 July. Invited panel contribution.
  • With B. Kiessling (EPHE): 'New Developments in Kraken and eScriptorium'. Documents anciens et reconnaissance automatique des écritures manuscrites, École des Chartes, Paris, 23 June. Invited contribution <>
  • 'Approches numériques et computationnelles pour l’étude des manuscrits : Archetype et eScriptorium', L’Humanisme de Boccace à l’épreuve des Humanités Numériques, University of Tours, 23 May. Invited contribution
  • 'Présentation à la plateforme eScriptorium' and, with D. Stökl Ben Ezra, 'Atelier eScriptorium'. Transkribus / eScriptorium : Transcrire, annoter et éditer numériquement des documents d'archives. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 9-10 May. Delivering 45-minute talk and leading 3-hour hands-on workshop respectively.
  • 'L’analyse approfondie des systèmes graphiques anciens', Innovations numériques et sources anciennes : Comment préparer l’avenir ?, Journée Biblissima+, Campus Condorcet, Paris [online]. 28 April. Presentation prepared with Judith Olszowy-Schlanger
  • 'eScriptorium et kraken vers une HTR ouverte', Journée EVEILLE, online, 11 February. Invited presentation <>
  • 'L'Intelligence artificielle : le transcripteur par excellence des écrits anciens ?', L'Observatoire Euro-Africain de l'Intelligence Artificielle, Paris [online], 26 January. Invited lecture
  • 'Open HTR with eScriptorium and Kraken', Handwritten Text Recognition for Manuscripts and Documents - Comparing Experiences, Le Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale on Air, Naples [online], 20 January. Invited conference contribution


  • 'Describing Handwriting in a Digital World' lecture and 'The Archetype Framework for Describing Handwriting' workshop, Artificial Palaeography Workshop, Digital Lab, University of Bergen, 17 November [online]. Invited lecture and 4-hour workshop.
  • With B. Kiessling, 'eScriptorium : une plateforme d’applications web pour la transcription automatique de documents manuscrits ou imprimés', Journée d’étude de l'Initiative Digit_Hum : Sciences de l’Antiquité et humanités numériques, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 8 octobre. <>
  • 'eScriptorium for Transcribing Rare and Historical Scripts and Languages', EuropeanaTech x AI Webinar [online], 2 July.
  • 'The eScriptorium Platform for Automatic Transcription', Workshop in Digital Humanities, Institute for Medieval Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences [online], 9 June. Invited 90-minute lecture/presentation
  • 'Imagining Paper in Digital and Computational Futures', Thinking Paper Workshop, University of Cambridge [online], 8–9 February. Invited presentation.
  • 'eScriptorium for Handwritten Text Recognition in Humanities Research', 60 Minutes of DH Seminar, Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz [online]. 26 January. Invited presentation as part of webinar.
  • 'From Images to Information: Some Digital and Computational Approaches to Manuscript Studies', Representing Texts: from Material to Digital, A Digital Framework for the Medieval Gaelic World Network [online], 20–22 January. Invited presentation.


This list excludes contributions that were accepted but then cancelled due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

  • 'La modélisation des écritures « rares » avec Archetype', Édition numérique de corpus textuels complexes en égyptologie, Paris [online], 18 November. Invited presentation.
  • 'Digital and Computational Palaeography: Some Promises and Problems'. 2020 Schoenberg Symposium, Pennsylvania [online], 17 November. Invited presentation. doi:10.5281/zenodo.4317407 <>
  • With B. Kiessling, R. Tissot, and D. Stökl Ben Ezra, 'The eScriptorium VRE for Manuscript Cultures', Virtual Research Environments and Ancient Manuscripts, Lausanne [online], 10–11 September.
  • 'Kraken and eScriptorium', IIIF and Manuscript Use Cases, IIIF Week, On-line webinar, 3 June. Invited presentation.. <>
  • '(Still) Describing Handwriting: Archetype and Beyond', Neo-Palaeography: Analysing Ancient Greek and Coptic Handwritings in the Digital Age, Basel, 27–29 January. Invited conference paper.
  • Atelier « Modèles informatiques et linguistiques pour le livre ancien », Tours, 22 January. Invited presentation and workshop participant.


  • 'Describing Handwriting: Potential and Challenges of a Digital Approach', Book and cursive handwritings from the Middle to the Modern Ages: methodologies, terminologies, questions between tradition and innovation, Beni Culturali, Ravenna, 11–12 October. Invited conference paper.
  • With B. Kiessling, R. Tissot, and D. Stökl Ben Ezra, 'eScriptorium: An Open Source Platform for Historical Document Analysis'. ICDAR-OST: ICDAR Workshop on Open Services and Tools for Document Analysis, Sydney, 21 September. Presented by Robin Tissot.
  • 'Annotations « profondes » pour l’analyse de l’écriture', Rencontre Humanités numériques, L’Académie « Hommes, Idées et Milieux », IDEX Université Côte d’Azur, 4–6 Sept. Invited conference paper and workshop participant. <>
  • 'Multilingualism and Multigraphism: Some Theoretical and Practical Considerations', Textual Representations of Multilingualism, University of Bristol, 15 July. Invited workshop participant and paper.
  • With D. Marques de Matos and N. Jakeman, 'Analysing Visual Communication in Theory and Practice with Archetype'; with D. Stökl Ben Ezra, B. Kiessling and R. Tissot, 'eScripta: A New Digital Platform for the Study of Historical Texts and Writing', Digital Humanities 2019, Utrecht, 8–12 July. Peer-reviewed one-day pre-conference workshop and poster presentation, respectively.
  • 'Modelling Materiality: Towards a Conceptual Reference Model for Palaeography' and 'Approaches to Teaching Latin Palaeography: A Round Table Discussion '. International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 2–4 July. Conference paper and invited Round Table participant, respectively.
  • 'Workshop with Archetype', Scholarly Editing and the Digital Facsimile, Università Ca'Foscari, Venice, 11 April. Invited workshop leader.
  • 'Analysing Scribal "Accents" in Late Anglo-Saxon Script', Scripts in Contact: Interactions and Practices – Écritures en contact: Interactions et Pratiques. Congrès International de l'IRIS Scripta, Paris, 28 Feb. – 1 March. Invited conference paper.
  • 'Future Directions for Winton Domesday', Society of Antiquaries, London, 27 Feb. Invited workshop participant.
  • With Stewart Brookes (Oxford) and Debora Matos (Münich): 'First Steps with Archetype for Digital Palaeography', Israeli Workshop on Technological Tools for Manuscript Research, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, 10–14 February. Invited workshop.
  • 'New Trends and Tools in Digital Medieval Studies', and 'Digital Study of Medieval Sources with Archetype', Workshop on Digital Medieval Studies, University of Tallinn, 6 February. Two invited lectures of one hour each.


  • 'Paléographie numérique avec Archetype', Journée de présentation Scripta-PSL, pôle numérique, Paris, Université PSL, 23 November.
  • 'Modelling Texts and Manuscripts: Some Digital Approaches to Material Texts’ and ‘Digital Palaeography in Practice using the Archetype Framework', Digital Scholarship Seminar, University of Galway, 27 November. Invited one-hour lecture and two-hour workshop.
  • 'Digital Approaches to Multigraphism', Colloque Université de Pékin – Université PSL – University College London, Paris, 2–3 October. Invited conference paper.
  • CyberResearch on the Ancient Near East and Neighboring Regions: Case Studies on Archaeological Data, Objects, Texts, and Digital Archiving (Brill, 2018), ASOR/EPHE European Symposium, Paris, La Sorbonne, 6 September. Invited panellist discussing the newly published book.
  • 'Modelling Multigraphism: The Digital Representation of Multiple Scripts and Alphabets', Digital Humanities 2018, Mexico City, 27–29 July. Peer-reviewed long paper.
  • 'Approches numériques et computationnelles pour l'étude du livre ancien : défis pour la paléographie et la codicologie', Séminaire du Département Education et Humanités Numériques, École Normale Supérieur de Lyon, 15 July. Invited lecture.
  • 'Representing Manuscript Sources: Some Digital and Computational Approaches', Edizioni e testi "born digital": problemi di metodo e prospettive di lavoro, V Incontro di Filologia Digitale, Verona, 15–16 June. Invited conference paper.
  • 'On Digital and Computational Humanities for Manuscript Studies. Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?' OpenX for Interdisciplinary Manuscript Workshop, Hamburg, 13–14 June. Invited conference paper.
  • 'Relations entre minuscule caroline et minuscule vernaculaire en Angleterre du XIe siècle', Séminaire du Groupe de Recherche en Paléographie Transversale, Collège de France, Paris, 6 April. Invited conference paper.
  • 'Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 367', 'What Weight is In Them': Parker, the Web and Early Manuscripts, Stanford (CA), 25–28 March. Invited conference paper.
  • Digital Palaeography Round Table, Renaissance Society of America annual conference, New Orleans, 22 March. Invited participant.
  • 'La paléographie et la diplomatique numériques pour l'exploitation de corpus de chartes : l’exemple de « Models of Authority »', Des corpus pour l'histoire à l'âge du numérique. Éditions électroniques d'actes royaux et princiers (Moyen Âge-première modernité), École nationale des chartes, Paris, 16 March. Invited conference paper.
  • 'Exon Domesday : Étude numérique d'un manuscrit anglo-normand', Les sources des mondes normands à l’heure du numérique, Journée d'étude, CRAHAM, Caen, 16 February. Invited conference paper presented in English, prepared with Geoffroy Noel.
  • With Elena Pierazzo: 'La numérisation des livres anciens : quels modèles pour une codicologie numérique ?', Avant le livre : Conception, production, édition, Journée du Séminaire 'Work in Progress', Grenoble, 9 February. Invited seminar presentation.


  • 'Paléographie numérique en principe : enjeux, défis et opportunités', 'Paléographie numérique en pratique : travail avec Archetype', Maison de Science de l'Homme, Seminaire TransversH, University of Grenoble, 23 November 2017. One-hour lecture and three-hour workshop.
  • ‘Digital Humanities and Jewish Studies’ Workshop, The Rothschild Foundation, Hamburg, 4–6 September. Invited participant.
  • 'Multigraphism in Anglo-Saxon England', International Society of Anglo-Saxonists Biennial Conference, Manoa (Hawai‘i), 31 July – 4 Aug. Peer-reviewed conference proposal.
  • 'The Problem of Multigraphism: A Digital Approach to Transversal Palaeography', International Medieval Congress (IMC), Leeds, 3–6 July. Conference paper.
  • 'What Next for Models of Authority? A Digital Perspective', Models of Authority Project Conference, University of Glasgow, 5 April. Conference paper.


  • Digital Palaeography: From Technical to Epistemological Challenges seminar, Fondation des Treilles, Provence (France), 21–26 Nov. Invited workshop participant.
  • 'How to Benefit from Each Other in Historical Document Analysis', Workshop at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, 15 September. Invited paper and participant.
  • 'MultiPal: Towards a Digital Palaeographical Analysis of Multigraphism', Sixth DigiPal Symposium, London, 5 September. Conference paper.
  • '"This is Not a Book": New Lives of Old Books in the Digital Age', International Association of University Professors of English (IAUPE) Triennial Conference, London, 24–29 July. Conference paper.
  • 'The Models of Authority Project: Extending the DigiPal Framework for Script and Decoration', Digital Humanities 2016, Krakow, 12–16 July. Peer-reviewed poster presentation.
  • 'What is Digital Palaeography, Really?', International Medieval Congress (IMC), Leeds, 4–7 July. Conference paper.
  • 'Vers DigiProust', Journée D’Étude : Proust Numérique, Proust Imprimé : L'Édition des Manuscrits Aujourd'hui, Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes (ITEM), Paris, 6 June. Invited contribution; in French.
  • 'Bringing Codicology to DigiPal', International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), Kalamazoo (MI), 12–15 May. Conference paper.
  • 'Manuscript Studies in the "Digital Age": Possibilities and Challenges', University of Bergen, 26 April 2016. Invited 90-minute lecture as part of PhD 'Master Class'.
  • 'The DigiPal Framework', Teaching the Codex Colloquium, University of Oxford, 6 February. Invited speaker.


  • Interface pour les éditions numériques: technologies, chercheurs et usageurs, Grenoble, 4 December. Invited workshop participant (workshop in French).
  • 'Modelling Codicological Sequence with the TEI', Text Encoding Initiative Conference, Lyon, 28–31 October. Abstract available at <>. Conference paper; with peer-reviewed proposal.
  • 'Change and Variation in Eleventh-Century English Script', XIXe Colloque international de paléographie latine, Berlin, 16–19 September. Abstract available at <>.Proposal reviewed and accepted by the Board of the Comité international de paléographie latine.
  • Round Table, Fifth DigiPal Symposium, London, 2 September. Round table participant; conference co-organiser with Stewart Brookes (King's College London)
  • 'The Problem of Digital Dating: A Model for Uncertainty in Medieval Documents', Digital Humanities 2015, Sydney, 29 June – 3 July. Abstract available at <> Peer-reviewed long paper.
  • 'The DigiPal Framework for Non-Latin Scripts: Possibilities for Tibetan', Tibetan Palaeography Workshop, University of Hamburg, 7–9 May. Invited paper
  • 'The Codex Mendoza Project and Digital Humanities', London Book Fair, 16 April.
  • With Matthew Driscoll (Copenhagen): 'A System of Standards for Manuscript Dating', Final Conference, COST Action IS1005 'Medioevo Europeo', SISMEL Florence, 15–16 March. Invited contribution and discussion


  • 'Data (Re)Use in the Humanities: The Example of DigiPal', European Research Council Workshop on Research Data Management and Sharing, Brussels, 18–19 September. Invited contribution; one of nine ERC grantees specially invited to contribute to workshop including 'representatives from funding bodies, universities and other research performers, with publishers, scientific societies, policy makers and other interested parties'
  • 'DigiPal for Research', Fourth DigiPal Symposium, London, 1 September. Conference paper; conference co-organiser with Stewart Brookes (King's College London)
  • 'Describing Handwriting – Again', Digital Palaeography: New Machines and Old Texts, Dagstuhl Seminar 14302, Schloss Dagstuhl, Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, 20–24 July. Invited participant
  • 'The DigiPal Framework for Script and Image', Digital Humanities 2014, Lausanne, 8–12 July. Peer-reviewed conference poster
  • With Winfried Rudolf (Göttingen): 'Learners' Hands in Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts', Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon England Symposium, Göttingen, 20 June. Invited paper
  • 'DigiPal and Other Projects', Digital Approaches to Premodern Medicine and Health Workshop, Wellcome Library, London, 23 May. Invited workshop participant
  • 'Citing Visual Evidence in Palaeographical Argument: The DigiPal Experience', International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), Kalamazoo (MI), 8–11 May. Conference paper
  • 'The DigiPal Project – And Beyond', Digital Paleography: Projects, Prospects, Potentialities Workshop. Università Ca'Foscari, Venice, 10–11 April. Invited participant
  • 'Digital Approaches to Manuscript Studies: Problems, Potential and DigiPal', Oxford Bibliographical Society Lecture, 3 February. Invited lecture


  • 'Objectivity and Evidence in Digital Humanities: The Case of the Missing Palaeographer', HUMlab Seminar, Umeå University, 4 December. Invited lecture
  • 'What is DigiPal, Really?', Third DigiPal Symposium, London, 16 September. Conference paper
  • 'The DigiPal Project for Late Anglo-Saxon Script', XVIIIe Colloque international de paléographie latine, St Gall, 11–14 September. Conference paper
  • With Noga Levy and Lior Wolf (Tel Aviv): 'Document Classification Based on What is There and What Should be There', Digital Humanities 2013, Lincoln, NE, 19 July. Peer-reviewed paper; presented by N. Levy
  • With Stewart Brookes (KCL): 'Answers and Questions: Digital Approaches to Dating Medieval Script', International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 2 July. Conference paper
  • 'On Meaning versus Mining, and Putting the Palaeographer in Charge', Automatic Pattern Recognition and Historical Handwriting Analysis, 20th International SAOT Workshop on Computational Optics, Erlangen, 14–15 June. Invited lecture


  • 'Communicating Palaeography Across Disciplinary Boundaries', Interpreting Textual Artefacts: Cognitive Perspectives and Digital Support for Knowledge Colloquium, Oxford, 11–12 December. Invited paper
  • 'Describing Handwriting, Describing Decoration – Then Finding it Again', Digital Approaches to Medieval Script and Image Symposium, London, 22 November 2012. Conference paper
  • 'Modeling Medieval Handwriting: A New Approach to Digital Palaeography', Digital Humanities 2012, Hamburg, 19 July. Peer-reviewed long paper.<>
  • With N. Levy, L. Wolf, and N. Dershowitz (Tel Aviv): 'Estimating the Distinctiveness of Graphemes and Allographs in Palaeographic Classification', Digital Humanities 2012, Hamburg, 19 July. Peer-reviewed long paper; presented by L. Wolf
  • 'The Wayfaring Scholar: Charting New Routes for Academic Pursuit in the Age of Globalization', Workshop sponsored by the Medieval Academy, International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 9–12 July. Invited participant
  • 'Rule and Variation in English Vernacular Minuscule', Session sponsored by APICES, International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 9–12 July. Reviewed paper
  • 'The Ongoing Problem of English Vernacular Minuscule: A Digital Approach to Anglo-Saxon Script', International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (MI), 10–13 May. Conference paper
  • 'Digitising the Document' panel, Australasian Association for Digital Humanities Conference, Canberra Australia, 28–30 March. Panel participant
  • 'Books, Runes and Writing', London Anglo-Saxon Symposium, 21 March 2012. Lecture to interested members of the public
  • 'Digital Publication of Manuscripts and Script', Centre for Material Text / Cultures of the Digital Economy Institute Seminar, Cambridge, 13 March. Invited paper


  • Meeting of the Management Committee and Working Group on Manuscripts and Textual Tradition, 'Medioevo Europeo - Medieval Cultures and Technological Resources' COST Action IS1005, Heidelberg, 3–5 November. Invited 'expert'
  • 'Palaeography: "Traditional", "Computational", "Digital"', Seminar on Texts and Editing, Birmingham, 20 October. Invited paper
  • 'Digital Resource and Database for Palaeography, Manuscript Studies and Diplomatic', and 'Resources for Anglo-Saxon Charters', Digital Diplomatics Conference, Naples, 29 September–1 October. Conference posters
  • 'DigiPal in Theory', Digital Resources for Palaeography Symposium, London, 5 September. Conference paper
  • 'Digital Images and What to Do with Them: A Palaeographical Perspective', Text, Image and the Digital Research Environment: Parker Library-Keio EIRI Conference on Medieval Manuscripts and Printed Books, Cambridge, 9 September. Invited paper
  • 'Measuring the Immeasurable? A New Approach to the Study of Medieval Script', International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS) Biennial Conference, Madison WI, 6 August. Conference paper; see abstract at <>
  • European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop on Digital Palaeography, Würzburg, 20–22 July. Invited participant
  • 'Anglo-Saxon Script: Computing for Palaeography, Manuscripts, and Diplomatic', International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 13 July . Conference paper
  • With E. Pierazzo (KCL): 'Manuscripts in the Digital Age: New Approaches for Textual Studies, Codicology and Palaeography', MuTEC Conférence-Démo, Institut des Sciences de l'Homme, Lyon, 25 May. Invited paper
  • 'Digital Palaeography Research', Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies (CLAMS) Seminar, 28 April. Invited paper
  • Round-table, Image Analysis and Systematic Palaeography Symposium, IRHT Paris, 14 April. Invited participant
  • 'Monastic Script? Archbishop Wulfstan and his Circle', ManCASS Easter Conference, Manchester, 13 April. Conference paper


  • 'Medieval Manuscripts and the Digital Humanities', Palaeography and Post-Palaeography: Manuscripts from the First to the Twenty-first Century, London, 3 December. Invited Paper
  • 'TEI for Anglo-Saxon Integration', TEI Members' Meeting, Zadar, 11–14 November. Conference Paper
  • 'Manuscripts in the Digital Age: Traps and Possibilities', Digital and Tangible: Medieval Book Culture and Modern Manuscript Studies, Bergen, 8–10 November. Invited Paper
  • 'The Anglo-Saxon Cluster: Problems in Integration', Anglo-Saxon Charters Symposium, The British Academy, London, 14 September. Conference Paper
  • 'Metadata and Encoding for Anglo-Saxon Charters', Moduli di Archivistica Informatica, Arezzo, 7 September. Invited Paper
  • 'Proving Palaeography? Script Development and a Database of Letterforms', Medieval Seminar, University of Leicester, 4 March. Invited Paper
  • 'Annotating Digital Collections', Digital Manuscripts Uses and Interoperability Workshop, The Mellon Foundation, Paris, 14–15 January. Invited respondent: see slides at <>


  • 'Restoration, Palaeographical Knowledge Bases and Classification of Letter-forms', Understanding Image-Based Evidence: Second e-Science and Ancient Documents (eSAD) Workshop, Oxford, 17 November. Invited paper
  • 'Removing the Guesswork? Palaeographical Databases in Theory and Practice', Medieval Manuscripts Seminar, Institute of English Studies, London, 22 October. Invited lecture
  • 'Scribal Influences From Overseas? Vernacular Minuscule in the Reigns of Harold, Harthacnut, and the "Confessor"', Conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS), St John's, Newfoundland, 26–31 July. Conference Paper
  • 'Digital Palaeography: Teaching and Research on the Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge', International Medieval Congress (IMC), Leeds, 13 July. Invited paper
  • 'Computer-Aided Palaeography: Present and Future', Digital Humanities, College Park, MD, 20–25 June. Peer-reviewed conference Paper; selected for consideration for volume of 'oustanding papers'.
  • 'Computer-Aided Palaeography: Present and Future', repeated for Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age conference, Munich, 3 July. Invited paper; also invited on panel discussion. Paper selected as one of four best contributions.
  • 'Is Palaeography no more than Authoritarian Guesswork? Some Questions of Method', Dept. of ASNC Guest Lecture, Cambridge, 1 June. Invited lecture


  • 'A Ninth-Century Insular t? Statistical Palaeography at Work', Medieval English Research Seminar, Oxford, 12 November; repeated for the ASNC Research Seminar, Cambridge, 28 November. Invited papers
  • 'Digital Palaeography', Conference of the Digital Archive Research Center (Keio, Japan) and the Centre for Computing in Humanities (KCL, London), London, 21 November. Invited paper
  • 'Scribes, Hands and Glosses', Boethius Commentaries Project Annual Workshop, Oxford, 24 July. Invited paper
  • 'LangScape: The Toponymic Wealth of Anglo-Saxon Charter Bounds', Seminar of the Place-Names Department of the Nordic Research Institute (Afdeling for Navneforskning, Nordisk Forskningsinstitut), University of Copenhagen, 23 April. Invited paper
  • 'Recovering Palimpsests: Some Tools and Techniques', Palimpsestes : Écriture, effacement et réinscription dans l'Angleterre médiévale. Colloque du Centre d'Études médiévales anglaises (CEMA), Paris, 27–29 March. Invited paper


  • 'Palaeography can be Fun! Old English Manuscripts Online', Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland (TOEBI) Annual Conference, Cambridge, 20 October.
  • With Elena Pierazzo (KCL): 'Encoding the Language of Landscape: XML and Databases at the Service of Anglo-Saxon Lexicography', Lexicography in Italy and Europe conference, Pisa, 20 October. Delivered by Dr Pierazzo
  • 'Objective Palaeography? Digitisation and the Analysis of Script', The Parker Library Now symposium, Cambridge, 6–7 September.
  • 'A Previously Unnoticed Version of the Pershore Orthodoxorum Charter (S.786)', and organiser of panel 'Surveying the Past: Charters, Mapping, and the Anglo-Saxon Countryside', Conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS), London, 31 July.
  • 'Late Old English at Evesham: The Case of Cotton Vespasian B.xxiv', Writing England: Books 1100–1200, Leicester, 7 July. Conference-paper
  • With Winfried Rudolf (Jena): 'Writing, Form and Language', The Production and Use of English Manuscripts symposium, Leicester, 6 July. Invited workshop
  • 'Computing, Charter Bounds, and the Anglo-Saxon Landscape', Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies (MANCASS) Annual Conference, Manchester, 13 April.


  • 'Post-Conquest Vernacular Script and the Problem of Charter Bounds', Anglo-Saxon Charters Symposium, The British Academy, London, 14 September. Invited talk
  • 'The Language of Landscape: Reading the Anglo-Saxon Countryside', Poster-presentation, Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts, Dartington, 3–6 September.
  • 'Anglo-Saxon Charter Bounds and the Language of Landscape', English Place-Name Society (EPNS) Annual Lecture, London, 12 July. Invited lecture
  • 'The LangScape Database: Future Prospects', PASE2/LangScape Workshop, London, 13 May.
  • 'The Problem of Grade in Post-Conquest Vernacular Minuscule', International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), Kalamazoo (Michigan), 6 May.
  • With Joy Jenkyns (KCL): 'The Language of Landscape', Society of Name-Studies in Britain and Ireland (SNSBI) conference, Bristol, 7 April.


  • 'The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in the Reign of Edward the Confessor', Manuscripts from the Time of Edward the Confessor, London, 8 October. Conference-paper
  • 'The Demise of Square Minuscule', London Palaeography Workshop, London, 27 June 2005 Invited talk


  • 'From Square to "Thoroughly Caroline": Continental Influences on the Development of English Vernacular Minuscule', International Medieval Congress (IMC), Leeds, 15 July.
  • 'Computer-Based Approaches to Manuscript-Studies', Cambridge Inference Group Seminar, Cambridge, 16 April. Invited talk
  • 'Shoots and Vines: Some Models for the Ascenders and Descenders of English Vernacular Minuscule', Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic (CCASNC), Cambridge, 7 February.


  • 'Old Books and Archbishops, or, What's So Special about the Parker Library?', Leckhampton Society, Cambridge, 4 December. Invited talk
  • 'Deciphering Greek Palimpsests using Adobe Photoshop', Beyond the Human Eye, Athens (Greece), 10 May. Conference-paper