Peter A. Stokes

Peter A. Stokes
Reader
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

Summary

After Honours degrees in Classics and English Literature and in Computer Engineering, Peter Stokes completed a PhD at Cambridge on English palaeography of the early eleventh century. He held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship in Palaeography at the Department of Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic in Cambridge, where he developed new methods of quantitative and computer-based palaeography, then worked at the Centre for Computing in Humanities (CCH, now Department of Digital Humanities) at King's College London on the LangScape, Anglo-Saxon Cluster and Electronic Sawyer projects before being awarded a major research grant from the European Research Council for his DigiPal: Digital Resource and Database for Palaeography, Manuscript Studies and Diplomatic. This project, completed in September 2014, lead to two further major grants from the AHRC for collaborative projects in which he is Co-Investigator: The Conqueror’s Commissioners: Unlocking the Domesday Survey of South-West England (with the University of Oxford), and Models of Authority: Scottish Charters and the Emergence of Government, 1100–1250 (with the Universities of Glasgow and Cambridge).

Major publications include English Vernacular Minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut, circa 990 – circa 1035 (Cambridge, 2014) and DigiPal, and he has also published on name-studies, lexicography, Anglo-Saxon charters, image-processing, and digital humanities, as well as palaeography. He is a correspondant scientifique at the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (CNRS, Paris), and was Chercheur invité (Invited Researcher) there in 2015. He lectures on the MA in Digital Humanities at King's College London, and has also lectured in palaeography and codicology, digital publishing, medieval history, and medieval Latin at the Universities of Cambridge, Leicester and the School of Advanced Studies in the University of London. Other professional positions include:

Present Appointment

Research

  • Studying the palaeography and book- and charter- production of late Anglo-Saxon England.
  • Designing and developing web resources to allow the exploration and citation of medieval script in the context of the manuscripts and charters that preserve it.
  • Developing new visual and verbal methods for the exploration and presentation of palaeographical material.

Teaching and Departmental Administration

  • 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' (2017–).
  • Departmental Research Lead (post formerly called Chair of Department Postgraduate and Research Committee: 2015–).
  • Member of the Faculty Research Committee (2015–).
  • Teaching four MA modules ('Material Culture of the Book', 'Editorial Models', Dissertation, and with Paul Spence 'Methods and Techniques in Digital Humanities').
  • Deputy Chair of PGT Assessment Sub-Board (= Departmental MA Board of Examiners: 2013–16); Acting Chair, First Semester 2014/5.
  • Supervising MA and PhD students.
  • Member, London Arts and Humanities Partnership Panel Selection Board C (Cultures and Heritage), 2016–18.
  • See Teaching Experience for further details.

Project and Other Administration

  • Co-Investigator, 'Conqueror's Commissioners/Exon Domesday' project, funded by AHRC with total budget of approx. £1M, 2014–17.
  • Co-Investigator, 'Models of Authority' project, funded by AHRC with total budget of approx. £1M, 2014–17.
  • Scientific Project Manager for King's College London, 'Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network' (DiXiT), Marie Curie International Training Network with total budget of approx. €4M (FP7 Grant Agreement No. 317436), 2014–17. <http://dixit.uni-koeln.de>
  • Scientist in Charge, Reconstructing the Phillipps Manuscript Collection using Linked Data Technologies to analyse the creation and dispersal of a major European cultural heritage collection. Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (FP7 Grant Agreement No. 626696), awarded to Dr Toby Burrows (University of Western Australia/King's College London) with total budget of approx. €310k. 2014–16.
  • Principal Coordinator/Director of 'Medieval Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age' (MMSDA), 2008–.
  • Peer Review College, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), 'Academic', 'International' and 'Technical' categories, 2012–2019 ('Technical' from 2013).
  • Member of numerous project boards and committees in the UK and Europe (see Offices and Consultancies for further details).

Education

October 2001–September 2005 (approved January 2006) PhD The University of Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, U.K.

February 1995–June 2001 BA (Hons.), BE (Hons.) The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  • Majored in Classics and English Literature for the BA, and Computer Engineering for the BE
  • Received First Class Honours in 59 out of 61 classes (modules) taken

Dissertations:

  • Authority and Appropriation: Heresy and the Struggle for Language in Late Medieval English Literature
  • Phase-Locked Loops: Design and Implementation

January 1998–December 1998 Study Abroad Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • International Exchange Student in the College of Arts and Sciences (Classics and English)
  • Overall GPA: 4.0 out of 4.0

Teaching Roles and Experience

October 2010–Present Teaching and Administration in Digital Humanities Department of Digital Humanities (formerly Centre for Computing in Humanities), King's College London, U.K.

Teaching

  • 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'.
  • Re-designed, lead and taught on MA modules 'Methods and Techniques in Digital Humanities (core module, with Paul Spence), Sem. 2 of 'Introduction to Digital Humanities' (core module on programming in Python), 'Editorial Models' (XML/XSLT), and 'Material Culture of the Book' (on digitising and representing books in digital form).
  • Designed, coordinated and taught BA module 'Digitising Cultural Heritage' (from 2016/17).
  • Designed, coordinated and co-taught MA module 'Digital Resources for Historical Studies' (2011–12).
  • First supervisor of MA dissertations in Digital Humanities.
  • Chargé de conférences for 'Introduction aux humanités numériques': 20 hours of teaching at the École pratique des hautes études (EPHE), Paris (2015/16 and 2017/18)

Other Roles and Responsibilities

  • Research Lead for Dept. of Digital Humanities (role formerly known as Chair of Departmental Postgraduate and Research Committee), 2015–
  • Member, London Arts and Humanities Partnership Subject Area Group for Digital Humanities, and Panel Selection Board C (Cultures and Heritage), 2016–18.
  • Member of the Faculty Postgraduate Research Students Committee (2015).
  • Deputy Chair of PGT Assessment Sub-Board (= Departmental Postgraduate Taught Board of Examiners, 2012–16; Acting Chair for Semester 1, 2014/15).
  • Acting Programme Coordinator for the MA in Digital Humanities (Semester 2, 2014/15).
  • Acting Admissions Tutor for the MA in Digital Humanities (Semester 1, 2014/15).
  • MA Dissertation Coordinator (2014/15).
  • Chair of Staff Student Liaison Committee (SSLC); carried out substantial review and revision of SSLC Terms of Reference (2012/13).
  • Acting Senior Tutor (Semester 1, 2012/13).
  • Served on task force to design new BA programme (2012/13).

PhD Supervision

Current Students:

Completed Students:

Doctoral Examination

Conducted viva voce examination and submitted written report as the external examiner for all candidates.

  • Internal Examiner: Sean Dunnahoe, English and German Influences in the Production of Music-Liturgical Manuscripts in Sweden up to the Thirteenth Century. Dept. of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London (December 2016).
  • External Examiner: Vinodh Rajan Sampath, Quantifying Scribal Behavior: A Novel Approach to Digital Paleography. School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews (July 2016). Thesis available at <http://hdl.handle.net/10023/9429>.
  • External Examiner: Roman Bleier, Encoding St Patrick's Epistles: History and Electronic Editing of the Manuscript Witnesses. 2 vols + CD. Digital Arts and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin (Feb. 2016).

External Supervision

  • Domain Advisor: Lun-Min Yuan, MSc in Data Science, King’s College London (2016/7). An analysis of data extracted from the DigiPal Database.
  • Domain Advisor: Calogero Lauricella, MSc in Data Science, King’s College London (2015/6). Quantifying the Relative Quality of Ancient Sicilian Coins following Homogeneous Partitioning.
  • External Advisor: Alberto Campagnolo, PhD, University of the Arts London (degree awarded 2015). Transforming XML Records to Visual Representations. Development and Application for a Digital Visualization of Historical Bookbinding Structures. <http://www.wimbledon.arts.ac.uk/ccwgraduateschool/researchdegrees/currentresearchstudentsatccw/albertocampagnolo/>
  • Dissertation Correlatore: Giancarlo Buomprisco, Corso di Laurea in Informatica Umanistica, Università di Pisa (2013). Digital Lightbox: A Web-Based Visualization Framework Applied to Paleographical Research. <http://www.digipal.eu/lightbox/> (functioning website) and <https://github.com/Gbuomprisco/Digital-Lightbox> (source code).
  • Dissertation Advisor: Brian Maher, MSc in Bioinformatics, King's College London (2012). Automated Image Segmentation Methods for Digitally-Assisted Palaeography of Medieval Manuscripts.
    • Won prize for 'Best Masters Project/Dissertation' in the Department of Informatics (2012).

Other Training, Summer Schools and International Seminars

  • 'Introduction aux humanités numériques', École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, Apr. – May 2018. 20-hour course for students at Masters and Doctoral level. Course taught in French.
  • 'Codicology and TEI', ManuSciences: Franco-German Summer School on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Manuscript Studies, Freie Universität Berlin and École Pratique des Hautes Études, 10–15 September 2017.
  • 'Traitement des Images' (3 hrs, designed and delivered in French) and 'Modelizzatione e TEI' (90 mins, supported teaching in Italian), École d'Été Éditions Numériques italo-française (EDEEN), Grenoble, 26–27 June 2017.
  • With E. Pierazzo, 'Digital Editing with TEI: Critical, Documentary and Genetic Editing', Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Victoria, Canada, 12–16 June 2017. 26-hour course.
  • 'Journée d'Études DigiPal', École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), Paris, 16 September 2016. Day-long training for using the DigiPal Framework (taught in French).
  • PhD Masterclass in Manuscript Studies, University of Bergen, 26 April 2016. 90-minute public mock viva of PhD student, followed by 90-minute lecture.
  • 'Plagiarism in Code', 'Inclusive and Discriminatory Scholarship and Behaviour', and 'Conflicts of Interest', DiXiT Ethics Workshop, Grenoble, 14–15 April 2016. Three presentations/lead discussions as part of a two-day workshop for PhD students.
  • With E. Pierazzo (Grenoble): 'Introduction aux humanités numériques', École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, Feb. – Apr. 2016. <http://ephilolog.hypotheses.org/268> 26-hour course for students at Masters and Doctoral level. Course taught in French.
  • 'L'infrastructure DigiPal pour décrire l'écriture', invited lecture/seminar for Seminars La lettre romaine and Paléographie hébreu at École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, 9 and 14 December 2015. One-hour seminar for MA and PhD students taught in French.
  • 'Paleografía digital', Segundo Congreso Internacional: El Patrimonio Cultural y Nuevas Tecnologías Second International Congress of Cultural Heritage and New Technologies, Mexico City, 12–16 October 2015. Delivered 20-hour workshop in English.
  • With E. Pierazzo (Grenoble): 'An Introduction to Digital Manuscript Studies', Digital Humanities 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop, University of Western Sydney, 29–30 June 2015. Peer-reviewed workshop
  • 'Palaeography and the Digital Humanities', Autumn School in Palaeography, H. Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Ghent, 20–22 October 2014. Invited seminar leader
  • Figuring the Digital Humanities Out Workshop, HUMLab, Umeå University, 5–6 December 2013. Invited seminar leader and workshop participant
  • '"This is Not a Book": Using Digital Texts in a Material Context' (lecture and workshop), 'Digital Dreams and Chasing Them' (panel discussion), The Media of Literature in the Electronic Age, Geneva, 15–16 November 2013. Invited one-hour lecture, one-hour workshop and panel discussant at doctoral school programme
  • 'Digital Resources: Data and Databases', ISAS Graduate Workshop, Dublin, 28–29 July 2013. Invited workshop leader
  • 'Digital Imaging for Medievalists: A Workshop', International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 10–13 May 2012. Workshop co-leader
  • 'Digitising the Book' pre-conference workshop and 'Digitising the Document' panel, Australasian Association for Digital Humanities Conference, Canberra Australia, 28–30 March 2012. Invited workshop organiser and leader
  • 'Document Analysis and Modeling', TEI@Oxford Summer School, 12 July 2010. Invited workshop designer and leader

June 2008–Present Principal Coordinator/Director, Marie Curie/COST/AHRC Research Training: 'Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age' <http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/study-training/research-training-courses/medieval-manuscripts-digital-age/> Under the direction of the Institute of English Studies, in collaboration with King's College London, the Warburg Institute, and the Dept. of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, University of Cambridge

  • Awarded grants from AHRC (2008–11), COST (2012) and Marie Curie (2013) to design and run annual week-long training programme for postgraduate students (grants prepared with Prof. Warwick Gould, Prof. Michelle Brown, Prof. Charles Burnett, Dr Hanna Vorholt, Dr Arianna Ciula, Dr Wim van Mierlo, Jon Millington, Elena Pierazzo and Franz Fischer).
  • Received approx. three hundred applications total for the four years to date, along with many enquiries.
  • Coordinated specialist instructors from seven institutions in Cambridge and London.
  • Designed and implemented course including lectures, visits to libraries, and practical computing sessions (with Dr Hanna Vorholt, Dr Arianna Ciula and Dr Elena Pierazzo).
  • Wrote and delivered classes on 'Manuscript-Production', 'Provenance and Bindings', 'Palaeography', 'Digital Imaging', 'Digital Resources, Tools and Projects'.
  • Assisted with computer lab exercises on XML markup, TEI for transcription and cataloguing, and digital image-enhancement.

October 2004–September 2016 Affiliated Lecturer in Palaeography and Codicology (with additional teaching in Medieval Latin) Dept. of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, University of Cambridge, U.K.

  • Wrote and delivered over 500 hours of lectures and classes on palaeography (since 2004) and medieval Latin (in 2007/8).
  • Taught courses including the history of script in Britain and Ireland to A.D. 1200, the history of libraries and the survival of manuscripts in Britain and Ireland c. 1500–c. 1750, medieval codicology, and beginner's Latin.
  • Prepared and delivered approx. 175 hours of one-on-one or one-on-two undergraduate supervisions in palaeography (2004–2009).
  • Supervised undergraduate dissertations (2008/9).
  • Set and marked examination-papers at BA and MPhil level in Latin and in Palaeography (since 2005).

July 2010–December 2010 Module Coordinator, Course Tutor, London Rare Book School and MA in the History of the Book Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, U.K.

  • Designed, coordinated and taught a week-long intensive course 'Digital Publishing and Book Studies' for the London Rare Book School (LRBS).
  • Redesigned, coordinated and taught the same material as an MA module for the History of the Book.
  • First marker for both the LRBS and MA courses.

October 2009–June 2010 Associated Lecturer in Early Medieval History School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester, U.K.

  • Designed, convened and taught first-year module, 'People and Places: Medieval Worcester'.
  • Designed, convened and taught second-year module, 'Early Medieval History: Books, Manuscripts and Documents'.
  • Co-convenor of second-year undergraduate module, 'Race and Ethnicity': five lectures and six seminars on Viking history.
  • All teaching includes writing and delivering lectures, running seminars, and setting and marking exams and essays.

Publications

All publications are single-authored unless otherwise specified.

Monographs

Major Digital Resources (as Project Leader, Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator)

  • Project Leader: The DigiPal Framework (open-source software for the analysis and presentation of palaeographical material and texts). <https://github.com/kcl-ddh/digipal/wiki>, King's College London (2011–).
    • Implements new model for handwriting as described by Stokes, 'Digital Resources and Database' (2011), Brookes et al. (2015), Stokes, Brookes et al. (2016), Stokes 'Modelling Medieval Handwriting' (2012) below.
    • Awarded the Medieval Academy of America prize for best Digital Humanities project (2016).
  • Co-Investigator: Exon: The Domesday Survey of South-West England, ed. P.A. Stokes, King's College London (2015–17). Available at <http://www.exondomesday.ac.uk>
  • Co-Investigator: Models of Authority: Scottish Charters and the Emergence of Government 1100–1250. <http://www.modelsofauthority.ac.uk>, King's College London (2015–17).
  • Principal Investigator and Director: Digital Resource and Database for Palaeography, Manuscripts and Diplomatic. <http://digipal.eu/>, King's College London (2011–14).
  • Sole Analyst and Developer: HandAnalyser and ImageViewer software (first 'alpha' release 30 Sept. 2009). <http://sourceforge.net/projects/handanalyser/> Java software for quantitative palaeographical analysis and for viewing and enhancing images of damaged manuscripts, as described in contributions to Rehbein et al. and Carruthers et al. respectively.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Scribal Attribution Across Multiple Scripts: A Digitally-Aided Approach, Speculum 92 (2017): S65–85. doi:10.1086/693968
  • Digital Approaches to Palaeography and Book History: Some Challenges, Present and Future, Frontiers in Digital Humanities 2:5 (2015). doi:10.3389/fdigh.2015.00005 'Specialty Grand Challenge' article
  • T. Blanke, E. Pierazzo and P.A. Stokes, Digital Publishing: Experiences in the Digital Humanities, Logos 25 (2014): 16–27. doi:10.1163/1878-4712-11112041
  • T. Hassner, M. Rehbein, P.A. Stokes and L. Wolf (eds), Computation and Palaeography: Potentials and Limits, Dagstuhl Manifestos 2 (2013): 14–35. doi:10.4230/DagMan.2.1.14 Full-length peer-reviewed version
    • Summary published in Informatik Spektrum 36:2 (2013): 196–98. doi:10.1007/s00287-013-0690-3
    • Reprinted in Kodikologie und Paläographie im Digitalen Zeitalter 3 — Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age 3, ed. by O. Duntze et al. Schriften des Instituts für Dokumentologie und Editorik 10 (Norderstedt, 2015), pp. 1–27. urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-76986
  • The Vision of Leofric: Manuscript Text and Context, Review of English Studies 63 (2012): 529–50. doi:10.1093/res/hgr052. Open Access copy also available
  • The Problem of Grade in Post-Conquest Vernacular Minuscule, New Medieval Literatures 13 (2011): 23–47. doi:10.1484/J.NML.1.102438
  • Digital Resource and Database for Palaeography, Manuscripts and Diplomatic, Gazette du livre médiéval 56–57 (2011): 141–2. doi:10.3406/galim.2011.1991
  • M. Maniaci et al., Table ronde. Applications actuelles de l’informatique à la paléographie: quelles méthodes pour quelles finalité́s?, Gazette du livre médiéval 56–57 (2011): 119–30. <http//:www.persee.fr/doc/galim_0753-5015_2011_num_56_1_1986>
  • The Digital Dictionary, Florilegium 26 (2009): 37–69. <http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/flor/article/view/18446/25553> A study of the use of technology in the Dictionary of Old English.
  • King Edgar's Charter for Pershore (AD 972), Anglo-Saxon England 37 (2008): 31–78. doi:10.1017/S0263675109990159. Open Access copy also available
  • Palaeography and Image Processing: Some Solutions and Problems, Digital Medievalist 3 (2007/8). doi:10.16995/dm.15
  • The Regius Psalter, 198v: A Reexamination, Notes & Queries 54 (2007): 208–11. doi:10.1093/notesj/gjm152
  • Shoots and Vines: Some Models for the Ascenders and Descenders of English Vernacular Minuscule, Quaestio: Proceedings of the Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic 5 (2005): 98–109.

Peer-Reviewed Proceedings and Chapters in Books

  • Rule and Variation in Eleventh-Century Minuscule Script. In Ruling the Script: Formal Aspects of Medieval Written Communication (Books, Charters, and Inscriptions), ed. by S. Barret, D. Stutzmann and G. Vogeler. Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy 35 (Turnhout, 2016), pp. 489–508. doi:10.1484/M.USML-EB.5.112447
  • S. Brookes, P.A. Stokes, M. Watson, and Débora Marques de Matos, The DigiPal Project for European Scripts and Decorations, in Writing Europe 500–1450: Texts and Contexts, ed. by A. Conti, O. da Rold and P. Shaw. Essays and Studies n.s. 68 (2015): 25–58.
  • Palaeography and the "Virtual Library" of Manuscripts, in Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture, ed. by B. Nelson and M. Terras. New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 3 (Tempe, AZ, 2012), pp. 137–69.
  • Recovering Anglo-Saxon Erasures: Some Questions, Tools and Techniques, in Palimpsests and the Literary Imagination of Medieval England, ed. by L. Carruthers, R. Chai-Elsholz and T. Silec (New York, 2011), pp. 35–60.
  • Rewriting the Bounds: Pershore's Powick and Leigh, in Place-Names, Language and the Anglo-Saxon Landscape, ed. by N.J. Higham and M.J. Ryan (Woodbridge, 2011), pp. 195–206.
  • Teaching Manuscripts in the "Digital Age", in Kodikologie und Paläographie im Digitalen Zeitalter 2 — Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age 2, ed. by F. Fischer, C. Fritze and G. Vogeler, in collaboration with B. Assmann, M. Rehbein and P. Sahle. Schriften des Instituts für Dokumentologie und Editorik 3 (Norderstedt, 2010), pp. 229–45. urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-43521
  • E. Pierazzo and P.A. Stokes, Putting the Text back into Context: A Codicological Approach to Manuscript Transcription, in Kodikologie und Paläographie im Digitalen Zeitalter 2 — Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age 2, ed. by F. Fischer, C. Fritze and G. Vogeler, in collaboration with B. Assmann, M. Rehbein and P. Sahle. Schriften des Instituts für Dokumentologie und Editorik 3 (Norderstedt, 2010), pp. 397–430. urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-43605
  • Computer-Aided Palaeography, Present and Future, in Kodikologie und Paläographie im Digitalen Zeitalter — Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age, ed. by M. Rehbein, P. Sahle and T. Schaan, unter Mitarbeit von Bernhard Assmann, Franz Fischer und Christiane Fritze. Schriften des Instituts für Dokumentologie und Editorik 2 (Norderstedt, 2009), pp. 313–42. urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-29782. Full-length peer-reviewed version
  • P.A. Stokes and E. Pierazzo, Encoding the Language of Landscape: XML and Databases at the Service of Anglo-Saxon Lexicography, in Perspectives on Lexicography in Italy and Europe, ed. by S. Bruti, R. Cella, and M. Foschi Albert (Newcastle, 2009), pp. 203–38.

Working Papers, Reports and Peer-Reviewed Abstracts

Other Digital Resources (as Analyst, Developer and/or Research Associate)

Encyclopedia Entries, Booklets, and Book Reviews

Forthcoming (full text submitted and accepted for publication)

  • Insular Script. In The Oxford Handbook of Latin Palaeography, ed. by R.G. Babcock and F. Coulson (Oxford: Oxford University Press). 12,250 words
  • P.A. Stokes and E. Pierazzo, The New Textual Technologies. In A New Companion to the History of the Book, ed. by J. Rose and S. Elliott (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell). Invited chapter; 6,000 words
  • Change and Variation in Eleventh-Century English Script. In Change in Medieval and Renaissance Scripts and Manuscripts, ed. by M. Schubert and E. Overgaauw (Turnhout: Brepols). 6,000 words
  • Computing and Palaeography in Theory: Putting the Palaeographer in Charge. In Digital Palaeography, ed. by S. Brookes, M. Rehbein and P.A. Stokes (London: Routledge). 6,000 words

Grants, Awards and Distinctions

Grants

  • Post-Doctoral Research Project Fellowship, King’s College London. Grant to hire a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for three months, incl. expenses.
  • Shortlisted (Stage 2) for European Research Council Consolidator Grant (H2020), MultiPal: Theory, Method and Application for the Palaeographical Study of Multigraphism.
  • AHRC Research Grant (Standard), 'The Conqueror's Commissioners: Unlocking the Domesday Survey of South-Western England'. Co-Investigator, with Julia Crick (PI, King's College London) and Stephen Baxter (Co-I, Oxford University), 2014–17. Grant Reference no. AH/L013975/1.
  • AHRC Research Grant (Standard), 'Models of Authority: Scottish Charters and the Emergence of Government 1100–1250'. Co-Investigator, with Dauvit Broun (PI, Glasgow), Tessa Webber (Co-I, Cambridge University) and Alice Taylor (Co-I, King's College London), 2014–17. Grant Reference no. AH/L008041/1.
  • Marie Curie ITN (FP7 Grant Agreement No. 317436), 'Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network' (DiXiT). Scientific Project Manager for King's College London. 2014–17.
  • 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. <http://www.dagstuhl.de/12382>
  • 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.
  • European Research Council Starting Grant (FP7), 'DigiPal: Digital Resource and Database of Palaeography, Manuscripts and Diplomatic'. Principal Investigator, 2010–14. Grant Agreement no. 263751.
  • 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. <http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/study-training/research-training-courses/medieval-manuscripts-digital-age/>
  • Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, 2007–9.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Medieval Academy of America Digital Humanities prize, 2016. Awarded for the DigiPal framework.
  • International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS) 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.
  • 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.

Conference-Papers, Invited Lectures and Talks

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

Invited Keynote Lectures

Organisation of Conferences and Conference Sessions

  • Conference: On the Same Page: Digital Approaches to Hebrew Manuscripts. King’s College London. 18–19 May 2015. Academic Advisor <http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/trs/research/seminars/jewish/hebrew2015.aspx>
  • 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). <http://www.dagstuhl.de/12382>
  • Annual symposium: DigiPal Symposium on Digital Methods in Manuscript Studies. King’s College London, 2011–. Co-organiser with Stewart Brookes (KCL). Six run to date.
  • 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

Other Invited Contributions and Conference Papers

2018

  • Title tbc, Editing Royal and Princely Acts in the Digital Age, École nationale des chartes, Paris, 16 March.
  • '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, prepared with Geoffroy Noel. Delivered in French.

2017

  • '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. Delivered in French.
  • ‘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.

2016

  • 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.

2015

  • 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 <http://tei2015.huma-num.fr/en/papers/#acc-41>. 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 <http://www.palaeographia.org/cipl/berlin/abstracts2015b.htm#stokes>.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 <http://dh2015.org/abstracts/xml/STOKES_Peter_Anthony_The_Problem_of_Digital_Datin/STOKES_Peter_Anthony_The_Problem_of_Digital_Dating__A_M.html> Peer-reviewed conference proposal
  • '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

2014

  • '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

2013

  • '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

2012

  • '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. Reviewed paper. Full video available at <http://lecture2go.uni-hamburg.de/konferenzen/-/k/13954>.
  • 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. Reviewed 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

2011

  • 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 <http://conferencing.uwex.edu/conferences/isas2011/PeterStokes.cfm>
  • 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

2010

  • '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 <http://lib.stanford.edu/digital-manuscript-uses-and-interoperation-public-site/abstracts-and-presentations>

2009

  • '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. 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

2008

  • '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

2007

  • '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.

2006

  • '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.

2005

  • '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

2004

  • '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.

2003

  • '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

Other Offices, Project Boards and Project Consultancies

External or International Offices and Editorial Roles

  • Programme Committee, 4th International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing (HIP'17), Kyoto, 2017
  • Review Editor for Digital and Multimedia Publications, ex officio member of the Committee on Digital Humanities and Multimedia Studies, Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies (ISSN 0038-7134) 2017–
  • Associated Member, Équipe Humanités Numériques, Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes (ITEM, CNRS/ENS, UMR 8132)
  • Chercheur invité (Invited Researcher), Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (CNRS, Paris) 2015.
  • Correspondant scientifique, Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (CNRS, Paris), 2015–.
  • Specialty Chief Editor, Digital Paleography and Book History, a Specialty Section of Frontiers in Digital Humanities (ISSN 2297-2668), 2014–. <http://www.frontiersin.org/Digital_Paleography_and_Book_History/>
  • Advisor/Consultant, ViGOTHIC, Marie Curie Incoming Fellowship, awarded to Dr Ainoa Castro, for ViGOTHIC: Towards a typology of Visigothic script: the Beatus British Library Add. 11695 and its potential for dating and localising Visigothic script manuscripts. H2020 Grant Agreement No. 656298. 2015–17.
  • Scientific Project Manager for King's College London, Marie Curie International Training Network, for DiXiT: Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network. FP7 Grant Agreement No. 317436. 2014–17.
  • Scientist in Charge, Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship, awarded to Dr Toby Burrows (University of Western Australia/King's College London), for PHILLIPPS: Reconstructing the Phillipps Manuscript Collection using Linked Data Technologies to analyse the creation and dispersal of a major European cultural heritage collection. FP7 Grant Agreement No. 626696. 2014–16.
  • Elected Board Member, International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS), 2013–17. <http://www.isas.us>
  • Elected Director of Digital Medievalist international Community of Practice, 2012–2015; Elected Executive Board Member, 2009–11, 2011–13 and 2013–15. <http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/>
  • Associate Editor of Digital Medievalist journal (ISSN 1715-0736), 2009–2014. <http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/journal/>

Consultancies and Boards

Review Activities

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Peer Review College, 'Academic', 'Technical' and 'International' categories, 2012–2019 ('Technical' from 2013). <www.ahrc.ac.uk/Peer-Review-College/>
    • Formally recognised for 'outstanding contribution' to the Peer Review College, 2014.
  • Selection Committee Member (Reviewer) for SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) annual conference, 2017–.
  • Reviewer for International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR), ISSN 1433-2833 (print) and 1433-2825 (electronic). 2013–. <http://www.springer.com/computer/image+processing/journal/10032>
  • Reviewer for ADHO (Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations) annual conference of Digital Humanities, 2008–.
  • Ad hoc pre-publication reviews for various publishers (details available on request).
  • Reviewer of other grant applications for UK, ERC and overseas national funding agencies (details available on request subject to confidentiality requirements).

Work Experience

October 2011 – Present Senior Lecturer (Reader from 1 Sept. 2016) Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London, London, U.K.

October 2010–September 2011 Research Fellow; Principal Investigator and Director of 'Digital Resource and Database of Palaeography, Manuscripts and Diplomatic' <http://digipal.eu/> Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London, London, U.K.

  • Awarded Starting Grant from European Research Council (FP7) to lead new four-year project on computing and palaeographical method.
  • Designing and deveoping a new web resource to allow the exploration and citation of medieval script in the context of the manuscripts and charters that preserve it.
  • Developing new visual and verbal methods for the exploration and presentation of palaeographical data.

January 2010–September 2010 Research Associate (Analyst) Centre for Computing in Humanities, King's College London , London, U.K.

  • Analyst for the Anglo-Saxon Cluster, a JISC-funded project to integrate four pre-existing projects at CCH. <http://www.ascluster.org/>
  • Developed use-cases and encoding models, and helped to develop two prototypes to test approaches to integration.
  • Principal author of project documentation including report for ASCluster (published on project website).
  • Develop E-Sawyer website with technologies including TEI and CEI XML, XSLT, Solr, Cocoon and xMod 2.0. <http://www.esawyer.org.uk/>
  • Helped to develop proposal for new AHRC bid, including principal author of Technical Appendix.

October 2009–June 2010 (part-time) Associated Lecturer in Early Medieval History School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester, U.K.

  • Co-convenor of second-year undergraduate course, 'Race and Ethnicity': five lectures and six seminars on Viking history (course code HS2206)
  • Designed, convened and taught first-year module, 'People and Places: Medieval Worcester' (course code HS1100)
  • Designed, convened and taught second-year module, 'Early Medieval History: Books, Manuscripts and Documents' (course code HS2343)
  • All teaching includes writing and delivering lectures, running seminars, and marking exams and essays

October 2007–September 2009 (full time) Leverhulme Early Career Fellow Dept. of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.

  • Research topic: 'Computer-Based Analysis of Scribal Hands'
  • Developed and applied quantitative and computer-based methods in palaeography
  • Conducted original research into the scripts of Eleventh and Twelfth-Century England
  • Wrote new software in Java to enhance images of damaged text, and to analyse and extract quantitative measures from images of scribal hands
  • Developed new web interface for palaeographical database using Django and XSLT/Cocoon

October 2007–December 2007 (part time) Consultant Palaeographer Hearth Tax Project, Roehampton University, London, U.K.

  • Checked volunteers' transcripts against original seventeenth-century English manuscripts (checked Hundreds of Chelmsford, Colchester, Tendring, and Uttlesford, all in Essex)
  • Oversaw, coordinated, and held ultimate responsibility for the work of the second consultant who checked the remaining hundreds for Essex
  • Liaised with the remainder of the Hearth Tax team

October 2005–September 2007 (full time) Post-Doctoral Research Associate Centre for Computing in Humanities, King's College, London, U.K.

  • Research Associate and database-related development for the 'LangScape' project
  • Checked digital texts of about 1,000 Anglo-Saxon boundary clauses against all extant original manuscripts
  • Identified and entered newly discovered and missing texts and variant manuscript versions
  • Helped to provide a clear statement of editorial policies
  • Added text-markup in XML to provide comprehensive tagging, lemmatisation, and translation of texts
  • Developed tools, databases, and prototype websites using Java, Visual Basic, XSLT/XPath, Perl, Python, and SQL

May 2003–August 2004 (part time) Examination Invigilator, Duty Librarian Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, U.K.

  • Invigilated undergraduate examinations for the College and University in College
  • Assisted with production of confidential results-book for College Tutorial Office
  • Supervised undergraduate College library during summer-school programme

February 2003–March 2004 (part time) Manuscript Image Enhancer Dept. of Pre-1600 Manuscripts, The British Library, London, U.K.

  • Carried out work on pan-European Rinascimento Virtuale project
  • Enhanced digital images of Greek palimpsested manuscripts using Adobe Photoshop
  • Prepared material for project talks and public displays
  • Delivered presentation and chaired session at 'Beyond the Human Eye', Athens, May 2003

December 2000–February 2001 (full time), March–April 2001 (part time) Project Engineer Softronics Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia

  • Ported Verilog implementation of IEEE-1394a Link Layer from Xilinx to QuickLogic FPGAs
  • Increased speed of 1394 Verilog code by two chip grades, and reduced gate count by over 20%
  • Designed two four-layer PCBs with JTAG (IEEE-1149.1) and 400Mb/s IEEE-1394a interfaces
  • Debugged port of custom serial drivers from NT4 to Win2000 under severe time constraints
  • Began development of Verilog PCI test bench

July 1999–September 2001 (part time) Freelance Contract Programmer Self-employed, Melbourne, Australia

  • Developed software applications for clients including the Drycleaning Institute of Australia and Xanthein Marketing
  • Designed and implemented MS Access database, with Visual Basic modules
  • Developed VBA module to automatically generate formatted Excel spreadsheets from flat text files
  • Developed application using MFC in Visual C++ for commercial distribution
  • Wrote technical documentation and user manuals for all systems

December 1999–February 2000 (full time) Summer Research Scholar The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

  • Worked on Active Vision project in the Research School for Information Sciences and Engineering
  • Developed and implemented real-time control and vision software for 2DOF robot head
  • Ported 2DOF monocular software to 4DOF binocular head
  • Developed software using C, C++, and Intel MMX on Linux platform
  • Delivered written report and technical seminar to Research School and other Summer Scholars

January 1999–February 1999 (full time) Student Engineer Open Software Associates, Melbourne, Australia

  • Investigated technologies for Web-based three-tiered Defect Tracking Customer Care System
  • Developed prototypes using Java servlets, JDBC, and RMI technologies
  • Wrote reports and feasibility studies on technologies investigated
  • Delivered technical seminar to company lab and management

June 1998–August 1998 (full time), September 1998–December 1998 (part time) Technical Assistant Georgetown University Information Systems, Washington, D.C.

  • Developed NSAPI remote verification software in C for UNIX and NT platforms
  • Developed upgrade to University-wide Job Employment database and Web interface
  • Assisted with implementation of single sign-on throughout the university
  • Maintained and developed Perl and Cold Fusion scripts, and MS Access Databases
  • Assisted with administration of Solaris boxes and NS Enterprise Servers

December 1996–February 1997 (full time) Student Vacation Engineer Telspec Australia Pty Ltd., Melbourne, Australia

  • Performed hardware modifications (incl. hand soldering surface-mount components)
  • Developed device driver software for SCC port using RS232 and RS485 protocols
  • Developed and modified code in ANSI C and 68000 Assembly Language
  • Tested and debugged software and hardware

Professional Membership

Additional Skills

Languages ('Natural' and Computer)

  • Functional Italian and French (both approx. CEFR B2).
  • High level of Latin; good Old and Middle English.
  • Studied Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin/汉语) and Ancient Greek to approx. equivalent of A-levels, and Modern Icelandic and academic reading German at introductory levels.
  • Extensive experience with computer languages including assembly language (65C02, 68HC11, some 68000 and Intel MMX), ANSI C and C++, Java, XML (TEI and xHTML), XSLT/XPath, and Python.
  • Extensive experience with UNIX (primarily Solaris), Linux (Debian, Red Hat, Darwin), MS Windows and MacOS.
  • Some experience with JavaScript, Perl, Cold Fusion, ASP, SQL, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Verilog, XQuery, Django, Cocoon, eXist, JSP and sh scripting.

Other

  • Attended training provided by
    • Cambridge University Staff Development on 'Supervisions and Small-Group Teaching', 'Voice Projection', and 'Teaching-Skills in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic'
    • Leicester University Staff Development on 'Part-Time Teacher Training'
    • King's College London Staff Development on '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 HEA].
  • Amateur (Radio) Operator's Certificate of Proficiency (AOCP) at Australian 'Unrestricted' level (see list of international equivalents).
  • Full, clean U.K. driver's licence; have held clean Australian, U.S. or U.K. licences continually since 1992.
  • Member, Club Alpin Français (Grenoble Isère). Active hiker, particularly in Alps (Grenoble region and Italian Dolomites); some snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, indoor bouldering, indoor top-rope climbing and belaying. Activities since August 2016 available on ViewRanger and Flickr.