Peter A. Stokes

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

Other Offices, Project Boards and Consultancies

External or International Offices and Editorial Roles

  • Visiting Professor of Palaeography, Dipartimento di Eccellenza SAGAS, Università degli Studi, Florence, Italy. April–May 2019.
  • Steering Committee Member, Dark Archives conference, University of Oxford. 2019.
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Department of Digital Humanities and King's Digital Lab, King's College London, 2018–.
  • Inter-Comité de Pilotage Programmatique « Humanités Numériques », Agence National de la Recherche (ANR), France, 2018–.
  • 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–.
  • Programme Committee, International Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing (HIP) 2017 and 2019.
  • 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), 2014–18. <>
  • Advisor/Consultant, ViGOTHIC, Marie Skłodowska-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 Skłodowska-Curie International Training Network, for DiXiT: Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network. FP7 Grant Agreement No. 317436. 2014–17.
  • Scientist in Charge, Marie Skłodowska-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. <>
  • Elected Director of Digital Medievalist international Community of Practice, 2012–2015; Elected Executive Board Member, 2009–11, 2011–13 and 2013–15. <>
  • Associate Editor of Digital Medievalist journal (ISSN 1715-0736), 2009–2014. <>

Consultancies and Boards

  • Technical Council, International Standard Manuscript Identifier (ISMI). 2020–
  • International Advisory Board, CROSSREADS: Text, materiality, and multiculturalism at the crossroads of the ancient Mediterranean, ERC Advanced Grant, PI Prof. Jonathan Prag. The University of Oxford, 2020–25.
  • Invited Participant, Joint meeting of the Council of European Research Libraries (CERL) 'Portal' and 'Manuscripts Experts' Working Groups, The Hague. 2020.
  • Consultant/Advisor, Tikkoun Sofrim: Digitization of HTR Hebrew Manuscripts by Adaptive Crowdsourcing Project, EPHE – PSL, University of Haifa, and the National Library of Israel. 2018–9.
  • Member, Medieval English in a Multilingual Context network, United Kingdom, 2018–20.
  • International Advisory Board, The Community of the Realm in Scotland, King's College London, 2017–20.
  • Ad hoc advice to ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1, Sub-Committee 2, Working Group 2 (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 2), 'Universal Coded Character Set [Unicode]'. 2018–
  • Advisory Committee, Index of Middle English Prose (IMEP), 2016–. <>
  • Consultant/Advisor on development of Digital Humanities centre, Comue Lyon Saint-Etienne, France, 2016.
  • Consultant/Advisor, development of MA in Digital Humanities, University Paris Sciences Lettres. 2015–16.
  • Advisory Committee, Digital Learning Resource on Premodern Medicine and Health, The Wellcome Library, London, 2014–17. <>
  • Project Advisor, Digital Codex Mendoza, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH Mexico), 2013–14. <>
  • International Advisory Board, Natural Sciences and Technology in Manuscript Analysis Conference, University of Hamburg, 4–6 December 2013. <>
  • Member, Working Group on Manuscripts and Textual Tradition, 'Medioevo Europeo - Medieval Cultures and Technological Resources' COST Action IS1005, 2012–15. <>
  • Scientific Advisory Committee, Album interactif de paléographie médiévale / Interactive Album of Mediaeval Palaeography, EHESS Lyon, 2011–Present. <>
  • Project Board, InScribe: VLE for Palaeography, Diplomatic and Manuscript Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, 2011–2012.
  • Project Board and Advisory Committee, Wellcome Arabic Manuscript Cataloguing Partnership, 2009–2011. <>
  • Project Member, Medieval Medicine Documents Identification System (MMEDIS), 2009–10. <>
  • Project Consultant, Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain, 2010–2011. <>

Review Activities

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Peer Review College, 'Academic', 'Technical' and 'International' categories, 2012–2018 ('Technical' from 2013). <>
    • Formally recognised for 'outstanding contribution' to the Peer Review College, 2014 and 2018.
  • 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–. <>
  • 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).