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.

Offices, Project Boards and Consultancies

See also 'Conference Programme Committees' under Conference Activities, Invited Lectures and Talks.

Professional Associations

  • Member (elected), Comité de coordination, Humanistica : l’association francophone des humanités numériques, 2021–24.
  • Bureau Member (elected), Comité International de Paléographie Latine 2020–25.
  • Member, Committee on Digital Humanities and Multimedia Studies, The Medieval Academy of America 2017–22.
  • Board Member (elected), International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS, now ISSEME), 2013–17.
  • Director (elected), Digital Medievalist international Community of Practice, 2012–2015; Executive Board Member (elected), 2009–15. <>

Other External or International Offices and Roles

  • Member, Collegio del Dottorato in Studi Storici, "Scienze del Libro, Instituzioni e Archivi", Università degli Studi, Firenze. 2024–.
  • Visiting Professor, Università di Roma 1 "La Sapienza", Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Rome, Italy. Planned for September–October 2024.
  • Visiting Professor of Palaeography, Dipartimento di Eccellenza SAGAS, Università degli Studi, Florence, Italy. April–May 2019.
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Department of Digital Humanities and King's Digital Lab, King's College London, 2018–2020.
  • Associated Member, Équipe Humanités Numériques, Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes (CNRS/ENS), Paris.
  • 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–.
  • 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.

Project Committees and Boards

  • External Advisory Board, Trinity Centre for the Book, Trinity College Dublin. 2022–
  • International Digital Editing Advisory Group, Scribal autonomy in multi-scribe manuscripts: digital visualisations through the Chronicle of Melrose Abbey, AHRC Research, Development and Engagement Fellowship, PI Joanna Tucker. The University of Glasgow. 2023–24
  • Comité consultatif, Observatoire Euro-Africain de l'Intelligence Artificielle. 2022–. <>
  • Scientific Advisory Board, From Digital to Distant Diplomatics (DiDip), ERC Advanced Grant, PI Georg Vogeler. The University of Graz. 2022–26.
  • Project Board, Representative of the EPHE, Consortium pour la Reconnaissance d'Écriture Manuscrite des Matériaux Anciens (CREMMA). 2021–. <>
  • International Advisory Board, CROSSREADS: Text, materiality, and multiculturalism at the crossroads of the ancient Mediterranean, ERC Advanced Grant, PI Jonathan Prag. The University of Oxford, 2020–25. <>
  • International Advisory Board, PeopleAndWriting. The Secret Life of Writing: People, Script and Ideas in the Iberian Peninsula (c. 900–1200), ERC Starting Grant, PI Ainoa Castro, The University of Salamanca, 2020–25. <>
  • Technical Council, International Standard Manuscript Identifier (ISMI). 2020
  • International Advisory Board, The Community of the Realm in Scotland, King's College London, 2017–20. <>
  • Advisory Committee, Index of Middle English Prose (IMEP), 2016–. <>
  • Advisory Committee, Digital Learning Resource on Premodern Medicine and Health, The Wellcome Library, London, 2014–17. <>
  • Scientific Advisory Committee, Album interactif de paléographie médiévale / Interactive Album of Mediaeval Palaeography, EHESS Lyon, 2011–. <>
  • 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. <>

Editorial Roles

Other Advisory and Consultancy Roles

  • Invited Participant, Summit on Machine Learning for Ancient Languages, Google Arts and Culture [Online] 2021. One of fifteen invited expert participants.
  • External evaluator of proposal for new BA programme in Humanities and Digital Technologies, The University of Hong Kong. 2021.
  • Invited Participant, Joint meeting of the Council of European Research Libraries (CERL) 'Portal' and 'Manuscripts Experts' Working Groups, The Hague. 2020.
  • 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–.
  • Invited Participant, European Research Council Workshop on Research Data Management and Sharing, Brussels. 2014. One of nine invited ERC grantees.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Project Advisor, Digital Codex Mendoza, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH Mexico), 2013–14. <>
  • Member, Working Group on Manuscripts and Textual Tradition, 'Medioevo Europeo - Medieval Cultures and Technological Resources' COST Action IS1005, 2012–15. <>
  • Project Consultant, Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain, 2010–2011. <>

Review Activities and Scientific Evaluations

  • Agence national de recherche (ANR) Comité d'Évaluation Scientifique CES54 ('Arts, langues, littératures, philosophies'), Appel à projets génerique (AAPG). 2023
  • Expert Peer Reviewer for Italian Scientific Evaluation (REPRISE). 2021–
  • 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.
  • Regular reviewer for ADHO (Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations) annual conference of Digital Humanities, 2008–.
  • Ad hoc pre-publication reviews for various publishers and journals, including International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR) and Journal Of Data Mining and Digital Humanities (JDMDH) (further details available on request).
  • Regular ad hoc peer reviewer for ERC and other EU and national funding bodies (details available on request, subject to confidentiality requirements). 2012–