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

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.