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- Professor of Digital Humanities
- Dept of Information Studies
- Faculty of Arts & Humanities
I am the Director of UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, and Reader in Electronic Communication in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), where I teach Internet Technologies, Digital Resources in the Humanities, and Web Publishing. I am Deputy Director of the newly founded UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, co-Investigator of the AHRC-EPSRC-JISC funded Image, Text, Interpretation: e-Science, Technology and Documents Project (with the University of Oxford), Associate Director of the JISC funded Linksphere project (with the University of Reading), and Associate Director of the JISC funded Virtual Environments for Research in Archaeology(VERA) Project (with the University of Reading).
I was the Primary Investigator of the ReACH (Researching e-Science Analysis of Census Holdings) project: an AHRC funded e-Science workshop series, and co-investigator in the Log Analysis of Internet Resources in the Arts and Humanities (LAIRAH) project, both based as UCL DIS. I am co-manager of TEI By Example, based at the Centre for Textual Criticism and Document Studies in Ghent, Belgium.
I am general editor of Digital Humanities Quarterly, and am on the executive of both the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing. I am serving as Vice President of ACH in 2008-9, and Secretary of ALLC from 2009 onwards. I am also on the executive of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. I am on the editorial boards of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Literary and Linguistic Computing, and the new Text Encoding Initiative's Extramural Journal (TEI-EJ).
My monograph, Image to Interpretation: An intelligent system to aid historians in reading the Vindolanda texts, was recently published by Oxford University Press. My second book, Digital Images for the Information Professional, was recently published by Ashgate. There are a couple more edited collections currently in the pipeline.
I am interested in the use of computational technologies within the arts, humanities and cultural heritage sectors, which will enable us to undertake research which would otherwise be impossible. Projects include imaging of ancient documents, understanding user behaviour with digital resources, and the integration of information technology in the trench in field archaeology. As such, I'm interested in - and been involved in - a variety of research areas that span Digital Humanities, Digitization and Digital Imaging, Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Palaeography, Knowledge Elicitation, and Internet Technologies.
I predominantly teach on Masters programs in the Department of Information Studies, offering the following options: Internet Technologies, Digital Resources in the Humanities, and Web Publishing. I was Course Director for the MA in Digital Humanities at UCL DIS in its first year of establishment.
|03-MAR-2012||Co-Director, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities||UCL Centre for Digital Humanities||UCL, United Kingdom|
|01-SEP-2010||Reader in Electronic Communication||Department of Information Studies||UCL, United Kingdom|
|01-AUG-2008 – 01-SEP-2010||Senior Lecturer||Department of Information Studies||UCL, United Kingdom|
|01-AUG-2003 – 01-AUG-2008||Lecturer||School of Library, Archive and Information Studies||UCL, United Kingdom|
|2003||DPhil||Doctor of Philosophy||University of Oxford|
|1998||MSc||Master of Science||University of Glasgow|
|1997||MA||Master of Arts (Hons)||University of Glasgow|
|03-05||CLTHE_2||Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 2||University College London|
|03-05||CLTHE_1||Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 1||University College London|