Gary Stringer

Assistant College Manager (Infrastructure and Technical)


Extension: 4279

Telephone: 01392 724279

Gary leads a team providing advice, support, teaching and innovation for aspects of Digital Humanities research. The team provide expertise to many and varied research projects that involve significant digital outputs, contributing data management plans to research bids and giving project management support to successful projects. The broad range of methods and projects can be viewed on the College of Humanities' Digital Research pages.

Gary has worked in the field of Digital Humanities since 1993, and has particular interests in the production of digital critical editions, digitisation workflows and the preservation of digital resources. He is a strong advocate of standards such as TEI/XML, of open, resilient and interoperable data in general, and has expertise in digital copyright and Open Source software development. 

His work includes the web interface for a significant digital variorum edition, the Je chant ung chant archive (2007), which presented multi-witness TEI-conformant parallel encoded texts in configurable views through an XSLT/XQuery interface, running on eXist-db. The work was funded by a substantial grant from the AHRC. He has contributed to more recent grant-funded projects as a technical advisor, project manager and advisory board member.

He is a member of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations and the TEI Consortium, and holds qualifications in Linguistics, Computer Science and Linux system administration.