The Digital Humanities team

The College recognises the importance of embedding digital methods in the broad spectrum of our research, and has a dedicated team to enable this.

The team work alongside academic staff from pre-application to final report, and on speculative research, to deliver engaging and rigorous research outputs.

  • Digitisation theory
  • Text archives
  • Databases
  • 3D models
  • Scalable software development
  • Sustainable data formats and archiving

The team encompass new methods as they are developed, often deploying technological advances in science and engineering, and strive to contribute knowledge and best practice back to the global Digital Humanities community.

Leif Isaksen

Leif’s research interests lie in two distant but related fields: the development of geographic thought and representation in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and the emerging role of the Web as a transformational medium for communicating and connecting complex information. For the former he has undertaken theoretical and digital analyses of specific documents from ancient world; in the latter he applies Web-based (and Linked Open Data) technologies to annotate, connect and revisualize geographic aspects of the past through its textual and material culture, most notably as Director of the Pelagios Commons.

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Gary Stringer

Gary 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 and XML, and has expertise in digital copyright and Open Source software development.

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Emma Sherriff

The focus of Emma’s work is facilitating the application of digital humanities technology in research, as technical manager of the Digital Humanities Lab. Emma has particular interests in the ongoing literary research within the Lab, collections of prose and the construction of costume. Emma is a chartered library and information professional, and has experience of developing and managing digital projects in academic and public library contexts. Teaching colleagues and students to develop their technical skills for the dissemination of research messages is also a key area of Emma’s work within the team.

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Charlotte Tupman

Charlotte's interests include the encoding and digital publication of textual materials (from ancient inscriptions to modern literature) and the application of Linked Open Data in Humanities research. She engages in Digital Humanities research across the College of Humanities, supporting existing projects and helping to design new bids.

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Lizzy Williamson

Lizzy’s Digital Humanities work is centred on digital publication and text encoding as editorial practice. She is keenly interested in the practical and theoretical concerns of the digital humanities, especially the place of the digital when considering the materiality and provenance of texts. She has extensive experience in project management and digital resource creation, and supports existing projects and future bid development.

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Graham Fereday

Graham’s interests are in 2D and 3D digitisation. He also has experience in web development and database design.

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Richard Holding

Richard develops websites and blogs in WordPress, and digital collections in Omeka.

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Mick Mullins

Mick's interests include digital image capture, image processing, and 3D object scanning/modelling. Mick provides technical support and assistance to a number of ongoing DH projects.

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Hannah Petrie

Hannah is experienced in using the industry standard Text Encoding Initiative (TEI/XML) to encode manuscript transcriptions using the XML encoding software oXygen, and in using open source native XML database eXist-db to create digital editions from these encoded transcriptions. She is also experienced in using WordPress and Omeka to create bespoke websites.

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