I am a Lecturer in Digital Information Studies in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), where I teach INSTG008 Digital Resources in the Humanities; INSTG017 Internet Technologies; and INSTG036 Web Publishing.
My current research interests include Digital Humanities, Digital History, XML and metadata languages for the Humanities. At the present time I am focusing especially on:
- The history of the remediation of the dictionary at the intersection of Culture,
Technology, Learning and Society from medieval to modern times.
- Retrodigitisation of historical dictionaries and scholarly editions.
- The History of Computing and Digital Humanities.
- The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), especially integrative
Among other things, I am Book Reviews Editor of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews and was elected to the Council of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) in December 2009. I formally participate in Working Group 3 (‘Strategic IT Recommendations’) of the COST project InterEdition. The Working Group brings together experts in digital humanities and digital libraries in order to guide and inspire the work of Working Group 2 (‘Prototyping/Development’). I am also on the Steering Committee of LSE’s project to digitise the diaries of Beatrice Webb and a member of the Day in the life of the Digital Humanities project team.
Anne Welsh and I have been awarded funding from the University of Trier’s Historisch- Kulturwissenschaftliche Forschungszentrum (HKFZ) for a pilot study of the history of computing in the Humanities (c.1949-1980).