People

Stuart Dunn, Centre for e-Research, Kings College London
Project manager
stuart dot dunn at kcl.ac.uk 

Stuart Dunn graduated from the University of Durham with a PhD in Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology in 2002, conducting fieldwork and research visits in Melos, Crete and Santorini. Having developed research interests in GIS, Stuart subsequently became a Research Assistant on the AHRC’s ICT in Arts and Humanities Research Programme. In 2006, he became a Research Associate at the Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre at King’s College London, and then a Research Fellow in CeRch. Stuart manages/contributes to several projects in the area of visualisation, GIS and digital humanities.

 

Richard Gartner, Centre for e-Research, Kings College London
richard dot gartner at kcl.ac.uk 

Richard Gartner is an information professional who has specialised in the field of electronic information provision for over 20 years. From 1991-2007 he was New Media Librarian for Oxford University Libraries, where he was responsible for the introduction of the Internet into the Bodleian Library, the Library’s first CD-ROM network and its first digital imaging projects. In recent years, he has specialised in metadata for digital libraries, in which capacity he is a member of the editorial board for the METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard) standard for digital library metadata.

 

Jun Zhang, Centre for e-Research; Department of Digital Humanities, Kings College London
jun dot zhang at kcl.ac.uk 

Jun Zhang is a Research Associate in the Centre for e-Research (CeRch) at King’s College London. Before joining CeRch, Jun received a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Technology from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, a Master degree in Internet Computing and a PhD degree on Flexible Distributed Computing with Volunteered Resources from Queen Mary, University of London. His research interests include cloud computing, grid computing, digital repositories and computer networking and he has been contributing to multiple projects by undertaking research and development work in the past few years.

 

Paul Ell, Centre for Data Digitization and Analysis, Queen’s University Belfast
paul dot ell at qub.ac.uk 

I joined Queen’s University in 1993 after a Leverhulme post-doctoral post in the Department of English Local History at Leicester University. This followed undergraduate studies at the University of Keele in History and Geography with Statistics and American Studies, a Masters in English Local History at Leicester, and a PhD from the Department of Geography at the University of Birmingham. At Queen’s I worked as a research fellow in the Department of Economic and Social History before moving to the School of Sociology and Social Policy as a senior research fellow. While within Sociology I became founding Director of the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis (CDDA) and moved to the new School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology

 

Elaine Yeates, Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis, Queens University, Belfast
e dot yeates at qub.ac.uk 

Elaine has worked at Queen’s University for almost 20-years and for the last seven has been responsible for day-to-day oversight of all CDDA projects. She has considerable experience of managing multiple-projects simultaneously and steering them to a successful conclusion. She will be responsible for daily oversight of the CDDA-based elements of the proposal.

 

David Hardy, Centre for Data Digitization and Analysis, Queens University, Belfast
d dot hardy at qub.ac.uk 

David Hardy is one of CDDA’s Senior Technical Officers. He has successfully been deployed on a number of recent JISC-funded projects including the £620,000 Digital Library of Core Resources on Ireland work with JSTOR and Historical Hansards project. He has expertise in the automated tagging of complex text and automatically enhancing the accuracy of machine-readable text through the correction of recurrent errors. He also provides technical support to CDDA in terms of both hardware and software. He will be responsible for providing the CDDA technical infrastructure for the CHALICE work and implementing workflows.

 

Jayne Carroll, Institute for Name Studies, University of Nottingham
jayne dot carroll at nottingham.ac.uk 

For the past few years my research has focused upon the representation of English place-names on Anglo-Saxon coins. The first part of a three-volume study, co-authored with David N. Parsons, appeared in 2007. I continue to research and publish on Old English and Old Norse poetry, the subjects of my doctoral thesis. I have contributed to the Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages project, as editor of Markús Skeggjason’s verse (in vol. 2, published in 2009) and of Þórðr Kolbeinsson’s Eiríksdrápa (vol. 1, forthcoming; see http://skaldic.arts.usyd.edu/ for more details). My recent work on Old English heroic verse has appeared in the Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English (2010).

 

Paul Cavill, Institute of Name Studies, University of Nottingham
paul dot cavill at nottingham.ac.uk 

My research has focused on a range of texts and embraces diverse disciplines:

I have many years’ experience in place-name scholarship, and have edited the English Place-Name County Survey volumes over the past two decades
I have published several articles on the early traditions relating to Saint Edmund of East Anglia
I am interested in and have written books on the history of early English Christianity (Anglo-Saxon Christianity, The Christian Tradition in Anglo-Saxon England), and the influence of Christianity on literature (The Christian Tradition in English Literature).
I have also published extensively on Maxims, Cædmon’s Hymn, The Battle of Maldon and other works
I have extensive research experience in the general linguistic, cultural, historical and literary background of Anglo-Saxon England, and enjoy interdisciplinary approaches to the study of both texts and language.

 

Kelly Kilpatrick, Institute of Name Studies, University of Nottingham

I have recently completed a DPhil in Medieval History at the University of Oxford, specialising in early medieval British and Irish place-names. My toponymic research utilises interdisciplinary methodologies alongside traditional approaches to study the impact of migrations and religion on the place-names, landscapes and cultures of medieval Britain and Ireland. Over the past few years I have published on Celtic religious place-name elements, the role of place-names in an Irish hagiographical tradition, and have contributed short articles on Anglo-Saxon ecclesiastical architecture to the Oxford Woruldhord project. Current research and planned publications include: a detailed examination of the place-names in Y Gododdin, a comparative study on the role of place-names in Anglo-Saxon hagiography (specifically the Vita Sancti Guthlaci), and a project provisionally titled ‘Place-Names, Landscapes and Early Christian Identity in the Hebrides: The Maritime Geography of the Vita Sancti Columbae.’

 

Sarah Beach, Institute of Name Studies, University of Nottingham
sarah dot beach at nottingham.ac.uk 

As Project Assistant, Sarah will be responsible for various administrative and quality control tasks relating to the digitised Survey. These include quality checking the semantic capture, ensuring the correct encoding of Anglo-Saxon fonts, and inputting non-Survey data. After gaining her BA and M Phil in Arabic at King’s College, Cambridge, Sarah worked for the European Commission (External Economic Relations directorate), the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and Oxford Analytica, a global analysis and advisory firm. More recently, she has had roles in research support at the University of Surrey and performance management for a local authority.

 

Claire Grover, Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
grover at inf.ed.ac.uk 

Claire Grover is a Senior Research Fellow in the Edinburgh Language Technology Group (LTG). Dr Grover has more than twenty years experience of research in linguistic text processing. Recently she has been central to the development of linguistic processing applications of the LTG’s LT-XML2 and LT-TTT2 framework, most particularly in shallow text processing, including tokenisation, chunking, information extraction and text summarisation. Dr Grover is joint manager of the text mining activities of the LTG, with particular focus on information extraction technology. She has been principal investigator and site coordinator for a wide range of projects including CROSSMARC, TXM, GeoDigRef and SYNC3.

 

Jo Walsh, EDINA, University of Edinburgh
jo dot walsh at ed.ac.uk 

Service Manager for the JISC supported Unlock gazetteer and geoparsing service hosted at EDINA.
Geospatial semantic web research including a published book. Previously founding director of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and current director of Open Knowledge Foundation. Member of the devCSI Developer Focus advisory group.

 

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