I am Education and Outreach Manager for the Digital Repository of Ireland.

I was previously Training and Education Officer for DARIAH-EU (the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities).

Prior to this, I have been a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Fellow for 2017-18 at Trinity College Dublin Long Room Hub. My fellowship was in association with Trinity’s School of Histories and Humanities and the Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures research theme. I joined TCD from the University of York where I was a Postdoctoral Fellow with jointly with the Department of Electronics and Department of English (2014-17).


I completed my PhD in Medieval Studies at the University of York in 2012. Before then, I took an M.St. in English at the University of Oxford and a BA in English at the University of Birmingham.

Other Publications

‘A history of left-handed writing’ – http://www.historyextra.com/article/bbc-history-magazine/history-left-handed-writing

‘Unusual things found in medieval manuscripts’ – http://www.historyextra.com/article/bbc-history-magazine/unusual-things-found-medieval-manuscripts

Deborah Thorpe

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