In my role as Professor of Digital Humanities & Pro-Dean for Libraries and Digital, I’m responsible for developing DH at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. I’ve led or co-directed a range of digital projects, including most recently Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities; Digging into Linked Parliamentary Metadata; Traces through Time: Prosopography in Practice across Big Data; the Thesaurus of British and Irish History as SKOS; and Born Digital Big Data and Approaches for History and the Humanities.

I’m a Fellow and Councillor of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of RESAW (Research Infrastructure for the Study of the Archived Web), the Academic Steering & Advocacy Committee of the Open Library of Humanities, the Advisory Board of the Digital Preservation Coalition, the Advisory Board of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure, the Advisory Board of Cambridge Digital Humanities, and the UK UNESCO Memory of the World Committee.


  • ‘Learned societies, humanities publications, and scholarly communications in the UK’, in Reassembling Scholarly Communications: Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access, ed. Martin P. Eve and Jonathan Gray (MIT Press, forthcoming, 2020).

  • ‘Giving with one hand, taking with the other: e-legal deposit, web archives and researcher access’, in Electronic Legal Deposit: Shaping the Library Collections of the Future, ed. Paul Gooding and Melissa Terras (London: Facet Publishing, forthcoming, December 2019).

  • [with Andrew Prescott] ‘Negotiating the born digital: a problem of search’, Archives and Manuscripts, 47:3 (August 2019).

  • [with Dong Nguyen, Maria Liakata, Simon DeDeo, Jacob Eisenstein, David Mimno and Rebekah Tromble] ‘How we do things with words: analyzing text as social and cultural data’, arXiv.org (2 July 2019).

  • ‘Negotiating the archives of UK web space’, in The Historical Web and Digital Humanities: the Case of National Web Domains, ed. Niels Brügger and Ditte Laursen (Abingdon: Routledge, 2019).

  • ‘Web archives and (digital) history: a troubled past and a promising future?’, in The SAGE Handbook of Web History, ed. Niels Brügger and Ian Milligan (SAGE Publications Ltd., 2018).

  • ‘Digital history’, in Debating New Approaches to History, ed. Marek Tamm and Peter Burke (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, October 2018).

  • ‘What does an author want from a publisher?’, Learned Publishing, 31:1 (September 2018), 318-22.

  • ‘Editorial‘, Internet Histories (April 2018).

  • Review: Web 25: Histories from the First 25 Years of the World Wide Web, ed. Niels Brügger (New York: Peter Lang, 2017), Internet Histories (February 2018).

  • ‘Tackling complexity in humanities big data: from parliamentary proceedings to the archived web’, in Big and Rich Data in English Corpus Linguistics: Methods and Variations, ed. Turo Hiltunen, Joe McVeigh and Tanja Säily (Helsinki: Varieng, 2017).

  • ‘Breaking in to the mainstream: demonstrating the value of internet (and web) histories’, Internet Histories (March 2017).

  • ‘Web archives for humanities research: some reflections’, in The Web as History: Using Web Archives to Understand the Past and Present, ed. Niels Brügger and Ralph Schroeder (London: UCL Press, 2017), pp. 238-248.

  • ‘Will history survive the digital age?’, BBC History Magazine (March 2017), 39-43.

  • ‘Historical Drama: Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies’, History Today (March 2014).

  • ‘Connected Histories: building sources for British history, 1500-1900’, ALISS Quarterly (Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences), 7 (April 2012).

  • [with Tim Hitchcock and Robert Shoemaker] ‘Connected Histories: a new research tool for British historians’, History, 96 (2011), 354-6.

  • [with Jonathan Blaney] ‘The British History Online Digital Library: a model for sustainability?’, Bulletin of the Belgian Royal Historical Commission, 176 (2010), 95-106.

  • [ed. with David Bates] The Creighton Century (London: Institute of Historical Research, 2009).

  • [with David Bates, Jinty Nelson, Charlotte Roueché and Catherine Wright] Peer review and evaluation of digital resources for the arts and humanities (London: Institute of Historical Research, 2006).

Blog Posts


    • CLEOPATRA: Cross-lingual Event-centric Open Analytics Research Academy (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, January 2019 onwards), Partner

    • Born Digital Big Data and Approaches for History and the Humanities (AHRC, March 2016 to February 2017), Principal Investigator

    • TOBIAS: Thesaurus of British and Irish History as SKOS (AHRC, October 2015 to September 2016), Principal Investigator

    • Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities (AHRC, January 2013 to March 2014), Principal Investigator

    • Traces through Time: Prosopography in Practice across Big Data (AHRC, January 2013 to March 2014), Co-Investigator

    • Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data (Digging into Data Challenge, 3 February 2014 to January 2016), UK Principal Investigator

    • Analytical Access to the Domain Dark Archive (AADDA) (Jisc, February 2012 to July 2013), Principal Investigator

    • Linking Parliamentary Records through Metadata (LIPARM) (Jisc, November 2011 to November 2012), Co-Director

    • ReScript Usability/Learnability Enhancement (Jisc, June 2011 to January 2012), Principal Investigator

    • Bibliography of British and Irish History (January 2010 to May 2016), Publishing Editor

    • Connected Histories (Jisc, October 2009 to March 2011), Co-Director

    • Early English Laws (AHRC, January 2009 to December 2011), Principal Investigator

    • Digitisation of The National Archives Calendars of State Papers (AHRC-funded, November 2007 to October 2009), Principal Investigator

    • Peer Review of Digital Resources for the Arts and Humanities (AHRC-funded, October 2005 to September 2006), Co-Investigator

    • Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History Online Phases I & II (AHRC-funded, January 2004 to December 2009), Co-Investigator

    • British History Online Phases I & II (funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, June 2004 to July 2008), Director


    • Advisory Board, ‘People of 1381’ project (AHRC)

    • Advisory Board, ‘Eighteenth-century political participation and electoral culture’ project (AHRC)

    • Advisory Board for the Turing Institute/British Library project ‘Living with machines’

    • Advisory Board for Cambridge Digital Humanities

    • British Academy Research and Higher Education Policy Committee

    • Data Science and Digital Humanities Special Interest Group at the Turing Institute

    • Royal Historical Society Council member, and Chair of RHS Digital Committee

    • UNESCO UK Memory of the World Committee

    • Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Materials European network

    • Academic Steering and Advocacy Committee, Open Library of the Humanities

    • Advisory Board, European Holocaust Research Infrastructure Advisory Board

    • Advisory Board, History of Parliament Trust

    • External adviser, Centre for Digital History, Aarhus University

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