I am a researcher in the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, and a Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Humanities at the University of Western Australia. I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

My current projects are Mapping Manuscript MigrationsCollecting the West, HuNI: the Humanities Networked Infrastructure, and Mobilising Dutch East India Company collections for new global stories.

Web resources I am responsible for, or have been involved in developing, include:

Until June 2017, I was the manager of the Research Publications and Data Services Unit in the University of Western Australia Library.

Between 2014 and 2016 I was based in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London, as a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow. 

You can read about my research project, "Reconstructing the Phillipps Collection" at this blog site.

Main pages:

I also have a Web presence at:

My areas of service include:

  • Digital Humanities - I have reviewed submissions for the DH 2012,-2015, DH 2017-2019 and DHA 2012 conferences. I was on the local organizing committee for Digital Humanities Australasia 2014. I am the Product Owner for the HuNI (Humanities Networked Infrastructure) virtual laboratory. Other conferences reviewed include: DH Benelux 2021 and ACH Conference 2021.
  • Medieval manuscript studies - I am a member of the Advisory Board for the EU/UK research project "Cultivate MSS", based at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London. Other Advisory Board memberships have included MESA: the Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance and the Advisory Board for the redevelopment of the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts.
  • E-Research - I have been on the Programme Committee for the eResearch Australasia Conferences since 2010. I was a member of the organizing committee for the 2013 Computer Applications in Archaeology conference, held in Perth.
  • Research assessment - I am an ARC Assessor and was the History and Archaeology discipline steward for the ERA assessments at UWA in 2010 and 2012.
  • Open Access to research data - I was on the Advisory Panel for the Policy RECommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe (RECODE) project.
  • Journal publication - I am on the editorial board of Journal of Open Humanities Data and serve as a referee for Archival Science, Digital Humanities Quarterly and Information, Communication and Society. For many years I was Reviews Editor of Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Book publication - I chaired the editorial board for the series Medieval Media Studies, published by Arc Medieval Press.
  • Thesis supervision - I am currently supervising a PhD student at the University of Western Australia: Rebecca Repper
  • Thesis examination - I have examined PhD and Master's theses from a range of Australian and European universities.

My current research interests include:

  • Digital technology and the humanities (particularly the relevance of e-research, Linked Open Data and ontologies)
  • The history of collecting and collectors
  • Medieval manuscripts (particularly their curation, description and digitization)
  • Medieval encyclopedias
  • The study of the Bible in the Middle Ages
  • The history and future of the book

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