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Senior Lecturer, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London

After Honours degrees in Classics and English Literature and in Computer Engineering, Peter Stokes completed a PhD at Cambridge on English Vernacular minuscule ca 990-ca 1035. He was then Research Associate from 2005 to 2007 on the LangScape project of Anglo-Saxon boundary-clauses at the Centre for Computing in Humanities (CCH, now Department of Digital Humanities) at King's College London. He was then Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Palaeography at the Department of Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic in Cambridge, where he developed new methods of quantitative and computer-based palaeography. He returned to CCH to work on the ASCluster (Anglo-Saxon Cluster) and eSawyer (Electronic Sawyer) projects before being awarded a major research grant from the European Research Council for DigiPal (Digital Resource and Database of Palaeography, Manuscripts and Diplomatic).

He has spoken at conferences on name-studies, lexicography, Anglo-Saxon charters, image-processing and palaeography. He teaches Material Culture of the Book and Digital Resources for Historical Studies on the MA in Digital Humanities at King's, as well as palaeography and codicology in Cambridge; formerly he has lectured in digital publishing at the Institute of English Studies, medieval history at the University of Leicester, and medieval Latin in Cambridge. Other professional positions include Director of Digital Medievalist, an international Community of Practice with over 750 members, and Principal Coordinator of MMSDA (Medieval Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age).


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