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Dr Peter Stokes

Biographical details

After Honours degrees in Classics and English Literature and in Computer Engineering, Peter Stokes completed a PhD at Cambridge on English palaeography of the early eleventh century. He has held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship in Palaeography at the Department of Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic in Cambridge, where he developed new methods of quantitative and computer-based palaeography, and worked at the Centre for Computing in Humanities (CCH, now Department of Digital Humanities) at King's College London on the LangScapeAnglo-Saxon Cluster and Electronic Sawyer projects before being awarded a major research grant from the European Research Council for his DigiPal: Digital Resource for Palaeography, Manuscript Studies and Diplomatic. This project, completed in September 2014, has lead to two further major grants from the AHRC for collaborative projects in which he is Co-Investigator: The Conqueror’s Commissioners: Unlocking the Domesday Survey of South-West England (with the University of Oxford), and Models of Authority: Scottish Charters and the Emergence of Government, 1100–1250 (with the Universities of Glasgow and Cambridge).

Major publications include English Vernacular Minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut, circa 990 – circa 1035 (Cambridge, 2014) and DigiPal, and he has also published on name-studies, lexicography, Anglo-Saxon charters, image-processing, and digital humanities, as well as palaeography. He lectures on the MA in Digital Humanities at King's College London, and on palaeography and codicology at the University of Cambridge; he has also lectured in digital publishing, medieval history, and medieval Latin. Other professional positions include:

  • Elected member of the Comité International de Paléographie Latine (CIPL)
  • Correspondant scientifique and, in 2015, Chercheur invité (Invited Researcher) at the CNRS in Paris (Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes, UPR 841)
  • Specialty Chief Editor of Digital Paleography and Book History, a specialty section of Frontiers in Digital Humanities
  • Principal Coordinator of Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age (MMSDA), a five-day international training programme for PhD students.

Editorial activity

SPECULUM (Journal)

Peter Stokes (Editorial board member)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Digital Palaeography and Book History (Journal)

Peter Stokes (Editor)
2014 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Digital Medievalist (Journal)

Peter Stokes (Editorial board member)
20092014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Types of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Codicology and TEI

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
10 Sep 201715 Sep 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Traitement des images

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
26 Jul 201727 Jul 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Digital Editing with TEI: Critical, Documentary and Genetic Editing

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
12 Jun 201716 Jun 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Introduction aux humanités numériques

Peter Stokes (Contributor)
Feb 2016Apr 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Digital Paleografía workshop

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
12 Oct 201516 Oct 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

An Introduction to Digital Manuscript Studies

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
29 Jun 201530 Jun 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Autumn School in Palaeography, H. Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
20 Oct 201422 Oct 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Workshop

Peter Stokes (Contributor)
5 Dec 20136 Dec 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

ISAS Graduate Workshop: Digital Resources – Data and Databases

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
28 Jul 201329 Jul 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

'Computation and Palaeography: Potentials and Limits', Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 12382

Peter Stokes (Committee Member)
18 Sep 201221 Sep 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Digitising the Book

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
28 Mar 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age (MMSDA)

Peter Stokes (Chair)
2009 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Affiliated Lecturer in Palaeography and Codicology

Peter Stokes (Member)
1 Oct 2004 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

Types of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Elected Member

Peter Stokes (Member)
2017 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Advisory Board, Index of Middle English Prose

Peter Stokes (Member)
2016 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Data (Re)Use in the Humanities: The Example of DigiPal

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
18 Sep 201419 Sep 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Advisory Board Member, International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS)

Peter Stokes (Committee Member)
20132017

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Director, Digital Medievalist

Peter Stokes (Chair)
20122015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

COST Action IS1005: Medioevo Europeo

Peter Stokes (Member)
20112015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Executive Board, Digital Medievalist

Peter Stokes (Committee Member)
20092015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Participation in conference

DigiPal Symposium V

Peter Stokes (Organiser)
2 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

DigiPal Symposium IV

Peter Stokes (Organiser)
1 Sep 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

DigiPal Symposium III

Peter Stokes (Organiser)
16 Sep 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

DigiPal Symposium II: Digital Approaches to Medieval Script and Image

Peter Stokes (Organiser)
22 Nov 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

DigiPal Symposium I: Digital Resources for Palaeography

Peter Stokes (Organiser)
5 Sep 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Programme Committee

Peter Stokes (Member)
2017 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

LAHP Panel Selection Board C (Cultures & Heritage)

Peter Stokes (Member)
20162018

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

International Advisory Board

Peter Stokes (Member)
2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

AHRC Peer Review College ('Academic', 'International' and 'Technical' categories)

Peter Stokes (Member)
20122015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

The Codex Mendoza Project and Digital Humanities

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
15 Apr 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Publication peer-review

Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg (Publisher)

Peter Stokes (Peer reviewer)
2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR) (Journal)

Peter Stokes (Peer reviewer)
2013 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Types of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Advisory Committee, Digital Learning Resource on Premodern Medicine and Health

Peter Stokes (Member)
2014 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Project Advisor, Digital Codex Mendoza

Peter Stokes (Member)
20132014

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Project Advisory Board, InScribe: VLE For Palaeography, Diplomatic and Manuscript Studies

Peter Stokes (Advisor)
2011Nov 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Scientific Advisory Committee, Album interactif de paléographie médiévale / Interactive Album of Mediaeval Palaeography

Peter Stokes (Advisor)
2011 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Project Board and Advisory Committee, Wellcome Arabic Manuscript Cataloguing Partnership

Peter Stokes (Advisor)
20092011

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Équipe Humanités Numériques, Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes (CNRS/ENS, UMR 8132)

Peter Stokes (Member)
2016 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Chercheur invité, CNRS, Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes (UPR 841, Paris)

Peter Stokes (Visitor)
9 Nov 201520 Dec 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Correspondant scientifique, CNRS, Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes (UPR 841, Paris)

Peter Stokes (Member)
2015 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

International Association of University Professors of English (IAUPE)

Peter Stokes (Member)
2014 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections (AMARC)

Peter Stokes (Member)
2010 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Association Paléographique Internationale — Culture — Écriture — Société (APICES)

Peter Stokes (Member)
2009 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland (TOEBI)

Peter Stokes (Member)
2006 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS)

Peter Stokes (Member)
2006 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing / Association for Computing in the Humanities (ALLC/ACH)

Peter Stokes (Member)
2006 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

Types of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Keynote Lecture: 'Pixels in Parchment and Parchment in Pixels: Closing the Interpretative Loop of Digital Palaeography'

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
1 Feb 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Keynote Lecture: Computation and Palaeography: Where Are We Now?

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
1 Mar 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Keynote Lecture: Digitising the Book: Where are we now, and where are we going?

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
14 Oct 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Describing Handwriting – Again

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
20 Jul 201424 Jul 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Learners' Hands in Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
20 Jun 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

DigiPal and Other Projects

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
23 May 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

The DigiPal Project – And Beyond

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
11 Apr 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Digital Approaches to Manuscript Studies: Problems, Potential and DigiPal

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
4 Feb 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Objectivity and Evidence in Digital Humanities: The Case of the Missing Palaeographer

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
4 Dec 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Keynote Lecture: Computers and Palaeography: The Art and the Science?

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
22 Nov 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Data Modelling and Digital Surrogates

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
14 Nov 201317 Nov 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

The Materiality of Manuscripts

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
5 Sep 20137 Sep 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Answers and Questions: Digital Approaches to Dating Medieval Script

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
2 Jul 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

On Meaning versus Mining, and Putting the Palaeographer in Charge

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
14 Jun 201315 Jun 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Communicating Palaeography Across Disciplinary Boundaries

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
12 Dec 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

The Wayfaring Scholar

Peter Stokes (Member)
11 Jul 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Digital Publication of Manuscripts and Script

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
13 Mar 2012

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Palaeography: 'Traditional', 'Computational', 'Digital'

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
20 Oct 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Digital Images and What to Do with Them: A Palaeographical Perspective

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
9 Sep 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Manuscripts in the Digital Age: New Approaches for Textual Studies, Codicology and Palaeography

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
31 May 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Round Table

Peter Stokes (Speaker)
14 Apr 2011

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

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