The project leads are:

Professor Lorna Hughes (Principal Investigator) University of Glasgow
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Lorna M. Hughes is Professor in Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow, where she is based in the Information Studies Subject area. Her research addresses the creation of digital cultural heritage, and the use and re-use of digital collections for research, teaching, and public engagement. She has a specific interest in the conceptualisation, development, implementation and categorisation of digital methods in the humanities, and the collaborations between the humanities and scientific disciplines that drive this agenda.

Ms Arlene Healy (Co-Investigator) Trinity College Dublin

Arlene Healy is responsible for Digital Systems and Services in the Library of Trinity College Dublin, where she is a member of the Leadership Team.   She is responsible for the Library’s IT systems and digital infrastructure, digital collections and digital preservation programmes and electronic resources management.  Arlene represents the Library of Trinity College Dublin on the UK Legal Deposit Libraries Implementation Group, and Technical Group.

Dr Mary-Ann Constantine (Co-Investigator) University of Wales

The Network Hub Members are:

Dr Jennifer Edmond (Trinity College Dublin)

Jennifer Edmond is Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at Trinity College Dublin where she is co-director of the Trinity Center for Digital Humanities, Director of the MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture and a funded Investigator of the SFI ADAPT Centre.  Outside of Trinity, Jennifer serves as President of the Board of Directors of the pan-European research infrastructure for the arts and humanities, DARIAH-EU, and was representative of this organisation on the European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) from 2016-2020. Over the course of the past 10 years, Jennifer has coordinated transnational, local or field-specific teams in a large number of significant inter- and transdisicplinary funded research projects, worth a total of almost €9m, including CENDARI (FP7), Europeana Cloud (FP7), NeDiMAH (ESF), PARTHENOS (H2020), KPLEX (H2020), PROVIDE-DH (CHIST-ERA/IRC) and the SPECTRESS network (FP7).  

Laura Shanahan (Trinity College Dublin)

Mrs Laura Shanahan, MA, is Head of Research Collections at Trinity College Dublin, based within the Old Library. She has responsibility for the departments of Manuscripts and Archives, Early Printed Books and Special Collections, the Map Library and Music. A focus is on widening access and use of the collections for research and enjoyment at all levels, with oversight of exhibition programming, interaction with research themes, and digital content creation. Major active projects include preparations for the redevelopment of the Old Library, and delivery of the Virtual Trinity Library programme – a philanthropically / grant funded programme to develop a new Irish research entity that is open for the world. A Scot, Laura has previously performed a variety of roles in the National Library of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh Library. She is a graduate of English Literature, and a qualified Librarian. Laura is currently Chair of CONUL’s Unique and Distinct Collections Group, TCD’s representative on the Research Libraries UK Special Collections Leaders’ Network, and a member of the Worth Library Trust Management Committee.

Ms Judy Burg (Durham University)

Ms Judy Burg is Head of Collections within Library & Collections at Durham University.  She has broad responsibility for collections strategy across all Library & Collection areas.  She is responsible for the acquisition, discovery, use and exploitation of library print and electronic resources, as well as Archives and Special Collections.  She also has strategic oversight for the development, preservation and digitisation of the University’s unique and distinctive collections, including the institutional archive and art and museum collections. She is interested national-level collection development strategies and collaboration; and in the sharing of professional practice and principles between libraries, archives and museums, as well as academic departments, institutes and researchers.  Judy is a History graduate and a qualified archivist.  She is a member of The National Archives’ advisory Group for their Higher Education Archive Programme; and a member and former co-convenor of Research Libraries UK’s Special Collections and Heritage Network.

Dr Richard Higgins (Durham University)
Prof. Andrew Prescott (University of Glasgow)

Andrew Prescott is Professor of Digital Humanities in the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow. Andrew was from 1979-2000 a Curator in the Department of Manuscripts of the British Library, where he was involved in some of the Library’s pioneering digitisation projects, including Electronic Beowulf ( Andrew has also worked in digital humanities units and libraries at the University of Sheffield, University of Wales Lampeter and King’s College London. He is currently a CI on the ‘People of 1381’ project ( and was from 2012-18 the Theme Leader Fellow for the AHRC ‘Digital Transformations’ strategic theme.

Dr Christoph Schmidt-Supprian (Trinity College Dublin)
Dr Diane Scott (University of Glasgow)

Diane Scott is an early career researcher based at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on late medieval and early modern book history. She is interested in the ways in which paratextual information is (re)presented on the digital page, and the methods and editorial theories which are applied to the text during the process of digitisation. Diane was the Research Associate on the AHRC Digital Transformations Theme from 2016-2019 which investigated the potential and impact of digital technologies within the arts and humanities. 

Ms Liz Waller (Durham University)
Prof. Claire Warwick (Durham University)

Claire Warwick is a Professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of English at Durham University, and co-Director of the Durham Institute for Data Science. Her research is concerned with the use of digital resources in the humanities and cultural heritage; in digital reading; how physical and digital information spaces are used; and on the history of cyberspace. She is also co-investigator of the AEOLIAN network, funded by the AHRC and NEH to carry out research on the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques in the cultural heritage sector.