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Michael is Digital Director of HRI Digital at the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, one of the UK’s leading Digital Humanities centres. Michael has over 20 years of experience in developing, managing and delivering large collaborative research projects in the humanities and heritage subject domains.
Michael oversees the work of HRI Digital which includes:
- Managing the technical specification, development and delivery of its research projects.
- Initiating and developing research funding proposals.
- Developing HRI Digital’s operations and strategic objectives.
- Managing HRI Digital’s relationship with its clients and stakeholders.
- Developing new relationships and business opportunities.
- Representing the Institute nationally and internationally as well as within the University more widely.
- Managing HRI Online Publications and the online resources which the HRI hosts on behalf of its partners.
Michael serves as the main point of contact for project partners undertaking a collaboration with the HRI and he bears responsibility for the HRI’s commitments to its projects.
- Imprisoning our data: the problem with open data in the humanities
- Re-using bad data in the humanities
Michael has managed the delivery of over 70 HRI projects. However, projects in which he has had a direct research or technical involvement are as follows.
- Connecting Shakespeare
- Manuscripts Online – Written Culture from 1000 to 1500
- Q Cinema: Monetising Research-led Public Engagement at the Showroom Cinema
- Reinventing Local Public Libraries
- Caxton and Beyond
- Intoxicants and Early Modernity
- Linguistic DNA of Modern Western Thought
- Wenxian Covenant Texts
- AHRC Technical Appendix: Review and Recommendations
- André Gide Editions
- Archive of Exile
- Beyond the Label
- Chamber Books Project
- Cotton Manuscripts Project
- Crusaders to the Holy Land
- Dialect in British Fiction 1800-1836
- Digital Panopticon
- Eighteenth-Century English Phonology Database
- Electronic Texts in East Asian Languages
- England’s Immigrants, 1330-1550
- Estoria de Espanna
- Film Hub North: How Audiences Form
- Flora Tristan Project
- Heaton Map Project
- History DMT
- In Mozart’s Words
- John Foxe Project
- John Ruskin and the Idea of a Museum
- Late Medieval English Scribes
- Managing Expert Witnesses
- Manor Lodge Project
- Mark My Bird
- Norman Blake Editions of The Canterbury Tales
- Olive Schreiner Letters Project
- Participating in Search Design: A Study of George Thomason’s English Newsbooks
- Renaissance Cultural Crossroads
- Scilly Voices
- Scrutiny: A Firefox Extension for Entity Recognition within Research Data
- Spotlight on the Digital
- Transforming Research Methods in the Humanities