Michael Pidd


Digital Director


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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.

He also contributes to teaching the Digital Humanities pathway that is part of the Faculty’s Public Humanities MA.

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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.