Reverse detail from Kakelbont MS 1, a fifteenth-century French Psalter. This image is in the public domain. Daniel Paul O'Donnell

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Scanning a cross fragment in Ruthwell Kirk for the Visionary Cross Project

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I am a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Lethbridge and the University Library. In the Department of English, I am responsible for teaching most of our courses on Digital Humanities, medieval literature, the History of the Book, History of English, and the English language/grammar. I also share responsibility for our first year introductory course, English 1900. You can find out more about my teaching by following this link.

My main research interests include Digital Humanities, Scholarly Communication, Old English language and literature, the history of the book, editorial and textual scholarship, and reception-oriented criticism. I maintain a preprint and offprint library where you can access copies of my work at Zenodo, in the University’s Institutional Repository (less complete), and in various commercial sites such as and Research Gate (much less complete). My Google Scholar Profile lists most of my publications; my CV and Uniweb Profile should have all of them.

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Google Scholar logoLink to my Google Scholar Profile.In addition to these research projects, I have been active for the last several years in academic and research administration. I am a past president of the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs, a Canada-wide association that both draws together humanists who are engaged in digital and computer-assisted research, teaching, and creation and participates in international efforts to call attention to the importance of digital technology in the practice of the humanities through partnerships with other agencies. I am co-editor of Digital Studies / Le champ numérique and associate editor of Digital Medievalist (, a journal I helped found. In previous years I have been Chair and CEO of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) ( (2006-2010), founding director of the Digital Medievalist Community of Practice (2003-2009), and chair of my department (2004-2007).

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