Research projects

Sterne Digital Library

I’m an Investigator on ‘Sterne Digital Library’, an AHRC-funded Digital Humanities project run collaboratively between Cambridge and Northumbria universities, Cambridge University Library, and the Laurence Sterne Trust.

The project’s major output is Laurence Sterne and Sternreana, a digital edition of first editions of Laurence Sterne’s works, and key examples of Sterneana, I’ve co-edited with Helen Williams. This Open Access resource is freely available to all users.

Sterne Digital Library project page: https://sternedigitallibrary.wordpress.com/

Laurence Sterne and Sterneana, Cambridge Digital Library: http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/sterne/1

The Eighteenth-Century British Novel and the Arts

I’m an Investigator on ‘The Eighteenth-Century British Novel and the Arts’. This multidisciplinary project is supported by an Opus grant from the Polish government-funded National Science Centre, and sees a collaboration between Kazimierz Wielki University (Bydgoszcz) and Poznań University. 

This three-year project started in January 2021. It will involve a host of exciting research activities, including journal articles, conferences, and an online exhibition of illustrations of Tobias Smollett’s work coinciding with the 300-year anniversary of his birth in 2021. A major outcome of the project will be a collection of essays from over 30 international scholars addressing wide-ranging aspects of the eighteenth-century British novel and the arts I am co-editing with Jakub Lipski.

I’ll post updates about the project as it develops.

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