Professor Jane Winters
Professor of Digital History and Head of Publications
Jane is responsible for the IHR's publishing and scholarly communications strategy, including the management of a range of research projects focusing on the provision of digital resources for historians. Currently, she is Principal Investigator of the Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities project; Co-Director of Digging into Linked Parliamentary Metadata; Co-Investigator of Traces through Time: Prosopography in Practice across Big Data; and Publishing Editor of the Bibliography of British and Irish History. She is also Executive Editor of the IHR's journal, Historical Research.
Jane is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the Porta Historica network of editors of historical texts, RESAW (Research Infrastructure for the Study of the Archived Web), the Academic Steering & Advocacy Committee of the Open Library of Humanities, the UK Medical Heritage Library Academic Advisory Group and the AHRC Peer Review College.
Research and publications
Jane's research interests include digital history, web archives, big data for humanities research, peer review in the digital environment, text editing, the use of social media in an academic context, e-repositories, and open access publishing.
- The Creighton Century, 1907-2007 (ed. with David Bates and Jennifer Wallis) (London, 2009)
- 'Peer review and evaluation of digital resources for the arts and humanities' (co-authored report, London, 2006)
- Teachers of History in the Universities of the UK and the Republic of Ireland (published annually)
- Historical Research for Higher Degrees in the UK and the Republic of Ireland (published annually)
- 'The British History Online digital library: a model for sustainability?' (with Jonathan Blaney) (Bulletin of the Belgian Royal Historical Commission, 176 (2010), 95-106.
- Historical Research (Executive Editor)
- Frontiers in Digital Humanities: Digital History (Associate Editor)
Current digital projects
- Bibliography of British and Irish History
- Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities (AHRC)
- British History Online
- Connected Histories (JISC)
- Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data (AHRC/ESRC)
- Early English Laws (AHRC)
- Traces through Time: Prosopography in Practice across Big Data (AHRC)
- WISE: What is Scholarly Editing? (AHRC)
Previous digital projects
- Analytical Access to the Domain Dark Archive (JISC)
- Digitisation of the National Archives' Calendars of State Papers through British History Online (AHRC)
- History SPOT
- Making History
- Peer review and evaluation of digital resources for the arts and humanities (AHRC)
- Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History (AHRC)