Dr Jane Winters
Reader in Digital Humanities and Head of Publications & IHR Digital
Jane has been Head of Publications at the Institute since 1999, and of the new IHR Digital since the autumn of 2010. She 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 Co-Director of the JISC-funded Connected Histories project; Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded Early English Laws project to digitise Anglo-Saxon legal texts; 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 founder member of the Porta Historica network of editors of historical texts. She is a member of the Academic Steering & Advocacy Committee of the Open Library of Humanities.
Research and publications
Jane's research interests include the forest law of 13th-century England, digital humanities, 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)
Current digital projects
- Analytical Access to the Domain Dark Archive (JISC)
- Bibliography of British and Irish History
- British History Online
- Connected Histories (JISC)
- Early English Laws (AHRC)
Previous digital projects
- 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)