Research

This is a manually maintained list of my complete academic activity, including publications, which is always up to date. A publications list generated from UCL's internal database is also available, although this page is the one you probably want.

Books

  • Terras, M. (2008). "Digital Images for the Information Professional". London, Ashgate.
  • Terras, M. (2006)."Image to Interpretation: Intelligent Systems to Aid Historians in the Reading of the Vindolanda Texts". Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents. Oxford University Press.

Edited Books

  • Террас, М., Найхан, Дж., Ванхут, Э., Цифровые гуманитарные науки: в поисках определения // Издательство Сибирского федерального университета, 2015 (в печати). (Russian edition of Defining Digital Humanities, under contract and in preparation with Siberian Federal University Press).
  • Terras, M., Nyhan, J, and Vanhoutte, E. (2013). "Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader". Ashgate.
  • Warwick, C., Terras, M., Nyhan, J. (eds) (2012). "Digital Humanities in Practice". Facet.
  • Nelson, B. and Terras, M. (eds) (2012). "Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture". New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies Series, Iter, Arizona.
  • Terras, M. and Crane, G. (eds) (2010). "Changing the Center of Gravity: Transforming Classical Studies Through Cyberinfrastructure". Gorgias Press, New Jersey.

Book Chapters

  • Terras, M. (Forthcoming). "The Modern Papyrologist: Digital technologies and the study of damaged and abraded text" In: Rathbone, D. (ed) "Documents and the Mechanics of Roman Rule". Submitted.
  • Terras, M. (Forthcoming). "Digital Images". In Bates, M.J., and Maack,M.N. (Forthcoming). "The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences". The Encyclopedia Group at Taylor & Francis, New York. Second Edition.
  • Franzini, G., Mahony, S., and Terras, M. (Forthcoming 2014), "A Catalogue of Digital Editions." In: Pierazzo, E. and Driscoll, M. J. (eds) (Forthcoming 2014) Scholarly digital editions: Theory, practice and future perspectives, Open Book Publishers, Accepted.
  • Julianne Nyhan, Melissa Terras and Simon Mahony (2014). "Integrative learning and Digital Humanities". In Integrative Learning: International Research and Practice edited by Daniel Blackshields, James Cronin, Bettie Higgs, Shane Kilcommins, Marian McCarthy. Routledge: UK. http://www.sponpress.com/books/details/9780415711074/
  • Terras, M. (Forthcoming 2014). "Crowdsourcing in the Digital Humanities". In Schreibman, S. et al (eds), "Companion to Digital Humanities II", Blackwell. Submitted.
  • Terras, M. (Forthcoming 2014). "Cultural Heritage Information: Artefacts and Digitization Technologies" In Chowdhury, G. and Ruthven, I. (Forthcoming 2014). "Cultural Heritage information", Facet. Accepted.
  • Causer, T. and Terras, M. (2014). "“Many hands make light work. Many hands together make merry work”: Transcribe Bentham and crowdsourcing manuscript collections". In Ridge, M. (Forthcoming 2013). "Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage". Ashgate. PDF.
  • Ross, C. Carnall, M., Hudson-Smith, A., Warwick, C., Terras. M. and Gray, S. (2013). "Enhancing Museum Narratives:Tales of Things and UCL's Grant Museum". In Farman, J. (Ed). Digital Storytelling and Mobile Media: Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies. Routledge. pp. 276-289.
  • Terras, M. (2012). "Un regard jeté sous le Chapiteau. Les humanités numériques et la crise de l’inclusion" in Mounier, P. (2012). "Read/Write Book 2: Introduction aux humanités numériques". Open Edition Press, Paris.
  • Terras, M. (2012). "Image Processing and Digital Humanities." In Warwick, C., Terras, M., Nyhan, J. (eds) (2012). "Digital Humanities in Practice". Facet.
  • Terras, M. (2012). "Digitisation and Digital Humanities." In Warwick, C., Terras, M., Nyhan, J. (eds) (2012). "Digital Humanities in Practice". Facet.
  • Warwick, C, Terras, M., Nyhan, J. (2012). "Introduction". In Warwick, C., Terras, M., Nyhan, J. (eds) (2012). "Digital Humanities in Practice". Facet.
  • Warwick, C., Terras, M., Galina, I. (2012). "Bibliothèques, ressources d’information et utlisateurs de ressources électroniques dans les sciences humaines". In Ceccani, S. (ed) "Pratiques documentaires numériques à l'université" Ecole Nationale Superiere des sciences de l’information et des bibliotheques. (pp. 140-174).
  • Terras, M. (2012). "Present, Not Voting: Digital Humanities in the Panopticon". In Berry, D. (ed). (2012). "Understanding Digital Humanities". (pp. 172-190). Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ross, C., Terras, M., Motyckova, V. (2012). Scholarly Information Seeking Behaviour in the British Museum Online Collection. In Hughes, L. (2012). Evaluating & Measuring the Value, Use and Impact of Digital Collections. (pp. 85-102). London: Facet.
  • Terras, M. (2012). "Being the Other: Interdisciplinary work in Computational Science and the Humanities". In Deegan, M. and McCarty, W. (Eds) "Collaborative Research in the Digital Humanities". London, Ashgate. p. 213-230.
  • Terras, M. (2011). "Artefacts and Errors: Acknowledging Issues of Representation in the Digital Imaging of Ancient Texts." In Vogeler, G. et al (Eds). Codicology and Papyrology in the Digital Age, II. Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik. (Vol. Band 3, pp. 43-61). Norderstedt, Germany: Books on Demand. Retrieved from http://www.i-d-e.de/schriften-2/bd-3-kpdz2 Free PDF Download .
  • Terras, M., Warwick, C., and Ross, C. (2011). "Building Useful Virtual Research Environments: the Need for User Led Design". In Dale, P., Beard, J. and Holland, M. (eds). University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments. Ashgate. p. 151-167.
  • Terras, M. (2010). "The Rise of Digitization: An Overview". In Rukowski, R. (ed). (2010). "Digital Libraries". Sense Publishers, The Netherlands. p. 3-20.
  • Terras, M. (2010). "The Digital Classicist: Disciplinary Focus and Interdisciplinary Vision". In Bodard, G. and Mahony, S. (eds). "Digital Research in the Study of the Classical Antiquity". Ashgate. Available here.
  • Terras, M. (2010). "Digital Images". In Bates, M.J., and Maack,M.N. (2008). "The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences". The Encyclopedia Group at Taylor & Francis, New York. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a917612839
  • Brady, M., Pan, X., Terras, M., and Schenk, V. (2005). "Shadow Stereo, Image Filtering and Constraint Propagation". In Bowman, A.K. and Brady, M. (eds) (2005). Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World, Oxford University Press, Oxford. p. 15-30.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Giacometti, A., Terras, M., Gibson, A. (Forthcoming 2014). "Objectively Evaluating Text Recovery Methodologies for Multispectral Images of Palimpsests." International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era, 15th Issue dedicated to Computer Vision in Cultural Heritage.
  • Gooding, P., Terras, M. and Warwick, C. (2013). "The Myth of the New: Mass Digitization, Distant Reading, and the Future of the Book" Lit Linguist Computing (2013) 28 (4): 629-639 *
  • Terras, M. and Welsh, A. (Forthcoming 2013) "Digital Humanities and Feminism: a conversation". Submitted.
  • William, S., Terras, M., and Warwick, C. (Forthcoming 2013). "How Twitter is studied in the Medical Professions: A classification of Twitter papers indexed in PubMed". Journal of Medical Internet Research [JMIR], JMIR Research Protocols, Medicine 2.0 Proceedings, interactive Journal of Medical Research. Accepted. Free PDF Download
  • Ross, C., Gray, S., Warwick, C., Hudson Smith, A., Terras, M. (Forthcoming 2014). "Engaging the Museum Space: Mobilising Visitor Engagement with Digital Content Creation" Accepted, LLC: The Journal of Digital Humanities Scholarship.
  • Causer, T. and Terras, M. (2014) "Crowdsourcing Bentham: beyond the traditional boundaries of academic history". International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 8 (1). Free PDF Download
  • Williams, S., Terras, M., Warwick, C. (2013). "What People Study When They Study Twitter: Classifying Twitter Related Academic Papers". Journal of Documentation, Volume 69, Issue 3. Free PDF Download
  • Kirton, I. and Terras, M. (2013). "Where do images of art go once they go online? A reverse image Lookup study to assess the dissemination of cultural heritage". In: Proctor, N. and Cherry, R. (2013) "Selected papers from Museums and the Web North America, 2013", page 237 - 248. Available Online
  • Terras, M. (2012). "The impact of social media on the dissemination of research: results of an experiment". Journal of Digital Humanities, September 2012. Available Online
  • Terras, M. (2011). "Present, Not Voting: Digital Humanities in the Panopticon
    Closing Plenary Speech, Digital Humanities 2010". Literary and
    Linguistic Computing, 26 (3) 257 - 269 Free PDF Download
  • Terras, M. (2011). "The Digital Wunderkammer: Flickr as a Platform for Amateur Cultural and Heritage Content". Library Trends, Special Issue: Involving Users in the Co-Construction of Digital Knowledge in Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Eds Paul Marty and Michelle Kazmer. 59.4, pp. 686 - 706. Online access
  • Ross, C. Terras, M. Warwick, C. and Welsh, A. (2011). "Enabled Backchannel: Conference Twitter Use by Digital Humanists. Journal of Documentation. Vol. 67 Iss: 2, pp.214 - 237. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1911710&show=abstract Free PDF Download
  • Ross, C., and Terras, M. (2011). "Scholarly Information Seeking Behaviour in the British Museum Online Collection". Proceedings of Museums and the Web 2011, April 2011, Philadelphia, PA, pp 13—25. Available online
  • Terras, M. (2009). "Digital Curiosities: Resource Creation Via Amateur Digitisation". Literary and Linguistic Computing. 25 (4) 425 - 438. Free PDF Download
  • Fisher, C., Terras, M. and Warwick, C. (2010) "Integrating New Technologies into Established Systems: a case study from Roman Silchester". Proceedings of the 37th Annual Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia in March 2009. http://www.caa2009.org/articles/Fisher_Contribution191_c%20%281%29.pdf
    Free PDF Download
  • Terras, M. ( 2009). "Should we just send a copy? Digitisation, Use and Usefulness". Art Libraries Journal. Free PDF Download
  • Terras, M. (2009) "Potentials and Problems in Applying High Performance Computing for Research in the Arts and Humanities: Researching e-Science Analysis of Census Holdings". Digital Humanities Quarterly. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/3/4/000070/000070.html Fall 2009. Free PDF Download
  • Warwick,C., Fisher,C., Terras, M., Baker,M.,Clarke, A., Fulford, M., Grove, M., O'Riordan, E., Rains, M. (2009). iTrench: A Study of User Reactions to the use of Information Technology in Field Archaeology. Literary and Linguistic Computing 24(2), 211-224. ISSN: 0268-1145 Free PDF Download
  • Terras, M., Van den Branden, R., and Vanhoutte, E. (2009). "The need for
    TEI By Example". Literary and Linguistic Computing. http://llc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/fqp018?ijkey=deB17DJBT3YKBEX&keytype=ref Free PDF Download
  • Crane, G., Seales, B., Terras, M. (2009). "Cyberinfrastructure for Classical Philology". In Crane, G. and Terras, M. (eds) (2009). "Changing the Center of Gravity: Transforming Classical Studies Through Cyberinfrastructure". Digital Humanities Quarterly, Volume 3 Number 1, Winter 2009. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/003/1/000023.html.
  • Warwick, C., Galina, I., Rimmer, J., Terras, M., Blandford, A., Gow, J., and Buchanan, G. (2009).
    "Documentation and the users of digital resources in the humanities". Journal of Documentation. Volume:65, Issue: 1, Page: 33 - 57. Free PDF Download
  • Gooding, P. and Terras, M. (2008) "‘Grand Theft Archive’: a quantitative analysis of the current state of computer game preservation". The International Journal of Digital Curation. Issue 2, Volume 3, 2008. http://www.ijdc.net/ijdc/article/view/85/90 Free PDF Download
  • Warwick, C., Terras, M., Galina, I., Huntington, P., Pappa, N. (2008). “Library and Information Resources, and Users of Digital Resources in the Humanities”. Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems. Volume 42 Number 1. p. 5-27. Free PDF Download
  • Warwick,C. Galina, I., Terras, M., Huntington, P., and Pappa, N. (Forthcoming 2008). "The Master Builders: LAIRAH research on good practice in the construction of digital humanities projects" Literary and Linguistic Computing 23(3), 383-396. Free PDF Download
  • Warwick,C. Terras, M., Huntington, P., and Pappa, N. (2008). "If You Build It Will They Come? The LAIRAH Study: Quantifying the Use of Online Resources in the Arts and Humanities through Statistical Analysis of User Log Data". Literary and Linguistic Computing.23(1), 85-102. Free PDF Download
  • Terras, M. (2006). "Disciplined: Using Educational Studies to Analyse ‘Humanities Computing'." Literary and Linguistic Computing, Volume 21. 229- 246. Free PDF Download
  • Terras, M. (2006). "Interpreting the image: using advanced computational techniques to read the Vindolanda texts", Aslib Proceedings, Volume: 58 Issue: 1/2 Page: 102 - 117. Free PDF Download
  • Terras, M. (2005). "Reading the Readers: Modelling Processes Used by Humanities Experts", Literary and Linguistic Computing, Volume 20. 41 -59.Free PDF Download
  • Terras, M. and Robertson, P. (2005). "Image and Interpretation: Using Artificial Intelligence to Read Ancient Roman Texts". HumanIT, Volume 7, Issue 3. (http://www.hb.se/bhs/ith/3-7/mtpr.pdf ) Free PDF Download
  • Terras, M. and Robertson, P. (2004). "Downs and Acrosses, Textual Markup on a Stroke Based Level". Literary and Linguistic Computing, 19/3. 397 - 414 Free PDF Download
  • Terras, M. (2002). "Another Suitcase, Another Student Hall, Where are we going to? What ACH/ALLC 2001 can tell us about the current direction of Humanities Computing" Literary and Linguistic Computing, Volume 16, Issue 3.
  • Terras, M. (2001). "Towards a reading of the Vindolanda Stylus Tablets:Engineers and the Papyrologist", HumanIT, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2001. (http://www.hb.se/bhs/ith/23-00/mt.htm) Free PDF Download
  • Terras, M. (2000). "The Sen-nedjem Project: Virtual Reality as a tool for education", in DRH 98, Selected Papers from DRH 98, Digital Resources for the Humanities Conference, University of Glasgow, September 1998. Office for Humanities Computing Publication 12.
  • Terras, M. (1999). "A Virtual Tomb for Kelvingrove: Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Education", Internet Archaeology, Issue 7. (http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue7/terras_toc.html) Free PDF Download
  • Terras, M. (1999). "The Sen-nedjem Project: Archaeology, Virtual Reality and Education", Archaeological Computing Newsletter, Number 53, Spring 1999. Free PDF Download

Research Funding

2013

Transcriptorium *

  • PI: Professor Philip Schofield (UCL Laws), Co-I: Melissa Terras
    European Commission FP7
    £220,838.25
    01-Jan-13 to 31-Dec-15
    In collaboration with Universitat Politècnica de València – UPV (Spain), Universiy of Innsbruck – UIBK (Austria), National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” – NCSR (Greece), Institute for Dutch Lexicology – INL (Netherlands), University London Computer Centre – ULCC (UK).
    See http://transcriptorium.eu/

2012

Consolidated Bentham Papers Repository (CBPR)

  • PI: Professor Philip Schofield (UCL Laws), Co-Is: Melissa Terras and Martin Moyle (UCL Library Services)
  • Lead Partners: UCL Laws
  • $538,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s ‘Scholarly Communications Programme’
  • of which £3,784.65 to UCLDIS
  • 1st October 2012 - 31st September 2014.

Slade Archive History Project

  • PI Melissa Terras, Co-I Susan Collins (Slade)
  • A&H Small Grants (Provost’s Strategic Development Fund)
  • £7,500 non-FEC
  • Awarded 23 April 2012
  • Start 1 October 2012
  • End 31 May 2013

Community-powered transformations: Digital transformations in the creative relationships between cultural and media organisations and their users

  • PI: Professor David Gauntlett:University of Westminster.
  • Co-Is: Claire Warwick, Melissa Terras (UCL), Jeanette Steemers, Paul Dwyer, Anastasia Kavada, (University of Westminster)
  • Lead Partners: Tate, The British Library, MuseumNext
  • February - September 2012.
  • £23,868.67
  • AHRC Digital Transformations Research Development Awards

2011

Social Interpretation Project, with Imperial War Museums

  • Project Partners: UCLDH, Knowledge Integration, Imperial War Museums, and Gooii.
  • Project Director: was Tom Grinstead, now Carolyn Royston, Head of New Media,IWM
  • Project Manager: Jane Audas
  • Project Partner Lead UCLDH: Claire Ross
  • Project Partner Lead KI: Rob Tice
  • Project Partner Lead Gooii: Tarras Johnson
  • Project team:Jermey Ottenvanger, Wendy Orr, Christian Statham, Laura Whalley (IWM) Claire Warwick, Melissa Terras (UCLDH)
  • Additional consultancy from Andy Hudson Smith (UCL CASA), and Ben Tandy (freelance)
  • NESTA, Arts Council, AHRC. Digital Research and Development Fund for Arts and Culture.
  • £84,500 (non FeC)
  • 1/10/11-1/10/12
  • http://blogs.iwm.org.uk/social-interpretation/

Textal: Text Analysis App

  • PI: Melissa Terras, CO-I Steven Gray (UCL CASA)
  • EPSRC Additional Sponsorship Award to UCL, (Grant Reference EP/J501396/1, Project Reference 3.5.3).
  • £13,339
  • UCLDH and UCL CASA
  • 1/12/2011 - 30/06/2012

2010


Qrator: QRCodes, Artefacts, Tales, Objects and Representations

  • PI Claire Warwick, Named researchers: Claire Ross, Melissa Terras, Andy Hudson-Smith, Mark Carnall, Tonya Nelson, Stuart Robson. Core project team: Claire Ross, Steven Gray.
  • HEFCE Beacon for Public Engagement Fund- UCL.
  • £17,701 (non FeC)
  • UCLDH, UCL CASA, and UCL Museums
  • January 2011- December 2011
  • http://www.qrator.org/

RIN Physical Science Information Practices (RIN-PSIP)

  • PI: Dr Eric Meyer. Team Members: Grace de la Flor, Monica Bulger, Ralph Schroeder, Dr Marina Jirotka (Co-PI), Dr. Annamaria Carusi, Dr Melissa Terras (Co-PI), Pete Williams, Will Venters (Co-PI), Avgousta Kyriakidou, Dr Sally Wyatt (Co-PI), Andrea Scharnhorst.
  • Lead Institution: Oxford Internet Institute.
  • Collaborators: Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford; LSE Enterprise and Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management at the London School of Economics (LSE); Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford; UCL Centre for Digital Humanities and the Department of Information Studies, University College London;Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and Maastricht University.
  • £105,000
  • Sept 2010-May 2011

Bentham Papers Transcription Initiative

  • PI: Professor Philip Schofield. Co-Is: Martin Moyle, Dr Melissa Terras
  • UCL Laws, UCL Library Services, UCL Dept of Information Studies
  • AHRC Digital Equipment and Database Enhancement for Impact Scheme
  • £261,000
  • March 2010 til March 2011.

Humanities Information Practices (HIP)

  • RIN P-28: “Humanities disciplinary case studies”
  • PI: Dr Eric Meyer. Team Members: Grace de la Flor, Dr Marina Jirotka, Dr Claire Warwick, Dr Melissa Terras, Dr Sally Wyatt, Dr. Kathryn Eccles, Dr. Tim Davies, Dr. Tim Webmoor, Dr. Annamaria Carusi,Dr. Smiljana Antonijevic, Dr. Anne Beaulieu.
  • Lead Institution: Oxford Internet Institute.
  • Collaborators: Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford; Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford; UCL Centre for Digital Humanities and the Department of Information Studies, University College London;Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and Maastricht University.
  • £120,000
  • Funded by the Research Information Network
  • January 2010 til September 2010.

2009
Linksphere

  • PI: Professor Mark Baker. Co-Is: Dr Shirley Williams,Dr Hugo Mills, Patrick Parslow, Dr Claire Warwick and Dr Melissa Terras
  • Joint Project, University of Reading and UCL
  • May 2009- April 2012
  • £484,620
  • Funded by the JISC's Virtual Research Environment 3 programme.

2007
Image, Text, Interpretation: e-Science, Technology and Documents:

VERA: Virtual Research Environments for Archaeology

  • PI: Professor Mark Baker, Co-Is: Professor Mike Fulford, Mike Rains, Dr Melissa Terras, Dr Claire Warwick
  • Joint Project, University of Reading and UCL
  • April 2007 - April 2009
  • £429,826
  • Funded by the JISC's Capital Projects Scheme, Virtual Research Environment Projects
  • VERA Website

2006
ReACH: Researching e-Science Analysis of Census Holdings

2005
LAIRAH: Log Analysis of Internet Resources in the Arts and Humanities

Editorial work

I am one of the General Editors of Digital Humanities Quarterly and on the editorial board of LLC: The Journal of Digital Humanities Sscholarship.

I co-edited the special volume of LLC that featured selected papers from Digital Humanities 2013:
Nowviskie, B., Terras, M., Walters, K. (eds) (2014). Special Issue 'Digital Humanities 2013: Freedom to Explore'. LLC: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 29/3.*


Terras, M. "DHQ in the Public Eye". Digital Humanities Quarterly, Summer 2007,Vol 1, Issue 2. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/001/2/000013.html


Flanders, J. Piez, W. and Terras, M. (2007). "Welcome to Digital Humanities Quarterly". http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/001/1/000007.html

I co-edited a special volume of Digital Humanities Quarterly: a festschrift to Ross Scaife, which detailed the transformation digital technology is making in Classics. This was edited with Greg Crane, from Tufts and the Perseus Project.


Crane, G. and Terras, M. (eds) (2009). "Changing the Center of Gravity: Transforming Classical Studies Through Cyberinfrastructure". Digital Humanities Quarterly, Volume 3 Number 1, Winter 2009. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/003/1/index.html.


I co-edited a special volume of Literary and Linguistic Computing, featuring the work of graduate students in IT and the Humanities, with Edward Vanhoutte from the Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies of the Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature, Gent, Belgium.


Terras,M. and Vanhoutte,E. (2006). Literary and Linguistic Computing Supplementary Issue. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 21, 1-167. ISSN: 0268-1145

I am on the Editorial Board of the "Scholarly Communication" book series, published by Brill.

I am a Co-editor of "Scholarly and Research Communication" Journal, http://www.src-online.ca/index.php/src.

Plenary Lectures and Invited Papers

Terras, M. (2014). Across the Humanities and Science Divide: Advanced Digital Projects in Cultural Heritage. Opening Keynote, eResearch Australasia, Melbourne, October 2014. http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/eres2014/featured-speakers/

Terras, M. (2014). Digital Humanities as public engagement: building digital links between heritage and the crowd. Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Digital Humanities Seminar Series, October 2014.

Terras, M. (2014). Using Social Media to Disseminate Your Research. University Library, Deakin University, Melbourne, Invited Seminar, October 2014.

Terras, M. (2014). Working with the Great Parchment Book: Digitisation and Primary Historical Texts. University of Melbourne, Digital Humanities Seminar Series. November 2014.

Terras, M. (2014). Transcribe Bentham: Sharing Labour, Sharing Platforms, Sharing Data. National Library of Australia, Canberra, November 2014.

Terras, M. (2014). Across the Humanities and Science Divide: Advanced Digital Projects in Cultural Heritage. University of Western Sydney, Digital Humanities Seminar Series 2014.

Terras, M. (2014). "Transcribe Bentham: Sharing Labour, Sharing Platforms, Sharing Data". Cultures of Knowledge Seminar, University of Oxford History Faculty, October 2014. www.culturesofknowledge.org.

Terras, M. (2014). "Trusting Pixels: Using Advanced Digitisation to Understand Cultural Heritage". University of Nottingham, Digital Humanities Nottingham Seminar Series, October 2014.

Terras, M. (2014). "Beyond Digital Humanities: Skills, Application and Collaboration" Invited Keynote Speaker, Digital Humanities Oxford Summer School 2014, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, July 2014.

Terras, M. (2014). "Digital Humanities Through and Through": invited Keynote speaker. Applying New Digital Methods to the Humanities, DH Crowdscribe, British Library, London, 27th June 2014. http://dhcrowdscribe.com/london-workshop/

Terras, M. (2014). Seventh Descartes-Huygens Lecture. "Quantifying Cultural References: Digital Humanities as process and abstraction". Utrecht, June 2014. Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities (Utrecht University). http://www.dwc.knaw.nl/lezing-seventh-descartes-huygens-lecture-melissa-terras-quantifying-cultural-references-utrecht-13-june-2014/

Terras, M. (2014). Keynote Speaker. Localising Digital Humanities in the Global Context. Digital Humanities Benelux 2014, Den Haag, June 2014. http://dhbenelux.org/.

Terras, M. (2014). Invited Speaker, "The Modern Papyrologist. Using Technology to Read Damaged and Abraded Text". Documents and the Mechanics of Roman Rule - Conference in Honour of Alan Bowman. The Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford, May 2014.

Terras, M. (2014). Visiting Professor, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Three guest lectures: Defining Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities and Public Engagement, Imaging Damaged Documents. May, 2014.

Terras, M. (2014). Invited Speaker, "Digital conversations at British Library: Digital cultural heritage", Wednesday, 7 May 2014, British Library. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-conversations-at-british-library-digital-cultural-heritage-tickets-10641686571

Terras, M. (2014). "Culture Computing Clash: building successful digital projects in humanities and heritage". Keynote, iConference 2014, Berlin, March 2014. https://www.conftool.com/iConference2014/index.php?page=browseSessions&form_session=61

Terras, M., Gray, S., and Ammann, R. (2013). "Tales from the walled app garden: building Textal, Text Analysis App". Affective Experiences: New Media, Audiences and Affective Experiences. Parasol Unit, London. December 2013. http://affectiveexperiences.com/conference-programme/

Terras, M. (2013) "Digital Humanities: 10 pieces of advice on setting up a DH centre". Invited before dinner/closing plenary speech, Digital Humanities @ Manchester, University of Manchester, November 2013. http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/research/events/conferences/digital-humanities/

Terras, M. (2013). "Rare and Special in the Digital Environment: Trust, Digitisation, and Computational Analysis of Heritage Material". The Future of the Past: Digitisation of Rare and Special Materials. CILIP Rare Books & Special Collections Group Conference 4th – 6th September 2013, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury.

Terras, M. (2013). "Crowdsourcing or crowdsifting? Results and experiences from Transcribe Bentham." Social Digital Scholarly Editing conference, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. July 2013. https://ocs.usask.ca/conf/index.php/sdse/sdse13/schedConf/program.

Finkelstein, A., Terras, M., and Ross, C. (2013). "Social Media in Research: Building Social Reputation and Networking", Invited Panel Speaker, Research Staff Conference, 20th June 2013, FUTURES FOR YOU.
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/osd/research/conference/programme13.php

Terras, M. (2013). "Tweeted It! Using Social Media to Promote Your Research, A Personal Tale". Social Policy Research Unit, University of York, Invited Seminar Series, May 2013.

Terras, M. (2013). "The Slade Archive Project". Slade Salon, UCL Festival of the Arts, North Cloisters, UCL, May 2013.

Terras, M. (2013). "Digital Humanities versus the Archive: Reports from the Interdisciplinary Slade Archive Project", Archives and Society Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, March 2013.

Terras, M. (2012). Digital Humanities and the Crowd: opportunities for public engagement. DHDarmstadt Lecture Series Winter 2012-13. February 2013, Germany. *

Terras, M. (2012). “Tweeted it! Maximising research dissemination through social media”. Seminar Series in “Open access options: planning a publications strategy”, University of Edinburgh, November 2012. *

Terras, M. (2012). “Trusting What We See: Issues of Provenance When Imaging Manuscript Material in Complex Ways”. Digital Approaches to Medieval Script and Image, Digipal Project, University of Westminster, November 2012. *

Terras, M. (2012). “Using Social Media to Disseminate Your Research”. Oxengage: Social Media Michelmas Seminar Series. University of Oxford, November 2012. *

Terras, M. (2012). "Integrating Technology into the Trench: the Virtual Environments for Research in Archaeology Project at Roman Silchester". Digital Engagement in Archaeology,
A UCL ACRN & CASPAR Conference: 8th & 9th November 2012. UCL. http://digitalengagementinarchaeology.wordpress.com/programme-9th-nov/

Terras, M. (2012). "Using Social Media to Promote Open Access". Open Access Week 2012: Opening Research and Data, Hosted by Birkbeck, City, LSE, LSHTM & SOAS. Birkbeck University, October 2012.

Terras, M. (2012). "Keynote: Digital Humanities and the Crowd: the potential for digital engagement and outreach". University of Gent, Exploring Digital Humanities, October 2012. http://www.ugent.be/doctoralschools/en/doctoraltraining/courses/specialistcourses/ahl/2012-2013-digital-humanities.htm

Terras, M. (2012). "Keynote: Digital Humanities and the Crowd: using technology for outreach and engagement". Digital Arts and Humanities Institute 2012, "Thinking Outside of the Digital Arts and Humanities Box" National University of Ireland, Galway, September 2012. http://dahphd.ie/programme/dah-institute-2012/.

Terras, M. "Transcribe Bentham: Crowd-sourcing or crowd-sifting?". Community-powered digital transformations in learning workshop, Digital Transformations, 21 June 2012, UCL. http://www.digitaltransformations.org.uk/community-powered-digital-transformations-in-learning-workshop-21-june-2012/

Terras, M. "Lunch Hour Lectures on tour at the British Museum: Virtual Visitors: Why would anyone want to visit the virtual British Museum collections online?" British Museum, London. 14th June 2012. http://events.ucl.ac.uk/event/event:b82-gyo867y4-q9zk05/

Terras, M. "Transcribe Bentham: Issues in Crowdsourcing". The Oxford e-Research Centre Tuesday Seminar Series, 12th June 2012, University of Oxford.

Terras, M. "Using social media to disseminate research outputs: a personal tale". Invited Paper, Scholarly Communications: New Developments in Open Access. Repositories Support Project. 1st June 2012, RIBA, London. http://www.rsp.ac.uk/events/scholarly-communications-new-developments-in-open-access/

Terras, M. (2012). Whispers into the Void: Personal Reflections on Academic Blogging. Invited paper. Weblogs in den Geisteswissenschaften, Die Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, March 2012. https://cast.itunes.uni-muenchen.de/vod/playlists/9ZCbi60VjW.html

Terras, M. (2012). "Visions and Sermons: The Digital Transformation of the Humanities". Opening Keynote, L'image-document face au numerique: mise en crise ou mise en lumiere? Institut national d'histoire de l'art, Paris. March 2012.

Terras, M. (2012). "The Bentham Papers Transcription Initiative: Transcribe Bentham". Guest lecture, the University Library, University of Edinburgh, February 2012.

Terras, M. (2012). "Virtual Visitors: What Do We Know About Use of the British Museum’s Collection Database Online? " DigitalHSS Guest Seminar, University of Edinburgh, February 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/jenrossity/virtual-visitors-what-do-we-know-about-use-of-the-british-museums-collection-database-online

Terras, M. (2012). "The Vision After the Sermon: Establishing an Institutional Digital Humanities Presence". Opening Keynote, "DigitalHSS - A Day of Ideas". University of Edinburgh, February 2012. http://www.digital.hss.ed.ac.uk/?page_id=7.

Terras, M. (2012) "The Beauty of Speed: Articulating the Benefits of Digital Humanities". Lustrum
25 years of Alfa Informatica - Informatiekunde at the University of Groningen. Academiegebouw, University of Groningen, January 2012.

Terras, M. (2011). "Transcribe Bentham". Pitch for DISH Digital Heritage Awards 2011, Opening Plenary session, DISH 2011, Rotterdam, December 2011.

Terras, M. (2011). "Exploring the potential of Digital Humanities with Transcribe Bentham ". Digital Methods and Tools for Historical Research, Departamento de História da FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. November 2011. http://digital-methods-and-tools-for-history.blogspot.com/

Terras, M. (2011). "Crowd sourcing: beyond the traditional, boundaries of academic history". Invited Paper at Hidden Histories: Symposium on methodologies for the history of computing in the humanities c1949-1980
UCL, 17 September 2011.

Terras M. (2011) "Peering Inside the Big Tent Digital Humanities and the Crisis of Inclusion". Keynote at Interface 2011, University College London, July 2011.

Terras, M. (2010). "Present, Not Voting: Digital Humanities in the
Panopticon". Closing Plenary lecture, Digital Humanities 2010.
Kings College London, July 2010. Plenary text available, recording available at www.arts-humanities.net.


Terras, M. (2010). "Crowdsourcing Cultural Heritage: UCL's Transcribe Bentham Project" Invited Conference Paper, "Seeing is Believing: New Technologies for Cultural Heritage", International Society for Knowledge Organisation 2010. University College London, June 2010.


Terras, M. (2009). "Should We Just Send a Copy? Digitisation, Use and Usefulness". Invited Conference Paper, Art Libraries Society (ARLIS), 40th Anniversary Conference, Clare College, University of Cambridge, July 2009.


Terras, M. (2009). "The Issue with Images: Use, Users and Usefulness". Invited Keynote speaker, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Canada, June 2009.


Terras, M. (2009). Invited Plenary Blogger, Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities. 18th March, 2009.


Terras, M. (2007). “Teaching TEI: The need for TEI by Example”. Invited Plenary lecture at the Text Encoding Initiative’s “TEI@20: 20 Years of Supporting the Digital Humanities” Conference, University of Maryland.


Terras, M. (2006). "TEI vs. the chalkface: reflections and issues in teaching TEI". Invited plenary session at Development of Skills in Advanced Text Encoding with TEI P5, University of Oxford, September 18-20 2006.

PhD Students

Current PhD Students:
Primary Supervisor to:

John Hindmarch (Full Time, Secondary Supervisor: Stuart Robson). User responses to 3D computational models in museum spaces.
Greta Franzini (Part Time, Secondary Supervisor: Simon Mahony). Digital Editions.
Helen O' Neill (Part Time, Secondary Supervisor: Anne Welsh). London Library.
Ananda Rutherford (Part Time, Secondary Supervisor: Haidy Geismar). Using and developing digital interfaces to examine the interconnectedness of museum objects
Kinda Dahlan (Full Time, Secondary Supervisor: Jon French). Information Practices Across The Academic And Non-academic Fields of Oceanography

Secondary Supervisor to:

Ahmed Kazim Pal (Full Time, Primary Supervisor: Tim Weyrich) Imaging the Great Parchment.

Completed PhD Students:
Dr Paul Gooding (Primary Supervisor: Claire Warwick) Use and users of large scale digitisation initiatives. 2014.
Dr Claire Ross ( Secondary Supervisor: Claire Warwick). Social interpretation and user experience in digital cultural contexts, 2014.
Lorna Richardson (Secondary Supervisor: Tim Schadla-Hall). Digital Public Archaeology, 2014.
Dr Alejandro Giacometti (Full Time, Primary Supervisor: Adam Gibson) Multi-spectral imaging of manuscript material.
Dr Rudolf Ammann (Part Time, Secondary Supervisor: Claire Warwick). The genesis of the blogging platform: an archival study.
Dr Ernesto Priego (Secondary Supervisor, with Professor Claire Warwick as primary). "The materiality of comic books and digital media", UCL, 2010.
Dr Henriette Roued-Cunliffe (Secondary Supervisor, with Professor Alan Bowman as primary) "Building an Interpretation Support System to aid the reading of Ancient Documents", University of Oxford 2012.

Refereed Conference and Symposium Papers

Hindmarch, J., Prugnon, A., Robson, S., Shaw, M., Soni, A., Terras, M. (2014). “3D Scanning of the Science Museum's Shipping Gallery”. Museum Computer Network 2014, Dallas. http://eventshowcase.ungerboeck.com/mcn/public/events/mcn2014/app/event.html#&ui4nvh!eyJuYXYiOiJhcHAuZXZlbnQudmlld1Nlc3Npb25EZXRhaWxzIizEh3JnxKM6WyIzYzM1NmM2Ny0wMGY2LTQxYjgtYmFjxLRiZDAxY2I2NDVlODgiXX0=!ui4nvh

Bruchet, L., Malik, A., Collins, S., Beavan, D., Giacometti, A., Volley, J., and Terras, M. (2014). The digital curatorial landscape of the Slade Archive Project. Archives 2.0 Conference, Saving the Past, Anticipating the Future, November 2014, University of Leeds. < a href="http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/ArchivesConference/DayTwo"> http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/ArchivesConference/DayTwo

Simon Mahony, Julianne Nyhan, Melissa Terras,Ulrich Tiedau (2014). "Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Integrative Learning and New Ways of Thinking About Studying the Humanities". Digital Humanities Congress 2014, University of Sheffield, September 2014. http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/dhc/paper/23

John Hindmarch, Lindsay MacDonald, Melissa Terras, Stuart Robson, Alexandra Gerstein (2014). "3D Modelling of Islamic Metalwork: Processes and Potentials". Digital Humanities Congress 2014, University of Sheffield, September 2014. http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/dhc/paper/18 *

Lindsay MacDonald, John Hindmarch, Melissa Terras, Stuart Robson "Modelling the Appearance of Heritage Metallic Surfaces", The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XL-5, 2014
ISPRS Technical Commission V Symposium, 23 – 25 June 2014, Riva del Garda, Italy. *

Van Zundert, Joris Job; Van den Heuvel, Charles; Brumfield, Ben; Van Dalen-Oskam, Karina; Franzini, Greta; Sahle, Patrick; Shaw, Ryan; Terras, Melissa
(2013). "Text Theory, Digital Documents, and the Practice of Digital Editions". Digital Humanities 2013, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. July 2013.

Lindsay Thomas, Alan Liu, Geoffrey Rockwell, Stefan Sinclair, Melissa Terras, Jared Bielby, Victoria Smith, Mark Turcato, Christine Henseler (2013). "4Humanities: Designing Digital Advocacy" Digital Humanities 2013, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. July 2013.

Kazim Pal, Melissa Terras and Tim Weyrich, "3D Reconstruction for damaged documents: imaging of The Great Parchment Book", 2nd International Workshop on Historical Document
Imaging and Processing (HIP'13), in conjunction with The 12th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR 2013, Washington DC Omni Shoreham hotel in
Washington, DC, USA. http://www.cvc.uab.es/~vfrinken/HIP2013/. * Free PDF Download

Gerry Derksen, Stan Ruecker, Tim Causer and Melissa Terras (2013). "Demonstrating Data Using Storyboard Visualization Tool". The 6th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI 2013). Tianjin University, China. August 2013.

Williams, S. Terras, M. and Warwick, C. (2013). "How Twitter Is Studied in the Medical Professions: A Classification of Twitter Papers Indexed in PubMed". Medicine 2.0 World Congress, September 2013, London.

Claire Ross, Carolyn Royston, Melissa Terras (2013), United Kingdom "Digital Innovation and a Squander Bug: Reflections on Digital R&D for Audience Engagement and Institutional Impact". Museums and the Web 2013, Portland, Oregon, April 2013.

Kirton, I. and Terras, M. (2013). Where do images of art go once they go online? A Reverse Image Lookup study to assess the dissemination of digitized cultural heritage. Museums and the Web 2013, Portland, Oregon, April 2013.

Kazim Pal, Melissa Terras, and Tim Weyrich (2013), Interactive Exploration and Flattening of Deformed Historical Documents. Eurographics 2013, May 2013, Girona, Spain. http://eg2013.udg.edu/fullPaperProgram.shtml

MacDonald L, Giacometti A, Weyrich T, Terras M, Gibson AP (2013). "Colour Analysis of Degraded Parchment". Congress of the International Colour Association (AIC), Newcastle, July 2013. http://benchcom.co.uk/img/BookofAbstracts.pdf.

Campagnolo, A., Giacometti, A., MacDonald, L., Mahony, S., Terras, M., Robson, S., Gibson, A. (2013). Documenting and Interpreting Parchment Deterioration by Visual Analysis and Multispectral Imaging. In Icon
PF13, Positive Futures in an Uncertain World. Glasgow. April 2013.

Lindsay MacDonald, Alejandro Giacometti, Adam Gibson, Alberto Campagnolo, Stuart Robson and Melissa Terras. Multispectral Imaging of Degraded Parchment, Computational Color Imaging Workshop (CCIW), Chiba, Japan, March 2013. *

Shirley Williams, Melissa Terras, Claire Warwick (2012). "Do Computer Science Scholars Consider Issues of Privacy when Studying Large Twitter Data Sets?" Asian Privacy Scholars Network, 2nd International Conference, Privacy in the Social Networked World, Tokyo, November 2012.

Joris van Zundert, Charles van den Heuvel, Tim Causer, Melissa Terras (2012). "The Practice of Theory and Tools: A theoretical framework for quality assessment of tools for digital scholarly editing." NeDiMAH Expert Meeting and Workshop on "Digital Scholarly Editions". 21 November 2012, Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, The Hague.

Gooding, Paul Matthew; Warwick, Claire; Terras, Melissa (2012). "The Myth of the New: Mass Digitization, Distant Reading and the Future of the Book". Digital Humanities 2012, Hamburg, July 2012. http://www.dh2012.uni-hamburg.de/conference/programme/

Ross, Claire Stephanie; Gray, Steven; Warwick, Claire; Hudson Smith, Andrew; Terras, Melissa. (2012). "Engaging the Museum Space: Mobilising Visitor Engagement with Digital Content Creation" Digital Humanities 2012, Hamburg, July 2012. http://www.dh2012.uni-hamburg.de/conference/programme/

Alejandro Giacometti, Alberto Campagnolo, Lindsay MacDonald, Simon Mahony, Melissa Terras, Stuart Robson, Tim Weyrich and Adam Gibson (2012). "Cultural Heritage Destruction: Documenting Parchment Degradation via Multispectral Imaging" EVA (Electronic Visualisation in the Arts) London 2012. British Computer Society, London, July 2012. http://www.eva-london.org/eva-london

Andrew Hudson-Smith, Steven Gray, Claire Ross, Ralph Barthel, Martin de Jode, Claire Warwick and Melissa Terras. (2012) "Experiments with the Internet of Things in Museum Space: QRator". “International Workshop on Digital Object Memories for the Internet of Things, DOMe-IoT 2012”. 14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2012), September 8, 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Terras, M., Causer, T., Wallace, V., Tonra, J. (2011). "Crowdsourcing the Digital Edition: The Transcribe Bentham Project". DISH (Digital Strategies for Heritage) Conference, Transcribing Heritage Documents session http://www.dish2011.nl/sessions/transcribing-heritage-documents . Rotterdam, December 2011.

Giacometti, A., Terras, M., Gibson, A., and Mahony, S. "Multi-Spectral Image Processing Methods For Analysing Ancient Documents". Paper presented at the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs (SDH/SEMI) annual conference at the 2011 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Fredericton. May 28&#8201;—&#8201;June 1, 2011.

Ross, C., Terras, M. (2011). "Scholarly Information Seeking Behaviour in the British Museum Online Collection". Museums and the Web 2011, April 2011, Philadelphia, PA. http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/mw2011/programs/scholarly_information_seeking_behaviour_in_t

Hawkins, M., Julier, S., Weyrich, T., Iliffe, R., Terras, M. and Warwick, C. (2010). "Digital Historical Research: An Ideal Case Study for Networked Visualisation Research Measuring Structural Changes in Networks and due to New Information" Visualising Networks: Coping with Change and Uncertainty. A workshop organized under the Information
Systems Technology (IST) Panel, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)Research and Technology Agency. Rome, NY. October 2010.


Tarte, S., Bowman, A., Brady, M., Terras, M. (2010). "Image Capture and Processing for Enhancing the Legibility of Incised Texts". Eikonopoiia: Digital imaging of ancient textual heritage: technological challenges and solutions, 28–29 October, 2010, Helsinki, Finland.


Terras, M., Warwick, C., Ross, C. (2010). "Bridging the gap between users and developers: user centred design of a Virtual Research Environment to support academic collaboration". Digital Resources in the Humanities 2010, Brunel University, September 2010.


Terras, M. (2009). "Digital Curiosities: Resource Creation Via Amateur Digitisation". Digital Humanities 2009, University of Maryland, USA, June 2009.


Roued Olsen, H., Tarte, S., Terras, M., Brady, M., Bowman, A. (2009). "Towards an Interpretation Support System for Reading Ancient Documents". Digital Humanities 2009, University of Maryland, USA, June 2009.


Fisher,C., Warwick,C., Terras,M., (2009). "Integrating New Technologies into Established Systems: a case study from Roman Silchester". Computer Applications in Archaeology, 2009 Making History Interactive. Williamsburg, Maryland, USA, March 22-26 2009,


O'Riordan, E., Terras, M., Warwick, C., Fisher, C., Baker, M., Clarke, A., Fulford, M., Grove, M., and Rains, M. (2008) "Virtual Environments for Research in Archaeology (VERA): A Roman Case Study At Silchester". Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts, Cambridge, September 2008.


Terras, M., Warwick, C., Fisher, C., Baker, M., Clarke, A., Fulford, M., Grove, M., O'Riordan, E., and Rains, M. (2008). "Virtual Environments for Research in Archaeology (VERA): Use and Usability of Integrated Virtual Environments in Archaeological Research". Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts, Cambridge, September 2008.


Tarte, S. M., Brady, J. M., Roued Olsen, H., Terras, M., Bowman, A. K. (2008). "Image Acquisition and Analysis to Enhance the Legibility of Ancient Texts". UK e-Science Programme All Hands Meeting 2008 (AHM2008), Edinburgh, September 2008.


Fisher, C., Terras, M., and Warwick, C. (2008) "Digital Archaeology: excavating user needs for archaeological systems". WAC6: 6th World Archaeological Conference. Dublin, July 2008.


Baker, M., Grove, M., Fulford, M., O'Riordan, E., Warwick, C., Terras, M., Fisher, C., and Rains, M. (2008). "VERA: Virtual Environment for Research in Archaeology". 4th International Conference on e-Social Science, Manchester, June 18th-20th, 2008.

Fisher, C., Terras, M. and Warwick, C. (2008) "iTrench: A Study of the use of Information Technology in field archaeology", Digital Humanities 2008, Oulu, Finland, June 25th - June 29th 2008.

Warwick, C., Terras, M., Galina, I., Huntington, P., Pappa, N. (2007) "Evaluating Digital Humanities Resources: The LAIRAH Project Checklist and the Internet Shakespeare Editions Project". ELPUB (the 11th International Conference on Electronic Publishing), Vienna, June 2007.

Terras, M. (2007). "Researching e-Science Analysis of Census Holdings: The ReACH project". Digital Humanities 2007, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, June 2007.

Warwick, C., Terras,M. Huntington, P. Pappa,N. and Galina, I. (2007). "The Master Builders: LAIRAH research on good practice in the construction of digital humanities projects". Digital Humanities 2007, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, June 2007.

Terras, M. (2007). "Researching e-Science Analysis of Census Holdings". e-Science for Arts and Humanities Research: an Early Adopter's Forum. NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, June 2007.

Terras, M. (2007). "Potentials and Problems in Applying High Performance Computing in the Arts and Humanities: Researching e-Science Analysis of Census Holdings". The Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs, Saskatoon, Canada, May 2007.

Terras, M. (2007) "Digital Papyrology: Building a system to aid in reading Ancient texts". Canadian Historical Association, Saskatoon, Canada, May 2007.

Terras, M. (2007). "The Digital Classicist: Interdisciplinary Collaboration". Classical Association Annual Conference, Birmingham, April 2007.

Warwick,C. Terras, M., Huntington, P., Pappa, N. and Galina, I. (2006). "Whats in a name? Measuring use and non-use of Digital Resources in the Arts and Humanities through log analysis techniques". Digital Resources in the Arts and Humanities, Dartington, 2006.

Warwick,C. Terras, M., Huntington, P., and Pappa, N. (2006). "If You Build It Will They Come? The LAIRAH Study: Quantifying the Use of Online Resources in the Arts and Humanities through Statistical Analysis of
User Log Data". Digital Humanities, Paris 2006.

Pappa,N., Warwick,C., Terras,M., Huntington,P., (2006). "The (In)Visibility of Digital Humanites Resources in Academic Contexts". Digital Humanities 2006, Sun,C., Menasri,S., Ventura,J. (ed.) Paris:CATI Universite de Paris-Sorbonne, 333-336

Terras, M., Warwick, C., Huntington, P. and Pappa, N. (2006). "Log Analysis of Internet Resources in the Arts and Humanities" (LAIRAH). User Requirements in ICT Projects in Humanities Workshop, University of Oxford, July 2006.

Terras, M. "Reading the Readers: Modelling Complex Humanities Processes to Build Assistive Computational Tools." Association of History and Computing (UK), University of Cambridge, UK, November 2005.

Robinson, A. and Terras, M. "Come on Lets Go: Access, Acessibility, and Digital Image Archives." Digital Resources in the Humanities, University of Lancaster, UK, September 2005.

"Disciplined: Using Educational Theory to Define "Humanities Computing"." Association of Computing and the Humanities and Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing Joint Conference, University of Victoria, Canada, June 2005.

"Reading the Readers: Modelling Complex Humanities Processes to Build Cognitive Systems." Association of Computing and the Humanities and Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing Joint Conference, Goteburg University, Sweden, July 2004.

"Downs and Acrosses: Textual Markup on a stroke based level". Digital Resources in the Humanities, University of Gloucestershire, September 2003.

"Reading the Papyrologist: Building Systems to Aid the Humanities Expert", Association of Computing and the Humanities and Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing Joint Conference, New York University, July 2001.

"Border Crossing: Engineers, Papyrologists, and the User Interface", Association of Computing and the Humanities and Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing Joint Conference, University of Glasgow, July
2000.

"Introducing VISTA: Visualisation Standards in Archaeology and the Humanities", Digital Resources in the Humanities, University of Sheffield, September 2000.

"Virtual Reality and Archaeological Reconstruction", Computers and History of Art (CHart), University of Glasgow, September, 1999.

Conference Posters

Shirley Ann Williams, Melissa Terras, Claire Warwick (2013). How Twitter is Studied in the Medical Professions: A Classification of Twitter Papers Indexed in PubMed. iProceedings Medicine 2.0, London Sept 23/24, 2013. www.medicine20congress.com. Page 438 in proceedings.

Nicola Avery, Alberto Campagnolo, Caroline De Stefani, Kazim Pal, Matthew Payne, Rachael Smither, Ann Stewart, Emma Stewart, Patricia Stewart, Melissa Terras, Lawrence Ward, Tim Weyrich, Liz Yamada.
"The Great Parchment Book". Digital Humanities 2013, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. July 2013. http://dh2013.unl.edu/schedule-and-events/program/. Also available in the Journal of Digital Humanities 2014, Volume 3.1. See http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/3-1/reverse-image-lookup-paintings-digitisation-reuse/. *

Kirton, I. and Terras, M. (2013). "Digitisation and Dissemination: A Reverse Image Lookup study to assess the reuse of images of paintings from the National Gallery’s website" Digital Humanities 2013, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. July 2013. http://dh2013.unl.edu/schedule-and-events/program/. Also available online in the Journal of Digital Humanities, 2014, vol. 3.1, see http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/3-1/reverse-image-lookup-paintings-digitisation-reuse/ . *


Terras, M., Gray, S., Ammann, R., (2013). "Textal, a Text Analysis Smartphone App for Digital Humanities" Digital Humanities 2013, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. July 2013. http://dh2013.unl.edu/schedule-and-events/program/

Van den Branden, R., Terras M., and Vanhoutte, E. "TEI by Example: Pedagogical Approaches Used in the Construction of Online Digital Humanities Tutorials". Digital Humanities 2008, University of Oulu, Finland, June 2008.

Terras, M. (2007) "Researching e-Science Analysis of Census Holdings". Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre Stand, UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, University of Nottingham, September 2007.

Terras, M., Van den Branden, R., Vanhoutte, E. (2007)."TEI by Example". Digital Humanities 2007, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, June 2007.

Reports

"Community‐Powered Transformations. A research network exploring digital transformations in the creative relationships between cultural and media organisations and their users. Final Report to AHRC." (2012)
David Gauntlett , Paul Dwyer, Anastasia Kavada, Didem Ozkul, Jeanette Steemers,
Melissa Terras, Claire Warwick.

Meyer, E., Bulger, M., Kyriakidou-Zacharoudiou, A., Power, L., Williams, P., Venters, W., Terras, M., Wyatt, S. (2011). "Collaborative Yet Independent: Information Practices in the Physical Sciences" Research Information Network (RIN) Report Series, IOP Publishing, 2011.

Bulger, M., Meyer, E.T., de la Flor, G., Terras, M., Wyatt, S., Jirotka, M., Eccles, K., Madsen, C. (2011). Reinventing Research? Information practices in the humanities. A Research Information Network Report. London: RIN Report Series. Online: http://www.rin.ac.uk/humanities-case-studies

Guest Lectures and Presentations

Terras, M. (2014). "Digital Humanities at UCL". Invited Presentation, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, September 2014.

Terras, M., (2014). Invited Panel Chair, Great Parchment Book Day, London Metropolitan Archives, 25th July 2014. http://www.greatparchmentbook.org/2014/07/31/more-images-from-the-great-parchment-book-day/

Terras, M. (2014). "How Can We Define Digital Humanities?". University of Graz, Austria: Centre for Digital Humanities Seminar Series, June 2014.

Terras, M. (2013). "Blogging, Tweeting, and Academia". King's College London, Language of Access Seminar Series. October 2013. http://languageofaccess.org/2013/08/23/first-training-session/

Campagnolo, A., Giacometti, A., MacDonald, L., Mahony, S., Terras, M., Robson, S., Weyrich, T., Gibson, A. (2013).
Cultural Heritage Destruction: Measuring Information Recovery from Multispectral Images of Deteriorated parchment. British Library, Topic Talk, Collections Care. 11th September 2013.

Terras, M. (2013). "Digital Humanities and the Crowd: using technology for outreach and engagement" Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques, Laboratoire de cultures et humanités digitales de l'Université de Lausanne. Switzerland, June 2013.

Terras, M. (2013). "The effect of data quality on user engagement". Invited Presentation, British Museum Digital Humanities Group, British Museum, London, June 2013.

Terras, M. (2012). "How to use social media to promote open access". Guest Lecture, English Department, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. *

Alejandro Giacometti, Alberto Campagnolo, Lindsay MacDonald, Simon Mahony, Melissa Terras, Stuart Robson, Tim Weyrich, and Adam Gibson. "Cultural Heritage Destruction: Documenting Parchment Degradation via Multispectral Imaging". June 22ns 2012, Digital Classicist & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar, Summer 2012. Senate House, London.

Alejandro Giacometti, Lindsay MacDonald, Alberto Campagnolo, Melissa Terras, Simon Mahony, Tim Weyrich, Stuart Robson, Adam Gibson. (2012). "Documenting Parchment Degradation via Multispectral Imaging" UCL Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory Work in Progress Seminar Series. UCL, May 2012.

Terras, M. (2012). "The More Things Change: History, Computers, and Historical Method". Round Table, the Future of the Past. Digital History Seminar Series, Institute of Historical Research, London, March 2012 http://www.history.ac.uk/events/seminars/321.

Warwick, C., Terras, M., Ross, C., Welsh, A. (2011). "Lunch Hour Lecture: Great 2 Meet U IRL :-) Twitter and Digital Identity". UCL Lunch Hour Lecture Series. March 17th 2011.

Tarte, S., Roued-Cunliffe, H., Terras, M., Brady, M. Bowman, A. (2010). "Image, Text, Interpretation: e-Science, Technology, and Documents" AHeSSC E-Science projects meeting 23rd July 2010, Kings College London.

Terras, M., Warwick, C. Bulger,M., De La Flor, G. (2010). "Researchers Use of Information resources in the Humanities." Expert Seminar: "Digital Collections: Use, Value and Impact". King's College London, July 2010.

Terras, M. (2010). "A Painless Introduction To... Digital Humanities". UCL Centre for Digital Humanities "Painless Introduction" Lunchtime Seminar Series. UCL, June 2010.

Terras, M. (2010). "Reading Ancient texts: computers, experts, and systems". History of Communication Seminar Series, School of Advanced Study, Institute of English Studies, University of London. Senate House, London, May 2010.

Terras, M. (2010). "The eScience and Ancient Documents Project: Building Support Systems for Papyrologists". Workshop on Digitisation of Greek Manuscripts, British Library, May 2010, London.

Terras, M. and Roued- Cunliffe, H. (2010). "The Papyrologist’s Assistant: Supporting the Reading of Ancient Texts". E-research on texts and images colloquium, 11th-12th May 2010, British Academy, London.

Terras, M. (2010). "Can Computers Ever Read Ancient Texts?" London Medieval Manuscripts Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, February 2010.

Ross, C., Terras, M. and Warwick, C. "Academics Twittering On: Pointless Babble or Enabled Backchannel". At "Users, Usability and User-engagement Based on e-Research, and Web 2.0". eScience Institute Workshop. Oxford eResearch Centre, University of Oxford, January 2009.

Terras, M. (2009). "The Quality of Digital Images". Understanding Image Based Evidence, eSAD Seminar, Oxford eResearch Centre, University of Oxford, November 2009.

Terras, M. (2009). "Virtual Research Environments. Use and Users, A Case Study". Expressing Physical Materiality in Digital Projects, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Canada, June 2009. www.dhsi.org.

Terras, M. (2009). "How Professors Spend Their Time, and Other Stories". Issues in Large Project Planning and Management, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Canada, June 2009. www.dhsi.org.

Terras, M. (2009). "Aiding the Expert: Computers, Reading, and Ancient Texts". Image, Text, Technology Project Workshop. Oxford e-Science Centre, University of Oxford, May 2009.

Terras, M. (2009). "CIRCAH Research in Digital Humanities, an Overview". UCL Digital Humanities Town Meeting, UCL, March 2009.

Warwick, C. and Terras, M. (2009). "Digital Humanities". UCL Computing Science Away Day lecture, Letchworth, March 2009.

Tarte, S., Roued Olsen, H., Brady, M., Terras, M., Bowman, A. (2008). "Image, Text and Interpretation: e-Science, Technology and Documents. Image Acquisition and Analysis to Enhance the Legibility of Ancient Documents". AHRC Arts and Humanities e-Science Projects Meeting, 6th May 2008, Edinburgh.

Terras, M. (2008). "eScience in the Arts and Humanities". Guest Lecture, Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London, March 2008.

Terras, M. and Warwick, C. (2008). "The Use of Digital Humanities Resources". Guest Lecture and teaching session on UCL Museum Collections course, Department of Archaeology.

Fisher, C., Terras, M. and Warwick, C. (2007)"User Engagement Research" VRE 2 Community Workshop, University of Reading, 29th November 2007.

Fisher, C., Terras, M. and Warwick, C. (2007) "User Engagement Research" . VERA Steering Group meeting, University of Reading, 4th October 2007.

Terras, M. (2007). “Digital Humanities Quarterly: A Journal model for hosting Interactive Media”. Invited lecture, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, USA. November 2007.

Terras, M. (2007). “Can Computers Ever Read Ancient Texts?” Invited lecture, Digital Classicist Seminar Series, Institute of Classical Studies, London, August 2007.

"The Researching e-Science Analysis of Census Holdings (ReACH) Project". Grid Enabling Humanities Datasets, In Association with eSI Thematic Programme: e-Science in the Arts and Humanities. e-Science Institute, Edinburgh, June 2007.

"ReACH: Researching e-Science Analysis of Census Holdings". AHRC-EPSRC-JISC Arts and Humanities e-Science Initiative End of Award Workshop. Institute of Historical Research, June 2007.

"The Present Use of Digital Humanities Resources: Findings from the LAIRAH project". e-Information Infrastructures for Arts and Humanities Research: UK Needs and European Perspectives, Institute of Historical Research, June 2007.

"Getting into Academia: A Personal Perspective". Arts and Humanities PhD Careers Day, Goldsmiths College, University of London, May 2007.

"Digitization of Images". UCL Language Training Lecture series, February 2007.

Warwick,C., Terras,M. (2007). Measuring the use of Digital Resources in the Arts and Humanities through Log Analysis Techniques. Oxford University Press Topical Talk. Oxford University Press Topical Talk, 25 January 2007

"UCL DIS: Research and Expertise in Digital Curation". With Elizabeth Shepherd and Claire Warwick, UCL Digital Curation Day, 16th January 2007.

"Digital Papyrology: Imaging the Vindolanda Texts". Access Grid in Arts and Humanities Research, Meeting 1: Digital Images. UCL Access Grid Node/ Sheffield Humanities Research Institute, December 2006.

"Digital Papyrology: Vindolanda and Advanced Computational Techniques". UCL Research Images Forum, November 2006.

"Research Computing and the Arts and Humanities at UCL". UCL Research Computing Summer Expo, UCL, June 2006.

"Researching e-Science Analysis of Census Holdings". AHRC-JISC Arts and Humanities e-Science Initiative, Meeting for New Workshops and Demonstrators, JISC Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre, June 2006.

"Introducing REACH: Researching e-Science Analysis of Census Holdings". REACH All Hands Workshop, DIS, UCL, June 2006.

"e-Science and the Library and Information Studies Sector". e-Science Scoping Study Library and Information Studies Seminar, Arts and Humanities Data Service, UCL, May 2006.

"Disciplined: Does Humanities Computing Exist?". Humanities Computing Programme, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. June 2005.

"Image to Interpretation: Using Artificial Intelligence to Read Ancient Documents". Humanities Computing Programme, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. June 2005.

"Digital Epigraphy: Vindolanda and Advanced Computational Techniques". Digital Epigraphy Seminar, Centre for Computing and the Humanities, King's College London, May 2005.

"Image to Interpretation: Using Artificial Intelligence to Read Ancient Documents". Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow, October, 2004. (http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk/news/terras.html)

"Digitization of Images and Textual Resources", Humanities Computing: Electronic Text course. University of Antwerp (Campus Drie Eiken - ex-UIA), February 2004.

"They wrote it, but how do we read it? The Vindolanda Tablets and Advanced Computing Techniques", Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies, Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature, Gent, Belgium, May 2003.

"Virtual Reality: Practice and Theory in the Humanities", University of Bergen, Norway, November 1999.

Multimedia

Terras, M. (2012). "Quantifying Digital Humanities". Infographic. UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ucldh/6730021199/

Hill, David Octavius, Robert Adamson, David Weston, Larry J. Schaaf, and Melissa M. Terras. 1999. Hill and Adamson David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson : an interactive catalogue of the collection at Glasgow University. Glasgow: University of Glasgow.

Conference Organisation

Organiser, ThatCamp Digital Pedagogies, eLearning and Digital Humanities Unconference, UCL, June 2013. Funded by the Higher Education Academy http://digitalpedagogies2013.thatcamp.org/.

Chair of Conference Program Committee, Digital Humanities 2014, Universite de Lausanne Switzerland.

Member of the Conference Program Committee, Digital Humanities 2013, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. USA.

Conference organiser and convener, "Showing the Arts and Humanities Matter", September 18th, 2012, UCL, London. In conjunction with 4Humanities and Arts Emergency.

Workshop organiser (with David Gauntlett, Westminster and team) "Community-powered transformations" AHRC sponsored workshop series. Westminster, British Library, Tate Britain, UCL. April - June 2012. http://www.digitaltransformations.org.uk/

Program Committee, “Annotation of Corpora for Research in the Humanities” (ACRH-2). University of Lisbon 2012.

Symposium convener (with Prof Alan Bowman and Prof Sir Mike Brady) "E-research on texts and images colloquium", 11th-12th May 2010, British Academy, London.

Member of Conference Progam Committee, 2010 IEEE 6th International Conference on e-Science www.escience2010.org.

Member of Seminar Organising Committee, Digital Classicist Summer Seminar Series (2009-11).

Workshop Organiser and Chair, "Users, Usability and User-engagement Based on e-Research, and Web 2.0". eScience Institute Workshop. Oxford eResearch Centre, University of Oxford, January 2009.

Workshop Organiser and Chair, "Users and Usability Workshop". eScience 2009, 5th IEEE Conference on e-Science. University of Oxford, December 2009.

Member of Conference Program Committee, Digital Humanities 2007, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Reviews

Terras, M. (Forthcoming 2012). Review of "I Digital: Personal Collections in the Digital Era", Lee, C. Society of American Archivists: Chicago, 2011. In Journal of the Society of Archivists, 33.2. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00379816.2012.722533

Terras, M. (2011). Review of "Mediated Memories in the Digital Age", J. van Dijck, Stanford University Press. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. 36:1. p90-96.

Terras, M. (2010). Review of "Web Accessibility, practical advice for the library and information professional". Jenny Craven (ed). Facet, 2008. Journal of Documentation. Vol. 66 Iss: 2, pp.294 - 296.

Terras, M. (2010). Review of "Beyond Illustration: 2D and 3D Digital Tools for Discovery in Archaeology". Eds Frischer, B. and Dakouri-Hild, A. (2008). BAR International Series 1805. Archaeopress, Oxford. Internet Archaeology, Issue 28.

Terras, M. (2009). Review of Schreibman (S.), Siemens (R.), Unsworth (J.) (eds). "A Companion to Digital Humanities". Blackwell Publishing, Oxford. Classical Review, Cambridge University Press. 59.1. pp 288-290

Terras, M. (2008). Review of Digital Heritage: Applying Digital Imaging to Cultural Heritage. Lindsay MacDonald (ed.). Amsterdam etc.: Butterworth-Heinemann / Elsevier, 2006. LLC, 23: 244 - 246

Terras, M. (2008). Review of René van Horik (2005)"Permanent Pixels: Building blocks for the longevity of digital surrogates of historical photographs". Literary and Linguistic Computing, 23:241-242.

Terras, M. (2007). Review of J. Hemsley, V. Cappellini, and G. Stanke "Digital Applications for Cultural and Heritage Institutions". Journal of Documentation, Volume 63, Number 3, p. 431-434.

Terras, M. (2007) Review of Lorna M. Hughes "Digitizing Collections. Strategic Issues for the Information Manager". Literary and Linguistic Computing 22:105-106.

Terras, M. (2007). Review of G.E. Gorman and P. Clayton "Qualitative Research for the Information Profession: A Practical Handbook", Literary and Linguistic Computing 22:246-248.

Terras, M. (2007). Review of "Challenge and Change in the Information Society". Susan Hornby and Zoë Clarke (eds). Literary and Linguistic Computing 22: 372- 374.

Guides to Good Practice

"Creating and Using Virtual Reality: a Guide for the Arts and Humanities" (with Rachel Beech, Sally Exon, Marc Fabri, Kate Fernie, Michael Gerhard). Arts and Humanities Data Service Guide to Good Practice Series, 2002.

External Teaching

Terras, M. (2014). Invited Seminar: The representation of academics in Children’s Books. Children’s Literature Department, Deakin University, Melbourne. October 2014.

Terras, M. (2014). Invited Masterclass: Digital Humanities in Practice. University of Melbourne, Digital Humanities Incubator. November 2014.

External PhD Examiner, University of Ulster (Magee Campus), Arts and Humanities Research Institute, April 2014.

External PhD Examiner: De Montfort University, School of Media and Communication, Leicester, January 2014.

Guest Seminar, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Digital Humanities Seminar, February 2012.

Manuscript & Electronic Text Academy: META04 (with Edward Vanhoutte and Ron Van Den Branden), 13 - 17 September 2004, Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature, Gent (Belgium)

Book and Text Studies Workshop: Humanties Computing (with Edward Vanhoutte and Ron Van Den Branden). Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 8-12 September 2003.

Digitisation for Humanities Professionals. Summer School, Humanties Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow. July 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999.

Prizes and Nominations

Part of Great Parchment Book Project, Awarded Commendation of Merit, Succeed 2014 Awards for advances in digitisation technology.

Shorlisted (1/4), UCL Awards for Enterprise, Spirit of Enterprise Award 2014.

Nominated, UCL Media Communicator of the year (online) 2014, UCL Communication and Culture awards.

Shortlisted, 2014 UCL Provost's Spirit of Enterprise Award.

Lead for "the Humanities Matter!" Infographic, by @UCLDH and @4Hum, winner of the Digital Humanities Award 2013 for best DH visualisation or infographic.

Part of Transcribe Bentham, second place in the ‘Platforms for Networked Innovation’ competition, run by the Knetworks project. See http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham/2012/11/22/transcribe-bentham-receives-award-in-knetworks-competition/

Part of Transcribe Bentham project team, nominated for the EngageU Award (European Competition for best Innovations in University Outreach and Public Engagement) 2012. http://www.engageawards.org/all-entries

Part of Qrator project team, nominated for "Best of the Web" in the Museums and the Web 2012 Awards. http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/mw2012/best/nominees

Part of Qrator project team, Nominated for "Innovations" Category in 2012 Museums and Heritage Award for excellence: http://www.museumsandheritage.com/awards/2012-shortlist

Part of QRator project team, featured in NMC Horizon Report: Museum Edition 2011. http://www.nmc.org/horizon-project/horizon-reports.

Part of project team of Transcribe Bentham, Nominated for DISH Digital Heritage Award 2011. Runner up in DISH Digital Heritage Award, 2011.

Part of Project team of Transcribe Bentham, given "Award of Distinction" in the "Prix Ars Electronica", Digital Communities section, 2011.

Nominated: UCL Provost's Award for Public Engagement, 2010.

Outstanding Paper Award 2009, Emerald Literati Network 2009, in "Program" Journal. Claire Warwick, Melissa Terras, Isabel Galina, Paul Huntington and Nikoleta Pappa."Library and information resources and users of digital resources in the humanities". Program, Volume 42 number 1.

Graduate Student Award, Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing, June 2000.

Other Scholarly Activity

  • Current:
    Member, Board of Curators of the University Libraries, University of Oxford, 2013-15.
    Member, Board of the National Library of Scotland, 2014-2017.
    Member, British Library Labs Advisory Board, 2014 - .
    Member of International Executive Council for centerNet, the international network of digital humanities centers. 2014-
    Member of Advisory Board, Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial Project (LBCMP), 2014 -
    Editorial Board, Digital Humanities Series, Open Book Publishers. 2014- .
    Peer Reviewer, Council of Canadian Academies/Conseil des académies canadiennes, 2014-.
    Referee, The Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), 2014 - .
    Member of Academic Advisory Board, Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities (BUDDAH) project, 2014-. http://buddah.projects.history.ac.uk/.
    Member, UCL Web Services Strategy Group, 2014-.
    Judge, History Today Prize for Digital History, 2014.
    Peer Review, Swiss National Science Foundation, 2013-
    Peer Reviewer, University of Lethbridge Research Fund
    Member of Advisory Board, Community- and Crowd-fuelled Archaeological Research (Micropasts), British Museum. 2013-2017.
    Panel Member: AHRC Digital Translations Big Data Call, 2013.
    Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Graz, Austria.
    Member of the Program Committee, DH-CASE 2013, Collaborative Annotations in Shared Environments, a Workshop of DocEng2013, Florence.
    Member of the Program Committee, Museums on the Web 2013, London.
    Member of the Program Committee, 13th ACM Document Engineering Symposium, Florence 2013.
    Judge, Open Humanities Awards 2012, Open Knowledge Foundation.
    Peer Reviewer, Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Scholarship (2012 - ).
    Technical Advisory Board, DARIAH-DE & CLARIN-D, (2012 - ).
    Member of Academic Advisory Group, Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War Project. (2012 - ).
    Member of Advisory Board, DigitalArk Project, University of Saskatchewan.
    UCLDIS Representative, SLASH Knowledge Transfer and Enterprise Board, UCL.
    Peer Reviewer: iConference 2013, Fort Worth, Texas, February 12-15, 2013.
    Member of the The Comics Grid, Journal of Comics Scholarship Editorial Board.
    Member of Program Committee for the Museum Computer Group's Museums on the Web 2012
    Member of Mobile Apps Strategy Group, UCL. 2012 -
    Peer Reviewer, Groups of Experts in Evaluation, National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR), Italy. 2012-
    Peer Review College Member: AHRC’s Knowledge Transfer Peer Review College. 2012-2015.
    Advisory Board: IWM Social interpretation Project. 2012 -
    Peer reviewer: Italian Ministry for Education University and Research (MIUR). 2012 -
    Peer reviewer: Austrian Science Fund, 2012-.
    Program Committee, “Annotation of Corpora for Research in the Humanities” (ACRH-2). University of Lisbon 2012.
    Co-ordinator, and founding member, 4Humanities, advocating for the Humanities. (2010- )
    Advisory Board, Digital Resource and Database of Palaeography, Manuscripts and Diplomatic (2010-1014).
    Advisory Board, Digital Humanities as Wissensraum: Hidden Histories c. 1949–1980. (2011).
    Peer Review College Member, Arts and Humanities Research Council (2007-2015). Member, European Science Foundation Pool of Reviewers (2009-2012).
    Member of Conference Progam Committee, 2010 IEEE 6th International Conference on e-Science www.escience2010.org.
    Member of Seminar Organising Committee, Digital Classicist Summer Seminar Series (2009-).
    Steering committee member, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (2009-2011) Officer of the Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing. (2008-)
    Secretary of the Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing, (2009-2011).
    Executive Council member of the Association for Computing and the Humanities.
    Vice President of the Association for Computing and the Humanities2008-2009.
    General Editor, Digital Humanities Quarterly
    International Editorial Board Member, TEI Extramural Journal (TEI-EJ). (2009- ).
    Journal Board Member, Literary and Linguistic Computing (2005- ).
    Journal Board Member, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (2007- ).
    External Examiner, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information. Institute, University of Glasgow (2006-2010).
    External Examiner, Centre for Computing in the Humanities, Kings College London (2009-2012).
    Member of Conference Program Committee, eScience 2010.
    Co-Manager TEI By Example.
    Consultant: Text Image Linking Environment Project (TILE), University of Maryland (NEH Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Resources program, 2009-2011).
    Member of UCL Museums & Collections Review Steering Committee.
    Member of UCL Community Archives Project Steering Committee.
    Member of UCL Research Computing Technology Watch Panel.
    Member of the Interest Group of the London Charter for the use of 3-Dimensional Visualisation in the Research and Communication of Cultural Heritage.
    Member, Classical Association
    Member, Digital Classicist
    Member, Canadian Historical Association
    Member, SDH/SEMI: Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs
    Member, Museums Computer Group
    Peer Review: LLC Journal, DHQ, Journal of Documentation, Convergence.
    Advisory Board Member, Goettingen Centre for Digital Humanities (2012-18).
  • Previous:
    Course Director, MA/MSc in Digital Humanities, 2010-2012.
    Member of Conference Organising Committee, Digital Humanities 2008.
    Membership Services Co-ordinator, ALLC (2006-2009).
    Membership Services Co-ordinator, ACH (2006-2009).
    Membership Services Officer, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (2007-9).
    Acting Course Director, MA in Electronic Communication and Publishing, UCL DIS January - April 2007.
    London Workshop Leader and Project Partner, The Access Grid in Collaborative Arts and Humanities Research. AHRC e-Science in the Arts and Humanities Workshop Series, University of Sheffield. 2006-7.
    Expert Seminar Leader (Library and Information Studies): e-Science Scoping Study for the Arts and Humanities. Arts and Humanities Data Service, 2005-6.
    ARIA Subject Expert (Librarianship, Information and Museum Studies) ARIA: Arts and Humanities Research ICT Awareness and Training, De Montford University. Spring 2005-7.
    Acting Secretary of the Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing, (2006).

Public Engagement and Media

"The verdict: is blogging or tweeting about research papers worth it?". Blog post reposted at Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, October 2014. http://blog.lindau-nobel.org/the-verdict-is-blogging-or-tweeting-about-research-papers-worth-it/

"Want to be taken seriously as scholar in the humanities? Publish a monograph" Blog post in Guardian Higher Ed, 30th September 2014. http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2014/sep/30/publishing-humanities-monograph-open-access?CMP=twt_gu#start-of-comments

"Bodleian Libraries apply space age imaging to conservation research" quoted in Bodleian Library News, September 2014. http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/news/2014/sep-16

"Le contenu numérisé doit être gratuit et accessible", Interview in Le Temps, Switzerland (print and online). 12th July 2014. By Aurélie Coulon. http://www.letemps.ch/Page/Uuid/60d317e2-0929-11e4-a6d1-542beb13958e

Гуманитарное наследие силами волонтёров, News article about my trip to Siberia, on Siberian Federal University News Pages, June 2014. http://gazeta.sfu-kras.ru/node/4178

"Technology’s value to humanities must be made clearer, Melissa Terras to call for ‘better communication’ of benefits" by Chris Parr. Times Higher Education, 26th May 2014, http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/technologys-value-to-humanities-must-be-made-clearer/2013549.article.

"Making it Free, Making it Open: Crowdsourced transcription project leads to unexpected benefits to digital research". LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog, 3rd March 2014. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/03/03/transcribe-bentham-open-publications/

"Male, Mad and Muddleheaded: The portrayal of academics in children’s books is shockingly narrow." LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog, 14th Feb 2014. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/02/14/academics-in-childrens-picture-books/

Are Academics in Children's Books Male, Mad and Muddleheaded? The scholarly web, Times Higher Education, 13th February 2014. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/comment/opinion/the-scholarly-web-13-february-2014/2011189.article

Quoted in Guardian Article on Slade Archive Project: Slade art school puts old class pictures online to find past pupils, Matthew Weaver, Dec 25th 2013. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/dec/25/slade-art-school-photos-online-past-pupils-alumni-london

Interviewed in Multimedia and Information Technology Journal, volume 39, number 4, Nov 2013, p.21-23. http://www.mmitjournal.org.uk/2013/MmITNov13-complete-web.pdf

Part of the UCL research team (along with Scanlabs and the Science Museum) involved in the scanning of the Science Museum's Shipping Gallery, which was covered in: BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23733895;
New Scientist: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21929311.700-virtual-reality-resurrects-a-defunct-exhibition.html;
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/22/science-museum-shipping-gallery-model_n_3633725.html;
Design Week: http://www.designweek.co.uk/news/science-museum-preserves-shipping-galleries-with-virtual-model/3036900.article;
Digital Arts Online: http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/motion-graphics/science-museum-reveals-3d-model-of-shuttered-gallery/;
Gizmodo http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2013/07/take-an-amazing-virtual-tour-of-one-of-the-most-important-science-museum-exhibitions-ever-scrapped/;
Gizmag: http://www.gizmag.com/shipping-gallery-3d/28844/.

Featured in ProfHacker, Chronicle of Higher Education. "Weekend Reading: Government Reopen Edition" http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/weekend-reading-government-reopen-edition/52939, October 18th 2013.

Quoted in the Atlantic: in Garber, M. (2013). Computing Power Used to Be Measured in 'Kilo-Girls'. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/10/computing-power-used-to-be-measured-in-kilo-girls/280633/. October 16th 2013.

Radio Interview - Featured segment on "PM" on BBC Radio 4, Transcribe Bentham, and Jeremy Bentham. Tuesday 27 August 2013, 5.30pm. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038xtdb

Steven Gray, Claire Ross, Andrew Hudson-Smith, Melissa Terras, and Claire Warwick (2013). "The QRator Project: Promoting Personal Meaning-Making in Museums". Dimensions, Bi-montly magazine of the Association of Science-Technology Centers. May/June 2013. p. 44-47. *

Interview, "Northern Ireland’s ‘Domesday Book’ deciphered", by Matthew Riesz. Times Higher, 20th June 2013. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/northern-irelands-domesday-book-deciphered/2004879.article .

Interview: "Digital Humanities: new thinking paradigm shift in the humanities". China Social Sciences Today, June 24, 2013 No. 466, Yang Min. http://www.csstoday.net/xueshuzixun/guoneixinwen/81225.html.

Interview, "Blogging. One way of taking science online", Artefakt. Zeitschrift für junge Kunstgeschichte und Kunst. Die Fragen stellten Anika Meier und Elizabeth Youngman. 19th June 2013. http://www.artefakt-sz.net/allerart/blogging-one-way-of-taking-science-online.

Quoted in Financial Times, Big data meets the Bard, By John Sunyer, June 15th 2013. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/fb67c556-d36e-11e2-b3ff-00144feab7de.html#axzz2WN2w8sOY

Quoted in Gizmodo (2013): Bulent Yusuf, "Crowdsourced Transcription Project Discovers (Bad) Cookery Recipes By 18th Century Philosopher" http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2013/03/crowdsourced-transcription-project-discovers-bad-cookery-recipes-by-18th-century-philosopher/, March 16th, 2013.


Quoted in "Big data, language, and the death of the theorist". Wired, Ian Steadman, 25th January 2013. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-01/25/big-data-end-of-theory.

Melissa Terras (2012). "On not being Superwoman" UKRC WISE Blog, Get Set Women. http://www.theukrc.org/blogs/getset-women/2012/10/melissa-terras-on-not-being-superwoman *

Terras, M. (2012). "The superwoman fallacy: what it really takes to be an academic and parent" Guardian Higher Education Network, Guardian, 17th August 2012. http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2012/aug/17/academic-careers-work-life-balance

Hopkins, C. (2012). "Future U: Rise of the digital humanities" Ars Technica, June 17th, 2012. http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/06/future-u-rise-of-the-digital-humanities/

Radio interview - "Dimensionen - die Welt der Wissenschaft", Nicole Dietrich. Ö1 (Radio Österreich 1, Austria) 21st May 2012, http://oe1.orf.at/programm/303135

Gray, S. and Terras, M. "Text mining with Textal". Methods Spring News, 2012, p.3. National Centre for Research Methods. http://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/2277/1/MethodsNewsSpring2012.pdf

"Open Access + Social Media = Competitive Advantage" My Science Work Research Network. 10th May 2012. Interview regarding Open Access. http://blog.mysciencework.com/en/2012/05/10/open-access-social-media-competitive-advantage.html

"The verdict: is blogging or tweeting about research papers worth it?" LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog, April 19th 2012. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2012/04/19/blog-tweeting-papers-worth-it/

"The Scholarly Web, Weekly transmissions from the blogosphere" by John Elmes, 26th April 2012, Times Higher Education. Further column regarding my blog.

Terras, M. (2012). "Understanding Jane: introducing Digital Humanities". IT NOW, The magazine for the IT professional. Spring 2012, p. 50-51. March 2012. http://itnow.oxfordjournals.org/content/54/1/50.abstract

"Interview: Dr. Melissa Terras, co-director of UCL Center for Digital Humanities" Infoclio.ch,
the professional portal of the historical sciences in Switzerland. Conducted by Eliane Kurmann (infoclio.ch) in München on March 9th 2012, during the conference Weblogs in den Geisteswissenschaften. http://www.infoclio.ch/en/node/26104.

"The Scholarly Web, Weekly transmissions from the blogosphere" by John Elmes, 17th November 2011, Times Higher Education. Column regarding my blog.

"Father Roberto Busa: one academic's impact on HE and my career", quoted by Ernesto Priego as an expert in Digital Humanities. Guardian Newspaper, Higher Education Supplement, Friday 12th August 2011.

""Digital Humanities 2010: Wordt het papieren boek erfgoed? ‘Toekomst voor digitaal onderzoek’ Sustainability, samenwerking en infrastructuur waren centrale begrippen op de jaarlijkse Digital Humanities Conferentie, die van 7 tot 11 juni in het Londonse Kings College plaatsvond.", e-data&research, newsletter of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, September 2010.

"All about me, dot com", expert quoted in article surveying academics' personal websites, and issues of online identity. Times Higher Education, 19th August 2010.

"Leader: Members-only code is outdated", report on DH2010 Keynote in Times Higher Education, 15th July 2010.

"As a discipline, we suck online", report on DH2010 Keynote in Times Higher Education, 15th July 2010.

Taking the Plinth, Fife Free Press, 10th September 2009. p.8.

Melissa Terras during her Hour on the Plinth, Dundee Courier, 8th September 2009.

Participant in One and Other, Antony Gormley Sculpture, Trafalgar Square, 2nd September 2009. http://www.oneandother.co.uk/participants/Melissa_T

UCL Lecturer to Stream Media From the Plinth, UCL News, 1st Sept 2009. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0909/09090103

Letchworth lecturer's internet art from capital's heart, Comet Newspaper, 1st September 2009. http://www.thecomet.net/search/story.aspx?brand=CMTOnline&category=News&itemid=WEED01%20Sep%202009%2012:53:26:650&tBrand=CMTOnline&tCategory=search

Adventures in Digital Academia, UCL News, 10th August 2009. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0908/09081001

Interview on BBC 6 Radio, Seaun Keaveny Breakfast Show, Wednesday 29th August 2009.

Interview of BBC 4 Radio, The Material World. January 10th 2008. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/thematerialworld_20080110.shtml

Doctoral Thesis Summary

Image to Interpretation: Towards An Intelligent System to Aid Historians in the Reading of the Vindolanda Texts (Dept of Engineering Science, University of Oxford 2002).

The Roman stylus tablets from Vindolanda, a fort on Hadrian's Wall, are unsurpassed sources for Ancient Historians, although they are deteriorated and difficult to read. Advanced imaging techniques developed at the University of Oxford have allowed their surfaces to be analysed. To aid historians in their task, an appropriate knowledge based system was developed to propagate potential interpretations of the incisions. This was accomplished by constructing a computer model that mimicked the processes Ancient Historians use whilst reading texts, which generated plausible interpretations from images of the texts. The doctoral work included developing a markup scheme to annotate images of text in XML, using textual processing to construct linguistic datasets, and utilising advanced Artificial Intelligence techniques such as Minimum Description Length to construct the architecture for the system. The resulting system takes images as an input and generates probable interpretations: functioning as a "cognitive visual system".