The focus of my doctoral studies at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities is digital scholarly editing.
My research seeks to, firstly, examine best practice in the field by collating relevant evidence in a detailed Catalogue of Digital Editions. The Catalogue, which in July 2016 became a collaborative project with the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, provides a granular analysis of hundreds of projects with the possibility of downloading and querying the data in bulk. Secondly, I compare the data collected in the Catalogue against the results obtained from a survey aimed at better understanding the user expectations of digital scholarly editions; the comparison serves to identify where builders are meeting user demands and where things can be improved.
Thirdly, and finally, lessons learnt from the Catalogue are informing the production of my pilot digital edition of the oldest surviving manuscript of St Augustine's De civitate Dei.
First: Professor Melissa Terras
Second: Simon Mahony