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Toby Burrows

Dr Toby Burrows

Honorary Research Fellow
History

Contact details
Address
History
The University of Western Australia (M209)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 6783
Email
toby.burrows@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
http://confluence.arts.uwa.edu.au/display/~tburrows/Home

Library Manager - Research Publications and Data Services
Research Publication and Data Services

Contact details
Address
Research Publication and Data Services
The University of Western Australia (M209)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 6783
Email
toby.burrows@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
http://confluence.arts.uwa.edu.au/display/~tburrows/Home
Qualifications
BA W.Aust., MA Lond., PhD W.Aust., GradDipLibSt WAIT
Biography
Dr Toby Burrows is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Humanities and a Senior Researcher at the Oxford e-Research Centre in the University of Oxford. His main research interests are digital humanities and medieval manuscript studies. He has been an invited participant in workshops funded by the European Science Foundation and COST, and has held visiting fellowships at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Churchill College Cambridge and University College London. He has been a Chief Investigator on a range of Australian Research Council projects under its Discovery, Linkage, Linkage Infrastructure and Research Networks schemes.

Until June 2017, he was the Manager of the Research Publication and Data Services team in the University Library. Between May 2014 and May 2016, he was a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London.
Key research
Digital humanities (particularly the design of e-research infrastructure, the relevance of Linked Open Data and ontologies, and serendipity in digital environments)
Collectors and collecting; the history of cultural heritage collections
Medieval manuscripts (particularly their curation, description and digitization)
Medieval encyclopaedias
The study of the Bible in the Middle Ages
Australian popular music and culture
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
E-Research: Programme Committee for the eResearch Australasia conference since 2010; member of the organizing committee for the 2013 Computer Applications in Archaeology conference, held in Perth
• Digital Humanities: reviewer for the Digital Humanities international conferences since 2012; member of the local organizing committee for Digital Humanities Australasia 2014; Product Owner for the HuNI (Humanities Networked Infrastructure) virtual laboratory
• Data archiving: former manager of the UWA Research Repository and the UWA Research Data Online service, and former director of the W.A. node of the Australian Data Archive (ADA)
• Research assessment: ARC Assessor; History and Archaeology discipline steward for the ERA assessments at UWA in 2010 and 2012
• Open Access to research data: member of the Advisory Panel for the Policy RECommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe (RECODE) project
• Journal publication: member of the editorial boards of Open Data for the Humanities, Education for Information, and Digital Libraries; referee for Archival Science and Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.
Useful links
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0469-7584
https://twitter.com/TobyBurrows
http://tobyburrows.wordpress.com
Current projects
Collecting the West: Reimagining Western Australia from its collections
Mapping Manuscript Migrations: digging into data for the history and provenance of pre-modern European manuscripts
Reconstructing the Phillipps Collection: using Linked Data technologies to analyse the creation and dispersal of a major European cultural heritage collection
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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