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Professor Andrew Prescott appointed as Head of Digital Humanities

Professor Andrew Prescott has been appointed as the new Head of the Department of Digital Humanities.

Andrew Prescott was from 1979-2000 a Curator in the Department of Manuscripts at the British Library, where he acted as British Library co-ordinator for a number of digital projects, including most notably Electronic Beowulf, edited by Kevin S Kiernan of the University of Kentucky. From 2000-2007 he was Director of the Centre for Research into Freemasonry in the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield. He has also worked at the University of Wales Lampeter and University of Glasgow. He has served on the advisory boards of many digital humanities projects in Britain and America.

Andrew took up his position in January 2012. His inaugural lecture, 'An Electric Current of the Imagination: What the Digital Humanities Are and What They Might Become' was delivered on 25 January at King's College London to a packed lecture theatre. A transcript of the lecture can be found on the DDH blog.