|Job Title:||Digital Director|
|Affiliation:||HRI Digital, University of Sheffield|
Why I am supporting the Academic Book of the Future Project:
The Academic Book of the Future is the first attempt to seriously understand and build upon the diverse trends and activities that have been taking place in academic book production over the last 20 years. It is clear that we are in a period of transformation, as all traditional aspects of academic book production and consumption are being challenged, whether it be the media and business models of academic book publishing or the content, status and value of books within the academy. In my view, understanding what the future of the academic book might be like is critical to understanding what the future of academic discourse might be like. So it’s pretty important stuff!
Michael oversees the work of HRI Digital which includes:
- Managing the technical specification, development and delivery of its research projects.
- Initiating and developing research funding proposals.
- Developing HRI Digital’s operations and strategic objectives.
- Managing HRI Digital’s relationship with its clients and stakeholders.
- Developing new relationships and business opportunities.
- Representing the Institute nationally and internationally as well as within the University more widely.
- Managing HRI Online Publications and the online resources which the HRI hosts on behalf of its partners.
Michael serves as the main point of contact for project partners undertaking a collaboration with the HRI and he bears responsibility for the HRI’s commitments to its projects.
Projects which Michael has worked on as the Principal Investigator:
- Connecting Shakespeare
- Manuscripts Online – Written Culture from 1000 to 1500
- Q Cinema: Monetising Research-led Public Engagement at the Showroom Cinema
Projects which Michael Pidd has worked on as the Co-Investigator:
Projects which Michael Pidd has provided direct technical direction:
- AHRC Technical Appendix: Review and Recommendations
- André Gide Editions
- Archive of Exile
- Beyond the Label
- Cotton Manuscripts Project
- Dialect in British Fiction 1800-1836
- Digital Panopticon
- Eighteenth-Century English Phonology Database
- Electronic Texts in East Asian Languages
- England’s Immigrants, 1330-1550
- Film Hub North: How Audiences Form
- Flora Tristan Project
- Heaton Map Project
- History DMT
- In Mozart’s Words
- John Foxe Project
- John Ruskin and the Idea of a Museum
- Late Medieval English Scribes
- Managing Expert Witnesses
- Manor Lodge Project
- Mark My Bird
- Norman Blake Editions of The Canterbury Tales
- Olive Schreiner Letters Project
- Renaissance Cultural Crossroads
- Scilly Voices
- Scrutiny: A Firefox Extension for Entity Recognition within Research Data
- Spotlight on the Digital
- Transforming Research Methods in the Humanities