I am a Senior Researcher at the Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, and a Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Humanities at the University of Western Australia.
Until June 2017, I was the manager of the Research Publications and Data Services Unit in the University of Western Australia Library.
Between 2014 and 2016 I was based in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London, as a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow.
You can read about my research project, "Reconstructing the Phillipps Collection" at this blog site.
I also have a Web presence at:
- Twitter: @TobyBurrows
- UWA Staff Profile
- Google Scholar
- COS Pivot
- Lulu Store
- Personal Web site (1998-2008) (now out-of-date and only available through the Internet Archive)
My areas of service include:
- Digital Humanities - I have reviewed submissions for the DH 2012, DH 2013, DH 2014, DH 2015, DH 2017, DH 2018 and DHA 2012 conferences and am a member of the DH group at UWA. I was on the local organizing committee for Digital Humanities Australasia 2014. I am the Product Owner for the HuNI (Humanities Networked Infrastructure) virtual laboratory.
- Medieval manuscript studies - I am a member of the Advisory Board for MESA: the Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance and of the Advisory Board for the redevelopment of the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts.
- E-Research - I have been on the Programme Committee for the eResearch Australasia Conferences since 2010. I was a member of the organizing committee for the 2013 Computer Applications in Archaeology conference, held in Perth.
- Research assessment - I am an ARC Assessor and was the History and Archaeology discipline steward for the ERA assessments at UWA in 2010 and 2012.
- Open Access to research data - I was on the Advisory Panel for the Policy RECommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe (RECODE) project
- Journal publication - I am on the editorial boards of Journal of Open Humanities Data, Education for Information, and OCLC Systems and Services, and serve as a referee for Archival Science, Digital Humanities Quarterly and Information, Communication and Society
- Book publication - I am on the editorial board for the series Medieval Media Studies, published by Arc Medieval Press
- Thesis supervision - I am currently supervising a PhD student at the University of Western Australia: Rebecca Repper
- Thesis examination - I have examined PhD and Master's theses from a range of Australian and European universities
My current research interests include:
- Digital technology and the humanities (particularly the relevance of e-research, Linked Open Data and ontologies)
- Medieval manuscripts (particularly their curation, description and digitization)
- Medieval encyclopedias
- The study of the Bible in the Middle Ages
- The history and future of the book
- The history of collecting and collectors