About this site & about me

About this site

This site functions as my personal website, as a repository for the digital projects I build, and also as the blog for students in my Digital Humanities for Literary Studies class, in which I ask them to blog and tweet regularly about what they are learning and relevant resources they discover over the course of the class. So, during the semester, you’ll see lots of interesting posts from people other than me pop up on the main page.


About me

I grew up in Australia and originally started out as a musician, doing a B.Mus at the University of Sydney where I was fortunate to study piano with Stephanie McCallum and composition with Anne Boyd. Following this I did a Bachelor of Arts with honours in English at Sydney and came to the UK to do a PhD at Cambridge on modernism and postcolonial literature. After my PhD I did a postdoc in the School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham, where I worked on the transnational AHRC project Beyond the Book. In 2011 I completed a PGCAP at Queen Mary University of London, and as a result am now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. I’m also a member of the Peer Review College of the AHRC, and was recently the PI on an AHRC-funded project on investigating digital methods for analysing contemporary reading data.

Right now I’m a Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, where I teach digital humanities, postcolonial studies, and twentieth and twenty-first century literature. My PhD is in literature, which is my first love, but since completing it I’ve found my work increasingly intersecting with other disciplines such as cultural sociology, geography and network analysis. These days I am trying to learn things like R, ArcGIS, regex and the principles of good data viz in order to find out what kind of new analytical vistas these things can offer humanities scholars.

Contact me at anouk hop at cantab skip dot net jump [remove the three verbs]



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