About the Project Organisers

Principal Investigator: Emma Goodwin


Emma is a D Phil Candidate at Merton College, University of Oxford, writing a thesis entitled ‘Imagining the Experience of National Identity in late twelfth-century chanson de geste composed in French’. She is Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded Collaborative Skills Project, ‘Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities’ (dhAHRC). Emma also set up the DHCrowdScribe and CrowdMapCrusade (formally MapFirstCrusade) digital projects, which are affiliated to the dhAHRC project and supported by the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH).

Emma has published on crusade epic and medieval narrative verse and has presented in French and English both in the UK and overseas. She teaches medieval literature to French undergraduates and is a committee member of the Société Rencesvals (British Branch).  Emma is a former bursary award holder of the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School and will be taking up a funded internship in Digital Humanities at the Deutsche Literatur Archiv in Marbach, Germany in Autumn 2014.

Emma is a qualified chartered accountant and information systems auditor.

Technical Guidance (dhAHRC and DHCrowdScribe): Pat Lockley


Pat is a developer and consultant on the project. Having previously worked for the University of Nottingham and Oxford on a variety of projects including WW1C, Great Writers InspirePolitics In Spires and Xpert

Pat has won an Association of Learning Technologist’s team of the year award (and has also finished second in the same area). Pat also has a an IMS Global (international elearning organisation) Platinum award for innovation.

Outside of Universities, Pat has helped develop OpenJoyce, a large collection of open educational resources about the author James Joyce, and the Huma Bird Project, an open source digital humanities tool. Other examples of things he spends time doing can be found at

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