Dr Diane Scott
- Lecturer (Information Studies)
- REF Digital Output Support Officer (Arts Administration)
telephone: 0141 330 2942
Diane Scott’s research focuses on late medieval and early modern book history. In particular she considers the use and development of paratextual features as evidence of changing reading habits and practices. She is also interested in the ways in which paratextual information is (re)presented on the digital page, and the methods and editorial theories which are applied to the early printed text during the process of digitisation.
Her PhD thesis, Silent Reading and the Medieval Text: The Development of Reading Practices in the Early Prints of William Langland and John Lydgate (2015), applied a historical sociopragmatic approach to the concept of the reader model and argued that systems of punctuation and paratext provide important evidence for the history textual transmission, reader engagement and the development of reading practices. Her research interests more broadly include: late medieval and early modern English literature; fifteenth and sixteenth century book history; the politics of sixteenth century printing; early modern editing practices; the history of literacy; historical sociopragmatics.
Diane is a Research Associate working on the AHRC Digital Transformations theme. She received her PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2015, where she has also been teaching since 2011. Diane is a member of Quadrivium, a UK-based network of academic staff, early career researchers and postgraduate students working in the areas of medieval and early modern textual studies. She co-organised the annual conference in 2012, and was one of a small team who redesigned and redeveloped the network’s online presence in 2013.
She is currently employed as a Research Associate on the AHRC Digital Transformations theme which researches the potential and impact of digital technologies within the Arts and Humanities. In 2016 she helped organise and run a series of public engagement events in collaboration with the Glasgow Chamber Music Project and funded by the University of Glasgow’s Knowledge Exchange Fund. In 2015 she worked as a Research Assistant on a Higher Education Academy-funded project Strategic Learning and Teaching Enhancement Through Funded Teaching Interventions at Glasgow. In September 2015 she co-organised a Wellcome Trust-funded conference Dissecting the Page: Medical Paratexts. She is currently co-editing an interdisciplinary collection based on this event.
2015. The Wellcome Trust: Grant awarded (totalling £1,535) to hold a 1-day interdisciplinary Medical Humanities conference, Dissecting the Page: Medical Paratexts (joint bid with Dr Hannah Tweed and Dr Johanna Green, University of Glasgow).
2012. Collaborative Research Training Initiative, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow: Funding awarded (totalling £2235) to host the annual Quadrivium conference (joint bid with Dr Johanna Green, University of Glasgow).
2010-2013. Arts and Humanities Research Council: 3-year studentship.
Diane has taught in the department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Glasgow since 2011. She has tutored at level 2, and tutored and lectured at Honours level on historical linguistics and medieval literature modules. She worked as a senior tutor within the Student Learning Service (2013-2016) delivering academic writing and research skills workshops to UG and PG students across the College of Arts, and has taught on the School of Critical Studies PG Research Training course. She has also previously taught historical linguistics and provided research supervision at the University of Stirling.
2016. ‘Filling the Void: The Development of Punctuation in a Silent Reading Culture’ inOccupying Space in Medieval and Early Modern Britain and Ireland. Peter Lang Publishers | ISBN-10: 3034318405
In preparation for 2016/17. Dissecting the Page: Medical Paratexts, Medieval to Modern (Co-edited with Dr Hannah Tweed, University of Glasgow).