Dr Johanna Green

  • Lecturer (Information Studies)

Research interests

Research Interests

  • Manuscript studies and textual criticism
  • Palaeography and codicology
  • Materialist philology
  • The history of literacy
  • The history of text technologies
  • Digitally enabled scholarship with medieval manuscripts
  • Digital editions and editorial theory
  • Sensory engagement with digital manuscripts / rare books
  • Digital materiality
  • The production and use of written heritage data
  • The exhibition, access, and communication of written heritage 

Biography

Dr Johanna Green is lecturer in book history and digital humanities for Information Studies, having completed her doctoral research in codicology and palaeography (2012) with a specific focus on the Exeter Book of Old English poetry. She has previously lectured for the MLitt in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Glasgow, and for the School of Literature and Language (English Studies) at the University of Stirling. 

Johanna’s research interests are in the manuscript, early printed book, and digital page as material object and cultural artefact, and the development and use of digital technologies for the elucidation of historical texts and documents. At present, her main research focus is a digital palaeographical study of the scribal and reading practices of the Exeter Book; a second project currently underway examines C16th children's marginal illustrations in a C15th manuscript copy of Lydgate's 'Life or Our Lady' (UofG Hunter 232 (U.3.5)). She has previously published on the materiality of the digital page. Johanna has particular interests in how the public access written heritage – digitally and/or within exhibition spaces – and how emerging digital tools might allow for a more immersive, sensory, digital “hands-on” experience than has traditionally been possible. She has close connections to the Society of Northumbrian Scribes, based in North East England, and has run a number of practical palaeography events with them since 2015. 

Until it was published in 2009, Johanna was a Section Editor for the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary (OUP), and from 2009-11 she held the post of Research Assistant (formerly Project Assistant) on the Digital Humanities JISC-funded Enroller project at the University of Glasgow; in 2009 she also assisted with the Grove Encyclopaedia of Medieval Art and Architecture, published by OUP.  From 2012, Johanna worked as a Research Assistant helping index The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220 (Leicester), before being employed as a Project Assistant for the Medical Humanities AHRC-funded The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and for the Mellon-funded Manuscripts of Ælfric’s ‘Catholic Homilies’, both based at Glasgow.  She then worked with the U.S.-based Livingstone Online, assisting with the first digital critical edition of Dr David Livingstone’s best-selling travelogue, Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa.  Since 2013, Johanna has directed the Digital Editions and Editing: Historical Texts and Documents strand of the CLARIN-DE European Summer University in Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig, having been elected to the role by their Scientific Committee.  

Johanna works closely with the University of Glasgow Library Special Collections and in 2015 was appointed to the committee of the Friends of Glasgow University Library. She currently convenes the University of Glasgow Book History Group and Information Studies' research seminar series. Johanna is also a member of CILIP (inc. Academic & Research Libraries Group, Library & Information History Group, and Rare Books & Special Collections Group), and in 2017 she was invited to join the Research Libraries UK (RLUK) Special Collections Advisory Group.


Grants

2015-16: The Coming of the Book: Ingenious Digital Impressions. £3,033: Chancellor's Fund Grant.  Dr J. M. E. Green (Glasgow, PI) in collaboration with Glasgow University Library Special Collections. 

2015: Dissecting the Page: Medical Paratexts Conference. £1,535: Wellcome Trust.  Dr Hannah Tweed (Glasgow, PI) with Dr J. M. E. Green and Dr Diane G. Scott (Glasgow, Co-Is). 

2005-2012: Over 10 individually-funded training projects and events totalling £43, 086.50.  Funders: Colleges of Arts, Social Sciences and (then) Education, and the AHRC CRTI schemes.


Supervision

Dr Green welcomes applications from postgraduates in any of her areas of expertise, particularly those projects which use digital tools and/or methodology. Subjects of particular interest include:

  • Book history
  • Palaeography, codicology, and materialist philology
  • The history of text technologies, analogue to digital
  • Digital editions and editorial theory
  • Digital materiality
  • Sensory engagement with digital manuscripts / rare books
  • The exhibition, access, and communication of documentary / written / textual heritage 

Current

PhD Information Studies

  • 2017-20: Verschuren, L., Multisensory Engagement with Medieval Museum Collections: Evaluating the Use of Digital at The Burrell. [Co-supervised with Dr Maria Economou (Glasgow), Dr Ian Ruthven (Strathclyde), Dr Martin Halvey (Strathclyde) and David Scott (Glasgow Life)]. Funded by an SGSAH Applied Research Collaboration Studentship.
  • 2017-20: Alshanqiti, A., Digital Waqf Libraries in the Two Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina and their User Services. [Co-supervised with Prof. Lorna Hughes and Dr Timothy Duguid (Glasgow)].

MRes Information Studies 

  • 2017-18: Cambas, T. Dissertation Title TBC. [Co-supervised with Adele Redhead (Glasgow)]. 

Completed

MSc Information Management and Preservation (Archives and Records Management)

  • 2017: Baird, C., Providing Access to the Artists' Book Collection at the Glasgow School of Art Library.
  • 2017: Cambas, T., Setting the Stage: The Creation and Preservation of Shakespeare’s First Folio as a Cultural Archive.
  • 2017: Roach, J., Appraisal of Rare Book Catalogue Training in the UK.
  • 2017: Rowing, E., Post-Truth in Archives.
  • 2016: Newman, A. K. E., Using the Archives to Understand the Library.
  • 2016: Wallace, A., Forgeries in the Archives.
  • 2016: Winks, E., The Western Costume Company’s Archives and Research Library.

MSc Museum Studies (History of Collecting and Collections) 

  • 2016: Lin, N. H., Whose Past Is It?: Ownership Rights And The Preservation Of Cultural Heritage In Taiwan.

MLitt Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  • 2015: Nicolet, E. M., Birds of a Feather 'Ute Plegan Hæmedlaces' Together: A New Edition of Exeter Riddle 42, The ‘Cock and Hen’ Riddle. [Jointly supervised with Dr Kathryn A. Lowe, English Language.]

Teaching

Dr Green contributes to the following courses:

Convener (from 2017/18)

Lecturer

  • ARTMED 5063:           Museum Learning & Interpretation

Guest Lecturer

Office Hour: 

  •  By Appointment

Additional Information

Media Appearances and Public Engagement

Interviews and Articles

Book History Social Media

University Service

Johanna is an elected member of Senate, the Council of Senate, and the Senate Appeals Committee (2016-19). 

Quadrivium UK Network Member: PGR and ECR Training in Medieval and Early Modern Textual Studies

Johanna is a member of the UK-wide training initiative, Quadrivium, led by the Medieval Manuscripts Research Consortium.  The initiative, founded in 2004, sees collaboration between the Universities of Glasgow, Queen's University Belfast, St Andrews, York, Birmingham, Leicester, Kent, Sheffield, De Montfort, and Cambridge.  It seeks to provide skills and careers training to postgraduates and early career researchers of medieval and early modern textual studies. She currently directs their social media and web presence and will, in 2018, co-convene their thirteenth event at the University of Glasgow with a focus on palaeography and digital humanities.

Committee Member, Friends of Glasgow University Library

In late 2015, Johanna was appointed to the committee of the Friends of Glasgow University Libraryformed in 1975, FGUL help to support the acquisition of rare books, manuscripts, collections of papers, and photographs. They also assist in the purchasing of state-of-the art specialist equipment for exhibitions, the University's conservation studio, and software for digital mapping and online bibliographies.  They also contribute to major digitisation projects, alongside the conservation of historic books and documents, and they promote the Library in its wider role of public engagement and community involvement.

Steering Group Member, Wellcome-Funded William Hunter’s Library: A Transcription of the Early Catalogues Project 

William Hunter’s Library: A Transcription of the  Early Catalogues is a one-year Wellcome Trust funded project running from November 2016 to November 2017 in Glasgow University Library Special Collections. It aims to discover the contents of Hunter’s printed book collection at the time of his death in 1783.

Member, RLUK Special Collections Advisory Group

Formed at the end of 2016, the Group works to steer RLUK’s strategy on special collections. Johanna became a member of the group in 2017.


Publications

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2018

Green, J. (2018) Digital manuscripts as sites of touch: using social media for 'hands-on' engagement with medieval manuscript materiality. Archive Journal, 6, (Accepted for Publication)

2016

Green, J.M.E. (2016) Textuality in transition: digital manuscripts as cultural artefacts. In: Hulsman, G. and Whelan, C. (eds.) Occupying Space in Medieval and Early Modern Britain and Ireland. Series: Court cultures of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Peter Lang: Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien. ISBN 9783035397260 (doi:10.3726/978-3-0353-0774-0)

2014

Green, J.M.E. (2014) 'On Þe is nis bute chatering': cyberpragmatics and the paratextual anatomy of Twitter. Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English, 15,

2011

Anderson, J., Alexander, M. , Green, J. , Sarwar, M. and Sinnott, R. (2011) Enroller: a grid-based research platform for English and Scots language. In: Digital Humanities 2011, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, 19-22 Jun 2011,

Anderson, J., Alexander, M. , Green, J. , Sarwar, M., Sinnott, R. and Ren, R. (2011) ENROLLER: An Enhanced Repository for Language and Literature Researchers. Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Sarwar, M.S., Alexander, M. , Anderson, J., Green, J. and Sinnott, R.O. (2011) Implementing MapReduce over language and literature data over the UK National Grid Service. In: 7th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), Islamabad, Pakistan, 5-6 Sep 2011, (doi:10.1109/ICET.2011.6048475)

2009

Green, J. and Bramwell, E. (Eds.) (2009) Academia: The View from Within. eSharp, University of Glasgow: http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/esharp/otherpublications/ebooks/.

This list was generated on Wed Jun 20 14:49:20 2018 BST.
Number of items: 7.

Articles

Green, J. (2018) Digital manuscripts as sites of touch: using social media for 'hands-on' engagement with medieval manuscript materiality. Archive Journal, 6, (Accepted for Publication)

Green, J.M.E. (2014) 'On Þe is nis bute chatering': cyberpragmatics and the paratextual anatomy of Twitter. Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English, 15,

Book Sections

Green, J.M.E. (2016) Textuality in transition: digital manuscripts as cultural artefacts. In: Hulsman, G. and Whelan, C. (eds.) Occupying Space in Medieval and Early Modern Britain and Ireland. Series: Court cultures of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Peter Lang: Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien. ISBN 9783035397260 (doi:10.3726/978-3-0353-0774-0)

Edited Books

Green, J. and Bramwell, E. (Eds.) (2009) Academia: The View from Within. eSharp, University of Glasgow: http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/esharp/otherpublications/ebooks/.

Research Reports or Papers

Anderson, J., Alexander, M. , Green, J. , Sarwar, M., Sinnott, R. and Ren, R. (2011) ENROLLER: An Enhanced Repository for Language and Literature Researchers. Other. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Conference Proceedings

Anderson, J., Alexander, M. , Green, J. , Sarwar, M. and Sinnott, R. (2011) Enroller: a grid-based research platform for English and Scots language. In: Digital Humanities 2011, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, 19-22 Jun 2011,

Sarwar, M.S., Alexander, M. , Anderson, J., Green, J. and Sinnott, R.O. (2011) Implementing MapReduce over language and literature data over the UK National Grid Service. In: 7th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), Islamabad, Pakistan, 5-6 Sep 2011, (doi:10.1109/ICET.2011.6048475)

This list was generated on Wed Jun 20 14:49:20 2018 BST.