Dr Johanna Green

  • Lecturer (Information Studies)

Research interests

Research Interests

  • Digital materiality
  • Sensory engagement with digital manuscripts / rare books
  • The exhibition and communication of written heritage 
  • Digitally enabled scholarship with Special Collections materials
  • The history of text technologies
  • Materialist philology
  • Palaeography and codicology
  • Digital editions and editorial theory
  • The production and use of written heritage data

Biography

Dr Johanna Green is Lecturer in Information Studies and Co-Director of the Glasgow-wide Digital Cultural Heritage ArtsLab; she specialises in book history and digital humanities. She is on research leave during the academic year 2019-20 and is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania Libraries during this period.

Johanna’s research interests are in the history of text technologies, focusing on 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. Johanna has particular interests in how public audiences access written heritage – digitally and/or within exhibition spaces – and how emerging digital tools might allow for a more immersive, sensory, and digital “hands-on” experience than has traditionally been possible. Alongside this research, Johanna is involved in the University's Innovate UK-funded Project Mobius where she was selected to develop one of ten Virtual Reality pathfinder apps to enable a teaching intervention not possible without immersive technology; her app delivers content relating to the history of text technologies and is due for user testing in 2019-20. 

Johanna has digital humanities, textual editing, and manuscript studies experience from a range of interdisciplinary research projects. Until it was published in 2009, she 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 (University of 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.  From 2013-16 Johanna 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's Archives and Special Collections; she currently serves as an award panellist for the University of Glasgow Library Visiting Research Fellows scheme and from 2015-18 was a committee member of the Friends of Glasgow University Library. She 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. Johanna has close connections to the Society of Northumbrian Scribes, based in North East England, and has run annual practical palaeography events with them since 2015. She 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. 


Publications

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2018

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

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/.

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Articles

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

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)

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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. Subjects of particular interest include:

  • Book history (inc. palaeography, codicology, and materialist philology)
  • Digital materiality
  • Sensory engagement with digital manuscripts / rare books
  • The exhibition and communication of textual heritage 
  • The history of text technologies, analogue to digital
  • Digital editions and editorial theory

Current

PhD Information Studies

MRes Information Studies 

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

MA (Hons.) and MSc Supervision

Dr Green also supervises MA (Hons.) Digital Media and Information Studies, MSc Information Management and Preservation, and MSc Museum Studies dissertations annually; please note she is on Research Leave during the academic year 2019-20.  

Completed

MSc Information Management and Preservation 

  • 2018: Bex, G. The Ghosts of Old Readers: Social Media, Representation and Gender in the Information Sector.
  • 2018: Eagleheart, R. Making the Obscure Accessible: A Study of the Effectiveness of Script-Focused Social Media use for Engaging the Public with Archives and Special Collections.
  • 2018: Mercier, K. Uncovering Hidden Libraries: The Development and Application of Fragmentology.
  • 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 

  • 2018: Cormany, A. Digital Presentation of Library at 50: A Research and Development Report on the University of Glasgow Library’s 50th Anniversary Exhibition. [Research and Development Placement Project Report]
  • 2018: Fraser, L. Visiting Nature at Her Forge: Using Online Exhibitions to Engage Public Audiences.
  • 2018: Gallacher, J. Continuing to Make an Impression: A Study of Glasgow Museums’ Seal Casts and Coins, and Potential Methods for their Exhibition.
  • 2018: McLaughlin, S. Fifty Years of the Library Building: Curating an Appealing and Engaging Exhibit in a Challenging Exhibition Space. [Research and Development Placement Project Report]
  • 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:

Office Hour: 

  •  By Appointment 2019-20

Additional Information

Media Appearances and Public Engagement

Interviews and Articles

Book History Social Media

University Service

Johanna is an elected member of Senate and the Senate Appeals Committee (2016-19; re-elected 2019-22). 

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, Newcastle 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 in 2018 co-convened their thirteenth event at the University of Glasgow with a focus on 'Archives and Writing Lives'.

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.