Humanities successes in Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Awards


Three academics in Humanities have been recognised in the Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards this week.

These awards recognise and celebrate high-quality research-led innovation at all levels. 

Professor Jonathan Prag of the Faculty of Classics won the Building Capacity award. Professor Prag has been studying the history of ancient Sicily for twenty years. Over that time he has developed a digital, online, open access corpus (I.Sicily) as a research tool and the foundation for an innovative series of collaborations to make the material accessible to a much wider public.

Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr (Faculty of English) was highly commended in the Inspiring Leader category. She runs LitHits, an app that breaks down barriers to reading by providing short, unabridged excerpts of literature to the user based on how much time they have to read.

The Quill Project’s Approach to Constitutional History: Archives, Computer Models, and Unconventional Partnerships was highly commended in the Team Work Category. This project is led by historian Dr Nicholas Cole. It focuses on the drafting of constitutional legal texts, helping both scholars and non-expert users to understand the process and context in which wording was agreed

The full list of recipients is here.