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2012 - 15   Departmental Lecturer, Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford

2011 - 12   Teaching Fellow, Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford; Project Manager, IBBA Project, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford;  

2008 - 11   JPR Lyell Research Fellow in the History of the Early-Modern Printed Book, University of Oxford

2006 - 8     Arnhold Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara

2000 - 5     Visiting Lecturer, Department of English, Royal Holloway University of London

2000 - 4     Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Queen Mary University of London.


2004   Ph.D English Literature, ‘William Dicey and Eighteenth-Century Print Culture’, Queen Mary, University of London

1995   M.A. English Literature, ‘Writing and Society, 1700 – 1820’, Queen Mary, University of London

1994   B.A.(hons.) English Literature, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Peer-reviewed publications

2016    Giles Bergel, C.J. Howe, H.F. Windram, ‘Lines of Succession in an English Ballad Tradition: The Publishing History and Textual Descent of The Wandering Jew’s Chronicle’ , Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 31:3, (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqv003)

Joon Son Chung, Relja Arandjelovic, Giles Bergel, Alexandra Franklin and Andrew Zisserman, ‘Re-presentations of Art Collections’, Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision VISART 2014 conference (http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~vgg/publications/2014/Chung14/chung14.pdf )

2013    Giles Bergel, Alexandra Franklin, Michael Heaney, Relja Arandjelovic, Andrew Zisserman and Donata Funke, 'Content-based image recognition on printed broadside ballads: The Bodleian Libraries' ImageMatch Tool', Proceedings of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 2013 (http://library.ifla.org/id/eprint/209) 

2012   ‘The Chicago Nineties: The Chap-Book 1894-98’, Chapter 6 of The Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines, (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

2006   ‘William Dicey and the Networks and Places of Print Culture’, in John Hinks and Catherine Armstrong (eds.), Worlds of Print: Diversity in the Book Trade, (London: British Library/Oak Knoll Press).

Collaborative digital outputs

2015    The Wandering Jew’s Chronicle - http://wjc.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

2014    ImageBrowse - http://balladsblog.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/blog/1069

2013    Stationers’ Register Online - http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/ProjectProfile/Project_page.aspx?pid=307

2012    Balladspec: an RDF ontology for broadside ballads - http://vocab.ox.ac.uk/balladspec

2012    Bodleian Ballads Online - ballads.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

2011     ImageMatch - http://balladsblog.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/blog/570

2006-8 English Broadside Ballad Archive - http://ebba.english.ucsb.edu  


2011   The Journal of the Printing Historical Society - David Allen, A Nation of Readers; Trevor Fawcett, Georgian Imprints.

2010    The Journal of the Printing Historical Society - Anthony Griffiths, Prints For Books: Book Illustration in France 1760-1800. 

Grants, awards and fellowships

2016 John Rylands Research Institute Fellowship, University of Manchester; Bibliographical Society of America Katherine L. Pantzer Fellowship

2015 University of Oxford Reward and Recognition Scheme Award for Excellence

2014 University of Oxford John Fell Fund award

2014 Moore Institute Visiting Research fellowship, National University of Ireland, Galway

2012 Lyell Fund research grant: ‘Stationers Register Online’

2011 JISC Major Research Funding (eContent Programme 2011-13); University of Oxford Lyell Fund award

2010 British Academy Small Grant; John Fell Fund award

2008 Newberry Library Research Fellowship

2006 University of Victoria Digital Humanities Summer Institute Fellowship;  Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing conference fellowship

2005 Donald and Mary Hyde Fellowship, Houghton Library, Harvard College; Bibliographical Society Minor Grant

2004 British Book Trade History Conference Postgraduate Fellowship.

Professional Service

2013-present Member of Council, The Bibliographical Society

2011-present Member of Council, Print Networks.


2015 ‘Early-Modern Genealogical Lines’, The Early-Modern Lines Seminar, University of Leeds; ‘Writing master and engraver: a troubled collaboration?’, The Beauty of Letters in the Eighteenth Century, University of Birmingham.

 2014 ‘Ballads and other ridicularia: cheap print in Thomas Bodley’s library’, Renaissance Society of America, New York; ‘Signs of Life: European Printed Genealogical Diagrams from 1450-1800’, Books in Motion, University of Erfurt, Gotha; ‘Image, text, tune and tradition: some semantic and computational approaches to digitising the broadside ballad’, Digital Scholarship Seminar, National University of Galway; ‘The materiality of broadside ballads’, English Folk Dance and Song Society Broadsides Day, London; ‘‘The ordinary correctors being not skill’d in the Pedegrees”: errors, corrections and emendations in Sir William Dugdale’s ‘Antiquities of Warwickshire (1656)’, Print And Error, Oxford; ‘Visualisations in Book History’, Mapping the British Book Trades seminar, Oxford; ‘The chapbook: a curious history’, Bibliographical Society Chapbooks workshop, London.

 2013 ‘The other genetic criticism: the contribution of phylogenetics to the stemmatology of a printed English ballad tradition’, European Society for Textual Scholarship, Paris; ‘The Wandering Jew's Chronicle: The Materiality of Tradition in the Digital Archive’, Society for Textual Scholarship, Chicago; ‘Digitising early-modern broadside ballads: image, text and tradition’, Centre for Editing Lives and Letters Director’s Seminar, University College, London; ‘Marking up the material text: lessons from letterpress’, EEBO-TCP conference, Oxford.

 2012 ‘Chapbooks after The Chap-Book’, Modernist Magazines Conference, Oxford; ‘The Politics and Poetics of Transcription’, EEBO-TCP, Oxford; ‘Digitising Broadside Ballad Traditions and Collections: A Tale of Two Projects’, Digital Humanities Congress, Sheffield; ‘Rebuilding the Bodleian Ballads Database in the age of Linked Data’, Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School.

 2011 ‘The Material Text in the Age of Digital Reproduction’, Keio-Parker Library Conference, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; ‘Stemmata of some traditional ballads’, Studia Stemmatologica workshop, Corpus Christi College Cambridge.

 2010 ‘Figures of circulation: the Wandering Jew and the ballad trade 1630-1820’; Research Institute for History and Culture, Utrecht University; ‘The History and Genealogy of England: Popular Representations of Kingship in the Wandering Jew's Chronicle (1634-1820)’, Chawton House Library; ‘Rules of Succession: Kingship and the English Ballad Trade’, Medieval and Early-Modern Seminar,  University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

2009 ‘Oral tradition, print culture and The Wandering Jew’s Chronicle, 1634-1830’, History of the Book Seminar, All Souls' College, University of Oxford; ‘Timelines and lifelines: genealogy, chronology and tradition in The Wandering Jew's Chronicle 1634 - c.1820’; Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of Oxford; ‘Ballad History and the History of the Ballad:The Wandering Jew's Chronicle 1634 - c.1820’; History of the Book Seminar, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge; ‘Editing Ballads, Traditionally: The Wandering Jew's Chronicle in the Age of the Digital Archive’, Editing the Long Eighteenth Century, Glasgow University.

 2008 ‘The English Broadside Ballad Archive - A Poster Presentation’, SHARP Annual Meeting, Oxford Brookes University.

 2007 ‘Modernist Magazines and the Reinvention of the Chapbook in Britain and America’, Modernist

Magazines Conference: The Modernist Atlantic, DeMontfort University, Leicester; The Wandering Jew's Chronicle, 1634-1830; Antisemitism and English Culture, Birkbeck College, University of London.

2006 “Of a much Lower Stamp”: Popular Print and the Politics of Nostalgia’, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, St. Hugh’s College, Oxford.

2005 Print Networks and Imagined Communities in Mid Eighteenth-Century Northamptonshire’, Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester; ‘Letterforms in Copperplate and Script-Type: Cultures of Script and Print in the Eighteenth-Century’, Material Cultures and the Creation of Knowledge, University of Edinburgh; ‘Shifting the Boundaries of “The Shift from Script to Print”, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference.