Dr Megan Gooch is the new Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities Support. This post is jointly managed between the Humanities Division and Bodleian Libraries and plays a pivotal role in Digital Humanities at Oxford including as Director of its summer school programme, and in contributing to the wider development of Digital Scholarship across the University.
Dr Gooch is joining us from Historic Royal Palaces where she currently is PI on an AHRC Research Leadership grant "Lest we forget: poppies and public commemoration." Megan was awarded her PhD from Durham in 2012 on "Money and Power in the Viking Kingdom of York, c.895 – 954." She will start in Oxford one day a week from Monday 30th September until Christmas and then, following the end of her AHRC grant, will be full-time from 2 January 2020.
Her appointment reflects the crucial importance Oxford as a whole, and especially the Humanities Division and Bodleian Libraries, accords to those aspects of research enhanced by digital methods. There are exciting future opportunities reflected in our collective aspirations for the new Schwarzman Centre, in our teaching and in the way we support data-driven projects.