Professor Gabriel Egan
Professor Gabriel Egan is the Director for the Centre of Textual Studies (CTS).
CTS is devoted to scholarly research in the fields of textual studies and history of the book, and to the emerging technologies that support them.
He is also a Shakespearian scholar and (would-be) Digital Humanist and has recently been celebrated as one of 55 higher education staff to be awarded National Teaching Fellowships by the Higher Education Academy in recognition of excellence in teaching and learning.
Prof Egan has also been at the forefront of research into digital cultures and their impact, including widening access to research. Egan’s ‘Shakespeare London Theatres (ShaLT)’, (AHRC Knowledge Transfer Fellowship 2011-13), undertaken in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum, develops resources connected with the physical history and legacy of Shakespeare’s London theatres.
Featured on YouTube, the project is designed for a broad and non-specialist audience, including a 48 page colour guide, a zoomable Walking Map and a smartphone app identifying the whereabouts of early theatres for visitors to London.
The resources are offered under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike licence, and in summer 2013 the V&A held fortnightly talks on its findings, organised by Egan, with impacts on literary tourism and deepening understanding of early modern cultures. In line with research interests in copyright, online developments and public access, Egan, a pioneer of Open Access dissemination, has made over 99% of all his research outputs universally available by Green Open Access.
His most recent books are The Struggle for Shakespeare's Text: Twentieth Century Editorial Theory and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Electronic Publishing: Politics and Pragmatics (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies (MRTS) and ITER, 2011).
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