Anthony Harris

  • The Hapax legomena in Old English, Greek, and Latin prose and poetry.
  • Representations of material culture and the natural world in Beowulf.
  • Medieval calendars between the ninth and twelfth centuries.
  • The use of the sciences to enhance our understanding of early medieval texts.
  • Medieval computus, computistical poetry, early Easter tables and their keys.
  • Medieval astronomy, the 19-year lunar cycle, and the 28-year solar cycle.
  • Medieval mathematics.
  • Byrhtferth's computus and Ælfric's computistical vocabulary.
  • Applied lexicography and the connections between languages.
  • The Digital Humanities and digital manuscript editions in particular.
  • Old English Language and Literature including 'Beowulf', and the writings of Ælfric, and Byrhtferth.
  • Chaucer's Middle English language and literature.
  • Renaissance drama.
  • Literary theory.
  • Medieval computus, time, and the medieval calendar.
  • Digital humanities including web design, development, and hosting.
  • Digital manuscripts and digital editions including digital archival.
  • Digital halftoning and imaging.
  • Coding for scholars of the humanities.


Select Conference Papers

  • ‘Ordering Time: The Perpetual Easter Table in MS Bodley 309 f. 165v (and its obfuscations), AHRC Conference, Cambridge 2016.
  • ‘Boethius, the Quadrivium, and the Medieval Computus (a Manuscript Study)’, Revisiting the Legacy of Boethius in the Middle Ages Conference, Harvard 2014.
  • The Obfuscations in the Perpetual Table of the Easter Computus in MS Bodley 309 f. 165v, COLSONOEL Conference, UCL 2016.
  • ‘Getting to the ‘Hart’ of the Matter – Digitally Speaking’, DigiPal Conference, UCL 2013.
  • ‘The Vocabulary of Medieval Computus and the Phrases and Collocations in Ælfric’s De temporibus anni’, Leeds Medieval Congress, Leeds 2015.
  • The Language of Medieval Computus and the Surprising Vocabulary of Ælfric’s De temporibus anni’, (invited) 5th International Conference on the Science of computus, Galway 2014.
  • ‘Palaeography: In the Digital Age’, Western Palaeography Conference, Kings College London 2014
  • ‘Beowulf and the Sun in the South (Revisited)’, Society for Literature and Science Conference, Oxford 2012.
  • Keeping it in the familia: Carolingian Innovations in Tables of the computus After the Ninth Century’, (Invited) International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo 2019.

Representative Publications

  • Catalogue entries in ‘Blackburn’s ‘Worthy Citizen’: The Philanthropic Legacy of R.E. Hart’, ed. C. Johnson and S. Biggs (University of London 2013).
  • Review of ‘Mark Atherton, There and Back Again: JRR Tolkien and the Origins of The Hobbit (IB Tauris, 2012) ISBN 9781780762463 (hardcover); 288 pages; £20.’ In Marginalia XVI (March 2013), the journal of the Cambridge Medieval Group (pp. 29-31).

Digital Humanities Skills

  • Web hosting and web content management/administration.
  • Content management system (CMS) development and administration (Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Ruby etc.).
  • MySQL database development and administration.
  • MS Access development and administration.
  • Digitisation, digital restoration, and digital archival.
  • Web design and development (PHP, HTML, Javascript, and XML).
  • Digital authoring and mark-up using TEI, XML, and other XML-based mark-up systems.
  • Stylesheet development for ENDNOTE and Zotero bibliographical systems.
  • Advanced computer graphics including colour management.
  • Hardware maintenance, fault-finding, and hardware upgrading.
  • Excel macro development and visual basic development for MS Office
  • Advanced MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Access user.
  • Advanced browser development and fault-finding (EDGE, Chrome, Firefox).
  • Development in C, C++, Python, and other programming languages.