Palimpsest: Literary Edinburgh

Project team and contact details

Meet the team working on the Palimpsest Project.

Principal Investigator

James Loxley Professor of Early Modern Literature, University of Edinburgh

Co-Investigators

Jon Oberlander Professor of Epistemics, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
James Reid Team Leader of Geo Business Development, EDINA, University of Edinburgh
Aaron Quigley Director of SACHI and Chair of Human Computer Interaction, School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews

Research Fellows and Assistants

Beatrice Alex Research Fellow in Text Mining, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Miranda Anderson Research Fellow, English Literature, University of Edinburgh
Claire Grover

Senior Research Fellow, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

David Harris-Birtill Research Fellow, SACHI: St Andrews Computer Human Interaction Research, University of St Andrews
Uta Hinrichs Research Fellow, SACHI: St Andrews Computer Human Interaction Research, University of St Andrews
Vasalis Karaiskos Research Associate, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Nicola Osborne Social Media Officer, EDINA, University of Edinburgh
Lisa Otty Research Fellow, English Literature, University of Edinburgh
Tara Thompson Research Assistant, English Literature, University of Edinburgh
 

But it is not only pipers who have vanished, many a solid bulk of masonry has been likewise spirited into the air. Here, for example, is the shape of a heart let into the causeway. This was the site of the Tolbooth, the heart of Midlothian, a place old in story and namefather to a noble book.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1878)
William Birnie Rhind

Contact us

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