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Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Glasgow

Andrew Prescott was from 1979-2000 a Curator in the Department of Manuscripts at the British Library, where he acted as British Library co-ordinator for a number of digital projects, including most notably Electronic Beowulf, edited by Kevin S Kiernan of the University of Kentucky.

From 2000-2007 he was Director of the Centre for Research into Freemasonry in the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield. He has also worked at the University of Wales Lampeter and King's College London. He has served on the advisory boards of many digital humanities projects in Britain and America.

Andrew is currently working on a study of the relationship between the digital humanities and wider theoretical developments in the arts and humanities.

Forthcoming articles include ‘Digital Transformations in the Library’ in Evaluating & Measuring the Value, Use and Impact of Digital Collections, edited by Lorna Hughes (Facet Publishing, 2011) and contributions to Le Monde Maçonnique, an encylopaedia of eighteenth-century Freemasons edited by Cecile Revauger and Charles Porset.


  • –present
    Professor of Digital Humanities, King's College London