Professor Mark Byron is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Sydney, Australia. His current research is focused on three strands: a module of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project, which will see him digitising Beckett’s novel Watt; a book manuscript on Modernism and the Middle Ages; and a book manuscript on the role of grasslands in modern literature. Mark’s Gale Asia Pacific Fellowship will see him work on a digitised edition of Watt, using Gale.
Dr Tuo Chen is a research Assistant Professor of History, from NanKai University, Tianjin, China. His research focuses on the cultural exchange between China and Europe since the 16th Century, and he has recently begun working on research using Chinese Christian books during the 19th and 20th centuries; these books are significant material carriers of thought and culture. Tuo plans to make use of the extensive collections of these books in the Bodleian Libraries and use digital humanities techniques to analyse the editing, printing, circulation and reading of Chinese Christian books in East Asia.
Dr Hsuan-Ying Tu is an Assistant Professor in Early Modern History and a Researcher of the Centre for Digital Humanities at Renmin University of China. Her research interests are in Elizabethan political history, particularly focusing on how the circulation of information and intelligence shaped the multiple allocation of power in regime. While in Oxford she plans to make use of extensive late sixteenth-century Bodleian holdings and Gale State Papers Online to unravel complex papers left by Elizabethan spymasters.