Justin Tonra

University Fellow in English

I am University Fellow in English at the School of Humanities, National University of Ireland, Galway. I completed my undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. I received an MA in Modern English Literature at University College Dublin, and completed my doctorate on the poetry of Thomas Moore at the Moore Institute in NUI Galway.

I have worked as a Research Associate on Transcribe Bentham, a project to crowdsource transcriptions of the manuscripts of Jeremy Bentham, at University College London, and completed periods of postdoctoral work at the University of Virginia and NUI Galway. Recently, I have worked on a number of digital humanities projects, including Ossian Online, a critical edition and community annotation tool focused on the James Macpherson’s eighteenth-century Ossian poems.

My research interests in digital humanities include stylometrics, authorship attribution, text-mining, and scholarly editing for the web. I am also co-convenor of the Digital Scholarship Seminar at NUI Galway.

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