First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Dr. Stuart Lee

Director, PI

Dr Lee is a member of the English Faculty at Oxford, Director of Oxford University Computing Services, and Reader in E-learning and Digital Libraries. Dr Lee managed the original JTAP ‘Virtual Seminars’ Project (1996-98). Dr Lee was also the Research Officer for the Mellon-funded 'Scoping the Future of Oxford's Digital Collections', and sat on the JISC Digital Images working group. He has also published two books entitled Digital Imaging: A Practical Handbook (LAP, 2000), and Building an Electronic Resource Collection (LAP, 2002), and reports on learning design for JISC. He has lectured and tutored on the poetry of the First World War, Medieval literature, and Electronic literature.

Kate Lindsay

Project Manager

Kate Lindsay has run several e-learning development and evaluation projects for Oxford, as part of the Learning Technologies Group, and has also worked on a number of projects for the JISC. She is an English graduate and holds a Masters in Information Systems (Sheffield) and a Masters in Educational Research Methodology (Oxford). Kate lectures for the Department of Educational Studies and has been a visiting lecturer at Sheffield and UCL giving sessions on 'Digitization Theory and Practice' and 'Computing in the Humanities'. Kate conducted research on the manuscripts prior to digitisation and manages usage agreements with the literary estates and holding institutions. She manages the day to day running and implementation of archive including the digitisation process, technical design, and works closely with teachers and lecturers to embed the resources it offers within education. She will continue as project manager in the second phase of the project: Enriching the First World War Poetry Digital Archive.

Michael Loizou

Technical Specialist

Michael Loizou has worked on various JISC funded projects at Oxford over the past two years, most recently as the Quality Assurance Lead and Metadata expert on the Accessing and Storing Knowledge Project (ASK). Michael holds a BSc in Computer Science, and also an MBA with a concentration in MIS. Before he came to Oxford, Michael worked for 5 years in Cyprus as a Systems Administrator, and also as a High-School A-Level teacher. Whilst Michael is responsible for the technical architecture and development of the First World War Poetry Archive, he also brings to the project an expertise in e-learning systems which he is developing through a PhD in Education (E-learning Systems Design).

Everett Sharp

Cataloguer/Subject Expert

Everett Sharp comes to the project with a life long enthusiasm for twentieth-century military history. A retired policeman, he has pursued his interest since a young child, reading extensively on the subject and tracing his own family's experiences from the Boer War to the Malaysian Emergency. With a particular interest in the emotional experience of war he is very enthusiastic about a project that focuses on an art form that can be so descriptive of radical human experience. A 'Friend' of Birmingham University's Department of First World War Studies, Everett is responsible for cataloging the literary items included in the First World War Poetry Archive and for selecting a vast range of contextual materials to support them.

Alisa Miller


Alisa Miller is currently writing a dissertation at the Faculty of History, Oxford University on the poet Rupert Brooke, also dealing with popular literary culture in Britain in the First World War. As a result she has a great deal of interest in the poets included in the digital archive, especially in relation to their contributions to both poetic and historical narratives of the war. She is also concerned with the cultural histories of the First World War beyond Great Britain, for example in France, Germany, the United States, Canada, and Australia, and as such is a tutor for the Comparative History of the First World War undergraduate course at Oxford University.

Alun Edwards

Research Officer

Alun Edwards is a qualified librarian who has pursued an unusual career leading to work on various JISC or AHRC funded projects at Oxford University. Previously the manager of Humbul and now collections development manager for Intute: Arts and Humanities, Alun is involved in promoting critical thinking about resources available on the Internet. For the First World War Poetry Digital Archive, Alun assists in the research of collections to be digitised and is primarily responsible for identifying other scholarly resources to be fed into the archive via Intute.

Richard Doe

Web Developer

Richard Doe is an Internet developer focusing on web standards and open-source technologies. He studied Philosophy at Sussex University, and has worked extensively in the UK higher education and non-profit sectors. Richard produces accessible web applications with database back-ends, such as the Roman Provincial Coinage website for the Ashmolean Museum. As the web developer for the First World War Poetry Digital Archive, he is primarily responsible for the technical development of the website and backend content delivery system, as well as the development of the community collection.

Joseph Talbot

Web Designer

Joseph manages the Web Design Consultancy at Oxford University Computing Services, where he has worked since 2002 with a specialism in Web design and accessibility. Joseph has an MA in Electronic Media from Oxford Brookes University, for which he produced an online comic website - Joseph works for the First World War Poetry Digital Archive as a Web designer, enusuring that the site attractive usable and accessible. He has also designed print and promotional materials for the project.

WW1 Centenary


  • Alex Nordlund, University of Georgia
  • Ann-Marie Foster, Northumbria University
  • Anna Johnson, University of Oxford
  • Brigitte Friant-Kessler, Université Polytechnique Hauts de France, Valenciennes (France)
  • Catriona Pennell, University of Exeter
  • Chris Kempshall, University of Sussex
  • Chris Spackman, University of Portsmouth
  • Christopher Harvie
  • Christopher Phillips, Leeds Trinity University
  • Claudia Siebrecht, University of Sussex
  • Connie Ruzich, Robert Morris University
  • Dan Todman, Queen Mary University of London
  • David Stowe, Independent researcher
  • David Thomas
  • Derek Richards, Talbot House, Poperinge
  • Douglas Kerr
  • Edward Madigan, Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Eleanor Boudreau, Florida State University
  • Elizabeth Payne, Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
  • Elizabeth Vandiver, Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington
  • Emily Anderson, Newcastle University, UK
  • Emma Suret, University of Sheffield
  • Emmanuelle Cronier, University of Birmingham
  • Eva Zettelmann, University of Vienna
  • Everett Sharp
  • Fionnuala Barrett, University of Oxford
  • Fionnuala Walsh, Trinity College, Dublin
  • George Campbell Gosling, University of Wolverhampton
  • Gerald Dawe
  • Harry Ricketts, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • James Allen, Freelance writer
  • Jane Potter, Oxford Brookes University
  • Jane Tynan, University of the Arts London
  • Jessica Meyer, University of Leeds
  • John Oxford, St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals; Queen Mary, University of London; Retroscreen Virology Ltd.
  • Josephine Niala, University of Oxford
  • Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford
  • Kate McLoughlin, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Kate Spiller, Swansea University
  • Katrina Kirkwood
  • Kenneth Kahn, University of Oxford
  • Krisztina Robert, Roehampton University
  • Louise Heren, University of St. Andrews
  • Lucy Adlington
  • Lucy Freeland
  • Marcy Tanter, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas
  • Matt Leonard, University of Bristol
  • Melanie Winterton, University of Bristol
  • Michael Sarnowski, Liverpool Hope University
  • Nick Milne, English Department, University of Ottawa
  • Nina Kruglikova, Jesus College, Oxford
  • Pat Lockley, University of Oxford
  • Paul Miller, University of Birmingham (US) & McDaniel College (US)
  • Paul Reed
  • Peter Francis, Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Peter Stanley, University of New South Wales, Canberra
  • Philip Dutton
  • Pierre Purseigle, University of Warwick & Trinity College Dublin
  • Richard Marshall, University of Oxford
  • Rosemary Wall, University of Hull
  • Ross Wilson, University of Chichester
  • Samuel Tranter, University of St Andrews
  • Santanu Das, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Sarah Kogan, Artist
  • Scott Keefer, St. John's University, New York City
  • Sneha Reddy, University of Saint Andrews
  • Stephanie Webb, Leeds Museums and Galleries
  • Stephen Barker, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust
  • Stephen Bull, Lancashire Museums
  • Stuart Lee, University of Oxford
  • Suzie Grogan, Writer and researcher
  • Tim Fox-Godden, University of Kent
  • Tim Kendall, University of Exeter
  • Tim Watts, University of Cambridge
  • Vincent Trott, Open University