Dr Johanna Green is Lecturer in Book History and Digital Humanities in Information Studies at the University of Glasgow, having completed her doctoral research in English Language at Glasgow in Anglo-Saxon codicology and palaeography (2012), with a specific focus on the Exeter Book of Old English poetry. She has previously lectured for the MLitt in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Glasgow, and for the School of Literature and Language (English Studies) at the University of Stirling.
Johanna’s research interests are in the manuscript, early printed book, and digital page as material object and cultural artefact, and the development and use of digital technologies for the elucidation of historical texts and documents. At present, her research focuses on a digital palaeographical study of the scribal and reading practices of the Exeter Book; she has previously published on the materiality of the digital page. Johanna has particular interests in how the public access written heritage – digitally and/or within exhibition spaces – and how emerging digital tools might allow for a more immersive, sensory, digital “hands-on” experience than has traditionally been possible. She has close connections to the Society of Northumbrian Scribes, based in North East England, and has run a number of “practical palaeography” events with them since 2015.
Until it was published in 2009, Johanna was a Section Editor for the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary (OUP), and from 2009-11 she held the post of Research Assistant (formerly Project Assistant) on the Digital Humanities JISC-funded Enroller project at the University of Glasgow; in 2009 she also assisted with the Grove Encyclopaedia of Medieval Art and Architecture, published by OUP. From 2012, Johanna worked as a Research Assistant helping index The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220 (Leicester), before being employed as a Project Assistant for the Medical Humanities AHRC-funded The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and for the Mellon-funded Manuscripts of Ælfric’s ‘Catholic Homilies’, both based at Glasgow. She then worked with the U.S.-based Livingstone Online, assisting with the first digital critical edition of Dr David Livingstone’s best-selling travelogue, Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa. In 2013, Johanna was elected Director of the Digital Editions and Editing: Historical Texts and Documents strand of the CLARIN-DE European Summer University in Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig by their Scientific Committee. Johanna works closely with the University of Glasgow Library Special Collections and in 2015 was appointed to the committee of the Friends of Glasgow University Library.