Martin Wynne

Digital Research Specialist; CLARIN Director for User Involvement; National Coordinator for CLARIN-UK

Martin Wynne is active in the Digital Humanities team in OeRC. He is UK National Coordinator for CLARIN, a major pan-European initiative to build a research infrastructure for the creation and use of electronic language resources in the Humanities and Social Sciences. He has also worked for many years on the executive committee and board of directors of CLARIN. As national coordinator, he leads the CLARIN-UK consortium of research centres with an intererest in using, developing and sharing digital language resources and tools.

Martin has a role in IT Services, where he is Senior Research Support Officer, running the Oxford Text Archive and the British National Corpus, and is working with the Bodleian Libraries to ensure a sustainable future for this digital archive as it enters its fifth decade. Martin founded the Digital Humanities at Oxford initiative and has worked with the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). He is also a member of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, and teaches a research methods courses in corpus linguistics. Martin has previously worked as a researcher in linguistics at the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster, and the Institut für Deutsche Sprache in Germany, and as a lecturer at Goldsmiths, London, and at the University of Łódź in Poland. His main research interest is in studying the language of literary and non-literary texts using electronic tools and methods.

Recent publications

  • M. Wynne, ‘How CLARIN will Transform Research in the Language-related Disciplines’, International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 7.1-2 (2013): 89-104.
  • M. Wynne, ‘Review of Corpus Stylistics in Principles and Practice’, Literary and Linguistic Computing, 2012 27 (4): 474-476.
  • M Wynne, ‘Interdisciplinary relationships’ in: Worlock Pope, Caty (ed.), The Bootcamp Discourse and Beyond. Special Issue of International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 15:3 (2010) . 2010. ca. (pp. 425–427)
  • P. Wittenburg, N. Bel, L. Borin, G. Budin, N. Calzolari, E. Hajicova, K. Koskenniemi, L. Lemnitzer, B. Maegaard, M. Piasecki, J.M. Pierrel, S. Piperidis, I. Skadina, D. Tufis, R.v. Veenendaal, T. Váradi, M. Wynne , ‘Resource and Service Centres as the Backbone for a Sustainable Service Infrastructure’, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC10), 2010, published by the European Language Resources Association (ELRA).
  • M. Wynne, ‘Focus on Corpus Design’, Anglistik, 20:1, Winter Verlag, 2009.

Selected Recent Presentations

  • CLARIN in the UK’, UCREL seminar, Lancaster University, June 2014.
  • ‘Popular Representations of Development: a digital humanities perspective’, contribution to a panel discussion at Wolfson College, May 2014.
  • ‘Corpus Linguistics, Context and Culture’, contribution to a plenary panel discussion at the ICAME conference, Nottingham, May 2014.
  • ‘When will there be a digital revolution in the Humanities?’, “Was Können und wollen Digital Humanities” Symposium, Austrian National Library, October 2013 (invited keynote)
  • ‘Corpus and Text Analysis for Historians’, HiCor Workshop, Faculty of History, Oxford, 2013.
  • Do we need annotated corpora in the era of the data deluge?’, Annotated Corpora for Research in the Humanities conference, Lisbon 2012 (keynote)
  • ‘Digital Transformations in the Humanities’, Digital Humanities Seminar, Darmstadt, 2012 (invited speaker)
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