Neil Jakeman

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Senior Research Software Analyst

Neil came to the Department of Digital Humanities as a Research Developer in 2011 to help steer development in the spatial turn that DH research that was enjoying at that time. Arriving with a background in environmental analysis, spatial statistics, his interests within the department broadened to encompass the diversity of topics in the department’s portfolio.

Neil has led technical development on a number of projects, including collaborating with the University of Wales to create a database of archaeological and palaeo-linguistic evidence regarding the origin of the Celtic language in the Bronze Age. He created a text and manuscript comparison tool for the study of vectors of transmission of medieval French.

His role within the Lab has now evolved to encompass cultivating new projects and relationships in the digital community and beyond as a Project Analyst. As one of three permanent analysts in the Lab, Neil oversees has particular responsibility over those which involve digital creative practice in emerging technologies such AR, VR and real-time engines. He is an accomplished 3D modeler, photographer and, occasionally, guitar player.