Paul Spence is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Digital Humanities (DDH), King's College London.
He was Acting Head in late 2010 / 2011, and before that led the ‘Digital Text’ research area from 2003 to 2010, when he was responsible for the development of XML-based and semantically aware frameworks for information retrieval and digital publication on over 30 research projects at DDH including the Fine Rolls of Henry III, Out of the Wings, Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Inscriptions of Aphrodisias, Early Modern Spain and Hofmeister XIX.. He is Co-Investigator, Project Manager or Technical Research Director of a number of major research projects with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, AHRC, JISC, Leverhulme Trust and European Commission. He also co-designed the TEI-based publishing application xMod with Paul Vetch.
In recent years he has become involved in a number of projects involving the application of Digital Humanities methods and tools to Spanish and Spanish American studies, including the CHARTA project: http://www.charta.es/.
He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on digital edition/publication at DDH and is also a teacher on the Masters in Digital Humanities (Humanidades Digitales) at the University of Castilla La Mancha in Spain. He co-organised the CLiP 2006, TEI 2008 and DH2010 conferences, and will be Programme Chair for DH2012 in Hamburg.