Dr Tim Killick has been appointed as the Research Associate who will be working with the project team to develop the Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration, as part of the AHRC’s Digital Equipment and Database Enhancement Funding Initiative (DEDEFI).
Tim was the Research Associate attached to the original DMVI project, and was instrumental in developing its core structures, creating its innovative iconographical description system, digitizing and editing the 868 source images and administering the day-to-day aspects of the project. Tim’s experience and expert knowledge of bibliography and 19th-century illustration will be vital in seeing through this stage of the project, which is both ambitious and tightly timetabled.
Tim is an experienced researcher in the field of 19th-century literary studies, having received his PhD on ‘The Rise of the Tale: Collections of Short Fiction in Britain, 1800–1829’, from Cardiff University in 2003. Following this, he was appointed Research Associate on the DMVI project between 2004 and 2007, before working as a Lecturer at Cardiff until 2008. He has published a number of articles on short fiction, Romantic and American literature, 19th-century illustration and the history of the book. He is the author of British Short Fiction in the Early Nineteenth Century: The Rise of the Tale (Ashgate, 2008), and is currently editing Allan Cunningham’s Traditional Tales of the English and Scottish Peasantry for the Association for Scottish Literary Studies. His other main project focuses on illlustrated depictions of Romantic writers and their works in the 19th century. He is Associate Editor of the online journal, Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840, and also works as a grants officer at the Lottery Heritage Fund.
In his new role (to commence later this month), Tim will be responsible for the daily adminstration of the project, liaising with various stakeholders, working on the social tagging strands and posting regular blog updates about the project on this site.