Digital Studio Project Officer

Dr Joanne Burns

Dr Joanne Burns is the Digital Research Project Officer and is there to provide targeted project support, consultation, and training in support of digital and data humanities research, including visualisation of research, online content management and social media communications. On behalf of the Digital Studio, she coordinates and oversees a wide range of activities, projects and events, such as symposiums and training workshops, facilitating meetings, committees and working groups.

She has a background in arts and archival studies; her doctoral thesis (2016) was interdisciplinary in the fields of English and Music, examining the role of music in the life and works of the Romantic Irish author and lyricist Thomas Moore (1779-1852). She worked intensively with The Gibson-Massie-Moore collection at Queen’s University Belfast, the world's largest collection of Moore’s published works, containing over 1,000 volumes of printed music, texts and volumes of illustrations. She was also involved in the AHRC-funded research project An Historical Typology of Irish Song at Queen’s University.

Joanne has published “Franco-Irish Musical Connections: The Influence of Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Thomas Moore,” in France and Ireland: Notes and Narratives (Peter Lang, 2015), ““Give them Life by Singing them About”: Moore’s Musical Performances in the English Drawing Room,” in Thomas Moore and Romantic Inspiration (Routledge, 2017), and ““Our finest and most popular airs are modern”: Thomas Moore’s Thoughts on Irish Song,” in Irish Song: histories and types (forthcoming 2021).