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Dr. Anya Adair

Dr. Anya Adair

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Dr. Adair’s research centers on medieval English law and legal culture, as well as pre-modern English literature. Her focus is the early medieval period (c.550-1200), but her research extends also to Old Norse and Anglo-Latin, medieval language interaction, book history and manuscript studies, poetry and poetics, digital humanities, and the history of the English language.

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Dr Peter J Cobb

Dr Peter J Cobb

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Dr Peter J Cobb is an assistant professor in the School of Humanities and a field archaeologist. Each summer, he helps lead excavations in Armenia together with the Armenian Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography. A major focus of his research is applying digital humanities methods to improving our ability to record and analyze data about the ancient past. By collecting 3D spatial and shape data in the field, we can then use data science approaches to investigate the material remains of past human societies. Dr Cobb teaches a variety of archaeological courses on the ancient Mediterranean and Southwest Asia, including a fieldschool in Armenia. He also holds a joint appointment in information science in the Faculty of Education.

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Dr. Christophe Coupé

Dr. Christophe Coupé

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Dr. Christophe Coupé received a PhD degree in cognitive science in 2003 from the University of Lyon 2. He then worked as a researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), until joining HKU in 2018. His research interests lie at the intersection of linguistics, computer science and cognitive science. After studying questions pertaining to language evolution and language diversity with computational and statistical models, he is currently investigating issues of language complexity, animal communication and social psychology with tools from machine learning and natural language processing. Besides quantitative approaches, Dr. Coupé also promotes the use of first-person approaches in cognitive science, and especially the micro-phenomenological interview, which he has used to study the relationships between caregivers and patients in health settings.

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