I swear it’s not an existential crisis!


Who am I?:

My name is Andrea Lane. I am a graduate of University College Cork in Ireland.

Where am I coming from? (academically speaking):

My BA was in Celtic Civilisation and Classics, and I subsequently completed a Higher Diploma in History of Art. I am presently a candidate on UCC’s MA Digital Arts and Humanities programme. I have many and diverse interests: Early and Medieval Irish, Latin, Classical Greek, Art History, Palaeography, Codicology, Manuscript Imaging, Text-Encoding, Book Illustration.

But who am I really? (generally speaking):

I have a huge curiosity about loads of other things too: Archaeology, Philosophy, History, Psychology, Neurology, Physics, Astronomy, Consciousness Studies, Anthropology, Ecology, Sociology of the 19th Century, Gothic Literature, Visual and Symbolic Literacy, Editing Practices, Music, Botany, Medicine, Comparative Religion, Mythology, Podcasts, Calligraphy, History of Science, Museum Studies, Medical Herbology, Science Fiction, Linguistics, Data Analysis, The History of Printing, Mycology, Language Acquisition and Pedagogy, Egyptology, Anatomy and Physiology, Alternative Medicine…At least those are the ones at the forefront of my magpie-mind!

But who am I at heart? (in my everyday life):

I am a dog-lover, movie-enthusiast, quiz aficionado, book-hoarder, puzzle-solver, eclectic music-collector, Monty Python fan, occasional meditator, and all-round big kid with a uniquely individual dancing style which has been dubbed ‘unforgettable!’

Where I am going to? (Fingers crossed):

Besides the fact that I want to keep learning new things for the rest of my life, I am currently very interested in how digital technologies might be used to improve and expand the discipline of Palaeography.

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