Dr Bill Pascoe

Dr Bill Pascoe

System Architect and Team Leader

Office PVC - Education and Arts

Career Summary


William (Bill) Pascoe is a Digital Humanities specialist with the Centre For 21st Century Humanities and the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing at the University of Newcastle. He has been a leader and contributor in innovative and high impact DH and eResearch projects, including the Colonial Frontier Massacres project, the EMWRN archive, ELDTA endangered languages, IA stylometry software, Virtual Biobank 3D medical image processing and eWater. His education is in English, creative writing, semiotics and philosophy and his work is in eResearch focusing on web and software development projects with experience across finance, water engineering, science, health and humanities.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle


  • Digital Humanities
  • Humanities
  • IT Project Management
  • Literature
  • Mapping
  • Philosophy
  • Semiotics
  • Software Development
  • Visualisation
  • Web Development
  • Writing
  • eResearch

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
080505 Web Technologies (excl. Web Search) 45
200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified 45
220307 Hermeneutic and Critical Theory 10



Year Award
2018 Geocart 2018 Award For Best Digital Map
Australian and New Zealand Map Society Incorporated



Year Title / Rationale
2018 Technology and Ethics
Workshop on ethics and technology for software developers.
2018 Miss Porter's House Fundraising Dinner


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Paseko K, Ordinary Things, Lulu.com, 234 (2016)
1999 Homeric Hymns: A Project In Creation, Department of Classics, University of Sydney, Sydney (1999)

Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Pascoe WD, Brown M, 'Mapping Colonial Frontier Massacres in Eastern Australia 1788-1872', Wellington, NZ (2018)
2018 Pascoe WD, 'Rapid Bricolage', Mexico City (2018)
2018 Pascoe WD, 'Mapping Intermedia Maps: Emergent DH Infrastructure From Interdisciplinary Projects', Adelaide (2018)

Software / Code (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Pascoe WD, Whipp R, Ralston M, Eliott J, Johnson J, 'Intelligent Archive', 2.1 (2015)

Creative Work (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Pascoe WD, Kaspar P, A Sparrow At The Carwash (2018)

Other (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Pascoe WD, 'Web Mapping Colonial Frontier Massacres', (2017) [O1]
2017 Ryan Lyndall, Debenham Jennifer, Pascoe William, Brown Mark, 'Colonial Frontier Massacres in Eastern Australia 1788-1872', (2017)
Co-authors Jennifer Debenham, Lyndall Ryan
2017 Smith R, Pender P, Pascoe WD, 'Material Cultures of Early Modern Women's Writing Digital Archive', . Newcastle: Center For 21st Century Humanities (2017)
Co-authors Ros Smith, Patricia J Pender
2015 Pascoe WD, 'Intro To Code', . Newcastle: Centre For 21st Century Humanities (2015)
2015 Pascoe WD, 'Literary Style Workshop', (2015) [O1]
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Pascoe WD, The Strange Potential Of Ordinary Things, University of Newcastle (2015)

Research Projects

Colonial Frontier Massacres In Australia 2017 -

Mapping massacres on the Australian Colonial Frontier, 1788 to 1960.

ELDTA maps, archives and applications 2017 -

Web maps, archives and applications for linguistics and endangered languages.

Early Modern Women's Research Network Digital Archive 2017 -

A web archive of interactive high resolutions scans, transcriptions and translations of Early Modern Women's Writing showcasing the diversity of early modern women's writing and publishing methods and highlighting material cultures.

Intelligent Archive 2010 -

Development of 'Intelligent Archive' stylometry software.



Massacre map and Guardian Australia partnership project wins NSW Premier's History Award

September 6, 2019

The Killing Times, a digital project resulting from a partnership between The University of Newcastle’s Colonial Frontier Massacre Map research team and The Guardian Australia has won the NSW Premier’s History Award.

Massacres map wins best digital map 2018

September 17, 2018

Colonial Frontier massacre maps wins best digital map award 2018.

Massacres on Australia’s colonial frontier climb to 250

July 27, 2018

The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander massacres verified and recorded on an online digital map has risen to 240, following an influx of valuable information and evidence from regional communities around Australia.

Software success for UoN’s Early Modern Women Research Network

October 6, 2017

A UON Research Network has been asked to share their digital archive software with leading Renaissance literature academics at Northwestern University, USA

Bringing the Humanities into the digital age

August 1, 2017

The launch of the Colonial Frontier Massacres Map, saw a huge huge influx of visitors to the Centre for 21st Century Humanities (C21CH) website

Letters and numbers

May 15, 2014

The Director of the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing at the University of Newcastle knows it's not every English scholar's cup of Twinings...

Dr Bill Pascoe


System Architect and Team Leader
C21CH, CLLC, Virtual Biobank
Office PVC - Education and Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email bill.pascoe@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 0435374677
Mobile 0435 374 677


Room 101
Building MC
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308