About me

cligs_logo_blau_transparentI am currently a PhD candidate working with the e-Humanities junior research group “Computational Literary Genre Stylistics” (CLiGS) in the University of Würzburg. Along with fellow colleagues from other universities, I have helped to develop several projects such as catalogues, collections of eBooks, corpora, dictionaries or websites and have a background on corpus linguistics and lexicography. I have acquired teaching experience at Universität Würzburg, Universität Kassel, and Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

You can download my full CV here.


The two main topics of my research are:

  • Creation of corpora: development of digital collections (XML-TEI, ePUB, XHTML) for research
  • Stylometry and digital quantitative methods: acquisition of knowledge about texts (mainly literary) based on linguistic features and metadata such as stylometry or graphs

You can find a list of my papers here.


Correlation between canon and digitization

Consulting and technological solutions

I have helped several research groups from the Humanities to implement digital methods for their specific interests. Some examples are:

  • UNIR: Development of a Corpus of Spanish Theatre in TEI and its use for network research
  • UAM: Development of the website of Philobiblion
  • U. Alcalá: Development of Catálogo Medieval
  • UNED: Maintenance of their research project website
  • Kolia: Development of their website

Click here for further information. If you think I could help your research project in the implementation of digital methods, contact me at jose.calvo@morethanbooks.eu.

Projects and Data

I have lead the development of some Digital Humanities projects. You can read more about it here. The most important one is the digital collection Clásicos Hispánicos, a collection of eBooks that uses XML-TEI, publishes eBooks, and and gives high quality access to classic texts in Spanish both for reading and research.

I have also developed other small projects or curated data in different forms:


XML-TEI Quijote for Clásicos Hispánicos