I am a Lecturer in Digital Information Studies in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), where I teach INSTG008 Digital Resources in the Humanities; INSTG062 Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities; and INST6002 Web Technologies, Users and Management.
My current research interests include Digital Humanities, Digital History, XML and metadata languages for the Humanities. At present I am focusing especially on: (i) The history of the remediation of the dictionary at the intersection of Culture, Technology, Learning and Society from medieval to modern times (ii) Retrodigitisation of historical dictionaries and scholarly editions (iii) The History of Computing and Digital Humanities (iv) Oral history. Anne Welsh and I were awarded funding from the University of Trier’s Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Forschungszentrum (HKFZ) for a pilot study of the history of computing in the Humanities (c.1949-1980). My publications and CV are available here
Among other things, I am Communications Editor of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews; European Liaison manager of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities; a member of the AHRC Peer review college (2011-2015); an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities and member of the review panel of the Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Scholarship; and text encoding consultant to the Montefiore Testimonials Digitization project.
Past activities include serving on the Council of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) (2009-2011). I formally participated in Working Group 3 ('Strategic IT Recommendations') of the COST project InterEdition. The Working Group brought together experts in digital humanities and digital libraries in order to guide and inspire the work of Working Group 2 ('Prototyping/Development'). I was also on the Steering Committee of LSE's project to digitise the diaries of Beatrice Webb and a member of the Day in the life of the Digital Humanities organising team.
I am interested in proposals from potential PhD students who wish to undertake research in Digital Humanities and / or the History of Computing in the Humanities.
Office hours: Term 1: I am available to see UCL students without appointment on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 13:00. Term 2 and 3: by appointment only. Please email in order to make an appointment
Address correspondence to:
Dr Julianne Nyhan
Department of Information Studies
University College London
London WC1E 6BT
UCL extension: 32476
Direct Line: 020 7679 2476 (non-UK: +44 20 7679 2476)
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Office: G42, Foster Court