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Christina Kamposiori

Christina Kamposiori


I am currently a PhD Student at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities and my Thesis’ title is ‘Personal research collections: examining research practices and user needs in art historical research’. I also hold a BA in Archaeology/Art History from the University of Ioannina in Greece and a MA in Cultural Heritage Management from Panteion University in Athens, Greece.

In more details, my research focuses on how art historians collect & organise information in the digital age and how new technologies have affected their scholarly practices. My interest in the subject stems from the significance this activity is found to have for research and teaching in the field. Understanding the key role this activity plays in art historical research, as well as the criteria upon which scholars’ personal collections are created, designed, used and managed can bring useful results for the facilitation of the research process in terms of customised digital tools and services for scholars.

Apart from my research, I am actively involved in other student-led initiatives such as the AHRC skills development project ‘New Media, Audiences and Affective Experiences’ and the Decoding Digital Humanities London event series.

Finally, my additional research interests include the broader field of digital humanities and, more specifically, digital scholarship and user experience, digital curation, and the issues deriving from the application of new technologies in art history, archaeology, museums and cultural heritage.

Publications:

  • Kamposiori, C., Warwick, C., & Mahony, S. (2013). Building Personal Collections: Supporting the Information Practices of Art Historians in the Digital Age. Proceedings from the Cultural Heritage, Creative Tools & Archives Workshop. National Museum of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 26 -27 June 2013. Available at http://chcta.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/94/
  • Kamposiori, C. (2012b). The Researcher as Curator in the Digital Age: Personal Collections and User Needs in Art History. International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era, 1(4), 611-629.
  • Kamposiori, C. (2012a). Digital Infrastructure for Art Historical Research: thinking about user needs. Proceedings from the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2012) Conference. London, UK, 10 - 12 July 2012. Available at http://ewic.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/46142
  • Kamposiori, C., & Benardou, A. (2011). Collaboration in Art Historical Research: Looking at primitives. Kunstgeschichte, Open Peer Reviewed Journal. Available at http://www.kunstgeschichte-ejournal.net/157/

Contact:

Email: christina.kamposiori.11@ucl.ac.uk

Blog: http://christinakamposiori.wordpress.com/

Academia: http://ucl.academia.edu/ChristinaKamposiori

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/christinakamposiori

Twitter: @CKamposiori