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 an MA in Cultural Heritage Management from Panteion University in Athens, Greece.

In more details, my research focuses on how art historians build their personal collections and, particularly, how they collect, organise and use information in the context of their projects as well as how digital technologies have affected their practices. My interest in the subject stems from the significance that these collections have been found to have for research and teaching in the field. Understanding the key role they play in art historical research, as well as the criteria upon which they are 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 PhD project, I am actively involved in other initiatives, such as the AHRC-funded project ‘New Media, Audiences and Affective Experiences’ ( and the 'Cultural Heritage & Beyond' Doctoral Network at UCL. From 2012 to 2015, I also co-organised the Decoding Digital Humanities London event series ( 

Moreover, I have been working as a postgraduate teaching assistant at the UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities since 2013 while, previously, I was a research assistant at the Marie Curie funded OnCoA (Online Communication Analysis) project at the UCL Information Studies Department. Before coming to UCL, I worked as a junior researcher at the Digital Curation Unit-IMIS, Athena Research Centre in Athens Greece, where I was awarded a scholarship to conduct research in the context of the European project 'Preparing Dariah' as part of my MA Thesis.

Regarding my other research interests, these include, but are not limited to, digital scholarship and infrastructures in the Arts & Humanities, information management and digital curation, and the role of digital technologies in libraries, museums and cultural heritage. Finally, I have been a member of the European Association of Digital Humanities (EADH) since 2015.  


  • Kamposiori, C., Warwick, C., & Mahony, C. (forthcoming). Building Personal Collections in Art History. In: Champion, E., Dallas, C., & Benardou, A. (eds.), Cultural Heritage Digital Tools and Infrastructure. Ashgate, UK.
  • Markowski, M., Ntalla, I., Kamposiori, C., & Routsis, V. (2015). Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Affective Experiences. Proceedings from the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015), London, UK. Available at
  • Spiliopoulou, A.Y., Mahony, S., Routsis, V., & Kamposiori, C. (2014). Cultural institutions in the digital age: British Museum's use of Facebook Insights. Special section of the Participations Journal: Researching audiences in digital mediated and interactive experiences, 11(1), 286-303. Available at
  • Kamposiori, C., Warwick, C., & Mahony, S. (2014). Facilitating Scholarly Communication in Art Historical Research: the role of personal collections. Paper presented at the Working Meeting in Zadar 'Downstream from the Digital Humanities'. University of Zadar, Croatia, 29-30 May 2014.  
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kamposiori, C. & Benardou, A. (2011). Collaboration in Art Historical Research: Looking at primitives. Kunstgeschichte, Open Peer Reviewed Journal. Available at






Twitter: @CKamposiori