Information Studies


Hannah Smyth

I am a Lecturer (Teaching) on the Archives and Records Management and the Digital Humanities postgraduate programmes. I am also Admissions Tutor for the ARM programme.

I recently completed my MSCA-funded PhD (2021) at UCL titled: The Decade of Centenaries and the Irish commemorative impulse: gender, identity and digital cultural heritage, and supervised by Andrew Flinn and Julianne Nyhan. As part of my studies I was a member of the doctoral consortium Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe: Towards an integrated, interdisciplinary and transnational training model in cultural heritage research and management (CHEurope).

My research interests are in critical heritage studies and feminist digital humanities.


With Diego Ramirez Echavarria (2021) 'Twitter and feminist commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising.' Journal of Digital History, vol. 1, no. 1, 2021, pp. 142-167. https://doi.org/10.1515/jdh-2021-1006 (Interactive version: https://journalofdigitalhistory.org/en/article/SLCj9T3MsrEk)

With Julianne Nyhan and Andrew Flinn (2020) ‘Opening the “black box” of digital cultural heritage processes: feminist digital humanities and critical heritage studies’ in eds. Schuster, Kristen and Dunn, Stuart,  Routledge International Handbook of Research Methods in Digital Humanities, (Routledge) pp.295-308

See: UCDH Blog: Opening the ‘black box’ of digital cultural heritage processes: feminist digital humanities and critical heritage studies

With Kirsty Fife, Victoria Hoyle and Hannah Ishmael (2019): 'Building a community of critical practice through reflective reading,' ALISS Quarterly, Vol.14, No. 3., Special issue: Championing Diversity.  

With Charles Travis (2017): Tell the Story of Irish Public History, in Learn ArcGIS (Esri Press, USA).

(2016) The Civilian Dead: Counting the human cost of the 1916 Rising, Century Ireland.


Email: hannah.smyth@ucl.ac.uk

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hannah-Smyth-3

Phone: +44 203 1083 640

Office: 119 Foster Court

Office Hour: by appointment