Information Studies


Simon Mahony

Simon Mahony

I am Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities and Principal Teaching Fellow in Digital Humanities at the Department of Information Studies, University College London (UCL). I currently teach the modules Electronic Publishing, Legal and Social Aspects of Electronic Publishing, and XML.

My research interests are in the application of new technologies to the study of the ancient world, using new web based mechanisms and digital resources to build and sustain learning communities, collaborative an innovative working. I am also active in the field of distance learning and am a member of the University of London's Centre for Distance Education. In addition, I have an interest in the development of education practice and the use of new tools and technologies to facilitate this.

I am chair of the New UCL Open Education Special Interest Group, on the Project Management Team and a member of the Project Board for the UCL Open Educational Resources (OER) Repository.

I am a member of the UCL Student Recruitment Interest Group and the recipient of support from UCL's Global Engagement Funding.

I am on the Advisory Council of Panta Rei, Revista digital de ciencia y didactica de la Historia at the University of Murcia.

I am Academic Advisor to TRAC: Teen Reading Action Campaign which is a small charity project founded at UCL DIS to promote reading and the love of books amongst teenagers.

I am also an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Classical Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London), one of the founding editors of the Digital Classicist, organising our summer seminar series and various conference panels, and editor at the Stoa Consortium.

Trans-Atlantic yachtsman.

Office hours:

  • Term 1: Monday 10-11
  • Term 2: Friday 10-11
  • At other times by appointment

Office: Room G19
Foster Court (Malet Place)


Email: s.mahony@ucl.ac.uk
UCL extension: 30092
Direct Line: 020 7679 0092 (non-UK: +44 20 7679 0092)
Fax: 020 7383 0557 (non-UK: +44 20 7383 0557)

Twitter: @simon_mahony
Skype: simonmahony

Correspondence address:
Simon Mahony
Department of Information Studies
Foster Court
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT