I’m concentrating on finishing my PhD, so I’m not saying yes to things until June 2015. In the meantime, my edited volume on ‘Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage’ for Ashgate, featuring chapters from some of the most amazing people working in the field has just been published (October 2014). (I know I’m biased, but seriously.) For a limited time, you can read my introduction on Ashgate’s website: Crowdsourcing Our Cultural Heritage: Introduction.
From September – December 2014 I’m based at Trinity College Dublin for a CENDARI Visiting Research Fellowship. If you might be in Dublin over that time, let me know!
In October I gave a paper asking Where is the revolution in citizen history? The place of crowdsourcing in public history at the Public History in a Digital World: The Revolution Reconsidered conference in Amsterdam, ran a workshop on visualising collections at the Geffrye Museum and presented in an online seminar on ‘Crowdsourcing 101: Fundamentals and Case Studies’. In November I’m giving a paper on Citizen History and its discontents for the IHR Digital History seminar series, launching my book, Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage at UCL then keynoting at New Zealand’s National Digital Forum (talking about the Participatory Commons), and I’ll also be in London for the Museums Computer Group’s UKMW14: Museums Beyond the Web. In December I’m presenting on ‘Linking lived experiences of the First World War: a pilot with WWI collections‘ at the Trinity College Long Room Hub. In January I return to my PhD for the last few months of writing-up. After the thesis, I’ve got some workshops and travel for talks already booked in for March and May 2015, but I’ll also be available for freelance or permanent work around mid-2015.
Some recent papers
I’ve stopped updating this while I finish my thesis, but…
In August 2014 I taught ‘Crowdsourcing Cultural Heritage’ with Ben Brumfield at the HILT Summer School (Humanities Intensive Learning + Teaching) at MITH in Maryland. In July I presented “Lightweight usability testing for digital humanities projects (AKA, ‘testing doesn’t have to be taxing’)” in the Introduction to Digital Humanities strand of the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2014 then I went to Lausanne to present ‘Play as Process and Product: On Making Serendip-o-matic’ at Digital Humanities 2014 with fellow alumni of 2013’s One Week One Tool. In April 2014 I was a keynote speaker at the 3rd international Sharing is Caring seminar, in May I was in Bristol for the Museums Computer Group’s Museums Get Mobile and in Boston for THATCamp NE.