Upcoming talks and travel

Poster for a talk at Trinity College Dublin with illustrations of a man working in a factory and a soldier in a trench with sandbags and barbed wire
Trinity lecture poster

I'll be in Australia (Melbourne, Ballina and Brisbane) in February and March 2024. Get in touch if you'd like to meet for a chat about digital scholarship, digital humanities or AI / machine learning in libraries, archives and museums!

In March I'm keynoting at the fabulous Making Meaning 2024 conference, 'Collections as data' at the State Library of Queensland, Australia.

Then I'm back in the UK for a British Library / Guardian collaboration on 'Safeguarding Tomorrow: The impact of AI in media & information industries'. I'm on a panel on 'messy data in the age of “intelligent” machines' at Jisc DigiFest (online) the same week.

In April I'm giving a keynote on 'Machine Learning for Collections' at the University of Cambridge Cultural Heritage Data School. I'll also be speaking at an event for the Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections (AMARC).

In early June I'm in Scotland as one of the CILIPS Annual Conference 2024 keynotes.

I may be in DC / Virginia in early August.

I'll be in Luxembourg in early September.

Recent books

I'm currently working on chapters for the final Living with Machines book.

In January 2023, Collaborative Historical Research in the Age of Big Data: Lessons from an Interdisciplinary Project by Ruth Ahnert, Emma Griffin, me and Giorgia Tolfo was published by Cambridge University Press.

In 2021 I wrote another book with 15 or so brilliant co-authors: The Collective Wisdom Handbook: perspectives on crowdsourcing in cultural heritage

My edited volume on 'Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage' for Ashgate, featuring chapters from some of the most amazing people working in the field was published in October 2014 and reprinted a few times subsequently. You can read my introduction on the OU repository: Crowdsourcing Our Cultural Heritage: Introduction.

By day, I'm usually at work at home at the British Library, so drop me a line if you'd like to meet for coffee and a chat. My availability for events is limited, but you can drop me a line if you'd like to book me for an event.

Some recent papers

Some publications are listed or accessible at my ORCID page, my Open University repository page, Humanities Commons page, Zenodo, and my Zotero page.

This page is rarely up-to-date or complete, but here's a summary of talks, fellowships, writing, etc in 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011. You can also follow me on twitter (@mia_out) mastodon @[email protected] / https://hcommons.social/@mia for updates.

Previous papers are generally listed at miaridge.com or on my blog, Open Objects.