My research interests include digital history, born-digital archives (particularly the archived web), digital cultural heritage, cultural heritage institutions and social media, and open-access publishing. I’ve published most recently on Non-Print Legal Deposit and web archives, born-digital archives and the problem of search, and the archiving and analysis of national web domains. My current research projects include the UK-Ireland Digital Humanities Association: a Network for Research Capacity Enhancement; Heritage Connector; CLEOPATRA: Cross-Lingual Event-Centric Open Analytics Research Academy and WARCnet.

On research leave through September 2024.

PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising PhD students who are studying: online media coverage of the Olympic Games; online media coverage of European parliamentary elections in the early 21st century; using metadata to make museum collections more inclusive and accessible; the archiving of social media; and museum collections as networked images. I would be interested in supervising future PhD projects concerned with born-digital archives (particularly web archives), digital cultural heritage, digital publishing and open access, the impact of the digital on humanities research (especially history), and peer review and methods of evaluation in the digital environment.