How to apply for visiting fellowships (non-stipendiary)

The DHRH welcomes non-stipendiary visiting research fellows, usually for a period of between 3 and 12 months, open to scholars and practitioners in digital humanities and related fields in the UK and abroad. Visiting fellows have access to the libraries and other resources of the School of Advanced Study and will be part of the vibrant DHRH community for the duration of their stay. They will be expected to both give and attend talks and research training events at the School or elsewhere in the UK, or contribute in other ways. To apply, please write to valerie.james@sas.ac.uk with a short CV, a one-page summary of the research and other engagement activities to be carried out while visiting the Hub, and the name and email address of an academic referee. Fellowship applications are decided by an academic committee; it is recommended that applicants write at least three months before they wish to join us.

Current Fellows

Jessica Borge

April 2019 – March 2022

Jessica is an interdisciplinary researcher in the field of 20th century British History, specialising in the intersection of business, society and media. As well as being a Visiting Fellow in Digital Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, Jessica holds a professional position as digital collections/scholarship manager at Archives & Research Collections, King's College London. 

Jessica’s main research interests lie within the fields of 20th century social, business and media history (broadly defined); the history of marketing practice incorporating Public Relations; media regulation (advertising, pharmaceutical advertising); British television and film in relation to corporate and social interest (trade, advertising, publicity); comparative market cultures and the history of retailing, especially in relation to difficult-to-sell products and services.

Her monograph, Protective Practices: A History of the London Rubber Company and the Condom Business is published by McGill-Queens University Press. For more information, see www.londonrubbercompany.com



Michael VanHoose

January 2022 - December 2022

Michael VanHoose is a Postgraduate Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies (IES) and Digital Humanities Research Hub (DHRH).

Michael studies the economics of the Anglophone book trade and the material cultures of literary texts. A PhD candidate in English at the University of Virginia, they are writing a dissertation on fiction publishing during the British Romantic period. As a Postgraduate Fellow at the IES, they are working to restore Robin Alston’s born-digital Library History Database to public access, with the ultimate aim of using it to analyze the geographic spread of commercial and associational libraries in the British Isles through 1850.







Shani Evenstein Sigalov

February 2022 - August 2023

Shani is an educator, lecturer, researcher and Free Knowledge advocate, exploring the intersection of Education, Technology, Innovation and Openness. As part of her PhD research at the Technology & Learning Program, School of Education, Tel Aviv University (TAU), Shani explores how the Semantic Web, more specifically Wikidata, could be used as a learning platform. As a Visiting Fellow she is interested in examining how Open Knowledge, Wikimedia projects and Digital Humanities tools and approaches, can advance engagement with information and Data Literacy, in the Educational and Cultural Heritage sectors.

As an educator and lecturer at TAU, Shani served as an EdTech Innovation Strategist at the School of Medicine. She is also integrating elements from the Open Knowledge Movements into the academic curriculum, focusing on gender equality, knowledge equity and a positive social impact, by advancing Open Education and the creation of OERs among other things. In this capacity she has designed and directed the first, for-credit, academic courses in the world to integrate Wikipedia & Wikidata into higher education, which she has been leading since 2013.

As a Free and Open Knowledge advocate, her volunteer work is devoted to initiating and supporting Open Education and Open Culture (GLAM), Open & FAIR Science and Open Data initiatives. She serves as the editor-in-chief and Chairperson at Project Ben-Yehuda, the largest, free digital library for Hebrew writings; and also serves as the Vice Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees, the non-profit that supports Wikipedia and its sister projects worldwide.



Paula Granados Garcia

Mrach 2022 - February 2023

Paula is the Digital Curator of the Endangered Material Knowledge Programme at the British Museum, where she is responsible for the digital component of the programme including repository management, metadata research and safeguarding, and all aspects of digital asset ingest and publication, ensuring best practice in managing rights and ethics.

Paula received her Ph.D. in archaeological research and Linked Open Data from the Open University in 2020. Her research focuses on the intersection between Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage, by looking at how digital technologies can help individuals in accessing, sharing, and building upon archaeological and ethnographical knowledge.

Before joining EMKP, Paula was Project Curator for ResearchSpace at the British Museum, where she was involved with the implementation and customisation of specific curatorial research projects, including semantic data mapping and knowledge modeling and representation. She is a co-organiser of the Digital Classicist Seminar, hosted by the ICS and the DHRH and since 2021, Paula is a member of the Pelagios Network (connects researchers, scientists, and curators to link and explore the history of places) and the Steering Committee of the Linked Pasts Symposium.


Former Fellows

Federico Nanni

February 2019 - January 2022