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


Federico Nanni

February 2019 - January 2022

Federico is a Research Data Scientist at The Alan Turing Institute, working as part of the Research Engineering Group. His research focuses on adopting (and adapting) Natural Language Processing methods for supporting studies in the Digital History and Computational Social Sciences. 

Prior to joining the Institute, he completed a PhD in History of Technology and Digital Humanities at the University of Bologna focused on the use of web archives in historical research and has been a postdoc in Computational Social Science at the Data and Web Science Group of the University of Mannheim.

Federico is a historian by training and works exploring the intersections between digital humanities, computational social science, internet studies and natural language processing.