About Julianne Nyhan

Professor Dr Julianne Nyhan FRHistS, is Chair of Humanities Data Science and Methodology at the Institute of History, TU Darmstadt, Germany.

Her research seeks to understand more about the social, cultural, intellectual and technical processes and conditions that have shaped the remediation and analysis of Humanities and Cultural Heritage sources as data. Accordingly, her research is interdisciplinary and often undertaken at the interface of computing, the humanities and cultural heritage. Areas of particular research interest include: digital humanities, digital history, oral history, the history of computing (especially in the humanities), collections as data and the history of information. Her publications are listed here.

She is currently Principal Investigator of “The Sloane Lab: Looking Back to Build Future Shared Collections”, an Arts and Humanities Research Council “Towards a National Collection”-funded research project. To lead this project, she remains as part-time Professor of Digital Humanities, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom, where she worked from 2011-2022 before she moved to TU Darmstadt. Her completed projects include jointly leading the ‘Digital heritage. The future role of heritage and archive collections in a digital world’ work package (WP3) of the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN CHEurope – Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe (2016-2021) and she was co-Investigator of Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks In Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914 (OcEx), funded through the Transatlantic Platform’s 2017 Digging Into Data Challenge (see Projects).

She usually teaches in the areas of digital humanities, digital history and oral history. At present her teaching is primarily on the Data and Discourse Studies MA programme of TU Darmstadt. She has supervised a number of PhD students to successful completion. She was formerly Deputy- and Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities (2018-2021) and Director of UCL’s MA and MSc in Digital Humanities programmes (2017-2021).

She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, United Kingdom; Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Walter Benjamin Kolleg, University of Bern, Switzerland; Editorial Board Member of the Oxford University Press journal Digital Scholarship in the Humanities and External Examiner of the Digital Humanities MPhil programme, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (see CV), among other roles.  

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