Team

The heart of Digital Humanities is its interdisciplinarity.

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The Centre is composed by an interfaculty team with diverse interests in Digital Humanities:

Dr Patricia Murrieta-Flores      

Dr Panos Ritsos, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Panagiotis Ritsos (Panos) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Chester, UK, and a member of the Visualization, Interaction & Graphics research group. His research expertise is on Wearable Computing, Mixed and Virtual Reality, and Information Visualization. He is interested in exploring the application of Human-Computer Interaction in Digital Humanities.

Dr Panos Ritsos

Dr Panos Ritsos, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Panagiotis Ritsos (Panos) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Chester, UK, and a member of the Visualization, Interaction & Graphics research group. His research expertise is on Wearable Computing, Mixed and Virtual Reality, and Information Visualization. He is interested in exploring the application of Human-Computer Interaction in Digital Humanities.

Prof Howard Williams

 Prof Howard Williams, Professor in Archaeology

Howard Williams is Professor of Archaeology in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Chester. His research focuses on medieval and modern mortuary and commemorative practices. His work incorporates the role of digital technologies to record, investigate and interpret mortuary contexts, monuments and landscapes, as well as the public engagement in mortuary archaeology through digital means including blogging and social media.

Helen Southall

Dr Helen Southall, Senior Lecturer Computer Science

Helen Southall is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Chester, UK. Her research interests include histories of social networks and scenes (for example, live music scenes), and the history and communication of science.  She is interested in exploring the application of Social Network Analysis, Text Analysis, and Visualisation in Digital Humanities.

Dr Thomas Pickles, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History

Tom Pickles is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and ArchaeologyUniversity of Chester, UK. His research focuses on the social history of the early medieval Church, combining history with archaeology, art history, and the study of place-names. He is interested in combining relational databases with GIS and digital imaging software to record the distribution of evidence for churches in the landscape.

 Dr Serban Pop

Dr Serban Pop, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Serban Pop is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Chester, UK, and a member of the Visualization, Interaction & Graphics research group. His research expertise is on Applied Mathematics, Modelling and Simulation, Image Processing and Virtual Reality. He is interested in exploring the application of Image Processing and Virtual Simulations in Digital Humanities.

 Dr Ruth Nugent

Dr Ruth Nugent, Visiting Lecturer in Archaeology

Ruth Nugent is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of History and ArchaeologyFaculty of Humanities, at the University of Chester, UK. Her research focuses on strategies of physical interaction between the living and the dead in English mortuary contexts from the 5th century AD to the modern day in (pre-/proto-/post-) Christian cosmologies. She is interested in synthesising, identifying, mapping, and visualising evidence of absence, presence and touch using digital technologies.

 Dr David Harry

Dr David Harry, Lecturer in History

David Harry is a Lecturer in the Department of History and Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities, at the University of Chester, UK. His research focuses on the religious and political culture of late-medieval and early modern England, in particular the ways in which political ideology could shape religious practice. He is interested in applying Natural Language Processing to early printed sources in order to better understand the development of commonwealth theory in the pre-modern period.

 

 Dr Andrew Miles, Lecturer in Geography

 Andrew Miles is a lecturer in the department of Geography and International Development, Faculty of Social Science, at the University of Chester. He has a broad research interest in the applications of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), spatial analysis and cartography which spans the realms of physical and human geography and the Digital Humanities.

 Dr Thaddeus Eze

Dr Thaddeus Eze, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Thaddeus Eze is a Lecturer in Computer Science at the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Chester. He is the convener of the Computer Science Research Seminars series. His research expertise is on Trustworthy Autonomics and MANET (mobile ad hoc network) with current interest in applying trustworthy autonomics to different application domains.

 Prof Claire Griffiths

Prof Claire Griffiths, Head of Department Modern Languages

Claire Griffiths is professor of Francophone Studies and head of the department of Modern Languages at the University of Chester. Her research interests cover various aspects of politics and culture in the regions that were once part of the French empires in Africa. She has published on gender politics in francophone Africa, on French colonial and postcolonial policies, and more latterly on visual representations of slavery in francophone African art.

 

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Dr Mark Duffett, Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies

Dr Mark Duffett is a Reader in Media and Cultural Studies in the Media department of the University of Chester, UK, and a member of IASPM. His is author of the book Understanding Fandom (Bloomsbury 2013) and has research interests that include popular music, media fandom and Elvis Presley.

Dr Jessica Van Horssen, Senior Researcher in History

Jessica van Horssen is a Senior Researcher in the  Department of History and ArchaeologyUniversity of Chester, where she manages the Diverse Narratives project. Her research focuses on transnational contamination within the global asbestos trade during the 19th and 20th centuries. She is interested in making links between place and people in her analysis of how societies come to understand risk, danger, and contamination. Her first monograph, A Town Called Asbestos: Environmental Change, Contamination, and Resilience in a Resource Community, is available here.


 

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