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Historical simulacra: breathing life into the digital dead

26 January 2019

 The blog post that follows is adapted from the text of a short presentation I gave to a symposium held at the Unviersity of Sussex on the 18th of January 2019 - Subjectivity,...

Twenty five years of the REF and me.

3 April 2018

Over on Twitter there has been a recent series of posts on the #REF, and a lot of contention about its use and its worth; and its impact on the humanities in particular. The raw emotion...

I was recenlty charged to say a few words at a launch event for James Baker's new monograph, The Business...

5 July 2017

I was recenlty charged to say a few words at a launch event for James Baker's new monograph, The Business of Satirical Prints in Late-Georgian England.  I am afraid that in the...

Research Infrastructure and the Future of National Libraries

3 February 2017

In my role as a member of the British Library Advisory Council, I was recently asked to present a few thoughts on how research infrastructure might change in response to the changing...