I study how historical sources and cultural heritage materials change when they are digitised. I do this by looking for the traces of digitality, or the markers of digitisation in museum collections and records, in digital corpora and across scholarly communication platforms.
I completed my PhD in 2016 in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College, London. My research focussed on the ways in which digitisation changes how identity is represented in national museums.
At Pelagios, I work with museums and scholars to understand how creating linked data connections between historical sources can be used to help ask new questions of old materials.
Previously, I was a researcher at the African Commons Project, where I worked on questions of open access, scholarly communication and access to knowledge in the global south. I was also part of the Constitution of Public Intellectual Life project at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
I can (occasionally) be found at @rebamex