Workshop Leaders

The session leaders at ‘Transforming Postgraduate Research’ bring together expertise in different aspects of digital humanities.

Using Social Media for Digital Engagement’, Dr Nadine Muller (Liverpool John Moores University)

Dr Nadine Muller completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Salford and Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of Hull. Her research covers Victorian and neo-Victorian literature and culture, feminist theory and practice, women’s fiction, and cultural histories of women and gender from the nineteenth century to the present day. She is currently working on two book projects: The Feminist Politics of Neo-Victorian Fiction, 2000-2010 and The Widow in in British Literature and Culture, 1850-2010. She is a member of the Journal of Gender Studies editorial board and co-editor of Women and Belief, 1852-1928 (2012). Dr Muller has a keen interest in postgraduate and early-career development. You can find out more about her and her academic activities by following her on Twitter (@Nadine_Muller) or by visiting her website.

‘Blogs and Websites: How to Digitally Develop Your Research Profile’, Dr Amber Regis (University of Sheffield)

Amber Regis is Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests lie in the fields of life-writing and adaptation studies, and she is fascinated by the different ways in which stories are used to describe and understand our lives. She has published work on John Addington Symonds, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, and she is currently at work on a study of Victorian experiements in life-writing and a new edition of the memoirs of John Addington Symonds. She keeps a research blog called ‘Looking Glasses at Odd Corners‘ and tweets @AmberRegis.

‘Creatively Exploring Digital Possibilities for Postgraduate Research’, Siân Prime (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Siân is a trainer, facilitator, coach and consultant. She has hands-on experience of running creative businesses as well as being a lecturer in creative enterprise, cultural policy and management. She is currently Director of the Goldsmiths MA in Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship. She has worked for IIMB in Bangalore and nationally for the Arts Council England, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts and for the Cultural Enterprise Office, Scotland. She’s also worked within a number of sub-regions to deliver business advice, training and coaching for creative individuals and organisations. She has developed the material for Insight Out and Starter for Six, enterprise training programmes for innovative businesses.

‘Open Educational Resources and Digital Engagement’, University of Oxford Learning Technologies Group

The Learning Technologies Group supports all divisions within the University of Oxford in the development and innovative use of IT in teaching and research. Recent projects in the humanities include Triton (politics and international relations), Great Writers Inspire (literature), the First World War Poetry Digital Archive (history and literature) and SPINDLE (linguistics). Kate Lindsay will provide an introduction to online educational resources and explain their current place in the academy and speak about how graduate students have been involved in recent Oxford projects.