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Our Methods Fellows share their expertise in methods or practices relevant to DH research. The design and deliver a series of (currently online) workshop sessions and are active in the growing CDH community.


Chiara Capulli
CDH Data Schools Fellow 

Chiara Capulli is an AHRC-funded PhD student in the Department of History of Art, with a research project that examines the consequences brought by the 1529 Guasto of Florence to the artistic and architectural heritage of a number of suburban religious houses. In her PhD, she tackles the themes of displacement, artistic identity and networks of artistic patronage by integrating traditional art historical research with the spatial methodologies of GIS and 3D reconstruction. As a researcher on the Getty-funded Florence 4D project (University of Exeter – University of Cambridge) over the past two years, she has addressed the problems of reconstructing and re-contextualising altarpieces on a large, city-wide scale; and has helped develop a pipeline for research-based 3D modelling, metadata-mapping and sharing using the CIDOC CRM ontology and IIIF manifests.

Email: cc826@cam.ac.uk


Dr Anna Cermakova
CDH Methods Fellow

Dr Anna Cermakova is Research Associate at the Faculty of Education working on the DIALLS project – an EC-funded project working with schools to understand how young people make sense of Europe, differing cultures and core values of tolerance, empathy and inclusion. For DIALLS, Anna works on classroom talk data collection and analysis. Before joining DIALLS, Anna was a Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow at the University of Birmingham working on GLARE project: Exploring Gender in Children’s Literature from a Cognitive Corpus Stylistic Perspective.

Anna is a corpus linguist; she has completed her PhD in corpus linguistics at Charles University (Prague). Her main research interests are in corpus stylistics with the focus on language of children’s literature, contrastive linguistics and literary translation, spoken language and corpus design and compilation. As CDH Methods Fellow, she is particularly interested in contextualising corpus linguistics within the context of digital humanities, exploring questions of representativeness of digital data collections, and the relationship between quantitative and qualitative and interdisciplinary approaches. 

Email: ac2326@cam.ac.uk


Dr Mary Chester-Kadwell
CDH Methods Fellow

Dr Mary Chester-Kadwell is a Senior Software Developer at Cambridge University Library and works on a variety of software for digital humanities research projects and the Library, such as Cambridge Digital Library (https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/). Originally from a humanities background, she has a PhD in the landscape archaeology and material culture of early medieval England, which focussed on data-driven spatial analysis with GIS and the methodology of metal detecting. 
 
For CDH Learning, Mary teaches coding (mainly in Python) and software engineering practices for research. Her interests centre around the pedagogy of coding and the history of technology. She is also part of the CDH Labs team, advising researchers on developing the technical aspects of their projects. Mary is an active member of the Research Software Engineering community.
 

Dr Sami Everett
CDH Methods Fellow 

Dr Samuel Sami Everett (who goes by Sami) is a Research Associate at CRASSH working on the Religious Diversity & the Secular University project. He holds a PhD in Politics from SOAS, University of London and a BA in North African Language and Culture from INALCO, Paris. His research focuses on the historical-colonial and spatial-political dimensions of interreligious identification to North Africa.

Email: se365@cam.ac.uk
Departmental Webpage: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/people/profile/samuel-sami-everett


Andrea Kocsis
CDH Data Schools Fellow

Andrea Kocsis is an ESRC DTP scholar, finishing her PhD at the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre. In her work, she combines traditional archive research and digital methods (NLP, GIS) in order to compare how urban landscape has changed as a result of WWI commemorations in capital cities (Paris, London and  Budapest).
 
She graduated in Communications major and Art Theory minor (BA and MA) as well as, Medieval Archaeology major and Archaeological Science minor (BA) from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.  She finished MA in General History at the Charles University in Prague and M2 in Territory, Space and Society at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. During her MPhil in Archaeological Heritage and Museums at Wolfson College Cambridge, she was working on the topic of the uses of medieval archaeology in Hungarian nation-building. She has recently been selected as the Friends of The National Archives Research Fellow in Advanced Digital Methods.
 

Dr Barbara McGillivray
CDH Methods Fellow 

Dr Barbara McGillivray is a Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics (Theoretical and Applied Linguistics), University of Cambridge, and Turing Research Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute. She is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Open Humanities Data, founder and convenor of the Humanities and Data Science Turing special interest group and Co-Investigator of the Living with Machines project. She has a degree in Classics and a degree in Mathematics, and her PhD was on computational linguistics for Latin. She has worked as a language technologist in the Dictionaries division of Oxford University Press and as a data scientist in the Open Research Group of Springer Nature.
 
Barbara's  research lies at the intersection between computational linguistics and historical linguistics. Her current research focusses on computational models of word meaning change in historical texts using machine learning methods combined with digital humanities expertise.
 
 

Dr Peter McMurray
CDH Methods Fellow

Peter McMurray is a Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at the Faculty of Music. His research and media-making practice focus on intersections of sound and culture, especially in Turkey and its diasporic communities. He is currently completing an ethnographic book and media project, Pathways to God: The Islamic Acoustics of Turkish Berlin. He has also written on the history of audio recording (especially tape) and more recent audiovisual media, including YouTube music and digital cinema. His audiovisual practice is informed strongly by phonography/non-fiction sound art and sensory ethnography. 
 
 

Past CDH Methods Fellows