Fellow Detail

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Name Anna-Maria Sichani
Affiliation University of London
Department School of Advanced Study
Group Digital Humanities Research Hub
Research area code (P3) Media studies
Fellowship Inauguration Year 2020
Institutional Website https://www.sas.ac.uk/digital-humanities/dhrh/people/sichani
Website https://amsichani.github.io
ORCID 0000-0001-6778-4610
GitHub amsichani
Twitter amsichani
LinkedIn anna-maria-sichani/

My research interests include literary, cultural and media history, cultural and social aspects of media(l) changes, born-digital archives, digital scholarly editing and publishing of historical assets, scholarly communication, research infrastructures and digital pedagogy.

I am passionate about openness, transparency, reproducibility and inclusivity in research environments and workflows.

Short Biography

I am currently a Post-Doc Research Associate in Digital Humanities at Digital Humanities Research Hub, School of Advanced Study, University of London, working on the AHRC-Towards a National Collection- funded project “The Congruence Engine: Digital Tools for New Collections-Based Industrial Histories”. I hold also a UKRI Policy and Engagement Fellowship in Digital Research and Innovation Infrastructure. Previously, she has been a Fellow in Media History and Historical Data Modelling, at the Department of Media, Film and Music at University of Sussex and Sussex Humanities Lab, working on the AHRC-funded ‘Connected Histories of the BBC’ project and I has been collaborating as an Early Career Investigator (ECI) with the COST Action “Distant Reading for European Literary History” (CA16204). Before that, I held a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship as an Early Stage Researcher affiliated with the Digital Scholarly Editing Initial Training Network (DiXiT) (http://dixit.uni-koeln.de), based at Huygens ING and a PhD Research Fellowship at King’s Digital Lab (https://www.kdl.kcl.ac.uk). I am currently serving at the Editorial Board and as guest editor of The review journal for digital editions and resources ( https://ride.i-d-e.de) and I am member of the Editorial board and the Education Manager at The Programming Historian (https://programminghistorian.org). I have collaborated with a number of Digital Humanities projects (COST Action “Distant Reading for European Literary History” (https://www.distant-reading.net) (CA16204), Transcribe Bentham (http://transcribe-bentham.ucl.ac.uk/td/Transcribe_Bentham) , DARIAH-GR - DYAS (http://www.dyas-net.gr) etc) .

My research, work experience and expertise revolve toward the materiality and its relationship to the digital and more generally the entanglements of technology with cultural and literary production and the public sphere and my skills include data modelling, encoding and digital publication of historical materials, digital scholarly editing, data architecture and analysis.

Throughout my research and work practice I have developed and I am actively promoting a comprehensive approach towards research software in the Humanities - from developing, reusing, evaluating to integrating and teaching software - and I seek to communicate this approach through various initiatives, workshops, and communication channels. I am also a keen advocate of open scholarship in Humanities disciplines for all aspects of scholarly communication, from academic publications, data management, code documentation and sharing practices as well as workflows.

Previous events

Title Start date End date
Collaborations Workshop 2020 Monday, 30 March 2020 Thursday, 02 April 2020

Blog Posts

Blog Publish date
(Do not) make it new: On Reusing Research Software and Tools in Digital Humanities Scholarship Thursday, 13 May 2021