Fellow Detail

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Name Emily Bell
Affiliation University of Leeds
Department School of English
Research area code (Q3) English studies
Fellowship Inauguration Year 2020
Institutional Website https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/english/staff/3258/dr-emily-bell
ORCID 0000-0002-2536-7816
Google Scholar https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=KTCY1fEAAAAJ&hl=en
GitHub emilyjlbell
Twitter EmilyJLB
  • Digital approaches to scholarly editing
  • Digital methods for literary and historical analysis
  • Encouraging interoperability between cultural heritage collections
  • Software development, good practice, inclusivity and community in Victorian studies
Short Biography

I am currently a Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of Leeds. I was previously a postdoctoral research fellow on the Society of Authors, 1884-1914 project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and a Research Associate on the COPIM (Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs) project, funded by Research England/the Arcadia Foundation. From 2018-2020, I was an RA in Digital Humanities on two projects which aimed to enable libraries to improve the choice and availability of historical newspapers, supporting a more informed technical and ethical use of collections by the public. 'Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks In Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914' also explored computational approaches to international news exchange in the nineteenth century, and was funded by an AHRC/ESRC Digging into Data grant. I am co-author of the Atlas of Digitised Newspapers & Metadata (2020), a key output from these projects. The Atlas (DOI:10.6084/m9.figshare.11560059) is an open access report which is the first of its kind, offering a guide to digitised newspaper collections through analysis of the metadata.

I have training in Python, XML, digital preservation, linked data and the semantic web, text mining, social network analysis, and geographic information system mapping. As a fellow, I hope to create a new community of practice within the Victorianist community in the UK through a series of workshops focused on basic DH skills, advanced skills for scholarly editing, and an introduction to AI and machine learning.

Previous events

Title Start date End date
CW21 Session '(Do not) make it new: On Reusing Research Software and Tools in Digital Humanities Scholarship' ( Blog post ) Tuesday, 30 March 2021 Thursday, 01 April 2021
Collaborations Workshop 2020 Tuesday, 31 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
Being a Digital Humanist in 2020 Wednesday, 16 December 2020