The keynote speaker at the CIG Conference 2016 will be Dr James Baker, Lecturer in Digital History and Archives at the School of History, Art History and Philosophy and at the Sussex Humanities Lab.
James is a historian of long eighteenth century Britain and a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow. He holds degrees from the University of Southampton and latterly the University of Kent, where in 2010 he completed his doctoral research on the late-Georgian satirical artist-engraver Isaac Cruikshank.
As an eighteenth centuryist, his research interests include satirical art, the making and selling of printed objects, urban protest, and corpus analysis. His near historical interests include the curation of personal digital archives, the critical examination of forensic software and captures, the use of born-digital archives in historical research, and scribing and archiving in the age of the hard disk.
Prior to joning Sussex, James has held positions of Digital Curator at the British Library and Postdoctoral Fellow with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies of British Art. He is a convenor of the Institute of Historical Research Digital History seminar and a member of the History Lab Plus Advisory Board.
We very much hope you will be able to join us in Swansea to hear James’ keynote on Library Carpentry, whether as a day delegate or while attending the full conference. The early bird offer has now closed but bookings remain open until 17th August 2016.
To see the full programme for the conference and to book online visit the conference web page here.