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Hannah Smyth

Hannah (she/her) is a Research Assistant for Multimodal Digital Oral History, as well as a Lecturer on the Archives and Records Management and the Digital Humanities postgraduate programmes at University College London (UCL).

She is a member of the research and training consortium Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe: Towards an integrated, interdisciplinary and transnational training model in cultural heritage research and management (CHEurope), and attached to work package 3: Digital Heritage. Her doctoral thesis, completed in 2021, was undertaken as part of this consortium and concerned the politics of digitisation during the Irish 'Decade of Centenaries' programme, and feminist commemoration of the 1916 Rising on Twitter.

Hannah's research interests include critical heritage studies, archives and digital humanities, public history, feminist commemoration and uses of the past. 

Recent publications include: (with Diego Ramirez Echavarria)  'Twitter and feminist commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising.' Journal of Digital History, jdh001 (2021), and (with Julianne Nyhan and Andrew Flinn) 'Opening the "black box" of digital cultural heritage processes: feminist digital humanities and critical heritage studies' in eds. Schuster, Kristen and Dunn, Stuart, Routledge International Handbook of Research Methods in Digital Humanities (Routledge, 2020), pp.295-308

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