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Dr Sharon Webb

Post:Lecturer in Digital Humanities - Digital History/Archives (History)
Other posts:Lecturer (Sussex Humanities Lab)
Location:ARTS A A123
Email:Sharon.Webb@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:6744
UK:01273 876744
International:+44 1273 876744

Research expertise:
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Biography

Sharon is a Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of Sussex, History Department and a member of the Sussex Humanities Lab. Sharon is a historian of Irish associational culture and nationalism (eighteenth and nineteenth century) and a digital humanities practitioner, with a background in requirements/user analysis, digital preservation, digital archiving, text encoding and data modelling. Sharon also has programming and coding experience and has contributed to the successful development of major national digital infrastructures.

Sharon’s current research interests include community archives and identity, with a special interest in LGBTQ+ archives, social network analysis (method and theory), and research data management. She is PI for a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (2018) on the topic of community archives and digital preservation, working with a number of community projects, including Queer in Brighton. 

Role

Lecturer in Digital Humanities