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Doctor James Baker

Doctor James Baker

Director of Digital Humanities

Research interests

  • cultural heritage
  • digital humanities
  • knowledge organisation

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.

Connect with James

Email: j.w.baker@soton.ac.uk

Address: B65, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, SO17 1BF (View in Google Maps)

Research

Research interests

  • cultural heritage
  • digital humanities
  • knowledge organisation
  • infrastructure studies
  • data environmentalism

Current research

Having completed my doctoral research on the late-Georgian artist-engraver Isaac Cruikshank, these days I work at the intersection of history, cultural heritage, and digital technologies. I am currently researching histories of knowledge organisation in twentieth century Britain.

In 2021, I began a major new Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project 'Beyond Notability: Re-evaluating Women's Work in Archaeology, History and Heritage, 1870 – 1950'. Recent externally funded research projects have focused on legacy descriptions of art objects ('Legacies of Catalogue Descriptions and Curatorial Voice: Opportunities for Digital Scholarship', Arts and Humanities Research Council), the preservation of intangible cultural heritage ('Coptic Culture Conservation Collective', British Council, and 'Heritage Repertoires for inclusive and sustainable development', British Academy), the born digital archival record ('Digital Forensics in the Historical Humanities', European Commission), and decolonial futures for museum collections ('Making African Connections: Decolonial Futures for Colonial Collections', Arts and Humanities Research Council).

Research projects

Active projects

Researchers:
Sponsor: Arts & Humanities Research Council
Researchers:
Sponsor: Arts & Humanities Research Council
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