Project Team

Dr Nick Baron, Associate Professor in History, University of Nottingham. Nick specialises in 20th-century Russian history and historical geography; histories of migration and refugees; visual culture; and cartography. He has extensive experience of working on digital humanities projects, and of collaborating with museums, libraries and community history groups. More details can be found on his webpage.

Dr Sarah Badcock, Associate Professor in Modern History, University of Nottingham. Sarah is an expert in 19th- and early 20th-century Russian history; penal history; and histories of work. More details of her scholarly and public engagement activities can be found on her webpage.

Dr Erin Snyder, Digital Research Manager, University of Nottingham. Erin’s academic background is in 19th-century English literature, and she has also worked in software development. She leads a team of Digital Research Specialists, working across the University of Nottingham to provide specialist technical advice and innovation to researchers.

Charlotte Pratley, Director, Culture Syndicates. Charlotte specialises in applying practical business knowledge to the cultural heritage sector through Culture Syndicates’ projects with collections, access, marketing and workforce development. She has significant experience in co-production methods of participatory engagement to develop deeper relationships between communities and heritage organisations. For more information on Charlie, see her LinkedIn webpage.

Hayley Cotterill, Senior Archivist (Academic and Public Engagement), Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham. Hayley is a specialist on 19th- and 20th-century manuscripts. For more information see her webpage.

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Dr Aaron McGaughey, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History, University of Nottingham. Aaron recently completed his PhD on late 19th-century Russian history at the University of Nottingham. He has also worked with the Galleries of Justice Museum, Nottingham, on an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project examining the rehabilitation of young offenders in the early 20th century.

Ian Wilson, Senior Business Analyst, Information Services, University of Nottingham. Ian is coordinating a team of user experience specialists and developers to develop the COREL specification document and mock-up interface (see Aims). For more information on Ian, see his LinkedIn page.

Mike Carey, Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD student, Department of History, University of Nottingham and the British Library.

Seonaid Rogers, Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD student, Department of History, University of Nottingham and the British Museum.

Mike Noble,  Community Liaison Officer, Centre for Hidden Histories, University of Nottingham.

We are also grateful to all members of the Life Lines community history group for their support and participation.

Advisory Board

In addition, an Advisory Board provides input on iterations of the digital curation tool during its development. Members include:

  • Professor John Beckett, Professor of Local History, University of Nottingham and Director, Centre for Hidden Histories
  • Dr Katharina Lorenz, Associate Professor of Classics and Director of Research Priority Area ‘Heritage & the Digital’, University of Nottingham
  • Ruth Imeson, Team Manager for Archives and Local Studies, Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Dr Katya Rogatchevskaia, Lead Curator of East European Collections, British Library
  • Dr St John Simpson, Assistant Keeper of the Department of the Middle East, British Museum
  • Dr Paul Carter, Principal Modern Domestic Records Specialist, The National Archives
  • Iqbal Husain, Outreach and Learning Officer, Education and Outreach Department, The National Archives

We welcome expressions of interest in joining the Advisory Board from colleagues with suitable expertise and experience. Please contact us via the Feedback page.