Resource Speakers

John Cariño, British Film Institute

John Cariño is the Archive Access Officer for the British Film Institute, working closely with the film conservation team at the BFI’s National Archive.

He joined the British Institute in 2005 after working in commercial distribution for Independent outfit, Indigo Film. Today, John works closely with creatives to develop, research, and create short to long form content that heavily promotes the BFI’s rich archival collection.

Michele Banal, British Library

Michele is Lead Curator of World and Traditional Music at the British Library’s sound archive. He has a background in ethnomusicology, documentary filmmaking and radio production. His research interests include audiovisual ethnomusicology, the music of West Africa (with a focus on Mande music), the music of the Black diaspora, and the history and evolution of the ‘world music’ phenomenon in Europe and North America. Since joining the British Library’s sound archive, he has been increasingly interested in issues of archival representation and in digital repatriation/reconnection projects.

FInlay Mackintosh, British Library

Having graduated from SOAS with an MMus degree in ethnomusicology, I now work as Curator of World and Traditional Music at the British Library. I began working at the Library on its major audio digitisation and access project “Unlocking Our Sound Heritage,” where I was responsible for conducting copyright clearance and sensitivity reviews for recordings from the World and Traditional Music section. This required locating and contacting, wherever possible, rights holders to recordings and asking permission to make them accessible online. Working with everyone from some of the most well-known international music stars to traditional communities also sparked some important conversations and has made me question how the archive deals with issues of copyright, ownership, cultural sensitivity, online access and the recirculation of cultural materials.

Jody Butterworth, Endangered Archives Programme

Jody Butterworth joined the Endangered Archives Programme team in 2012 as curator. The Programme facilitates the digitisation of archives around the world that are in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration while making them available to as wide an audience as possible. EAP is supported by Arcadia and administered by the British Library.

As part of her role, Jody co-authored Remote Capture: Digitising Cultural Heritage in Challenging Locations. She applied to the Barakat Trust to have the book translated into Arabic as part of outreach within the Middle East and North Africa regions.

Jody has MAs in the History of Art and Archaeology (SOAS) and in Museum Studies (Leicester). Prior to returning to her hometown of London, she spent seven years working and studying in Asia (Japan, China and Mongolia).

Paula Granados, Endagered Material Knowledge Programme

Paula Granados is the Digital Curator of EMKP and is responsible for the digital component of the programme, including repository management, metadata research, and safeguarding, and all aspects of digital asset ingest and publication, ensuring best practice in managing rights and ethics, and developing innovative approaches to digital curation. Paula received her Ph.D. in archaeological research and Linked Open Data from the Open University in 2020. Her research focuses on the field of knowledge modeling, metadata standards, open access licensing, and intellectual property rights in the cultural heritage sector, with a particular emphasis on the digital creation and mediation of knowledge in museums.

Before joining EMKP, Paula was Project Curator for ResearchSpace at the British Museum, where she was involved with the implementation and customisation of specific curatorial research projects, including semantic data mapping and knowledge modeling and representation. 

Paula currently holds a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Digital Humanities Research Hub, School of Advanced Study, University of London, where she is also co-organiser of the Digital Classicist Seminar, hosted by the ICS and the DHRH. Since 2021, she is a member of the Pelagios Network (which connects researchers, scientists, and curators to link and explore the history of places) and the Steering Committee of the Linked Pasts Symposium.

María Fernanda Callejón, Flourish

María Fernanda Callejón is a Data visualization specialist at Flourish. Her work focuses on teaching data visualization theory and best practices to broad audiences through different formats. She also leads Flourish’s efforts on partnerships and collaborations. She has a background in Journalism and has worked in newsrooms in Venezuela, the US, and Spain. She has an MSc in Computational and Data Journalism from Cardiff University. 

Isabel Lauterjung, Kew Gardens

Isabel Lauterjung joined the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in January 2023 as their Assistant Archivist and work in the Archives Team alongside our Senior Archivist & Records Manager and our Archives Graduate Trainee. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Archives enquiry service, internal accessions, and management of volunteers on our team.  

Meghan Backhouse, Liverpool Museum

Meghan is Lead Curator for Global Cultures collections at the World Museum, National Museums Liverpool, Chair of the Museum Ethnographers Group, and a member of the Commonwealth Association of Museums Distance Learning Program Committee. Prior to moving to Liverpool in November 2022, she worked at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford. She is a specialist in collections documentation and collections research dedicated to equitable access to collections. Her recent work has focused on developing repatriation and restitution procedures, collection plans, and documentation plans and procedures informed by originating and local communities and decolonial theory and practice.

Dr. Danica Salazar, Oxford English Dictionary

Dr Danica Salazar is Executive Editor for Oxford Languages, where she leads editorial projects for world varieties of English. She also researches and writes World English entries for the Oxford English Dictionary, and represents Oxford Languages in lectures and conferences, as well as in international print and broadcast media.
Prior to joining Oxford University Press, she was the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in English Language Lexicography at the English Faculty and Hertford College of the University of Oxford. She holds a doctorate degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Barcelona, a Master’s degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from the University of Salamanca and a Bachelor of Arts degree in European Languages (Spanish and French) from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

Gabriel Bodard, School for Advanced Studies, University of London

Gabriel Bodard’s background is in digital research into and publication of materials from the ancient world, in particular Greek and Latin inscriptions and papyri, geography and prosopography, and 3D imaging of historical material culture. He has worked extensively with TEI XML for encoding ancient texts, and is a leader author of the EpiDoc Guidelines, Stylesheets and Schema, and director of the project that developed the EFES publication platform. He was also the PI of the Standards for Networking Ancient Prosopography (SNAP) project that recommends Linked Open Data standards for historical person-data, and have long-standing collaborations with the Pelagios Network and the Pleiades Gazetteer. He teaches in Digital Classics and Digital Approaches to Cultural Heritage, including text encoding, linguistic annotation and analysis, visualisation, geographical technologies, 3D imaging and modelling, and ethical issues around intellectual property and open source. He is involved in current projects including epigraphic training networks, computational linguistic analysis of Ancient Greek religious vocabulary, concording prosopographies of Late Antiquity, publishing Greek and Latin inscriptions from Libya, and collecting Arabic placenames for ancient Mediterranean sites.

Jovi Juan, arkivox

Jovi Juan leads a team of researchers and technologists at arkivox, a digital technology company that works with academic research.  From 2006-2020, he led the interactive graphics teams at The Wall Street Journal as the Graphics Director for Europe. His work has garnered wide recognition from The Loeb Foundation, the Society of News Design, The Webby Awards, and The British Journalism Awards. He earned his B.F.A. from Cornell University and his M.P.S. from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. 

Other Resources

Omeka has been the defacto standard for academic data projects that require sophisticated web-based presentations. A broad range of visually rich themes are available, especially in its Classic iteration, as well as a large number of plugins that add to the tool’s functionality. It is open source and free for small student projects.

Flourish is an easy-to-use, powerful data visualisation tool offering a variety of formats from simple bar and line charts to complex maps and bee-swarm visualisations.

From Mafe…

As promised, here are some more resources on Flourish for those who want to dive deeper into the tool. 
  • Our monthly webinars are a great resource. We focus on specific topics, like working with maps and general good practices like effective data storytelling
  • Our help docs which guide users step by step to achieve a specific result with the tool. 
  • Our GeoJSON repository for those who want to upload their own regions. 
  • Our blog, where we write about dataviz best practices, customer stories, and where we publish interactive pieces on several topics to inspire users. 

Endangered Archives Programme
Hosted at the British Library, the Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) facilitates the digitisation of archives around the world that are in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration. Thanks to generous funding from Arcadia, a charitable foundation that works to preserve cultural heritage and promote open access to knowledge, we have provided grants to almost 500 projects in over ninety countries worldwide, in more than a hundred languages and scripts.

Endangered Material Knowledge Programme
The Endangered Material Knowledge Programme gives grants to support the documentation of material knowledge systems that are under threat and in danger of disappearing. It also provides free access by stewarding that knowledge in an open-access digital repository dedicated to its preservation.


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