Michael Kurzmeier is Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the C21 Editions project, based in the Department of Digital Humanities at UCC. His work revolves around the intersections of technology and society. His IRC-funded Phd thesis Political Expression in Web defacements investigated political expression through hacking, introducing novel methods for retrieval and analysis of this special kind of archived web material. Michael is a chair of the research methods work group at the Aarhus-led Web ARChive studies network researching web domains and events (WARCnet) as well as one of the founders of the Engaging with Web Archives (EWA) conference, Ireland's first dedicated web archiving conference.
Dr James Chetwood is a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Digital Humanities at University College Cork. Before arriving at Cork, James taught in the History Department at the University of Sheffield, the School of English at the University of Nottingham and was Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Hull.
James’ research combines history, linguistics and digital humanities to examine the transformation medieval society over the longue durée. His PhD re-examined the transformation of the personal naming system of medieval England between c.800 and c.1300, repositioning it in a broader European context. A monograph based on this research,
The Medieval Transformation of English Personal Naming, will be published by Amsterdam University Press in 2023. His current project examines personal names of the people of southern Britain between c.350 and c.800 to shed light on the movement and migration of people in Britain following the fall of the western Roman Empire, as well as the transformation of ethnic and linguistic identities which accompanied it.