Digital Humanities Support

Increasingly, our life is shaped by technology and technological gadgets, and we interact daily with websites and phone applications. We all have certain expectations of what a web resource should offer. Digital resources are expected to work as expected, be intuitive, and provide quality information quickly. It is vital that colleagues don't underestimate the importance of how the data produced by their research is presented, organised, and accessed. We strive to be world-class with our research. Lets apply that same standard to our digital outputs. 

To discuss any digital aspect of your research project email Luca Guariento

Dr Luca Guariento: College of Arts, Research Systems Developer

Luca is Research Systems Developer for the College of Arts. He advises on, and supports, the technical side of new Arts projects with a Digital Humanities component at all stages, from the writing of the funding proposal to the launch and beyond. He also takes care of legacy and past project’s web resources, making sure they keep running and solving issues that may occur at any time.

He recently updated, restyled, and revised more than twenty web resources for the REF2021 College of Arts’ submission. The number of new projects he gets involved is exponentially growing (more than ten only in the last six months), and given the increasing importance of digital tools and methodologies in research the number is only destined to grow.

Examples of web resources include Curious Travellers and Historical Music of Scotland.

Luca has a BA and MA in Musicology, and PhD in Music, and before his university career he was systems administrator in a big software house. His current position thus perfectly merges his intellectual interest in the Arts and Humanities and his passion for all things technological.