Professor Lorna Hughes
- Professor in Digital Humanities (Information Studies)
Lorna M. Hughes is Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow, where she is Head of Subject at the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII). Her research addresses the creation and use of digital cultural heritage for research, with a focus on collaborations between the humanities and scientific disciplines.
A specialist in digital humanities methods, Hughes is the author of Digitizing Collections: Strategic Issues for the Information Manager (London: Facet, 2004), the editor of Evaluating & Measuring the Value, Use and Impact of Digital Collections (London: Facet, 2011), and the co-editor of The Virtual Representation of the Past (London: Ashgate, 2007). She was the Chair of the European Science Foundation (ESF) Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities from 2011-15, which developed the NeDiMAH Methods Ontology for the Digital Humanities (NeMO). Other notable prior digital projects include the AHRC-funded The Snows of Yesteryear: Narrating Extreme Weather and the Jisc-funded digital archive, The Welsh Experience of the First World War.
Currently she is primary investigator on Wales at War ,an HLF-Funded project to develop co-curation approaches to histories of the First World War in Wales. She is co-Investigator on two AHRC funded research projects: the Living Legacies 1914-18 Engagement Centre, where she leads on exploring the digital legacy of the 1914-18 commemoration and its cultural value, and digital methods of community engagement; and Listening and British cultures: listeners' responses to music in Britain, c. 1700-2018, which is fostering an effective methodology for the mining and analysis of social media as primary source material for responses to music. Hughes is also the Chair of the Europeana Research Advisory Board, which is leading research on using digital cultural heritage for scholarship across the disciplines.