Miss Zoe Bartliff
- Research Assistant in Data Analysis (Information Studies)
Zoe Bartliff is a Research Assistant working on the Legacies of Stephen Dwoskin Project. She is based at the University of Glasgow and her primary research interests fall within the broad remit of Digital Humanities and, specifically, with the interaction between textual data and contextual culture.
She has a first class MA (Hons) degree in Classical and Celtic studies, specialising in the analyses of mytho-histories and in the evolutions of the Welsh and Latin language. These interests led naturally into her PhD thesis topic: an investigation into the efficacy of computer based methodologies for the analysis of the Medieval Welsh law texts Cyfraith Hywel. Currently nearing the completion of her PhD, she has broadened her early interests by incorporating Digital Humanities research methodologies and specifically how these methodologies can be combined to access, process and analyse textual data.
Her role within the project is concerned with the extraction and analysis of data. As a part of the Digital Forensics and Data Exploration branch of the project she has employed digital forensics tools and combined these with data exploration techniques. She works closely with the Archive team in Reading to enhance access to the digital archival record through the use of these methodologies. Similarly, she has been working with the other branches of the project to fold in Digital Humanities methodologies with theoretical and historical approaches.
She has worked within several subject areas in the University, teaching as a GTA across Classical Civilisation, Comparative Literature and Information Studies courses as well as within schools through her work with the Widening Participation scheme and with her previous employment for a well-known social enterprise. She has also done some guest lecturing within Information Studies.
She has been involved with the planning, organisation and management of a several academic events such as the Three Minute Thesis competition in her role as the PGR office intern. In addition to this, through her job with a well known social enterprise, she was responsible for planning and implementing several high profile corporate and celebrity events, including work with Glasgow Life for National Poetry Day, Aye Write. She worked with local schools, high security establishments and certain Glasgow University societies implementing and delivering a series of awareness raising workshops. Also in this role, she practiced conflict management and networking on an almost daily basis and she was instrumental in the design, implementation and staff training of the new digital administrative system of a new company-wide administrative system.