Digital forensics methods in humanities research

Last year SHL was lucky enough to have the brilliant and lovely Thorston Ries working with us on his Horizon 2020-funded DFitHH project, undertaken with the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme. Thorston’s project …

… used three born-digital archives as case studies: the personal digital archives of novelist, playwright and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi, technology journalist Glyn Moody, and the Mass Observation Project Archive. “The work with the archives resulted in awareness and advice for future improvement of archival workflows, tools and standards,” says Ries.

Full write-up here.

Thorston’s presence in SHL was enough to convert a number of us into digital forensics NERDs (Nothing’s Ever Reaaallllyyy Deleted).