Professor Andrew Hoskins is AHRC Research Fellow and directs the project: ‘Technologies of Memory: War diaries before and after the connective turn’.
He is Interdisciplinary Research Professor in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow. His research connects multiple aspects of emergent digital society: media, memory, conflict, security, and privacy, to explore holistically the interplay of contemporary media and memory ecologies.
He has recently completed (with John Tulloch) Risk and Hyperconnectivity: Media, Memory, Uncertainty (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). Hoskins and Tulloch argue for an interdisciplinary dialogue between three major intellectual paradigms that have dealt separately with risk events: risk theory, neoliberalization theory and connectivity theory.
Hoskins is founding Editor-in-Chief of the Sage journal of Memory Studies, founding Co-Editor of the Palgrave Macmillan book series Memory Studies, and founding Co-Editor of the Routledge book series Media, War & Security. He leads the ESRC Google Data Analytics Project: ‘The Role of Internet Search in Elections in Established and Challenged Democracies’ (http://voterecology.com)
Dr. Debra Ramsay is Research Associate with Glasgow University for the project.
She is is author of American Media and the Memory of World War II (Routledge, 2015), which establishes a model that interrogates the representation of major events and conflicts across media. She has published articles on the impact of DVD and Blu-Ray technologies on the relationship between history, film and television, and on the First Person Shooter and the memory of World War II.
Stevie Docherty is Research Assistant for this project. She is a final year PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Glasgow.
Her doctoral research focuses on issues of media and (in)security around the 2011 English riots.
Sacha van Leeuwen is currently in the second year of a research masters in Modern History at Utrecht University.
Her work focuses on the relationship between national identities and political memory narratives, and the way in which people try to come to terms with violent pasts.