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MemberLauren Curilla

Lauren M. Churilla practices public history at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania as Curator/Director of the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery, a position she has held since 2010. She teaches several courses in Public History and has lectured within the College’s Department of History since 2013. Her research interests focus on American women’s history, the Progressive Era,  and gender and sexuality. Ms. Churilla’s publications focus on issues of social movements, women in politics, local history, and material culture. Her current research explores street harassment  and self defense in Progressive Era Pittsburgh.

MemberWilliam Farrell

I am a librarian at the University of Leicester supporting research in the humanities and social sciences. I develop open access publishing services and collections, including:

I also have an interest in digital humanities and historical GIS. My open Zotero group for History and GIS can be found here. I trained as a historian and work on the economy and society of eighteenth-century Britain. My PhD was a study of the silk industry in London, and I have published on smuggling and the fiscal state. With Tim Reinke-Williams (Northampton) I am working on a study of apprentice migration from Wales, Scotland and Ireland to early modern London. I am book reviews editor of Local Population Studies and a committee member of CILIP Local Studies Group.

MemberAlice Tavares

Alice Tavares holds a PhD in History, Medieval Age specialty, at University of Lisbon (Portugal). I also hold a Master in Regional and Local History and I graduated in History at the College of Letters of the University of Lisbon. My two thesis devoted to Common Law in the Middle Age. Besides she got the Homologation of the Degree in History by the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon to the Official Spanish University Degree in History by the Ministry of Education and Science – General Technical Secretariat. Subdirectorate General of Titles, Convalidations and Homologations, with Series A Nº0356242 / 2007 / H05163. Currently, Alice Tavares is a research in History at New University of Lisbon. I was involved in many national and international research projects, as a project, partner in the framework of the Horizon Research and Innovation Program (H2020) of the European Comission and national programs. I worked in very projects about Heritage; merchants, networks business, culture and art Sephardic Jewish; Local and National Justice in The Middle Age and Early Modern Age. Your last project was about the múdejar in Portugal (architecture and historical perception), of Instituto de Estudios Turolenses (Teruel, Aragón -Spain). I was publishing books chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals (Scopus/Web of Science), dictionary and catalogue entries, reviews in Portugal, Spain, Romania, Brazil, Chile and Italy about animals (birds, fisheries, transport animals), Sephardic Jewish and Common Law. I have very interesting nacional and internacional dissemination of my research. I was also collaborated with journals and the Blog, Lugares con Historia. Since 2017, I was Scientific Correspondent in the Progressus Journal (Siena, Italy).

MemberAnnelies Cazemier

I am an ancient historian with a particular interest in the Greek world, Hellenistic history, and religion, as well as Greek history during the Roman period. Teaching in a History department at Southampton, I am also increasingly fascinated by the reception of the Greek world in later periods of history. My forthcoming book on Greek Sanctuaries and the Rise of Rome explores the spread of Roman power as seen from religious sites in Greece, the Aegean, and Asia Minor (from the third until the early first century BCE). It brings out the key role of cults and sanctuaries in early exchanges between Greeks, Romans, and Hellenistic rulers – in war, diplomacy, and trade. As part of my work for the Copenhagen Associations Project, I undertook research on ancient Greek associations, carrying out surveys and detailed studies of epigraphic evidence (esp. from the Aegean), and analysing religious aspects, foreign involvement, and relations with Rome. My ongoing research interests include the local histories and wider connections of islands in the Aegean from the fifth century BCE, through the Hellenistic age, into the Roman Imperial period; Greek sanctuaries and their networks; and travel and mobility in the ancient world.

MemberLiam Hogan

I’m a public librarian and independent scholar from Youghalarra, Co. Tipperary. I’ve been based in Limerick City and County Library service for over ten years and I specialise in reference services, local history research and the digitisation, retrieval, and preservation of materials.  I am a graduate of the University of Limerick and Aberystwyth University and my special research interests are the history of racialised chattel slavery, the politics of memory, unfree labour in the Atlantic world, the Irish in the Atlantic world and the history/ideology of the far-right/ethno-nationalism. I have published work with openDemocracy, theJournal.ie, Old Limerick Journal, History Ireland, TortoiseThe Irish Story and Rabble magazine. I was also interviewed by the Southern Poverty Law Centre, The New York Times, Pacific Standard magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera, Public Radio International, The Irish Times and Inverse about my years of work tracking and exposing the appropriation and distortion of Irish history by white supremacists via the “Irish slaves” meme.

MemberDonna Arnold

Donna Arnold is the long-time music research librarian at the University of North Texas Music Library, where she serves a diversity of university, local, national, and international patrons. Her work is informed by her own music research interests, which range from Schubert, 17th-century lute music, and Russian Orthodox choral music to American roots music and early jazz.

MemberCatherine Gibson

I am a researcher at the European University Institute specialising in the history of science in the Russian Empire in the long nineteenth century. I am particularly interested in how local populations understood and participated in the production of cartographical knowledge about the empire and its peoples. Co-editor of the scholarly blog Peripheral Histories? A collaborative digital history of the Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet provinces, localities, and republics. https://peripheralhistories.wixsite.com/ NEW PUBLICATION: ‘Shading, Lines, Colours: Mapping Ethnographic Taxonomies of European Russia, 1851-1875.’ Nationalities Papers (2018): 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/00905992.2017.1364229

MemberKara Jackman

During the day, I work as an archivist at a University located in Massachusetts.  By night, I blog for http://www.notyouraveragesportschick.com, and am blog editor for Children’s Craniofacial Association. My work has appeared in a number of regional, Massachusetts newspapers, non-profit newsletters, and local sports magazines, including Sports of Boston, LLC, Duxbury Clipper, CityStream websites, among others.