Meet the team

Rachel Garfield – Principal Investigator
Rachel Garfield is an artist who works in video, and writes on contemporary and modern art. She is Professor of Fine Art at the University of Reading. Recent exhibitions of her video work include Force/Fields: Three Works on Conflict, Militarism and their Legacies, screened at Star and Shadow in Newcastle in 2019. With Alison Butler she co-edited a Screen dossier on Dwoskin in 2016, and the following year contributed an essay titled ‘Between Seeing and Knowing: Stephen Dwoskin’s Behindert and the Camera’s Caress’ to Sue Clayton and Laura Mulvey’s edited collection Other Cinemas: Politics, Culture and British Experimental Film in the 1970s. Her forthcoming book is AV Punk: Women, Experimental Film and a Punk Aesthetic, to be published by Bloomsbury in 2021.

Alison Butler – Co-Investigator
Alison Butler is an Associate Professor in Film in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading. Her research interests are in artists’ film, moving image installation, alternative cinema and women’s cinema. She has published widely in journals including Screen, Camera Obscura, MIRAJ, and Lola. She recently published the monograph Displacements: Reading Space and Time in Moving Image Installations (Palgrave, 2019). She is an editor of the journal Screen.

Jenny Chamarette – Co-Investigator
Jenny Chamarette is Co-Investigator on the Dwoskin Project, leading the Work Package on the project dedicated to ‘The Liberation of the Activist Body’, and working on Dwoskin’s digital archive, disability activism and cultural legacy. She is a writer and curator, and Senior Research Fellow at Reading School of Art. Author of Phenomenology and the Future of Film, and the forthcoming Cinemuseology: Cinema Screens, Museum Vitrines, and Cultural Politics, she has also published widely on film-phenomenology, embodiment, gender, disability, sexuality, affect and intermediality in artist’s moving image, documentary film, and art cinema. She sits on the editorial boards of the Film Section for Modern Languages Open, and of MAI: Journal of Feminism and Visual Culture. 

Yunhyong Kim – Co-Investigator
Yunhyong Kim is a Lecturer at the School of Humanities, University of Glasgow. She works across multiple topics related to digital humanities and information management and analysis, with a particular focus on areas that bring together artificial intelligence, digital curation, and forensics. Yunhyong has a wide range of publications in these areas and has been involved as researcher, consultant, co-investigator and/or principal investigator for a wide range of associated projects, including the Digital Curation Centre, AutoAdapt, BlogForever, and the Scottish Crucible project ‘Harvesting Collections for Social Benefit: Hidden Stories at the Herbarium of RBGE’. She is also supervising and developing a number of PhD projects, including an AHRC/NPIF funded project examining the use of artificial intelligence at the National Library of Scotland for identifying sensitive information.

Frank Hopfgartner – Co-Investigator
Frank Hopfgartner is Senior Lecturer in Data Science at the Information School of the University of Sheffield. His research to date can be placed at the intersection of information systems (e.g., information retrieval and recommender systems), content analysis, and data science. He has authored or co-authored over 150 publications in the above-mentioned research fields, including a book on smart information systems, various book chapters, and papers in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and workshops.

Zoe Bartliff – Postdoctoral Research Associate
Zoe Bartliff is a researcher working in digital humanities at the University of Glasgow, with a focus on the interaction between textual data and contextual culture. Zoe leads the extraction and analysis of data for the project, combining digital forensics tools with data exploration techniques. She works closely with other branches of the project to combine digital humanities methodologies with archival practice and theoretical and historical approaches. She is in the completing stages of her PhD thesis, which addresses the efficacy of computer-based methodologies for the analysis of the Medieval Welsh law texts Cyfraith Hywel. This follows on from the topic of her 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 languages.

Henry K. Miller – Postdoctoral Research Associate
Henry K. Miller is an historian of film culture and criticism whose work has appeared in journals including Screen, Framework, and Critical Quarterly. In 2014 he edited The Essential Raymond Durgnat for BFI/Palgrave Macmillan. He is a critic for Sight and Sound magazine and has been published in the Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of The First True Hitchcock, forthcoming from University of California Press. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the Slade School of Fine Art.