Pelle Snickars is professor of media and communication studies—a chair directed towards the digital humanities—at Umeå University, Sweden, where he is also affiliated with the digital humanities hub, Humlab. His research is situated at the intersection between media studies, media history and the digital humanities. Snickars is currently (2019) in charge of two major research projects: Welfare State Analytics. Text Mining and Modeling Swedish Politics, Media & Culture, 1945-1989 (Swedish Research Council) and Digital Models. Techno-historical collections, digital humanities & narratives of industrialisation (Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities). Snickars is also the co-ordinator of the national research program, DIGARV—Digitisation and accessibility of cultural heritage (Swedish Research Council), and involved as PI in the EU-funded research project, European History Reloaded: Curation and Appropriation of Digital Audiovisual Heritage (EU JPI Cultural Heritage).
Email: pelle.snickars [at] umu.se
Phone: +46 (0) 73 047 35 18
Current place of employment:
Department of Culture and Media Studies / Humlab
901 87 Umeå
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