Barbara McGillivray King’s College London, UK
Barbara McGillivray is lecturer in digital humanities and cultural computation in the Department of Digital Humanities of King’s College London and Turing fellow at The Alan Turing Institute. She holds a degree in Mathematics and one in Classics from the University of Firenze (Italy), and a PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Pisa (2010). She has worked as language technologist in the Dictionaries division of Oxford University Press, as a data scientist at Springer Nature, and as a research fellow at the University of Cambridge.
Her current research focusses on computational models of meaning and conceptual change in historical and contemporary texts and she is Co-Investigator of the Living with Machines project. She is also very interested in supporting open data in Humanities research and has been editor-in-chief of the Journal of Open Humanities Data since 2019. She has written extensively on various topics regarding the development and application of computational methods to study language data, including: Methods in Latin Computational Linguistics (Brill, 2013), Quantitative Historical Linguistics. A corpus framework (Oxford University Press, 2017) with Gard B. Jenset, and Applying Language Technology in Humanities Research. Design, Application, and the Underlying Logic (Palgrave Macmillan 2020) with Gábor Mihály Tóth.