selfie of Clare Brant with mountains in the background

Focus on: Professor Clare Brant

Clare Brant is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature & Culture in the Department of English at King’s, and co-Director of the Centre for Life-Writing Research. She is an editor on the European Journal of Life Writing, and the Project Director of Strandlines, a digital community project about lives on the Strand,


The Ego Media Digital Publication

In March, we heard that the European Research Council granted the Ego Media Project a six-month extension so we can produce an innovative digital publication showcasing our work. Together with our colleagues at King’s Digital Lab, we’re working to create something that is, essentially, a new form of digital “book”.

Focus on Dr Alisa Miller – War writing, on & offline

Alisa’s research for the Ego-Media Project focuses on war writing on and off line. She started focusing on war blogs in Iraq and Afghanistan, but more broadly her work looks to historicize digital war writing by placing it in a continuum, and by considering the various tools that have emerged

The Ego-Media Project in Athens

The ECHIC conference Run in collaboration with The University of the Peloponnese, the range of papers at ECHIC 2019 (European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centres) was invigorating. Discussions during and around the sessions were lively and diverse, with much evidence of collegiality and passion for collaboration. Talks ranged from

Focus on Professor Alexandra Georgakopoulou

Alexandra Georgakopoulou is Professor of Discourse Analysis & Sociolinguistics, King’s College London. She has developed small stories research, a paradigm for studying identities in everyday life stories. Her latest study of small stories on social media has been carried out within the ERC project ‘Life-writing of the moment: The sharing

Researching Epilepsy Online

I am a psychology and neuroscience researcher, with particular expertise in Qualitative Methods and Health Service Research. My PhD focused on experiences of memory loss in older adulthood. I have previously worked on a large randomized-controlled trial of an educational intervention for people with epilepsy, and recently a project concerning


  PARTICIPATE! We are exploring the relationship between online activity and diary keeping. Would you like to participate in this research by contributing to our DiaryBox? DiaryBox – How do you document your life online – and how do you feel about doing it? – How have digital and social

Moving Past Present: Digitally Reanimating the Gaiety Girls

Last month the KCL Anatomy museum played host to Moving Past Present, an experiment in digital biography created by artist Janina Lange. Knowing that the theme for the Arts and Humanities Research Institute’s 2016 festival was play, I had approached Janina with the idea of creating an event that would

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