Dr Eirini Goudarouli

Eirini Gourdarouli
  • Position: Head of Digital Research Programmes
  • Specialism: Digital cultural heritage, Digital research
  • eirini.goudarouli@nationalarchives.gov.uk

Eirini is a member of the Research Team at The National Archives. Her current research interests focus on digital research in cultural heritage. She is particularly interested in bringing together methods and theories from a range of disciplines that could essentially contribute to the rethinking of digital, archival and collection-based research. She is also excited about new ideas around the collection, storage, and research of born-digital records.

Eirini was the Co-Investigator of the International Research Collaboration Network in Computational Archival Science (IRCN-CAS), funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. As part of her role, she is also leading the Digital Experimentation workshops. Eirini blogs regularly about her work.

Eirini has extensive experience working on digital and interdisciplinary research projects across the Archival and Higher Education sectors. In 2015 she received a doctorate in History of Science from the University of Athens, and she has been a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge and the University of Helsinki.

Before joining The National Archives, she was a researcher at the University of Warwick and an Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck, London. In previous years, she spent more than five years working with the historical and digital collections belonging to the Historical Archive and the Lab for the Electronic Processing of historical archives at the University of Athens.

Eirini is also a Digital Research Fellow at the Research Centre for the Humanities, Greece, a member of the Digital Committee at the Royal Historical Society, and a member of ‘Humanities and Data Science’ special interest group at the Alan Turing Institute.

Select publications

Themed volume: Materialities of the Archive in a Digital Age, edited by Dr Eirini Goudarouli and Prof Andrew Prescott, Proceedings of the British Academy, University of Oxford Press (accepted, to be published in 2020).

Book chapter: E Goudarouli, ‘From Hilary Jenkinson to Artificial Intelligence Era: How digital innovation reshapes archival thinking and practice’, in A Wiggins and A Prescott (eds.), in Archives, Power, Truth, and Fiction volume, Oxford University Press (accepted, to be published in 2020).

Article: E Goudarouli, A Sexton, J Sheridan, ‘The Challenge of the Digital and the Future Archive: Through the Lens of The National Archives UK’, Philosophy and Technology, Philosophy and Technology, 32 (1) pp. 173-183. 10.1007/s13347-018-0333-3. (online first 2018).

Poster Award: J Liem, E Goudarouli, S Hirschorn, J Wood, C Perin, Poster: ‘Conveying Uncertainty in Archived War Diaries with GeoBlobs’ (2018), Winners of the IEEE InfoVis Best Poster award at IEEE VIS 2018.

Article: S Psyllos and E Goudarouli, ‘Principles of Motion and the Absence of Laws of Nature in Hobbes's Natural Philosophy’, HOPOS, The University of Chicago Press, (online first 2018).

Research projects

Research Collaboration Network in Computational Archival Science (IRCN-CAS). King's College London, The University of Maryland and The National Archives (2019–2020).

‘Mapping the Enlightenment: Intellectual Networks and the Making of Knowledge in the European Periphery – A European scholarly flows digital cartography project’ (Research Centre for Humanities), University of Athens, The National Archives, and University College London (2016-17).

‘Katoptron: The Digital Library of the Greek Philosophical Manuscripts, 17th–19th century’, Lab for the Digital Processing of Historical Archives, University of Athens.

‘Digital Library of the Greek Communities of Constantinople’, Lab for the Digital Processing of Historical Archives, University of Athens.