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Biography

Alexander started as a Senior Lecturer in Modern German History (with Digital Humanities) in the History division on 1 December 2014. He has a degree in computer science and a doctorate in history, both from the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.

He was working in the software industry in Germany for many years, before joining the University of Portsmouth in 2007, where he became a Research Fellow in the geography department, acting as technical lead for the Vision of Britain website. In 2012 he was hired as Research Fellow for a digital humanities project with the Photographic History Research Centre at De Monfort University, Leicester. In 2014 he then worked as Research Associate on a project in Social Media analysis for the Centre for Information Management at Loughborough University.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Digital History/Humanities
  • Spatial History/Historical Geography
  • History of Science, Medicine and Technology
  • German History (C19 and C20)
  • British History (Victorian and Edwardian)
  • 20th century European history

Research Degree Supervision

Alexander is happy to supervise research degrees in the above areas. There are opportunities particularly on the history of the Holocaust, as he is on the academic advisory board of the Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre that the Holocaust Survivor Friendship Association has set up in the university.

Keywords

  • Digital Humanities
  • Spatial History
  • History of Nazi Germany
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Underwater Archaeology

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Geographic information systems Engineering & Materials Science
GIS Earth & Environmental Sciences
history Earth & Environmental Sciences
Visualization Engineering & Materials Science
geographical knowledge Earth & Environmental Sciences
Monitoring Engineering & Materials Science
Geographical Information System Social Sciences
Search engines Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2018 2018

Hansard at Huddersfield: Making the Parliamentary Record More Accessible

Jeffries, L., Von Lunen, A. & Alexander, M. G.

1/01/1831/12/18

Project: ResearchResearch Council

Research Output 2006 2019

Basteln, Tinkering and Bricolage: A Cultural History of Hacking

Von Lunen, A., 2019, Making Our World: The Hacker and Maker Movements in Context. Hunsinger, J. & Schrock, A. (eds.). New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group, p. 153-170 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Beuys don't cry: From social sculptures to social media

Von Lunen, A., 2016, The digital arts and humanities: Neogeography, social media and big data integrations and applications. Travis, C. & Von Lunen, A. (eds.). Springer Verlag, p. 23-45 23 p. (Springer Geography).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Joseph Beuys
Social Sculpture
Social Media
Art
Artist

Orit Halpern, Beautiful Data: A History of Vision and Reason since 1945

Von Lünen, A., 16 Mar 2016, In : British Journal for the History of Science. 49, 01, p. 144-146 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

So long, and thanks for the GIS: Digital spatial history

Von Lunen, A., 2016, Spatial cultures: Towards a new social morphology of cities past and present. Griffiths, S. & Von Lunen, A. (eds.). Routledge, p. 193-202 10 p. (Design and the Built Environment).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Spatial Cultures: Towards a New Social Morphology of Cities Past and Present

Griffiths, S. (ed.) & Von Lunen, A. (ed.), 22 Jun 2016, London: Routledge. 282 p. (Design and the Built Environment)

Research output: Book/ReportBook