A personal blog for Peter Webster. I’m an historian based in Chichester, with interests in the history of Christianity in twentieth century Britain. I’m particularly interested in the history of theology and its interaction with the churches; the relation of church, law and state; the religious arts; evangelicalism, and the Anglo-Catholic movement.
I work at the interface of historical scholarship with digital technologies, with particular interests in digital history, digitisation more generally, web archiving and digital curation, and Open Access publishing.
During the working day I am managing director of Webster Research and Consulting Ltd. Before setting up WR&C, I was Web Archiving Engagement and Liaison Manager at the British Library, and Program and Communications Officer for the International Internet Preservation Consortium. Before that I was a member of staff at the Institute of Historical Research and at the School of Advanced Study, both in the University of London.
I am also a member of the Academic Steering and Advocacy Committee for the Open Library of the Humanities, and the editorial board of the Journal of Open Humanities Data, published by Ubiquity Press. I have held honorary fellowships in the University of Durham, and the National University of Ireland Galway.
I can be contacted at peter [at] websterresearchconsulting [dot] com
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