Bio

Max Kemman is a PhD student at University of Luxembourg specialised in scholarly use of digital research tools. His main interests are the use of these tools and how they can be improved to enhance scholarly practices, focusing on the user requirements and usability of digital research tools. This research has thus far been conducted within research projects developing research systems for several types of datasets; audiovisual archives (AXES, FP7), oral history collections (Oral History Today, CLARIAH) and linked data of political debates (Talk of Europe, CLARIN) linked with media coverage (PoliMedia, CLARIN). From November 2014, Max Kemman will be conducting a PhD research under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Fickers focusing on the methodological and epistemological consequences of Digital History.

Career

2014 – now PhD candidate at University of Luxembourg – Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History
Affiliations:
2014-2016: FLSHASE – History department
2014-2016: Correspondent for Historici.nl
2014-now: IPSE Doctoral School
2016-now: Trinational Doctoral School (with Saarbrücken and Sorbonne)
Tasks:
2015-now: Lecturer Introduction to Digital Humanities
2016-now: Co-coordinator Winter School Skills in Digital Methods (for MA and PhD students)
Co-coordinator Digital History Lab

2011 – 2014 Junior researcher at Erasmus University Rotterdam – ESHCC – History
Affiliations:
Erasmus Studio
Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities
Projects:
2014: Talk of Europe – Travelling CLARIN Campus
2014: INFINITI – Information Retrieval for Information Services
2011-2014: AXES – Access to Audiovisual Archives
2013: Oral History Today
2012-2013: PoliMedia
★ Open Data Prize winner of Linked Open Data in Libraries Archives and Museums Challenge (June 2015)
★ Finalist of Semantic Web Challenge (October 2013)
★ First prize winner of Linked Up Veni Competition (September 2013)

2008-2011 Student assistant at SURFfoundation
Projects:
2011: InContext Visualiser
2009-2011: SURFwiki
2009-2011: Enhanced Publications
2008-2009: Office automation

Education

2009-2011 Master Content and Knowledge Engineering Utrecht University
Thesis: Information scent in bibliographic relations
Research question: How should we represent semantic relations in a bibliographic result set to improve information scent in the exploration stage of a search? 

2006-2009 Bachelor Cognitive Artificial Intelligence Utrecht University
Thesis: Does religious faith entail belief? Could an Artificial Intelligence have religious faith?

2000-2006 Utrechts Stedelijk Gymnasium
Profiles: Natuur & Gezondheid, Natuur & Techniek