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Biography

Marta Musso is a researcher in history and digital humanities.

She works on the preservation of digital-born sources and internet archives, digitisation processes, new methods of historical research for digital data, web history, energy policies and development.

She has several years of work experience as a journalist for online radio and magazines, and as a digital archivist. She holds a PhD in Economic History from the University of Cambridge, with a research on the impact of the oil industry in the Algerian decolonisation process and subsequent European-North Africa relations (a video presentation can be found here). As a PhD candidate, she also worked on several public history and digital history projects, such as the Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities, in collaboration with the IHR and the British Library. In 2016/2017 she was Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, where she worked on the history of European energy policies. 

Research Interests and PhD Supervision

  • The relations between State and Companies (particularly digital companies and energy companies)
  • Tools for historical research in the digital world
  • History of the web and social media
  • Digitisation processes and online museums

For more details, please see her full research profile.

Teaching

Digital assets and media management; digital preservation; digital publishing; digital history

Expertise & Public Engagement

  • President of Eogan, the European Oil and Gas Archives Network
  • Communication Manager and Researcher for Archives Portal Europe, the catalogue repository of European archives for web search.
  • Curator of the upcoming #AllezDemocracy, online exhibition on the democratisation of Europe
  • Editor of the “The Long Run” (blog of the Economic History Society)