University of Hertfordshire

Dr Adam Crymble

Adam Crymble

Dr Adam Crymble

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University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom


Having previously worked at the Institute of Historical Research (UK), Center for History & New Media (US), and Western University (Canada), I joined the History Group at the University of Hertfordshire in 2014 where I am a Senior Lecturer of Digital History. I am a member of the "digital committee" at the Royal Historical Society, and a Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute. You can find the staff pages of my History colleagues here.  

Current Projects

Programming Historian

The Programming Historian is the world's flagship source for learning and teaching digital research methods, with more than one million readers per year. We publish novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community of editors, writers, and readers. We publish in English, Spanish, and French. In 2018, with support from the British Academy, we hosted a 3-day workshop in Bogota, Colombia, bringing together scholars from across North and South America.


Migrant Histories

A series of ongoing interdisciplinary projects that seek to build new understanding of what it was like to be on the move in Georgian Britain and Ireland (c. 1700-1850). The projects take an interdisciplinary look at migration and includes scholars working in social history, law, digital history, geography, and historical linguistics. This multi-faceted view of the history of migration provides new perspectives on the forces that shaped migrant and local experience. Themes include black and Irish experience in London, and the history of vagrancy. These projects are building our knowledge of migrant experience and local responses. In the process we gain new insight into the complete story of migration and community in the British archipelago.


Inherited Learning

Digital Archives, Built by Students, For Students Leaving learning resources richer than when we found them. What if today’s students created resources not just for their own use, but for future cohorts? What if each successive wave of students did the same, always leaving the collection and module richer than when they arrived? This ‘Inherited Learning’ harnesses the enthusiasm of students, the power of the social web, and the expertise of our history staff to launch an exciting new teaching and learning opportunity, and support teaching in several final year history modules at the University of Hertfordshire.


I welcome correspondence from potential students and collaborators interested in any of my areas of research. The most effective means of contacting me is via email:

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