Dr Graham Jevon

Graham Jevon, Cataloguer, Endangered Archives Programme
Position
Cataloguer, Endangered Archives Programme
Specialism
British imperial history, digital research, metadata processing
Department
Collections
Related Offices
2021 Coleridge Fellow

After working on a digital archive project relating to Middle Eastern history at The National Archives, Graham now processes digitised collections for the Endangered Archives Programme, where he is able to combine his interests in international history and digital skills.

Graham is currently finishing a postgraduate degree in data science at Birkbeck University and completed his doctorate in history at the University of Oxford in 2015. This project focussed on the British financed and officered Jordanian army, its important relationship to the decline of Britain’s imperial position in the Middle East, and its pivotal role in the first Arab-Israeli war.

In 2021, Graham takes up a British Library Coleridge Research Fellowship. He will use digital research methods to analyse the ways in which 18th/19th century Caribbean newspapers facilitated and challenged the practise of slavery and create a database of enslaved people identified within these collections.

Publications

Books

Articles and book chapters

Software

  • ReG [Reference Generator] – A python tool for generating structured catalogue references for archival collections. Available for download via https://github.com/grahamjevon/ReG