Kalle Westerling

Headshot of Kalle Westerling in glasses and white shirt
Living with Machines Research Software Engineer
Digital Humanities

Dr Kalle Westerling is a Digital Humanities Research Software Engineer with Living with Machines, a collaboration between the British Library, the Alan Turing Institute, and researchers from a range of UK universities.

As part of the Living with Machines team, Kalle develops new digital research methods, tools and ways of working with historical collections at scale.

Kalle holds a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies from The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), where he visualised and analysed networks of itinerant nightlife performers around New York City in the 1930s. His method involved tagging and linking historical newspaper sources together, spatially and temporally. The research was awarded a Connect New York grant for its innovative use of methods in digital theatre history.

Prior to joining the British Library, Kalle managed the Scholars program at HASTAC and the Digital Humanities Research Institute at CUNY, both efforts across higher education institutions in the United States, aiming to build nation-wide infrastructures and communities for digital humanities skill-building.

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