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Dr. Tilly Blyth

Role

Head of Collections and Principal Curator


Associated research projects   

  • Supervisor on three AHRC CDP PhD students on the history of the Post Office Research Station at Dollis Hill
  • Previously academic supervisor on the Oral History of British Science at the British Library
  • ‘Enfield Exchange’, Research for Community Heritage, AHRC, 2012
  • ‘Locating Communications Heritage: engaging the user through mobile devices’, AHRC, UCL and BT, 2010

Research interests 

History of computing, gender and computing, users and technology, material culture of data and the internet.


Research outputs

  • Exhibitions:              
    • Information Age gallery
    • ERNIE premium bond machine display
    • Babbage Redisplay
  • Journal articles:     
    • Edited a special Issue of Information and Culture, Volume  51, Number 1, February 2016 from the Information Age gallery and conference.
    • Tilly Blyth, ‘Exhibiting Information: Developing the Information Age Gallery at the Science Museum’, Information and Culture, Volume  51, Number 1, February 2016.
    • Tilly Blyth, ‘Information age? The challenges of displaying information and communication technologies’, Science Museum e-journal, Spring 2015
  •  Papers:           
    • Tilly Blyth & Anne Prugnon, ‘Storytelling the Information Age’, Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015), London, UK, 7 - 9 July 2015Blyth, Tilly. 2013, “Narratives in the History of Computing: Constructing the Information Age gallery at the Science Museum,” A. Tatnall, T. Blyth and R. Johnson (eds.), Making the History of Computing Relevant, HC 2013, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, (Heidelberg: Springer, 2013), pp.25-34
    • Tilly Blyth, ‘Computing for the Masses? Constructing a British Culture of Computing in the Home’, in A. Tatnall (ed.) 2012, Reflections on the History of Computing: Preserving Memories and Sharing Stories, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, (Heidelberg: Springer, 2012), pp. 231-242.