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Ryan Shaw

  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science
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Research interests

digital humanitiesHistorical informatics


I am an assistant professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina. My research focuses on how events might be used as conceptual structures for digitally organizing narrative information across different types of media, and how information systems might better support the expression of multiple perspectives on events and their relations. I am also quite interested in new media art and entertainment and try to involve myself in projects that explore the spaces between technology, entertainment, art, and design.


Co-authors (27)

Recent publications

  • Making sense of the ways we make sense of the past: The periodo project

    • Rabinowitz A
    • Shaw R
    • Buchanan S
    • et al.
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  • Pluri, multi-, trans-meta-and interdisciplinary nature of LIS. Does it really matter?

    • Arafat S
    • Buckland M
    • Feinberg M
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

School of Information & Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

January 2011 - Present

Postdoctoral researcher

University of California, Berkeley

September 2010 - December 2010(3 months)

Graduate student researcher

University of California, Berkeley

Visiting researcher

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica

May 2008 - June 2008(a month)

Technical Intern

Yahoo! Multimedia Search

June 2004 - August 2004(2 months)

Research Intern

Yahoo! Research



University of California, Berkeley

August 2005 - August 2010(5 years)

B.S. in Symbolic Systems

Stanford University

Master of Information Management & Systems

University of California, Berkeley