Kimberley Martin | College of Arts

Kimberley Martin

Assistant Professor
1003 Mackinnon Extension


Ph.D. Library and Information Science, University of Western Ontario, 2016
M.A. Library and Information Science, University of Western Ontario, 2010
M.A. History, University of Guelph, 2005
B.A. English & History, University of Windsor, 2003



University of Guelph, Department of History, Post-Doctoral Researcher 2016-



- serendipity in the historical research process
- digital history
- digital humanities
- gender and technology
- role of Makerspace in academia 



    articles and book chapters
with Anabel Quan-Haase, “The Role of Agency in Historians’ Experiences of Serendipity in Physical and Digital Information Environments,” Journal of Documentation 72, no. 6 (2016).

with Anabel Quan-Haase and Kathleen Schreurs, “Interviews with Digital Seniors: ICT Use in the Context of Everyday Life,” Information, Communication & Society 19, no. 5 (2016): 691–707.

with Desrochers, N., Laplante, A., Quan-Haase, A., and Spiteri, L., "Illusions of a ‘Bond’: Tagging Cultural Products across Online Platforms," Journal of Documentation, forthcoming.

with Compton, B, and Hunt, R., "Disrupting Dichotomies: Mobilizing Digital Humanities with the MakerBus," in Making Humanities Matter (a Debates in the Digital Humanities volume), edited by Jentery Sayers, forthcoming.

with Quan-Haase, A., and McCay-Peet, L., "Networks of digital humanities scholars: The informational and social uses and gratifications of Twitter," Big Data and Society (Jan-June 2015): 1-12.

with Quan-Haase, A., and Schreurs, K., "Not all on the same page: E-book adoption and technology exploration by seniors," Information Research 19, no. 2 (2014), paper 622.

with Quan-Haase, A., "La Fiesta de Santo Tomás as a technology of culture: memory, carnival, and syncretism in the modern Guatemalan identity," in Braun, Harald E. & J. Pérez-Magallón (Eds.), The Transatlantic Hispanic Baroque: Complex Identities in the Atlantic World. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014.

with Quan-Haase, A., “The Impact of Digital Resources on Scholarship in the Digital Humanities,” Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (IGI Global, 2014).

with Quan-Haase, A., "Digital Curation and the Networked Audience of Urban Events: Expanding La Fiesta de Santo Tomás from the Physical to the Virtual Environment," International Communication Gazette 75 (August-October 2013): 521–537.

with Quan-Haase, A., "Are e-books substituting print books? Tradition, serendipity, and opportunity in the adoption and use of e-books for historical research and teaching," Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 64, no. 5 (2013): 1016-1028.

with Quan-Haase, A., "Rethinking tradition: The loss of serendipity and the impact of technology on the historical research process," Proceedings of the iConference 2012, February 7-11, Toronto.

with Quan-Haase, A., "Seeking knowledge: An exploratory study of the role of social networks in the adoption of Ebooks by historians," Proceedings of ASIS&T 2011 (American Society for Information Science and Technology), October 9-13, New Orleans.

with Quan-Haase, A., "Seeking knowledge: The role of social networks in the adoption of Ebooks by historians," Proceedings of the Canadian Association of Information Science Annual Meeting 2012, June 1- 4, Fredericton, NB.