Freja Howat, Project Archivist


Freja Howat is a Project Archivist based between in London and the South East, UK. She is interested in community archives; digital heritage; anti-colonial methodologies and resistance studies. In particular, she is passionate about widening access to digital storytelling and heritage based projects that promote and celebrate indigenous histories and futures.

At present, she is a PhD researcher at the University of Sussex specialising in community built archives of South West Asia and North Africa.

She has held positions in Digital Archiving at the University of Sussex, working on AHRC funded projects Making African Connections from Sussex and Kent Museums: Decolonial Futures for Colonial Collections and Planet Bethlehem, an online archive tracing the lives of migrant merchant families from the Palestinian town of Bethlehem and its global connections.

Her wider portfolio of professional expertise in digital heritage include projects at the University of Westminster as an Archives and Records Officer; the V&A (London) and Brighton Museum. These roles allowed her to develop a strong practical expertise in the systems and tools used to digitise and archive historical data.

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