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Simon Mahony


2010 - present: Senior Teaching Fellow at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities University College London

Programme Director MA/MSc Digital Humanities

Tutor for modules at MA level:

2004 - present: Student Support Manager: War Studies Online Department of War Studies, King’s College London

2004 - 2009: Research Associate at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH now DDH), King’s College London.

Co-founder and co-organiser of the Digital Classicist

Associate Fellow at the Institute of Classical Studies

Editor of the Stoa Consortium

Member of the Centre for Distance Education at the University of London.


  • Stuart Dunn and Simon Mahony eds (2013) The Digital Classicist 2013. London: BICS Supplement-122 Institute of Classical Studies. (Introduction offprint)
  • Simon Mahony (2013) 'HumSlides on Flickr: using an online community platform to host and enhance an image collection', in Dunn & Mahony (eds) The Digital Classicist 2013. London: BICS Supplement-122, Institute of Classical Studies. (Offprint)
  • Simon Mahony, Ulrich Tiedau and Irish Sirmons, 'Open access and online teaching materials for digital humanities', in Warwick, Terras, & Nyhan eds. (2012). Digital Humanities in Practice. Facet. Overview and case studies are available on the blog.
  • With Gabriel Bodard eds. (2008) "Though much is taken, much abides": Recovering antiquity through innovative digital methodologies, Digital Classicist special issue, Digital Medievalist 4 (2008), available at:

Conference panels

  • Gabriel Bodard, Stuart Dunn and Simon Mahony. Digital Classicist panels: Teaching and Publication of Classics in the Internet Age. Ancient Space, Linked Data and Digital Research. Classical Association Annual Conference 2011 (University of Durham) Programme
  • Gabriel Bodard, Stuart Dunn and Simon Mahony. Digital Classicist panel: A discipline-specific community of practice and interdisciplinary methods, Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts 2008 (University of Cambridge September 2008). Programme at:
  • Gabriel Bodard, Simon Mahony, Digital Classicist Panel 1: Research into people and places
  • Gabriel Bodard, Simon Mahony, Digital Classicist Panel 2: Interdisciplinary approaches to research and pedagogy. Classical Association Annual Conference 2007: Birmingham University. Panel abstracts at:

Conference papers

  • 'Digitizing and Enriching a Teaching Image Collection for Classics', Classical Association Annual Conference 2011 (Durham University 2011) Programme
  • 'Using collaborative resources to develop a programme for teaching and supporting information literacy', Interface: 1st International Symposium for Humanities and Technology (University of Southampton July 2009) Paper available at:
  • 'Using digital resources in building and sustaining learning communities'. Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts 2007 (Dartington College September 2007) Programme at:
  • 'New tools for learning and collaborative research: the Digital Classicist Wiki'. Classical Association Annual Conference 2007 (Birmingham University April 2007) Abstract at:
  • 'Humslides: creating an on-line digital resource for teaching and learning'. Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts 2006 (Dartington College September 2006) Programme at:

Seminars organised

Invited speaker

Open Education, Open Educational Resources, and their impact on research led teaching in Classics. (abstract, video, slides)

  • University College Cork (2013), Teaching and Learning Centre, Digital Humanities pedagogy: new approaches and new ways of thinking about the Humanities?
  • University of Lampeter, (2012) Department Classics Research Seminars: Digitising Scholarly Resources for Classics
  • Using your computer for research. University College London, Department of Geography Residential Weekend for PhD Students (October 2008)


  • HEA Digital Humanities Summit 2014: invited participant.

Extra-curricula activities:

  • Transatlantic yachtsman
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