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Digital Collections (Scholarship) Manager at King’s College London Archives and Research Collections; Visiting Fellow in Digital Humanities, School of Advanced Study

Jessica Borge is an interdisciplinary researcher in the field of Contemporary British History, with a specialism in the intersection of business, society and media.

She attained her PhD at Birkbeck, University of London and holds a visiting fellowship in digital humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Jessica recently completed postdoctoral study at the BodyCapital project at the Département d'Histoire des sciences de la Vie et de la Santé, Université de Strasbourg, and is currently Digital Collections (Scholarship) Manager at King’s College London Archives and Research Collections.

Her book, Protective Practices. A History of the London Rubber Company and the Condom Business is published by McGill-Queen's University Press. For more information, se www.londonrubbercompany.com.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Digital Collections (Scholarship) Manager , King’s College London Archives and Research Collections.
  • –present
    Visiting fellow in Digital Humanities, School of Advanced Study

Education

  • 2017 
    University of London, PhD
  • 2012 
    University of London, MA in Historical Research
  • 2006 
    University of the Arts, London, Graduate Diploma Digital Design
  • 2003 
    University of Kent, Film Studies

Publications

  • 2021
    Spinning’ to Win: London Rubber and the 1963 Which? Consumer Report on Contraceptives, Book Chapter in Sex and Consumerism [Forthcoming] de Gruyter
  • 2020
    VD and the Blame Game [Review of Itch, clap, pox. Venereal disease in the eighteenth-century imagination], Metascience 29
  • 2020
    Digital Life, Review in Visual Studies, 35
  • 2020
    Television, an Instrument for and a Mirror of Health and Health Services, Introductory article for thematic issue of VIEW journal, edited by Jessica Borge, Trica Close-Koenig and Angela Saward.
  • 2020
    Bandwidth lost: family planners and post-war television , “Bandwidth lost: family planners and post-war television” Corporate Communications. Special issues on PR history 25(4)
  • 2020
    Protective Practices. A History of the London Rubber Company and the Condom Business., McGill-Queen's University Press
  • 2019
    The Science of Television: Television and its Importance for the History of Health and Medicine, Gesnerus 76(2)
  • 2018
    Documenting the world: Film, photography and the scientific record, Review in Visual Studies 33(4)
  • 2017
    Propagating Progress and Circumventing Harm: Reconciling References to Contraceptives in British Television and Cinema of the 1960s, Book chapter in Reproductive Rights Issues in Popular Media: International Perspectives, McFarland

Professional Memberships

  • SHOT (The Society for the History of Technology)
  • Business History Conference https://thebhc.org
  • European Association for the History of Medicine and Health
  • Royal Historical Society