Prof. Peter Cornwell

BGSH-Fellow in November 2016

Digital Humanities


Peter Cornwell is a British computer scientist and media theorist. He is Director of the Data Futures project and professor in the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture at the University of Westminster. He was an expert for development of the EU's first Strategic Program on Research in Information Technology (ESPRIT) work-program, has served on numerous U.K. strategy committees and, as director of the Institute of Visual Media at the ZKM Center for Art and Media Technology founded its Center for Digital Heritage. Cornwell has also received numerous awards in industry: he was manager of European R&D for Texas Instruments, Inc. and founder and CEO of California IPO Division Inc. Prof. Cornwell is Visiting Fellow at the Basel Graduate School of History in November 2016.