Dr. Love, J.S.

Jeff Love is a research fellow in digital heritage design at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. He serves as the faculty data steward and advises on good practices regarding research data.

Academic Background

Jeff maintains a number of research interests around the themes of culture, digitalization and personalization. For the past several years he has been modelling and building bespoke scholarly resources within the digital humanities, primarily electronic collections of heritage data and knowledge, including a three-year grant (2014-2017) from the Swedish Research Council to produce a hybrid reference work on historical law. Currently he is looking to better understand how these kinds of socio-historical narratives are discovered, understood and shaped in a digital society with the goal of incorporating complex historical situations inherent into current and future activities - the contexts in which designs are shaped and adapted.

In his capacity as data steward, Jeff serves as a sounding board for discussions relating to research data practices in design, such as transparency in data usage and dissemination strategies for collected materials. He advocates open and value-driven design and embeds these principles in the course modules he creates and teaches, which include the BSc course on Data as a Design Material and workshops on R for Social Scientists.

Since early 2021 Jeff has been a member of the Future Libraries Lab where he investigates the ways people produce and interact with digitized cultural artifacts: 3D scans, maps and especially texts. He is also part of the steering group of the emerging Delft Digital Humanities group whose members explore the intersections of culture, history and technology. Students interested in working on design for cultural heritage, narratives/storytelling or designing with data are heartily welcome to get in touch.


  • 2012
    PhD, ASNC, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
  • 2008
    MSLIS, Library Science, University of Illinois
  • 2007
    MA, Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois


  • 2017
    Data Librarian, Stockholm University
  • 2014-2017
    Research Editor of the digital Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsr├ądet)
  • 2012-2014
    Postdoc, Institute for Nordic Research, University of Copenhagen

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