Lidia Bocanegra Barbecho is a lecturer in the Contemporary History Department at the Universidad de Granada (UGR), founding member of  the Unit for Computational Humanities and Social Sciences (U-CHASS), researcher at the South Training Network Action of Decoloniality (STAND-UGR) research group and Digital Humanities responsible at Medialab UGR – “Laboratorio de Investigación en sociedad y cultura digital”. During her postdoc, she specialized in Digital Humanities (DH), being PI of the crowdsourcing research project e-xiliad@s (funded twice by the Spanish Ministry in 2009 and 2011), where she developed a research methodology to collect internationally historical unpublished data, at digital level, from the anonymous Spanish republican exiles. This project has received the Asociación de Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas’s award for the best initiative and presence in social networks 2019 through the Premios HDH 2020 call.

She worked in ICT large companies in Ireland (Trend Micro Ltd. and Voxpro Communication Ltd.); she conducted also research and teaching stays in Argentina (UNMDP), Italy (UNITUS, UNIPD), Cuba (CUJAE-UH) and Colombia (UMNG).

Her research lines focus on citizen science in research projects in Humanities, public participation, cultural identities, cultural heritage and exiles. She is currently PI of three research projects and author, co-author and editor of several scientific publications available in open access.


Best Poster Award: Insights on scholarly primitives from Digital Humanities research in Spain (DARIAH Annual Event 2020: Scholarly Primitives), DARIAH-EU. Digital Research Infraestructure for the Arts and the Humanities (13th November 2020).

Award for Best Participation and Presence in Social Media 2019 – e-xiliad@s Project, Hispanic Digital Humanities Association (6th June 2020).


Ph.D. History (Universitat de Lleida – UdL) – 2006

MA European Project Design (Venice International University – VIU) – 2018

Degree in History (Universitat de Lleida – UdL) – 2001

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    Lidia Bocanegra is Principal Investigator of the following R&D projects developed through the University of Granada and funded by the Spanish and Andalusian government:

    Crowdsourcing en Historia. Nuevos retos metodológicos participativos e inclusivos en la investigación histórica en España (Crowdsourcing in History. New participatory and inclusive methodological challenges in historical research in Spain)- Funded by Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Convocatoria 2020 de Proyectos I+D+I en el Marco del Programa estatal de Generación del Conocimiento (PID2020-117619RB-I00), 2021-2024.

    Co-Historia: Análisis de la Participación Pública en la investigación histórica desde el ámbito de la ciencia ciudadana (Co- History: Historical research public participation analysis from a citizen science perspective)- Funded by: Programa Operativo FEDER 2014-2020 y por la Consejería de Economía y Conocimiento de la Junta de Andalucía, Spain (E-HUM-507-UGR18. 2020-2023).

    e-xiliad@s Project, Funded twice by: Ministerio de Trabajo e Inmigración (2009) and Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social (2011), through the Dirección General de Migraciones of the Spanish Goverment.

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