Dr Charlotte Frost is a contemporary art historian and experimental scholar of the digital humanities. She holds an interdisciplinary position with the School of Creative Media and the English Department. Her work focuses on the history of internet art, online art critical communities, publishing, literary materiality and emerging digital literacies. She conducts practice-based research into the future of arts and humanities scholarship as a producer of open, hybrid and participatory platforms. She is the founder of Arts Future, a set of projects exploring new approaches to publishing and education in the arts. In 2013 Arts Future Book published its first twice-blind-peer-reviewed, multi-format publication Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body by Nathaniel Stern. This was followed by an experimental journal-style article ‘Is Art History Too Bookish?’ and artwork ‘#arthistory’ exploring the materiality of art historical literature by Frost. Her own forthcoming book Art Criticism Online: A History (Gylphi Limited: 2016) will provide a history of online art critical networks from BSS to YouTube and is accompanied by a web-based archive of collaborative research into online art discussion communities. This research was supported by post-doctoral research fellowships at the Center for 21st Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2011-12) and HUMlab at Umeå University, Sweden (2010).
Frost is also the founder of PhD2Published, an online resource and community investigating early career publishing strategies, and the off-shoot project Academic Writing Month (#AcWriMo). With a Twitter following of over 11,000 these projects have been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Guardian and Inside Higher Education.