Samantha Clark

Location: Leeds

Membership Grade: Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01943 871132
Email: samanthaclark@virginmedia.com

General Experience

I have been indexing for 8 years. I am a former Librarian with experience in cataloguing and classification. I have a first degree in History and English, specialising in Local history. I have spent fourteen years studying with the Open University and gained a degree in Social Science. Modules I have studied include: human geography, environment, film and television studies, religion, philosophy, art history, and an introduction to astronomy. I also gained a Certificate in Contemporary Science. I have worked for RNIB, the Society of Genealogists, in a university Careers Service, and the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations. I am an expert on the civil disturbances of the 1980s. I also have experience in website usability. In my spare time I am Leader of a Brownie unit, having previously been a Rainbow Leader.

Subjects

History (All Areas)

I have a degree in History and English. My interests include Early Modern Britain and Europe, 18th-19th century British history, political history, religious history, and social history in general. I have worked on books on a variety of historical subjects including the Reformation, history of Greece, Scottish history, and local history.

English Literature

I have a degree in History and English. I have indexed a lot of books about Shakespeare.

Social Sciences (All Areas)

I have a degree in Social Sciences from the Open University and have worked on indexes for books on a wide variety of Social Science subjects. I previously worked in the Ethnicity and Migration collection of the University of Warwick Library and am an expert on the inner city riots of 1980s Britain.

Cinema and Film

I have indexed several books on films based on Shakespeare plays and also on independent films. I studied a module on Film and Television History with the Open University.

British History

I have a degree in History and English and specialised in Early Modern history, local history, and 18th-19th century British history. I am also an expert on the inner city riots of 1980s Britain. I have indexed books on lost villages of Britain and Scottish history.

European History

I have a degree in History and English and specialised in Early Modern history in Britain and Europe. I am especially interested in Reformation Europe and have indexed a book on this. I have also worked on books on the history of Greece and Baltic countries.

Local History

I have a degree in History and English and specialised in Local History for my final year. My undergraduate dissertation was on the local history of Chesterfield. I also wrote a dissertation on the use of census returns for my Masters degree in Library and Information Studies. I worked at the Society of Genealogists for 3 years.

Classical Studies

I have A Level Classical Civilisation and an interest in Classical Studies, particularly literature, drama, history, and philosophy.

Mythology/Folklore

I have A Level Classical Civilisation and an interest in mythology and folklore from different countries and cultures.

Politics

I have indexed a lot of books on political subjects ranging from the Scottish constitution to the politics of the Middle East.

Genealogy/Family History

I worked at the Society of Genealogists for 3 years and have studied family history resources as part of my History and English degree.

Philosophy (All Areas)

I have indexed a lot of books about philosophy covering most of the major philosophers.

Information Management

I am a qualified Librarian and worked in different types of libraries and information environments for several years.

Related qualifications

MLib


Other skills

Cataloguing And Classification
I have had a lot of experience of cataloguing and classification in libraries in charity and educational sectors.

Recent indexes include

Peter Hopkins, Scotland’s Muslims, Edinburgh University Press, September 2017
Victoria L. Evans, Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity, Edinburgh University Press, June 2017
Dina Rezk, The Arab World and Western Intelligence, Edinburgh University Press, June 2017

Clients Include

Edinburgh University Press
Routledge
Cambridge University Press

Special Publication Type

Tools

SKY INDEX