Invited Members of the DHSI Team for this year include the following leading and emerging research theorists and practitioners in the digital arts and humanities:

Invited Instructors

Benjamin Albritton (Stanford U) is Associate Curator for Paleography and Digital Medieval Materials. He serves as Digital Manuscripts Program Manager at Stanford University Libraries, overseeing a number of digital manuscript projects, including Parker Library on the Web, and projects devoted to interoperability and improving access to manuscript images for pedagogical and research purposes. His research interests include the intersection of words and music in the fourteenth century, primarily in the monophonic works of Guillaume de Machaut; the uses of digital medieval resources in scholarly communication; and transmission models in the later Middle Ages.

Raf Alvarado (U Virginia; returning) is research Professor at UVa’s Data Science Institute, teaches and conducts research on cultural analytics, a field that connects data science to the digital humanities, media studies, and cultural anthropology (in which he has a PhD). In previous lives, he developed web databases for the Charrette, Geniza, and Shahnameh Projects at Princeton University, and the House Divided Project at Dickinson College. His has a blog at transducer.ontoligent.com and tweets sporadically as @ontoligent.

Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria; returning)​ ​ is Associate Director of the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) at the University of Victoria. She focuses on research facilitation and open social scholarship, and has the pleasure of working with the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) group and helping out with the coordination of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), where she is perhaps better known as ​​@AlyssaA_DHSI.

John F. Barber (Washington State U, Vancouver; returning) teaches in the Creative Media & Digital Culture program at Washington State University Vancouver. His sound+radio art has been broadcast on framework radio, RadiaLx, and Radio Futura, and included in several international gallery and online exhibitions. He developed and maintains Radio Nouspace (www.radionouspace.net) as both a curated virtual listening gallery and a practice-based research and creative practice space. He is also the developer and curator of Brautigan.net (www.brautigan.net), the comprehensive archive for information regarding the life and works of author Richard Brautigan. A new project is The Brautigan Library (www.thebrautiganlibrary.org), a collection of unpublished manuscripts, each with it own, unique story to tell. His twitter presence is @RadioNouspace.

Eugene Barsky (U British Columbia) is Research Data Librarian at the UBC Library. His recent peer-recognition included American Society for Engineering Education and Special Library Association awards. He published more than 20 peer-reviewed papers and presented at more than 40 conferences. Eugene is chairing the national Portage Data Discovery Expert Group, participates in building the Canadian Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR), and collaborates with Research Data Canada (RDC). Eugene is an adjunct faculty member at the iSchool at UBC, teaching courses in science librarianship and research data management, and is an active member of the Pacific Northwest data curators group.

Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan; returning) is an Assistant Professor, Art and Art History, and the Director of the Humanities and Fine Arts Digital Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan where he teaches electronic art, digital humanities, and the book arts. He loves old books and new bicycles.

Elisa Beshero-Bondar (U Pittsburgh at Greensburg) is Director of the Center for the Digital Text and Associate Professor of English at U Pittsburgh at Greensburg, where she teaches undergraduate students to code and build digital projects with the XML family of languages. She is founder and director of the Digital Mitford Project (http://digitalmitford.org) which hosts an annual coding school for graduate students, faculty, scholarly editors, and librarians interested in learning coding and digital project management methods used in the project. She was elected to the TEI Technical Council in 2015, where she works with ten other members from around the world in revising the TEI Guidelines and schema and supporting the TEI community.

David J. Birnbaum (U Pittsburgh) is Professor and Co-Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. He has been involved in the study of electronic text technology since the mid-1980s, has delivered presentations at a variety of electronic text technology conferences, and has served on the board of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, the editorial board of Markup languages: Theory and practice, and the Text Encoding Initiative Council. Much of his electronic text work intersects with his research in medieval Slavic manuscript studies, but he also often writes about issues in the philosophy of markup.

John Bonnett (Brock U; returning) is an Associate Professor in History, and was a Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities from 2005-2015. He is the principal developer of the 3D Virtual Buildings Project, an initiative that teaches students to make 3D models of heritage buildings using computer software, and uses the model construction process to develop critical thinking skills in students. Bonnett is also the principal developer of The DataScapes Project, an initiative that explores the use of Augmented Reality as a medium for landscape art. He is finally an intellectual historian, and the author of Emergence and Empire, a work that treats the writings of the communication theorist Harold Innis.

Matt Bouchard (U of Toronto; returning) is a PhD student working on information design in sports simulations. His research interests include a video game canon, game-first video game theory, interaction design, visualization, implementation pedagogy, and implementation advocacy.

Jason Boyd (Ryerson U; returning) is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, a Co-Director of Ryerson's Centre for Digital Humanities, and an Assistant Director of DHSI. Before taking up his position at Ryerson, Jason was a Senior Research Associate and the Digital Projects Manager at Records of Early English Drama (REED), where he was involved in the development and coordination of a number of digital humanities projects. Jason teaches classes and leads workshops on DH, digital making, eLit, and digital games at Ryerson and elsewhere. He researches computer-assisted methods for studying life writing and computational creativity. He regularly attends DHSI, and over the past few years, has co-led a DHSI unconference session on DH and Queer Studies.

Christina Boyles (Trinity C) is the Digital Scholarship Coordinator at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She is co-founder of the Makers by Mail project (https://makersbymail.net) and the Hurricane Memorial Project. Her research explores the relationship between surveillance, social justice, and the environment. Her published work appears in The Southern Literary Journal, The South Central Review, and Plath Profiles, and her forthcoming work will appear in the next three iterations of the Debates in the Digital Humanities series, as well as Digital Humanities Quarterly and Studies in American Indian Literatures.

Joanna Byszuk (Polish Academy of Sciences) is a researcher at the Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences, where she works on developing NLP solutions for Polish language. Her interests include computational stylistics and discourse analysis, in particular with application to audiovisual and historical works.

Hélène Cazes (U. Victoria, French; returning) is Associate Professor of French and Director of the program of Medieval Studies at UVic. She has created and coordinated the “pre-digital books” workshop since 2011. Her research and teaching interests encompass Humanism and cultural legacies. Her latest publications and lectures include a beautifully produced booklet on The Seghers Collection: Old Books for a New World, UVic Libraries, 2013, the direction of two special issues on bibliography — Variétés Bibliographiques (Renaissance et Réforme, 34, 2) and Variations Bibliographiques (@nalyses)— and of two collections of essays on humanism and friendship (Bonaventura Vulcanius, Works and Networks, Leiden, Brill, 2010 and, as a co-editor Facebook in the 16th century (Leiden)).

Compute Canada will be providing instructors for several courses. Instructors will be drawn from 200+ experts across the country and will come with experience supporting a range of users — including DH researchers — in these environments.

Constance Crompton (U Ottawa; returning) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. Her research focuses on code as a representational medium, queer history, scholarly editing, social knowledge creation, and Victorian popular and visual culture. She serves as an associate director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute and as vice-president (English) of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques. She is co-editor, with Richard Lane and Ray Siemens, of Doing Digital Humanities: Practice, Training, Research (Routledge 2016).

Robin Davies (Vancouver Island U; returning) teaches in the Media Studies Department at Vancouver Island University. He studied Double Bass (BMus) and Music Technology (MA) at McGill's Schulich School of Music. His interests include the utilization of the human voice in auditory storytelling, sound design for visual art, the construction and use of software-based musical instruments for live electronic music performance, and helping others embrace technology for use in their creative endeavours. Robin's sound design and remix work can be heard on releases from six records, maple music, ad noiseam, and Sunchaser Pictures. Robin currently performs as part of the multimedia collective Meridian.

Robin DeRosa (Plymouth State U; returning; robin.derosa@hybridpedagogy.org, @actualham) is Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, and her current research focuses on the role of the public university, and how open access to research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and open pedagogy can transform the future of higher education. She spends time working with faculty, staff, and administrators from many different colleges and universities on how to build courses, programs, and campus initiatives that make learning more accessible and empowering.

Rebecca Dowson (Simon Fraser U) is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Simon Fraser U Library's Research Commons. Rebecca supports researchers at all levels who are engaged with digital humanities through project consultations, digital skill development workshops, and coordinating the Library's resources in digitization and project hosting. She is also responsible for administering SFU's Open Access Fund and supporting researchers with scholarly communication. Her research interests include the intersection of libraries and digital humanities, with a particular interest in digital cultural heritage projects, digital skill building, and new forms of scholarly publishing. Rebecca joined SFU Library in 2009 as the English and History Liaison Librarian. She joined the Research Commons team in 2015.

Timothy Duguid (U Glasgow) is Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow. His current research interests focus on the curation of digital scholarship in music, and he working on a virtual research environment called Music Scholarship Online (MuSO) that draws together published scholarship, digitized archival materials, and born-digital scholarship into a single online portal (muso.arts.gla.ac.uk). He has also worked on Reformation history and early modern music, resulting in the creation of a performing edition of the early modern musical settings form the Wode Psalter (www.churchservicesociety.org/wode), and he was associate editor for the digital project “Letters in Exile: Documents from the Marian Exile” (www.marianexile.div.ed.ac.uk/).

John Durno (U Victoria) is the Head of Library Systems at the University of Victoria, where he oversees the team responsible for computing operations and software development in the Libraries. His current research focus is in the area of digital archaeology, with a specialization in the restoration of Telidon/NAPLPS graphics.

Øyvind Eide (U Cologne; returning) is a Professor in Digital Humanities at the University of Cologne. His research interests are focused on the modelling of cultural heritage information, especially as a tool for critical engagement with the relationships between texts and maps as media of communication. He is also engaged in theoretical studies of modelling in the light of media modalities and semiotics.

Randa El Khatib (U Victoria; returning) is pursuing her doctoral degree in the English Department at the University of Victoria. She is the Special Projects Coordinator at the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, where she oversees the Open Knowledge Practicum and other projects. Working on plays and epic poetry of the English Renaissance, Randa’s research focuses on how space is represented in fictional and allegorical settings. She is the project manager of the TopoText team that develops digital mapping tools for humanities research at the American University of Beirut. As of July 2017, Randa holds the ADHO Communications Fellow position.

Chris Friend (Saint Leo U; returning) is Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Language Studies and the Arts. He is also the Director of Hybrid Pedagogy. He holds a PhD in Texts & Technology from the University of Central Florida. His research works to define hybridity and collaboration in education, with particular attention to their influence in first-year composition courses. He tweets at @chris_friend, and his personal web site is chrisfriend.us.

David Gaertner is an Instructor in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program, where he specializes in new media and digital storytelling, emphasizing the ways in which Indigenous artists, storytellers, and programmers engage the land and community with technology. As a teacher, he aims to empower Indigenous and non-Indigenous students with the skills and confidence to tell and share their stories via old and new media. He offers workshops and classes in digital storytelling, podcasting, blogging, gaming, remediation, and radio broadcasting. He is currently at work on his first book, A Landless Territory: Theorizing Indigenous New Media and Digital Storytelling and is the co-editor of the collection Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island, now available from Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Chris Geroux (Compute Canada / ACENET / Dalhousie University; returning) is a Big Data and cloud Specialist at Compute Canada working out of Dalhousie University in Halifax NS. In this role he supports a wide range of researchers and research projects from helping them acquire resources, administer their cloud VMs, to writing code.

Ian Gregory (Lancaster U; returning) is a Professor of Digital Humanities at Lancaster University. His research interests include the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology in the humanities, including both history and literary studies. He directed the European Research Council "Spatial Humanities: Texts, GIS, Places" project (http://www.lancs.ac.uk/spatialhum).

Dene Grigar (Washington State U, Vancouver; returning) is President of the Electronic Literature Organization. A Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver, her research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature. She has authored 14 media works as well as 52 scholarly articles. She also curates exhibits of electronic literature and media art, mounting shows at the Library of Congress and for the International Symposium on Electronic Art and the Modern Language Association, among other venues. With Stuart Moulthrop (U of Wisconsin Milwaukee) she has produced the open source, multimedia book for scholars, Pathfinders, and the forthcoming book of criticism with MIT Press, Traversals.

Liz Grumbach (Arizona State U) is the Project Manager for the Institute for Humanities Research's (IHR) Nexus Lab at Arizona State University. Her current interests lie in project management for the humanities and social sciences, ethical and responsible digital research practices, and disrupting academic myths. She has been on the #altac track since 2012.

Cathy Moran Hajo (New York U; returning) is the Associate Editor and Assistant Director of the Margaret Sanger Papers Project at New York University's History Department, which has published microfilm, book and digital editions. She also teaches digital history course for graduate programs for NYU's Archives and Public History Program and William Paterson University's Applied History Master's Program.

Davin Heckman (Winona State U; returning) is an Associate Professor of Mass Communication, teaching courses in media studies, digital culture, ethics, and theory. He is the Supervising Editor of the Electronic Literature Directory and Managing Editor of the Electronic Book Review, where he also serves as Editor of the Electropoetics Thread. His book, A Small World: Smart Houses and the Dream of the Perfect Day (Duke University Press) addresses the intersection of technology, the home, and popular culture in everyday life. Heckman serves on the Board of the Electronic Literature Organization. His articles on electronic literature have been published in Dichtung Digital, Culture Machine, and Leonardo Electronic Almanac. He lives in Winona, Minnesota with his partner, Carrie, and their four children.

David Hoover (New York U; returning) is Professor of English at NYU, where he teaches digital humanities, authorship, stylistics, Chaucer, and science fiction. His most recent publications include “Text-analysis Tools in Excel,” forthcoming in O’Sullivan, J., ed. Digital Humanities for Literary Studies: Theories, Methods, and Practices, University Park, PA: Penn State Press, 2017; “The Microanalysis of Textual Variation,” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Advance Access, April 28, 2017, 1-14; “Argument, Evidence, and the Limits of Digital Literary Studies,” in Debates in the Digital Humanities: 2016, Ed. Matthew Gold, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2016, 230-50; and Digital Literary Studies: Corpus Approaches to Poetry, Prose, and Drama (2014), with Jonathan Culpeper and Kieran O’Halloran. Active in what is now called digital humanities for thirty-five years, he has taught a text-analysis class at DHSI since 2008. He is currently writing a book on how modes of composition (handwriting, dictation, typing, word-processing) affect authorial style.

Matt Huculak (U Victoria; returning) is Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Victoria. He holds a PhD in English Literature as well as an MLIS. He is Director of the Modernist Versions Project, Co-founder of OpenModernisms and former Project Manager for the Modernist Journals Project. His research interests include digital scholarship, book history, periodical studies, and libraries.

Diane Jakacki (Bucknell U; returning) is a Digital Scholarship Coordinator at Bucknell University. Her research interests include early modern drama, literature and popular culture, and digital humanities and pedagogy. Her most recent research involves mapping and visualization of sixteenth-century touring theatre troupes throughout England.

Jojo Karlin (CUNY Graduate Center; @jojokarlin) is an English PhD student researching temporality in 20th century written correspondence. As a Graduate Center Digital Fellow she facilitates interdisciplinary student and faculty work and supports the Mellon-funded Manifold Scholarship project. As a 2017 Pine Tree Fellow in Digital Humanities of the Advanced Research Collaborative, she is working across archives to look at DH in works on paper. She leads outreach for the NEH-funded DH Box.

Andy Keenan (U Toronto; returning) is a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Information. Andy has experience as a media and information studies scholar, exploring how users encounter unfamiliar objects and critically evaluating the relationships between media producers and audiences. His current research looks at player experience in video games with a specific focus on the differences in gameplay practices between expert and novice players.

Dorothy Kim (Vassar C) is an Assistant Professor in English at Vassar College. She was a 2013-2014 Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Frankel Institute of Advanced Judaic Studies where she finished a monograph entitled Jewish/Christian Entanglements: Ancrene Wisse and its Material Worlds which is forthcoming from the University of Toronto press. She also has another book, Digital Whiteness and Medieval Studies, under contract with ArcPress/Western Michigan University Press which discusses white supremacy, white nationalism, neo-nazis online and their love of the Middle Ages. She has received fellowships from the SSHRC, Ford Foundation, Fulbright, and Mellon. She is the co-project director in the NEH-funded Scholarly Editions and Translations project An Archive of Early Middle English that plans to create a 161 MSS database for medieval English manuscripts from 1100-1348 that include all items in Early Middle English. She is editing a volume with Jesse Stommel (University of Mary Washington) on Disrupting the Digital Humanities (forthcoming, punctum books) that discusses the marginal methodologies and critical diversities in the Digital Humanities. She is also co-editing a volume with Adeline Koh, Alternative Genealogies of the Digital Humanities (forthcoming, puncture books) that considers the issues of race, gender, white supremacy in the deep history of DH. She has co-written articles on “#GawkingatRapeCulture,” “TwitterEthics,” and written articles about “TwitterPanic” and “Social Media and Academic Surveillance” at Modelviewculture.com. She has a forthcoming article with Frontiers in an issue on digital feminism on Beyonce's "Lemonade" and is a contributor to Feminist Debates in DH on feminist archives. She is the medieval editor for the Orland Project 2.0 and can be followed @dorothyk98. She was named by Diverse: Issues in Higher Ed 2015 Emerging Scholar under 40.

Aimée Knight (Saint Joseph’s U; returning) is Associate Professor in the Communication Studies Department at Saint Joseph’s University. Her scholarship focuses on the theory and practice of visual design. In 2010 she founded the Beautiful Social Research Collaborative in which students conduct digital media research with nonprofits and community-based organizations.

Mary Elizabeth Leighton (U Victoria; returning) teaches English at the University of Victoria, where her research focuses on Victorian fiction and periodicals. She is co-editor of The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Prose 1832-1901 (2012); a managing editor of Victorian Review; and president of the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada. She is currently co-writing a book on Victorian illustrated serial fiction. Her work appears in Victorian Studies, Victorian Literature and Culture, Victorian Periodicals Review, Reading Victorian Illustration 1855-1875, The Cambridge Companion to Sensation Fiction, and elsewhere.

Elizabeth Losh (William and Mary; returning) is an Associate Professor of English and American Studies and previously directed the Culture, Art, and Technology program at the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of Virtualpolitik: An Electronic History of Government Media-Making in a Time of War, Scandal, Disaster, Miscommunication, and Mistakes (MIT Press, 2009) and The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University (MIT Press, 2014). She is the co-author of the graphic novel format textbook Understanding Rhetoric (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013) with Jonathan Alexander. She has published numerous articles about the digital humanities, labor and literacy in new media production practices, serious games, global media activism, and the rise of the virtual state.

Jonathan Martin (Kings College London; returning. @songsthatsaved) has studied various literatures at Cambridge (Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic) and York (UK, English and Related Literature), and is now a member of the Ph.D. program in Digital Humanities at King's. The focus of this doctoral work is an ethnography of digital humanists, which he is currently undertaking here at the Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory. Jonathan is also a freelance programmer and system administrator, and the lead programmer/designer for the Thoreau¹s Kalendar Project. He is also excited to be teaching two courses at DHSI: ­ XML Applications and Databases for Historical and Literary Research (with Scott McGinnis) and Information Security for Digital Researchers. Ever the nerd, he would love to chat about retro computing/gaming, hacking, '80s alternative rock, Linux, Anglo-Saxon literature, or oral culture.

Aaron Mauro (Penn State Erie, Behrend C) is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and English at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He is the director of the Penn State Digital Humanities Lab and teaches on topics relating to digital culture, computational text analysis, and scholarly communication. His articles on U.S. literature and culture have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, Mosaic, and Symploke among others. He has also published on issues relating to digital humanities in both Digital Studies and Digital Humanities Quarterly.

John Maxwell (Simon Fraser U; returning) is Associate Professor and Director of the Publishing Program at SFU, where his research is on the impact of digital technologies on book and magazine publishing. His work has focused on practical publication technologies, the evolution of scholarly monographs, and the history of computing. John directs SFU's Digital Aldine Collection and is pretty keen on the 16th century. He is old enough to remember the Web when it was brand new.

Rich McCue (U Victoria) is the Coordinator of the Digital Scholarship Commons makerspace at the University of Victoria Libraries, where he teaches workshops and oversees a team of graduate student assistants. Some of his research interests include, flipped or blended learning, open pedagogy, and knowledge management tools.

Scott Paul McGinnis 馬吉寧 (UC Berkeley; returning; @majining) is a doctoral candidate in history, whose research focuses on early Chinese intellectual history and historiography. While pursuing a master’s degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Scott worked on TEI-based text encoding projects for that university’s Digital Library Services unit. This sparked his interest in the Digital Humanities, and since then he has been experimenting with ways to use computing technology in his research on early China and interested in the digital humanities as a subject of inquiry as well. These interests can be seen in his blog, majining.com, which he sometimes updates. Scott is also the editor, designer, and P.I. for “Toward a Better Digital Edition: The History of the Han, a digital-literary combined edition,” a collaborative research project that seeks to leverage XML-based technologies in creating a digital edition which can welcome close readings and offer robust analytical features at the same time.

Sarah Melton (Boston C) is Head of Digital Scholarship at Boston College Libraries. Her group explores and documents new tools and supports teaching and research in a variety of areas that utilize broad methodologies in the digital humanities. She is interested in questions of digital infrastructure, the philosophical underpinnings of “openness,” and the intersection of public history and digital humanities. Sarah holds a PhD from Emory University’s Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts. She has an unfortunate fondness for puns and is on Twitter at @WorldCatLady.

Jana Millar Usiskin (U Victoria) is a PhD student at U Victoria, studying the intersections of information theory and modernist aesthetics. She has worked for two years on the Linked Modernisms project, creating an ontology based on data from the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism.

Paige Morgan (U Miami) is a Digital Humanities Librarian, and specializes in questions around data modeling and digital humanities infrastructure. Previously she has worked on developing digital humanities and digital scholarship communities at the University of Washington, and at McMaster University as a CLIR postdoctoral fellow. Her research interests include linked data and emotional labor in technology work, and you can find her writing at DH+Lib and in a forthcoming issue of College and Undergraduate Libraries.

Emily Christina Murphy (U Victoria; returning) is a postdoctoral fellow with the Department of English and the Linked Modernisms Project. Her research interests include psychiatric history, literary modernism, women’s writing, editorship, linked open data, and social network analysis. Her publications appear in English Studies in Canada and Digital Humanities Quarterly.

Angel David Nieves (Hamilton C; returning) co-directs the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi). Nieves completed his doctoral work in architectural history and Africana Studies at Cornell U in 2001, and taught in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at U Maryland, College Park, from 2003-2008. Nieves’ scholarly work and community-based activism critically engages with issues of memory, heritage preservation, gender and nationalism at the intersections of race and the built environment in cities across the Global South. In 2010 he received The John R. Hatch Class of 1925 Excellence in Teaching Award. He is currently (2017-2018) Presidential Visiting Associate Professor at Yale University in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and an affiliate in the Yale Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLab).

Brian Norberg (Duke U; returning) is an Academic Technologies Librarian. He has experience in digital archives, text encoding, visualization, and web development, and regularly works with students and faculty to integrate technology into course work and research. His most fun, recent projects include working with a professor from Shaw University to create a student-generated, modern archive of life at an HBCU and collaborating with the NCSU Sustainability Office to develop a interactive waste audit tool for use in campus dining halls.

James O'Sullivan (University College Cork; @jamescosullivan; returning) is Lecturer in Digital Arts & Humanities at University College Cork (National University of Ireland). He has previously held faculty positions at the University of Sheffield and Pennsylvania State University. His work has been published in a variety of interdisciplinary journals, including Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Leonardo, and Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures. Further information on James and his work can be found at josullivan.org.

Andrew Pilsch (Texas A&M U) is an assistant professor of English at Texas A&M University, where he researches and teaches rhetoric and the digital humanities. His first book, *Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia*, was published in August 2017 by University of Minnesota Press. He occasionally blogs at http://andrew.pilsch.com/blog and is on Twitter at @oncomouse.

Harvey Quamen (U Alberta; returning) is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies, where he specialises in specializes in science studies, cyberculture, and Modern and Postmodern literature, and is Graduate Coordinator of the Humanities Computing Program. He is currently working on a textbook for teaching databases and web programming specifically to those who work in the digital humanities; other current interests include representations of science in popular culture, Open Source advocacy, and literary theory.

Alex Razoumov (WestGrid; returning) earned his PhD in computational astrophysics from the University of British Columbia. He has worked on numerical models ranging from galaxy formation to core-collapse supernovae and stellar hydrodynamics, and has developed a number of computational fluid dynamics and radiative transfer codes and techniques. He spent five years as HPC Analyst in SHARCNET helping researchers from diverse backgrounds to use large clusters, and in 2014 joined WestGrid as visualization specialist. Alex presently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Jack Reed (Stanford U) is a Geospatial Web Engineer, working on increasing access to geospatial data at Stanford University Libraries. A contributor to open source software, Jack is active in the IIIF, library, and open data communities. He also serves on the executive committee of The International Association for Geoscience Diversity.

Jonathan Reeve (Columbia University; @j0_0n) is a graduate student in English and Comparative Literature, specializing in computational literary analysis. He has worked as a programmer for the Modern Language Association, New York University, and the City University of New York. His recent projects include Middlemarch Critical Histories, applications of text reuse detection technologies to the study of literary critical reception histories; Git-Lit, an application of distributed version control toward the creation of 50,000 digital scholarly editions; and Corpus-DB, a structured textual corpus database. Software he has authored includes macro-etym, a tool for macro-etymological textual analysis; chapterize, a utility for computationally identifying textual structures; and text-matcher, an approximate text reuse detection application. His latest publication is "A Macro-Etymological Analysis of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," in Reading Modernism with Machines, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Find his blog at jonreeve.com.

Bonnie Ruberg (USC / UC Irvine) is a provost's postdoctoral scholar in the Interactive Media and Games Division at U Southern California and an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine. She is the co-editor of the volume Queer Game Studies (University of Minnesota Press, 2017) and the lead organizer of the annual Queerness and Games Conference.

Jan Rybicki (Jagiellonian U, Kraków; returning) is Assistant Professor (adiunkt) at the Institute of English Studies. He also taught at Rice U in Houston, and at Kraków’s Pedagogical U. His research combines translation studies, comparative literature and computational stylistics to produce quantitative and qualitative analyses of literary language in the original and in translations. He has authored a number of publications on the stylometry of literary translations (Sienkiewicz, Woolf, Conrad, Ford), on stylometric methods, and on the visibility of various signals: author, co-author, editor, translator, gender, chronology in multilingual literary text corpora. He serves on the Executive Committee of the European Association for Digital Humanities. He has also translated ca. 30 novels into Polish by authors such as Amis, Coupland, Fitzgerald, Golding, Gordimer, Ishiguro, le Carré or Winterson.

Jon Saklofske (Acadia U; returning) is a Professor specialising in the writing of the British Romantic period and continuing interest in the ways that William Blake’s composite art illuminates the relationship between words and images on the printed page has inspired current work on the NewRadial data visualisation tool and additional research into larger correlations between media forms and cultural perceptions. In addition to co-leading and actively researching for INKE’s Modelling and Prototyping group, he is actively exploring the usefulness of incorporating virtual environments and game-based pedagogy into undergraduate courses. Other research interests include virtuality and environmental storytelling in Disney theme parks as well as player agency, procedural rhetoric, feminist values and the relationship between networks and narratives in video games.

Anandi Salinas (Emory U) is a Training Specialist at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship where she manages the Digital Scholarship Internship Program for graduate students at Emory University. Her work at ECDS also involves active production in digital publishing and multimedia projects. Anandi is also a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory and her research focuses on the intersection of phenomenology, daily religious practices, and visual anthropology in Hindu traditions of the Southeastern United States and India.

Nicholas Schiller (Washington State U Vancouver) is a librarian 2 (associate professor) at Washington State University Vancouver. He is currently serving as the coordinator for the Electronic Literature Organization and working to archive e-lit and born digital works in the Electronic Literature Lab at WSU Vancouver.

Ray Siemens (U Victoria; returning) is Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing and Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, in English and Computer Science. He is founding editor of the electronic scholarly journal Early Modern Literary Studies, and his publications include, among others, Blackwell's Companion to Digital Humanities (with Schreibman and Unsworth), Blackwell's Companion to Digital Literary Studies (with Schreibman), A Social Edition of the Devonshire MS, and Literary Studies in the Digital Age (MLA, with Price). He directs the Implementing New Knowledge Environments project, the Digital Humanities Summer Institute and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, and serves as Vice President of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences for Research Dissemination, recently serving also as Chair of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations’ Steering Committee.

Janet Thomas Simons (Hamilton C; returning) is DHi Co-Director of Technology and Research. Her responsibilities include oversight and direction of the daily activities of the DHi to develop a collaborative community in which creativity, technology, and innovation lead to new methods of research, learning, and publication. This includes strategic planning in the use of technology, collaboration on grant proposals and budgets, management and communication of DHi projects, coordination and teaching of DHi's undergraduate research fellowship program CLASS and creation of direct connections between DHi projects and the curriculum. She is engaged in faculty outreach and development; course design; identification and research of technologies appropriate to research projects and learning goals; and coordination of academic support services to meet teaching, learning, and research needs. Janet's most recent activities include research and development of sustainable digital scholarship infrastructure and models for support of digital humanities research projects at liberal arts institutions.

John Simpson (Compute Canada / WestGrid / U Alberta; returning) is Humanities and Social Sciences Specialist at Compute Canada and works out of the University of Alberta. In this role he supports a wide range of researchers and research projects from helping them acquire resources, to developing training programs, to writing code. He is also the national coordinator for Software Carpentry.

Lee Skallerup Bessette (U Mary Washington; aka @readywriting on Twitter) is an Instructional Technology Specialist at the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at the University of Mary Washington. Her career trajectory has largely been reshaped through her work on Twitter and her blog, College Ready Writing on Inside Higher Ed. Her personal website is readywriting.org.

James Smith (Independent Scholar; returning) has research interests that center on exploring REST, linked open data, and other components of the web-as-platform as a foundation for building sharable, long-lived digital contributions to the humanities.

Patrick Smyth (CUNY Graduate Center; @psmyth01) is a Ph.D. student in English and Digital Fellow at The Graduate Center, CUNY. He is a developer for DH Box, an NEH-funded project to make the digital humanities more widely accessible, and recently led curriculum design for the Digital Research Institute, a week-long intensive course in digital methods at the Graduate Center. Patrick writes about digital platforms, especially those facilitating new modes of reading. Two of his recent projects include the NEH Impact Index, a web application for political advocacy on behalf of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Eloud, a screen reader written in the Lisp programming language. Patrick is a former Fulbright Fellow, and teaches at Queens College.

Jennifer Stertzer (U Virginia; returning) is an Associate Editor at the Papers of George Washington and Lecturer at U Virginia. She manages the Project's digital edition as well as edits the Financial Series, an open-source, digital edition that will contain all of Washington's financial papers.

Nathan Taback (U Toronto) is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Statistical Sciences, where he is also the Director of Data Science Programs. He is interested in the application of statistical and data science methods. He has been involved in projects involving the statistical analysis of text documents related to armed violence and human security.

Chris Tănăsescu (U Ottawa / Carleton U; aka MARGENTO) is a poet, performer, and critic who holds degrees in both English and Computer Science. A professor of digital humanities, contemporary American poetry, creative writing, and natural language processing, he taught at University of Bucharest (Romania), San Diego State University (US), Tan Tao University (Vietnam), and Université Paris 10 (France), and lectured and performed in Europe, North America, and Asia. Chris has authored, translated, or edited more than 20 volumes and authored hundreds of literary and academic articles. As a founding member of the multi(-digital-)media poetry, painting/video, and jazz-rock project MARGENTO, he won the Fringiest Event Award (Buxton Fringe, UK, 2005), a special mention of the press jury (Adelaide Festival, Australia, 2006), and The Gold Disc (Romania, 2008). He opened the first edition of the Euro Poetry Slam Festival (Berlin, 2009) and was invited to perform at the E-Poetry Conference (London, 2013), as well as in the CROWD Omnibus Literary Tour (Germany and Austria, 2016). Chris is currently principal investigator in a SSHRC-funded research within the Computer Science Department at the University of Ottawa, where he is developing the Graph Poem project, and teaches DH both at uOttawa and Carleton U. He is Coordinator of Digital Humanities Resources in the Faculty of Arts at uOttawa, Asymptote Editor-at-Large, and co-organizer with Brian Greenspan of the Carleton U—uOttawa annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute: Technologies East (DHSITE).

Erin Templeton (Converse College; returning) is associate professor of English and the Anne Morrison Chapman Distinguished Professor of International Study. She works on gender, authorship and collaboration in modern poetry and has published essays on William Carlos Williams, Emanuel Carnevali, and Ezra Pound, and she also has been a contributing writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education blog, “ProfHacker” since 2009. You can follow her on Twitter at @eetempleton or find her on http://eetempleton.com.

John Unsworth (Brandeis U; returning) is Vice-Provost, University Librarian, and Chief Information Officer at Brandeis University, where he also is a Professor of English. Before coming to Brandeis University, he was Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from 2003 to 2012. In addition to being a Professor in GSLIS, at Illinois he also held appointments in the department of English and on the Library faculty. At Illinois he also served as Director of the Illinois Informatics Institute, from 2008 to 2011. From 1993-2003, he served as the first Director of theInstitute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, and as a faculty member in the English Department, at the University of Virginia. In 1990, as a member of the English faculty at NCSU, he co-founded the first peer-reviewed electronic journal in the humanities, Postmodern Culture (now published by Johns Hopkins University Press). He also organized, incorporated, and chaired the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium, for which he now serves as treasurer. He co-chaired the Modern Language Association's Committee on Scholarly Editions, and served as President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and later as chair of the steering committee for the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. With Ray Siemens and Susan Schreibman, he co-edited the Blackwell Companion to Digital Humanities, and he chaired the national commission that produced Our Cultural Commonwealth, the 2006 report on Cyberinfrastructure for Humanities and Social Science commissioned by the American Council of Learned Societies.

Raffaele (Raff) Viglianti (U Maryland) is a Research Programmer working on the MITH development team. He holds a PhD in Digital Musicology from King's college London. Raff’s work revolves around digital editions and textual scholarship. He is currently an elected member of the Text Encoding Initiative technical council and an advisor for the Music Encoding Initiative, which produces guidelines for the digital representation of music notation with a focus on scholarly requirements. As a researcher, Raff specialises in editions of music scores, contributing to the ongoing change to scholarly editorial theory and practice in the digital medium. His work also focuses on the shaping of music performance practice by the digital consumption of music scores, or the performance of a music score from a digital device.

Christine Walde (U Victoria) is the Grants and Awards Librarian at the U Victoria Libraries, where she supports and enhances the research activities, advancement and community engagement priorities of UVic Libraries. She has worked for two years on the Linked Modernisms project, creating an ontology based on data from the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism.

George Williams (U South Carolina Upstate; returning) is an associate professor of English. His research and teaching focuses on British literature, composition, and digital environments. He has collaborated on a number of digital humanities projects addressing accessibility and people with disabilities, including, most recently, the “Accessible Future” series of workshops funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities. He is a founding editor of “ProfHacker” at the Chronicle of Higher Education. On Twitter he is @georgeonline, and more information may be found at http://about.me/georgeonline

Drew Winget (Stanford U) is a Visualisation Engineer in the Stanford University Libraries, evolving research and teaching with open source software and interface design. He is a primary author and maintainer of the Mirador IIIF viewer, and is heavily involved in the IIIF community, contributing to technical standards and chairing the Software Developers Interest Group. More broadly, Drew is interested in how interface design, distributed systems, annotations, and interoperable standards can make the world’s knowledge more fluently visible.

Caroline Winter (U Victoria) is a PhD Student at U Victoria. She studies British Romantic literature, and is writing a dissertation on the Gothic literature in its economic contexts. She has worked for two years on the Linked Modernisms project, creating an ontology based on data from the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism.

Jeffrey C. Witt (Loyola U Maryland) is an assistant professor of philosophy. His research focuses on medieval scholasticism and the development of medieval philosophy and theology. He is the founder and general editor of the Scholastic Commentaries and Texts Archive (http://scta.info). Currently, he sits on the advisory board of the Digital Latin Library and is co-chair of the IIIF Manuscript Community Group. He is the co-editor of The Theology of John Mair (Brill 2015) and the co-author of a monograph on the 14th century philosopher and theologian Robert Holcot (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Markus Wust (North Carolina State U; returning) is Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian. Besides his work on issues related to digital collections and digital curation, he is also interested in the digital humanities, digital publishing, and the application of mobile technologies to libraries, archives, and higher education.

Lee Zickel (Case Western Reserve U; returning) is the Humanities and Social Sciences Technologist for University Technology and is a doctoral candidate in Weatherhead's Design and Innovation program. There he combines work in Cognitive Linguistics and Organizational Behavior to develop cognitive models of gameplay that investigate how people use extended and distributed cognition to, among other things, co-construct narratives within a given gamespace.

Stephen Zweibel (CUNY Graduate Center, @SteveZweibel) is Digital Scholarship Librarian at the CUNY Graduate Center (GC), where he supports students and faculty in developing digital projects and working with data, individually and through workshops on research skills and tools. Steve earned his MS in Library and Information Science from Long Island University in 2010, and his MA in the DH track of the GC’s Liberal Studies (MALS) program in 2016. As a MALS student, he built DH Box, a cloud-based computer lab for DH teaching and research, which won a National Endowment for the Humanities Start-Up grant in 2015. Prior to his work at the GC, Steve was a visiting lecturer at Hunter College, where he built several useful library tools, including Augur, a web app that tracks reference question data; a mobile app for the CUNY library catalog; and Know Thy Shelf, a radio frequency identification (RFID)-based library inventory system.

Invited Speakers

Jordan Abel (Simon Fraser U; http://www.jordanabel.ca) is a Nisga’a writer from BC. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD at Simon Fraser University where his research concentrates on the intersection between Digital Humanities and Indigenous Literary Studies. Abel’s creative work has recently been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope), The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (Arbiter Ring), and The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century (Hayword). Abel is the author of Injun (winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize), Un/inhabited, and The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award).

William R Bowen (UTSC) is Chair of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough, editor of the scholarly journal Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme, director of Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and editor of the online discussion list FICINO.

David Gaertner is an Instructor in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program, where he specializes in new media and digital storytelling, emphasizing the ways in which Indigenous artists, storytellers, and programmers engage the land and community with technology. As a teacher, he aims to empower Indigenous and non-Indigenous students with the skills and confidence to tell and share their stories via old and new media. He offers workshops and classes in digital storytelling, podcasting, blogging, gaming, remediation, and radio broadcasting. He is currently at work on his first book, A Landless Territory: Theorizing Indigenous New Media and Digital Storytelling and is the co-editor of the collection Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island, now available from Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Bethany Nowviskie (CLIR DLF; U Virginia) is Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of English at the University of Virginia. She served as the UVA Library’s director of Digital Research & Scholarship from 2007-2015, establishing the Scholars Lab and its Praxis Program.

DHSI Colloquium and Unconference

James O'Sullivan (Sheffield) and Lindsey Seatter (U Victoria) are co-chairs of the DHSI Colloquium leadership group.

James O'Sullivan is Lecturer in Digital Arts & Humanities at University College Cork (National University of Ireland). He has previously held faculty positions at the University of Sheffield and Pennsylvania State University. His work has been published in a variety of interdisciplinary journals, including Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Leonardo, and Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures. Further information on James and his work can be found at josullivan.org.

Lindsey Seatter (U Victoria) Lindsey Seatter is a doctoral student in the department of English at the University of Victoria. Studying the British Romantic period, Lindsey’s work focuses on female writers and in the past she has conducted detailed studies on works by Anna Barbauld, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen. Lindsey’s doctoral research is focused on exploring the patterns across Austen’s print and manuscript novels through distant and digital techniques. Specifically, her research interrogates the evolution of Austen’s narrative style and how these changes reflect the shifting social structures of Regency-era Britain. Lindsey also works as a Research Assistant in the Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory on the Renaissance Knowledge Network project.

Paige Morgan (U Miami), Yvonne Lam, Chelcie Rowell (Boston C), and Julia Polyck-O'Neill (Brock U) lead DHSI unconference activities.

Paige Morgan (U Miami) is the Digital Humanities Librarian. Previously she has worked on developing digital humanities and digital scholarship communities at McMaster University and the University of Washington. Her own project, Visible Prices, is located at (http://www.visibleprices.org.

Yvonne Lam (Chef Software) is a dev-ops engineer who works on systems and tools for building, releasing, and deploying software in humane and sensible ways. She is interested in configuration management, building better developer toolsets and environments, and digital labor. She is comfortable running various flavors of Unix/Linux, writes Ruby, is learning Go, and spends a lot of time thinking about teaching and learning in open source and other communities.

Chelcie Rowell (Boston C) is Digital Scholarship Librarian & History Liaison. She works closely with BC faculty, students, and library colleagues to imagine, carry out, and sustain digitally inflected research & teaching. She also performs collection development, reference consultations, and library instruction on behalf of the History Department.

Julia Polyck-O'Neill (Brock U) is an artist, curator, critic, and writer. She is a doctoral candidate in Brock University’s Interdisciplinary Humanities program (Culture and Aesthetics), where she is completing a SSHRC-funded interdisciplinary and comparative critical study of contemporary conceptualist literature and art in Vancouver. She teaches in contemporary art and visual culture in the department of Visual Arts at the Marilyn I Walker School. She is a Research Associate with Brock’s Centre for Digital Humanities, and is a Contributing Editor for the Digital Scholarship Ontario website (https://digitalscholarshipontario.org/).

DHSI Administration and Operation Team

Directorial Group: Ray Siemens (U Victoria; Director), Constance Crompton (UBC Okanagan; Associate Director, DHSI@Congress), Daniel Powell (Kings College, London; Associate Director, DHSI@MLA), James O'Sullivan (U Sheffield; Associate Director, DHSI Colloquium), Laura Estill (Texas A&M U; Assistant Director, At Large), Diane Jakacki (Bucknell U; Assistant Director, At Large), and Jason Boyd (Ryerson U; Assistant Director, At Large).

International Advisory Board: Paul Arthur (Edith Cowan U), Elisabeth Burr (U Leipzig), Angela Courtney (Indiana U), James Cummings (Oxford U), Julia Flanders (Northeastern U), Neil Fraistat (U Maryland), Jennifer Guiliano (Indiana U - Purdue U, Indianapolis), Aaron Mauro (Penn State, Behrend C), Enrico Natale (U Bern), Angel Nieves (Hamilton C / DH-Liberal Arts Colleges), Catherine Nygren (McGill U), Masahiro Shimoda (U Tokyo), Harold Short (Kings College London / Western Sydney U), Ray Siemens (U Victoria), and Janet Thomas Simons (Hamilton C / DH-Liberal Arts Colleges).

Operational Team @ U Victoria: Daniel Sondheim (DHSI Coordinator, ETCL), Alyssa Arbuckle (ETCL), a number of Student Computing Facilities (part of University Systems) staff led by Marcus Greenshields -- among them Patrick Frisby and Greg Fanning -- as well as coordinators from services responsible for room bookings, residence accommodation, audio visual, catering, a number of graduate student volunteers, and occasional support from members of the HCMC. We are exceptionally grateful for their support.

Contact info:
institut@uvic.ca P: 250-472-5401 F: 250-472-5681