DHSI 2023 course and workshop instructors on this page are listed alphabetically by surname. To see an instructor’s biography, please click on their name to expand the text.
Jeff Albert (UVic)
Jeff Albert is a veteran higher-education technologist; over fifteen years’ experience in increasingly complex technical roles have led him to his current position designing and operating research cloud infrastructure for the University of Victoria and Compute Canada. The challenge of building at the leading edge of new technologies has proven a great fit for his dynamic and aspirational approach to the work. When not developing the technology to enable world-class scientific research, Jeff is an avid cyclist, triathlete, and multi-instrumentalist musician.
Alyssa Arbuckle (UVic)
Alyssa Arbuckle is Co-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)
John F. Barber teaches in the Creative Media & Digital Culture program at Washington State University Vancouver. His research projects and practice in sound+radio art and sound-based narratives support his engagement with the Digital Storytelling class. His sound+radio art has been broadcast and featured in exhibitions and installations internationally. 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. His Re-Imagined Radio project (www.reimaginedradio.net) broadcasts and streams monthly episodes or radio storytelling internationally. He is also the developer and curator of American Dust (www.brautigan.net), the comprehensive archive for information regarding the life and works of author Richard Brautigan. His The Brautigan Library (www.thebrautiganlibrary.org), a collection of unpublished manuscripts, each with it own, unique story to tell, was featured on French Radio International and This American Llife. His twitter presence is @RadioNouspace.
Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan)
Jon Bath is Associate Professor and Department Head, Art and Art History, at the University of Saskatchewan. His current projects include co-leading the Community cluster of Implementing New Knowledge Environments (www.inke.ca) and being the Building Knowledge theme lead for Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural Scholarship (www.lincsproject.ca) . He loves old books and new bicycles.
Devin Becker (U Idaho Library)
Devin Becker is the Co-Director of the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) and the Head of Data & Digital Services at the University of Idaho Library. Recent digital scholarship projects include the deep map Storying Extinction (cdil.lib.uidaho.edu/storying-extinction/) and the oral history project CTRL+Shift (ctrl-shift.org/). His first book of poetry, Shame | Shame, won the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize and was published by BOA Editions Ltd.
Katherine Bellamy (Lancaster U)
Katherine Bellamy is a History PhD student at Lancaster University, researching the altepetl, an indigenous geopolitical unit, in Central Mexico between the Late Postclassic (1325-1521) and the Early Colonial periods (1521-1585). This research focuses on representations of space, place and landscape, drawing on a variety of archaeological and historical information, including the work being produced as part of the Digging into Early Colonial Mexico’ project. More broadly, her research interests lie in the application of Digital Humanities methods for historical study, with a particular focus on Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Elisa Beshero-Bondar (Penn State Erie)
Elisa Beshero-Bondar is Program Chair of Digital Media, Arts, and Technology and Professor of Digital Humanities. She teaches undergraduate students to code and build digital projects with the XML family of languages. Elisa is also 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)
David J. Birnbaum (returning) is Professor Emeritus from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. 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.
Olin Bjork (U Houston-Downtown)
Olin Bjork is an Associate Professor of English who teaches in the undergraduate and graduate Technical Communication programs. His scholarship focuses on Milton studies, digital pedagogy, and multimodal interface design. He has published in Milton Quarterly (2018), the Journal of Literature and Science (2018), and the collections Going Wireless (2009), Digital Humanities Pedagogy (2012), and Digital Milton (2018). As a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin, he was a collaborator on digital audiotext editions of Paradise Lost and Leaves of Grass. He is now collaborating on a digital videotext edition of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.
Mary Borgo Ton (U Illinois)
Mary Borgo Ton is the Digital Publishing Specialist at the University of Illinois Library. She received her Ph.D. in British Literature with a concentration in Victorian literature and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Arts and Humanities from Indiana University and has contributed to digital collections of materials from the global south, including Livingstone Online (https://livingstoneonline.org/), One More Voice (https://onemorevoice.org/), and Archivo Mesoamericano (https://archivomesoamericano.org/). In her current position, she supports authors and editors in all stages of the publication process as they create long-form digital scholarly works in Pressbooks, Omeka, and Scalar for the Illinois Open Publishing Network (IOPN).
Jason Boyd (Toronto Metropolitan U)
Jason Boyd is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, a Co-Director of Toronto Metropolitan University’s Centre for Digital Humanities, and an Assistant Director of DHSI. Before taking up his position at Toronto Metropolitan University, 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 Toronto Metropolitan University 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 (Michigan State U)
Christina Boyles is an assistant professor in the writing, rhetoric, and American cultures department at Michigan State University. 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.
Susan Brown (U Guelph)
Susan Brown is a Professor of English at the University of Guelph, where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship, and Visiting Professor in English and Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta. She explores the impact of new technologies on knowledge production, representation, and publication. Her research involves collaborating to produce experimental online resources; making prototypes, interfaces, tools, and infrastructure to support socialized scholarship; investigating the potential of linked data and the semantic web to support inquiry into difference, diversity, and the nuances of culture; and examining the effects of rapid social and technological changes on writing in the Victorian period.
Jeremy Buhler (UBC)
Jeremy Buhler is an Assessment Librarian at UBC. He works with senior management, library committees and other groups across campus to provide data-driven insights on library operations and programs. Unlike many librarians, Jeremy isn’t on a service desk and doesn’t have direct contact with students in his day-to-day, but his work trickles down to affect students all across campus. In his role as assessment librarian, he helps the library collect the information that it needs to understand the impact of its activities and the expectations of UBC’s community of users. Jeremy enjoys to explore ways to make library data accessible and easy for people to interpret.
Marie-Helene Burle (Simon Fraser U/Digital Research Alliance of Canada)
Marie-Helene Burle Prior to entering the realm of computing, Marie-Helene Burle spent 15 years roaming the globe from the Arctic to the Sub-Antarctic, conducting bird and mammal research. As a PhD candidate in behavioural and evolutionary biology at Simon Fraser University (SFU), she “fell” into Emacs, R, and Linux. This turned Marie into an advocate for open source tools and improved computing literacy for all, as well as better coding practices and more reproducible workflows in science. She started to contribute to the open source community, became a Carpentry Instructor, then embarked on a new career developing training for researchers on computing tools (R, Python, Julia, Git, Bash scripting, machine learning, HPC …), first at SFU, then at WestGrid and Compute Canada, and now back at SFU and the Digital Research Alliance of Canada.
Joanna Byszuk (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Joanna Byszuk is a researcher at the Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences, as well as a member of Computational Stylistics Group. Her research focuses on cross-lingual computational stylistics and advancing stylometric methodology and its understanding, especially locating method limitations and developing evaluation procedures. She is also interested in the concept of authorship and in discourse analysis in multimodal and collaboration perspectives, having researched them in television series for the past couple of years, looking to enhance distant reading of audiovisual works.
Ashley Caranto Morford (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts)
Ashley Caranto Morford (she/her) is a diasporic Filipina-British settler scholar and educator whose work is accountable to and in relationship with Indigenous studies, Filipinx/a/o studies, critical race studies, anti-colonial methods and praxis, and digital humanities. She is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Liberal Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Lenapehoking, the ongoing and unsurrendered homelands of the Lenni-Lenape Peoples (colonially called Philadelphia).
Erica Cavanaugh (U Virginia)
Erica Cavanaugh is Project Developer at the Center for Digital Editing (CDE) with a background in history and digital humanities, as well as libraries and information science. She is responsible for the development of several Drupal-based content management systems, ranging from complex editorial production and publication platforms to exhibit-focused projects concentrated on metadata collection, searchability, and display. These projects include the Jefferson Weather and Climate Records, the George Washington Financial Papers Project, and MosaicNC, the digital publishing venture of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History.
Edmond Y. Chang (Ohio U)
Edmond Y. Chang is an Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University. His areas of research include technoculture, race, gender, and sexuality, queer game studies, feminist media studies, popular culture, and 20/21C American literature. He earned his Ph.D. in English at the University of Washington. Recent publications include “Imagining Asian American (Environmental) Games” in AMSJ, “Queergaming” in Queer Game Studies, and “Why are the Digital Humanities So Straight?” in Alternative Historiographies of the Digital Humanities, which is also featured as part of the Electronic Literature Organization’s Electronic Literature Collection 4. He is the creator of Tellings, a high fantasy tabletop RPG, and Archaea, a live-action role-playing game. He is also an Assistant Editor for Analog Game Studies and a Contributing Editor for Gamers with Glasses.
Katie Chapman (Indiana U)
Katie Chapman is an RDS analist/programmer. She completed her PhD in musicology along with a PhD cetificate in Digital Arts & Humanities in 2020 from Indiana University, Bloomington. One of her projects is Eskenazi School of Art: Grunwald Gallery which is an initiative to digitize exhibits held in the Grunwald Gallery to both preserve the exhibits as well as to make them accessible online for visitors unable to view the exhibit in person. Her other project Herron School of Art + Design Exhibit Digitization is an initiative to digitize exhibits held in the three Herron Galleries to preserve the exhibits and make them accessible online for visitors unable to view the exhibit in person.
Constance Crompton (U Ottawa)
Constance Crompton works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa where she is a Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities and director of the Humanities Data Lab. Her research interests include linked data, data modelling, code as a representational medium, queer history, and Victorian popular culture. She co-directs the Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project with Michelle Schwartz (Ryerson University). She is an associate director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (University of Victoria).
Helen Davies (U Colorado Colorado Springs)
Helen Davies is an assistant professor of the digital humanities in the English Department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Her work focuses on medieval maps and multispectral imaging. Helen teaches several courses on the digital humanities at UCCS. Her work can be found recently in Imago Mundi and is forthcoming Digital Philology, Dark Archives and Manuscript Studies in William Blake. Helen is the co-director of the new digital humanities center at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
Robin Davies (Vancouver Island U)
Robin Davies 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.
Timothy Duguid (U Glasgow)
Timothy Duguid 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 (UVic)
John Durno 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.
Maciej Eder (Pedagogical U of Kraków)
Maciej Eder is the Director of the Institute of Polish Language at the Polish Academy of Sciences, and an Associate Professor at the Pedagogical University of Kraków, Poland (the latter part-time). His recent research is focused on computational stylistics, or stylometry. As a literary scholar, he is interested in Polish literature of the 16th and the 17th centuries: critical scholarly editions being his main area of expertise.
Larry Eames (U Colorado Colorado Springs)
Larry Eames is an Instruction Librarian and Humanities & Government Information liaison librarian. His current research is on fan information behavior and on student citation practices. He tweets @liblarrian.
Randa El Khatib (U Toronto Scarborough)
Randa El Khatib is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She is the Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute with Alyssa Arbuckle and Ray Siemens, and the Editor of Early Modern Digital Review. El Khatib’s work appears in scholarly venues such as Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Digital Humanities Quarterly, and Digital Studies/Le champ numérique and reflects her interests in open modes of scholarly communication, web mapping technologies for visualizing cultural data, and early modern studies. She recently published a special issue titled Spatial Humanities (2022) with Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme.
Lai-Tze Fan (U Waterloo)
Lai-Tze Fan is an Assistant Professor in Sociology and Legal Studies, cross-listed in English, at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She researches digital storytelling, media theory and infrastructure, research-creation or critical making, and systemic inequalities in technological design and labour. Fan is an Editor of the open-access peer-reviewed journals ebr (electronicbookreview.com) and tdr (thedigitalreview.com).
Julie Faure-Lacroix (Laval U)
Julie Faure-Lacroix is one of 9 winners of the Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Prize- an organization that supports and promotes women in high-tech fields by creating a network of qualified women in most universities in the country, who will in turn contribute to training the next generation in STEM. Julie’s educational project “Advanced computing, by women, for women” earned her this national distinction. In order to counter the under-representation of women in STEM and advanced computing (CIP, High Performance Computing in English), Julie Faure-Lacroix has set up a series of courses specially designed to introduce women to the basic concepts supercomputers, supercomputing and parallel computing. She hopes that her teaching model can be extended to all Canadian universities that are members of Compute Canada. She has experience of coordinating various projects ranging from statistical models in R to geospatial analyzes using GIS software. Its goal is to anticipate the needs of researchers and make the required software available before it is even requested! She also leads the creation of the Women in HPC chapter of Calcul Québec.
John Fink (McMaster U)
John Fink has been the Sherman Centre’s beloved Digital Scholarship Librarian at McMaster University ever since the Centre opened in 2012. In his tenure at SCDS, John has supported dozens of projects on everything from musical apps to biometric sensors. His work as a DS librarian is more or less split between known, mid-to-long-term projects and occasional emergencies or urgent tasks that pop up.
Grace Fishbein (ACENET)
Grace Fishbein joined ACENET in 2019 and is based in St. John’s at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She completed her undergraduate degree at Memorial in applied math and physics and then pursued her masters in biomedical physics at Ryerson University. Her masters research involved exploring the design and behaviour analysis of microbubbles and nanobubbles, which are used as contrast agents in ultrasound. This required the development of an algorithm to sort through and differentiate RF data demonstrating bubble behaviour using MATLAB. Throughout her masters, Grace sought out professional development opportunities that focused on improving learning and teaching in higher education. As ACENET’s Training Coordinator she is responsible for the organization and landscape of ACENET’s Training. Most recently, this has included offering support to increase the training resources available to the Humanities and Social Sciences community.
Alice Fleerackers (Simon Fraser U)
Alice Fleerackers is a freelance writer whose work has been published in digital marketing blogs, psychology journals, and everything in between. She’s also a researcher at the Scholarly Communications Lab, the communications officer for the nonprofit Art the Science, and a doctoral student studying science communication at Simon Fraser University. Find her on Twitter at @FleerackersA.
Felix-Antoine Fortin (Laval U)
Felix-Antoine Fortin is a PhD student in computer engineering at Laval University. He leads a team of 3 developers providing research software development support to the Université Laval research community. He developed open source software Magic Castle replicating a Compute Canada HPC software system in the cloud and taught Python, R, High Performance Python, Apache Spark, Big Data for Humanists in his role of an HPC Analyst for Québec City, Canada.
Chris Friend (Kean U)
Chris Friendis Assistant Professor of English in New Media at Kean University in Union, NJ, and is host of the Teacher of the Ear podcast. His research works to define hybridity in education, with particular attention to its influence on writing and rhetoric courses. He tweets at @chris_friend, and his personal web site is chrisfriend.us.
Chris Geroux (ACENET)
Chris Geroux works for ACENET with a focus on Big Data. During his PhD he developed a multi-dimensional hydrodynamics code to explore the interaction of convection and radial pulsation in RR Lyrae variable stars. A key component of this work was developing a domain decomposition framework using OpenMPI to parallelize the code. More recently he was an associate research fellow at the University of Exeter where he worked on a team of international researchers. Key roles included the continued development of a hydrodynamics code, analysis and visualization of the resulting large datasets, development and maintenance of command-line tools used by the group, and to conduct novel research. His focus was on understanding how newly accreted material is redistributed by convection in young forming stars, and how the existing convection is modified by the accretion of new material. In addition to these formal roles Chris also has interests in visualization and 3D computer graphics.
Shai Gordin (U Ariel)
Shai Gordin is an assyriologist, historian of the ancient Near East, and digital humanist. He specialises in the cuneiform sources of the second and first millennium BCE, combining a solid philological-historical approach with modern tools and techniques of digital humanities and data science. His particular interests include machine identification and translation of cuneiform, human and machine cooperation, spatial data analysis, social networks, and linked open data. He is the founding director of the Digital Pasts Lab and the PI of several ongoing projects (https://digitalpasts.github.io/). His main endeavours in recent years, are the Babylonian Engine project (https://ben-digpasts.com/demo), a platform for the computational study of cuneiform sources, and MAPA (Mesopotamian Ancient Placename Almanac), a linked open data gazetteer of geographical placenames from the ancient city of Uruk during the first millennium BCE (https://github.com/DigitalPasts/MAPA).
Tassie Gniady (Indiana U)
Tassie Gniady is the Digital Humanities Cyberinfrastructure Coordinator (Research Technologies) at Indiana University. She has a PhD in Early Modern English Literature from the University of California-Santa Barbara and an MIS from Indiana University with a specialization in Digital Libraries. While a graduate student she worked as the project manager for the English Broadside Ballad Archive, as a mapping intern at IU’s Digital Library Program, and at the graduate assistant for the IQ-Wall at the Herman B. Wells Library. She was also a HASTAC Scholar for 2012-2013, where she helped to run a forum on Visualization Across Disciplines.
Ian Gregory (Lancaster U)
Ian Gregory 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 co-directs Lancaster’s Digital Humanities Hub. He has led a number of major grants including the European Research Council “Spatial Humanities: Texts, GIS, Places” and Leverhulme Trust funded “Geospatial Innovation in the Digital Humanities” projects. He has written or edited seven books in the field and published a large number of articles and book chapters.
Ekatarina Grguric (U British Columbia)
Bio to come.
Dene Grigar (Washington State U, Vancouver)
Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of born-digital literature and net art. She has authored 16 media works such as “Curlew” (2014) and “A Villager’s Tale” (2011), as well as 71 scholarly articles and six books. She has curated exhibits at the British Computer Society and the Library of Congress and for the Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) and the Modern Language Association (MLA), among other venues. With Stuart Moulthrop (U of Wisconsin Milwaukee) she developed the methodology for documenting born-digital media, a project that culminated in an open-source, multimedia book, entitled Pathfinders (2015), and book of media art criticism, entitled Traversals (2017), for The MIT Press. Her recent book, co-edited with James O’Sullivan (University College Cork) and published by Bloomsbury Press in 2021, is entitled Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities. Grigar served as President of the Electronic Literature Organization from 2013-2019 and is now the Manager Director and Curator of the organization’s The Next. Since 2003 she has been Associate Editor of Leonardo Reviews. In 2017 She was awarded the Lewis E. and Stella G. Buchanan Distinguished Professorship by her university, where she also directs the Electronic Literature Lab at WSUV.
Cathy Moran Hajo (Ramapo College)
Cathy Moran Hajo received her Ph.D. from New York University. She was the Associate Editor and Assistant Director of the Margaret Sanger Papers Project (NYU) for 26 years before moving to Ramapo College of New Jersey to re-launch the Jane Addams Papers as a digital edition. She is the author of Birth Control on Main Street (2010). She taught Creating Digital History and the History and New Media for the Archives and Public History Program of NYU’s Graduate program in history (2010-2016), and Digital History for the Graduate Program in History of William Paterson University, and teaches workshops on digital editing for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute and the Institute for Editing Historical Documents. She currently teaches an undergraduate digital history course at Ramapo College
Gabriel Hankins (Clemson U)
Gabriel Hankins teaches English literature and digital humanities at Clemson University. He is a series editor for the Cambridge Elements of Digital Literary Studies, and co-editor of the The Digital Futures of Graduate Study in the Humanities, in process for the “Debates in the Digital Humanities” series at the University of Minnesota Press. He is currently working on The Cambridge Introduction to Digital Humanities.
Jason Helms (Texas Christian U)
Jason Helms is an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Center for Digital Expression at Texas Christian University (TCU). He teaches courses on the history of rhetoric, multimedia authoring, visual rhetoric, podcasting, gaming, comics, rhetoric and philosophy, and writing writ large. Just like his teaching, his research covers some broad ground, but his focus is on the interplay of rhetoric and technology. That focus sheds light on what might seem like disparate interests.
Nastasia Herold (U Leipzig)
Nastasia Herold is a German linguist and humanist. She is a PhD student in Romance Philology at the University of Leipzig and has collaborated with the Atikamekw First Nation (Quebec) since 2012. Herold lived and studied with the Atikamekw and, in 2013, initiated a local Wikipedia project to preserve the Atikamekw language and culture in Manawan (one of the three Atikamekw communities). Today, the project is led only by the Atikamekw and receives much attention in the Canadian media and abroad. Together with the Wiki Club Wikipetcia Atikamekw Nehiromowin and Wikimedia Canada, Herold was honored by the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute with the Emerging Open Scholarship Award in 2020.
David Hoover (NYU)
David L. Hoover is Professor of English at New York University, where he teaches Digital Humanities, Authorship, science fiction, early British Literature, and Chaucer. His most recent publications include “Zeta Revisited: A Rejoinder,” Forthcoming, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 2022; “Text-analysis Tools in Excel.” Forthcoming in James O’Sullivan, editor, Text Analytics for Literature: Tools & Methods from the Digital Humanities. Bloomsbury, 2022. “Too Gruesome”: Cora Crane’s Long Lost “José and the Saints.” Forthcoming, American Literary Realism, 2022. “Zeta Revisited,” Forthcoming, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 2022; and Modes of Composition and the Durability of Style in Literature, Routledge, 2021. Active in Digital Humanities for almost forty years, his main interests are in computational stylistics, style variation, and authorship attribution.
Jacquelyne Howard (Tulane U)
Jacquelyne Thoni Howard is an Administrative Assistant Professor of Technology and Women’s History at Tulane University. She earned a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Fordham University, an M.A. in History from the University of San Diego, and a B.A. in History with a minor in secondary education from Loyola University New Orleans. Jacquelyne leveraged her liberal arts degrees to gain extensive professional experience in higher education as an educational technologist, who specializes in digital scholarship and instructional technology.
At Newcomb Institute, Jacquelyne directs initiatives and student programming related to digital humanities, digital media, information technology, and instructional technology. Jacquelyne’s teaching and research interests include examining topics about gender and race using interdisciplinary frameworks such as technology studies, digital humanities and media, colonialism and decolonization, family studies, and U.S. History. Using digital and quantitative methods with historical approaches, her current manuscript project examines the family experiences of African, Indian, European, and mixed-heritage women living in the Lower French Louisiana Borderlands from 1700-1766.
Matt Huculak (UVic)
Matt Huculak is is Head of Advanced Research Services at UVic Libraries and is celebrating his 10-year DHSI anniversary.
Sarah-Nelle Jackson (U British Columbia)
Sarah-Nelle Jackson is a PhD candidate in English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver). There, she uses philology and game studies to explore the critical potential of the Middle English word erthe in late medieval narratives concerning law, environment, and sovereignty. As a UBC Public Scholar, Sarah-Nelle is also building an interview-based public scholarship resource that combines expert commentary, myth-busting, and neomedieval games.
Arun Jacob (U Toronto)
Arun Jacob (he/him) is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, working in the Media, Technology, and Culture concentration. His research interests include examining the media histories of educational technologies.
Graham Jensen (UVic)
Graham Jensen is a Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellow in Open, Collaborative Scholarship (Arts & Humanities)—an appointment that extends and enlarges his role as an INKE Partnership Postdoctoral Fellow in Open Social Scholarship in the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria. He is also Principal Investigator of the forthcoming Canadian Modernist Magazines Project. Previously at the University of Victoria, he was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in English. His research interests include twentieth- and twenty-first-century Canadian literatures, modernism, literature and religion, and digital humanities approaches to open publishing, pedagogy, and community-building.
Inba Kehoe (UVic)
Inba Kehoe is Head, Copyright and Scholarly communications at the University of Victoria Libraries, British Columbia. She is a graduate of U of Toronto. She is currently working on a PhD at the University of Victoria. Inba’s interests include author rights, scholarly publishing and open scholarship.
Dorothy Kim (Brandeis U)
Dorothy Kim is an Assistant Professor in English. 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.
Hoyeol Kim (Deepgram)
Hoyeol Kim is currently working for the AI Data team of Amazon Web Services as a Machine Learning Data Linguist. He received his PhD in English with a focus on computational approaches in the humanities from Texas A&M University. He is a Collaborative Development Editor at Digital Humanities Quarterly. His articles, “Sentiment Analysis: Limits and Progress of the Syuzhet Package and Its Lexicons” and “Victorian400: Colorizing Victorian Illustrations” were published by Digital Humanities Quarterly and the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, respectively.
Katarzyna Anna Kapitan (Linacre College, U Oxford)
Katarzyna Anna Kapitan is a manuscript scholar and digital humanist specialising in Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture. Currently she is Junior Research Fellow at Linacre College, University of Oxford, where she works on her most recent project “Virtual Library of Torfæus”, a digital book-historical project funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. She completed her PhD in Nordic Philology at the University of Copenhagen. Her doctoral research concerned intertextuality in Norse poetry and prose from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century, and her thesis titled “Studies in the Transmission History of Hrómundar saga Greipssonar” combined text-critical, transmission-historical and material-philological approaches to texts and manuscripts with application of innovative digital tools and methods. Focusing on the post-medieval Icelandic manuscripts, book history, and textual criticism, she previously taught DH courses in fundamentals of TEI-XML, digital scholarly editing and cataloguing as well as computer assisted textual criticism.
Meghan Landry (ACENET)
Meghan Landry Meghan Landry recently joined ACENET as a Humanities & Social Sciences Research Specialist from St. Francis Xavier University, where she was a Scholarly Communications Librarian. In that role, she was very involved with the university’s strategic efforts in research data management and open access. She was responsible for implementing St. FX’s first institutional repository, StFX Scholar. Previously, she worked as a Digital Initiatives Librarian and managed the University of Prince Edward Island Library’s Virtual Research Environments (VREs) and Islandora repositories, which showcase digital collections and research related to PEI history. Meghan possesses an MLIS from McGill University and a BA in English Literature from UPEI. She is working towards a Technical Writing certification. Meghan is based at St. FX University but serves all of Atlantic Canada and is active in both national and regional humanities and social sciences initiatives.
Mat Larade (ACENET)
Mat Larade works for ACENET as a Research Consultant specializing in applied machine learning. He hails from Cape Breton, and has made his home on Prince Edward Island. He holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Cape Breton University, and is currently finishing up a Ph.D. in chemistry with a focus on applied machine learning, working with Dr. Jason Pearson at University of Prince Edward Island. Mat’s specialties include the Python programming language, specifically with the Numpy, Keras, TensorFlow and Scikit learn packages. He is active in the local software development and business community.
Jeff Lawler (California State U, Long Beach)
Jeff Lawler is co-director of the Center for the History of Video Games and Critical Play at California State University, Long Beach, where he is a full-time lecturer. Current research involves the examination of early video game history and the gendered and familial spaces that were encoded in much of the advertising and game products. Prior research and papers have explored masculinity within Western themed video games, and he has co-written “Gaming the Past: Video Games and Historical Literacy in the College Classroom for The Interactive Past: Archaeology, Heritage, and Video Games to be published in Spring 2020. Even more recently, he has left Dutch and his gang to ride freely and document the overwrought tension between the sublime and deadly in RDR2.
Elizabeth Losh (William & Mary)
Elizabeth Losh is the Duane A. and Virginia S. Dittman Professor of American Studies and English with a specialization in New Media Ecologies. She currently directs the Equality Lab at William & Mary. Previously she directed the Culture, Art, and Technology Program at the University of California, San Diego. She is the 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), The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University (MIT Press, 2014), Hashtag (Bloomsbury, 2019), and Selfie Democracy (MIT Press, 2022). She is the co-author with Jonathan Alexander of Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013; second edition, 2017; third edition, 2020). She also edited the collection MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education (University of Chicago, 2017) and co-edited Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities (Minnesota, 2018). In addition, she has published numerous articles and book chapters about digital humanities topics for over two decades.
Will Luers (Washington State U Vancouver)
Will Luers is the founding editor of The Digital Review as well as the current managing editor of the electronic book review. In the Creative Media & Digital Culture program at Washington State University Vancouver, he teaches multimedia authoring, creative programming, digital storytelling and digital cinema. His digital language art has been exhibited internationally and selected for various festivals and conferences, including the Electronic Literature Organization, FILE(Brazil) and ISEA. The generative e-lit work novelling, a collaboration with Hazel Smith and Roger Dean, won the 2018 Robert Coover Award for Electronic Literature.
Amanda Madden (RRCHNM)
Amanda Madden is Assistant Professor of History and Director of Geospatial History at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM). Her current area of research focus is the social history of violence in early modern Italy which includes her current book project, Civil Blood: Vendetta Violence in Early Modern Italy and the collaborative spatial history project, Mapping Violence in Early Modern Italy, 1450-1750. Her next book project uses network analysis and spatial history to trace women’s networks in early modern Italy and examine how these networks made and re-made gender and the family. She is also collaborating with a team of students to create a civil rights tour app for Atlanta.
She is a former Marion L Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in digital pedagogy at Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Scientist for the Center for 21st Century Universities, and lecturer for the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. She received her PhD from Emory University in 2011 and her MA in Medieval Studies from The Medieval Institute at Western University in 2005.
Kim Martin (U Guelph)
Kim Martin is an Assistant Professor in History at the University of Guelph and the Associate Director of THINC Lab. Her research focusses on serendipitous experiences of humanities researchers in digital environments, Early Modern London, and makerspaces. She is the project manager for the Humanities Visualizer (HuViz) tool (http://huviz.dev.nooron.com/), developed by CWRC and Nooron Collaboratories. Kim is the Research Team Lead for the LINCS Project, and is excited to share the tools and knowledge from this grant with the DHSI community.
Aaron Mauro (Brock U)
Aaron Mauro Aaron Mauro is Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Brock University. He is member of the Centre for Digital Humanities in the Faculty of Humanities 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. His monograph Hacking in the Humanities: Cybersecurity, Speculative Fiction and Navigating a Digital Future is available from Bloomsbury Publishing (2022).
John Maxwell (Simon Fraser U)
John Maxwell is Associate Professor and Director of the Publishing Program at SFU, where his research is on the impact of digital technologies on book and periodical publishing. His inquiries have focused on practical publication technologies, the evolution of scholarly monographs, the history of computing, and the work of renaissance printer-publisher Aldus Manutius. He is old enough to remember the Web when it was brand new.
Luis Meneses (Vancouver Island U)
Luis Meneses is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Vancouver Island University. He is a Fulbright scholar, and has served on the board of the TEI Consortium and on the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries. His research interests include digital humanities, digital libraries, information retrieval and human-computer interaction.
Emily Christina Murphy (UBC Okanagan)
Emily Christina Murphy (UBC Okanagan; 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.
Ángel David Nieves (Northeastern U)
Ángel David Nieves is Professor of Africana Studies, History, and Digital Humanities and Director of Public Humanities at Northeastern University. Formerly, he was Professor of History and Digital Humanities at San Diego State University (SDSU) in the Area of Excellence in Digital Humanities and Global Diversity and Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) at Hamilton College. Nieves’s 3D digital edition entitled, Apartheid Heritages: A Spatial History of South Africa’s Township’s (http://www.apartheidheritages.org) brings together modelling, immersive technologies and digital ethnography in the pursuit of documenting human rights violations in apartheid-era South Africa (Stanford University Press, under consideration). He recently completed, An Architecture of Education: African American Women Design the New South, with the University of Rochester Press for their series “Gender and Race in American History” (June, 2018). Nieves is also currently working on a new volume in the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series (w/Senier & McGrail) and on a special collaborative issue of American Quarterly (2018) on DH in the field of American Studies. He serves on the Modern Language Association’s (MLA) Committee on Information Technology (2016-2019). He sits on the Boards of the New York State’s Humanities Council (2017-2020) and the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (2018-2021). Nieves (2017-2018) is Presidential Visiting Associate Professor at Yale University in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and is an affiliate in the Yale Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLab).
Lucas Nogueira (McGill U)
Lucas Nogueira is a Statistics drop-out, turned Computer Engineer, turned Business Person, turned Supercomputer geek. Lucas is currently a Scientific Analyst at McGill University where he assists students, professors and researchers with using the power of Canada’s largest High-Performance Computing (HPC) clusters to advance scientific discovery. His interests include Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making Under Uncertainty. He believes science has long had a language problem, where things are made to look and feel way more complex than they really are. He holds a Masters of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship from Queen’s University and a Graduate Diploma in Statistics from Stanford University (he did drop back into stats eventually).
Bethany Nowviskie (James Madison U)
Bethany Nowviskie is Dean of Libraries and Professor of English at James Madison University, where she also serves as Chief Academic Technology Officer. From 2015-2019, she directed the Digital Library Federation at CLIR (where she has also been a Distinguished Presidential Fellow) and served as a Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Virginia. Nowviskie has been a member of the teaching faculty at UVa’s Rare Book School since 2011, was the first director of the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library (2007-2015), and has served as chair of UVa’s General Faculty Council and special advisor to the UVa provost for the advancement of digital humanities research. A past president of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and chair of the Modern Language Association’s committee on information technology, Nowviskie received her Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Virginia in 2004 and has worked on numerous ground-breaking projects in digital libraries and the digital humanities. In 2013, she was named one of “Ten Tech Innovators” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, which pretty much summed it up: “Bethany Nowviskie likes to build things.”
Jessica Otis (George Mason U)
Jessica Otis is Director of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Assistant Professor of History. She received her Ph.D. in History and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia and has articles in the Journal of British Studies, Digital Humanities Quarterly, and International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. Her current research focuses on popular mathematics including numeracy, arithmetical education, cryptography, and mortality statistics in early modern Britain. She is online at www.jessicaotis.com and on Twitter at @jmotis13
Chiara Palladino (Furman U)
Chiara Palladino is Assistant Professor of Classics at Furman University. She holds a PhD in Classical Philology and is specialized in Greco-Roman geographical texts and their manuscript tradition. Her current research involves the classification and investigation of meaningful linguistic patterns in premodern geographical narratives and the transmedial representations of descriptive geographies through mapping and non-GIS visualizations. She is currently working on a generalizable approach of semantic annotation of regular linguistic expressions and their data model.
Kush Patel (Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology)
Kush Patel (they/he) is a queer feminist educator, writer, and public scholar whose research and teaching remain oriented to the theme of “survival” as both a form and method of historical and theoretical investigations into making just environments across a range of digital and community sites. They are currently a faculty member in and head of studies for the Postgraduate Arts Program in Technology and Change at the Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Bangalore, India.
Andy Petersen (Michigan State U)
Andy Petersen is a digital scholarship librarian in the MSU Libraries. He is co-founder of the Makers by Mail project (https://makersbymail.net), and his research centers on issues surrounding data ethics, surveillance, and maker culture.
Harvey Quamen (U Alberta)
Harvey Quamen is Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities at the University of Alberta, where he teaches courses on scripting, databases, data visualization, cyberculture, posthumanism, and 19th- and 20th-century literature. He has been a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College, London, and has participated in several large collaborative research teams, including Editing Modernism in Canada, the Canadian Writers Research Collaboratory, and the Implementing New Knowledge Environments Project. His research interests include “big data” humanities, including text mining, social network analysis, and data visualizations. He and collaborator Jon Bath will soon be publishing “Relational Databases for Humanists” as part of the “Programming for Humanists” series edited by Laura Mandell and Quinn Dombrowski.
Alex Razoumov (Simon Fraser U)
Alex Razoumov earned his PhD in computational astrophysics from the University of British Columbia and held postdoctoral positions in Urbana–Champaign, San Diego, Oak Ridge, and Halifax. 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 moved back to Vancouver to focus on scientific visualization and training researchers to use advanced computing tools.
Jonathan Reeve (Columbia U)
Jonathan Reeve 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.
Nick Rochlin (U British Columbia)
Nick Rochlin is the Research Data Management Specialist in UBC’s Advanced Research Computing. He received his Masters of Library and Information Studies from UBC, and has a background in business librarianship. He is active in the Portage Network of RDM professional, co-chairing the National Training Expert Group and the Institutional Strategies Working Group.
Geoffrey Rockwell (U Alberta)
Geoffrey Rockwell is a Professor of Philosophy and Digital Humanities, Director of the Kule Institute for Advanced Study and Associate Director of the AI for Society signature area at the University of Alberta. He publishes on textual visualization, text analysis, ethics of technology and on digital humanities including a co-authored book, Hermeneutica, from MIT Press (2016). He is co-developer of Voyant Tools (voyant-tools.org), an award-winning suite of text analysis tools.
Jon Saklofske (Acadia U)
Jon Saklofske 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.
Anastasia Salter (U Central Florida)
Anastasia Salter is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Central Florida, and the Director of Graduate Programs and the PhD in Texts & Technology for the College of Arts and Humanities. Dr. Salter is the author of Playful Pedagogy in the Pandemic: Pivoting to Games-Based Learning (Routledge, with Emily Johnson, 2022), Twining: Critical and Creative Approaches to Hypertext Narratives (Amherst College, with Stuart Moulthrop, 2021), A Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy (University of Mississippi Press, with Mel Stanfill, 2020), Adventure Games: Playing the Outsider (Bloomsbury, with Aaron Reed and John Murray, 2020), Toxic Geek Masculinity in Media (Palgrave Macmillan, with Bridget Blodgett, 2017), Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Bloomsbury, 2017), What is Your Quest? From Adventure Games to Interactive Books (University of Iowa Press, 2014), and Flash: Building the Interactive Web (MIT Press, with John Murray, 2014). Dr. Salter’s work has appeared in Feminist Media Studies, The Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, The Journal of Popular Culture, Electronic Book Review, Porn Studies, Transformative Works and Cultures, and several other venues. Dr. Salter is currently vice president of the board of directors of the Electronic Literature Organization.
Zoe Schubert (U Cologne)
Zoe Schubert is working as a research associate and lecturer for Digital Humanities at the Institute for Digital Humanities / Computer Science for the Humanities (Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Informationsverarbeitung) at the University of Cologne, Germany. Zoe Schubert holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science for the Humanities and Media Science. She is writing her dissertation about „Virtual Reality as a transformative technology in the Humanities – Theater in VR“. Supervisors are Prof. Dr. Øyvind Eide and Prof. Dr. Manfred Thaller from the University of Cologne, Germany. Her research interests include Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, Media Transformations, visualisations and web technologies.
Artjoms Šeļa (Polish Academy of Sciences / U Tartu)
Artjoms Šeļa is currently doing postdoctoral research at the Department of Methodology of the Institute of Polish Language (Kraków) and is a research fellow at the University of Tartu (Estonia). He holds PhD in Russian Literature and uses computational methods to understand historical change in literature and culture. His main research interests include stylometry, verse studies and cultural evolution. Sometimes he does forays into digital preservation and history of quantitative methods in humanities.
Alix Shield (Simon Fraser U)
Alix Shield is a PhD Candidate and settler scholar in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC). Her research uses contemporary digital humanities methods to analyze collaboratively-authored twentieth- and twenty-first-century Indigenous literatures in Canada, and is primarily focused on E. Pauline Johnson’s and Chief Joe & Mary Capilano’s 1911 text Legends of Vancouver. Alix is also a Research Assistant for Dr. Deanna Reder’s “The People and the Text” SSHRC-funded project, and the recipient of a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her doctoral work.
Harold Short (King’s College London)
Harold Short is Emeritus Professor of King’s College London, where he founded and directed the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (later Department of Digital Humanities) until retirement in 2010. He has an educational background in the Humanities and in Mathematics, Computing and Systems, and worked for 11 years at the BBC. While at King’s he was involved in the development of three MA programmes: Digital Humanities, Digital Culture and Society and Digital Asset Management, and, with Willard McCarty, of the world’s first PhD programme in Digital Humanities, launched in 2005. He also played a lead role as Co-Investigator or Technical Research Director in over 20 large-scale inter-disciplinary research projects. He is a former Chair of the European Association for Digital Humanities and the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations in which he has a continuing role to support the development of digital humanities associations world-wide. He is a general editor of the Routledge series Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities. From 2011- 2015 he was Visiting Professor at Western Sydney University, where he was closely involved, with Willard McCarty, in the establishment of the Digital Humanities Research Group, which hosted the international Digital Humanities 2015 conference. Currently he is a Visiting Professorial Fellow at Australian Catholic University in Sydney, where he is co-Director of the Julfa Cemetery Digital Repatriation Project (https://julfaproject.wordpress.com).
Nabeel Siddiqui (Susquehanna U)
Nabeel Siddiqui is a scholar of digital humanities, the history of information science, communication, new media rhetoric, and science and technology studies. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Susquehanna University. He is completing a manuscript entitled Byting Out the Public: Personal Computers and the Private Sphere, which analyzes the the personal computer’s domestication during the 1970s and 1980s. As popular media and news coverage stress the power of computational technology for political change (the Moldova Civil Unrest, the Iranian Election of 2009, the Tunisian Revolution, and the Egyptian Revolution), my work shows that the computer has not historically served as a source of liberation. Instead, it emerged as a reactionary force against the American liberation movements of the 1960s. He has received financial support from a variety of outlets, including the University of Minnesota’s Charles Babbage Institute’s Arthur L. Norberg Grant, MIT Press, and William and Mary’s Provost Dissertation Fellowship.
Lynne Siemens (UVic)
Lynne Siemens is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria. She is focused on economic and community development in rural areas with a specific focus on ways that rural small businesses and entrepreneurs address the opportunities and challenges that exist by virtue of their geographic location. To conduct this research, she traveled to many communities within rural and remote parts of Vancouver Island and the surrounding smaller islands. This work is of interest to individuals, small business owners, and the communities as they work to sustain their communities economically and socially as well as government policy makers. Serving as a management advisor, she is also part of Implementing New Knowledge Environments project and studying INKE to trace the development of a collaboration as it is underway, rather than as reflection at a project’s end.
Ray Siemens (UVic)
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.
Andie Silva (CUNY)
Andie Silva is Assistant Professor of English at York College (CUNY) in Jamaica, Queens and Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research is located at the intersection of early modern and modern editorial practices, with a particular interest in cultural responses to new technologies and the development of popular culture. Her interests include History of the Book, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy. In addition to articles and reviews in several journals, Andie is also author of The Brand of Print: Marketing Paratexts in the Early English Book Trade (Brill 2019) and co-editor of Digital Pedagogy in Early Modern Studies: Method and Praxis (with Scott Schofield), forthcoming with Iter Press.
John Simpson (Compute Canada / WestGrid / U Alberta)
John Simpson 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.
James Smith (Ursa Frontier LLC)
James Smith 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.
Sean Smith (California State U, Long Beach)
Sean Smith is a full-time lecturer of U.S. history at California State University, Long Beach. He is the Co-Director of The Center for History of Video Games & Critical Play (criticalplay.org). He writes about video games, digital history, and digital pedagogy.
Richard Snyder (Washington State U, Vancouver)
Richard Snyder is Associate Director of the Electronic Literature Lab at Washington State University Vancouver, where he teaches courses with the Creative Media and Digital Culture Program, including Digital Storytelling and Multimedia Authoring. His research focuses on the relationship between word and image in literature and digital media.
Craig Squires (Compute Canada / MUN)
Craig Squires is a systems administrator with over 20 years experience managing *NIX servers and services. In another life he was a philosopher, and has a long standing interest in DH. He instructed a course on Fedora/Islandora at DHSI 2017 and 2018.
Jennifer Stertzer (U Virginia)
Jennifer E. Stertzer is the Director of the Center for Digital Editing, and the Washington Papers. With the Papers of George Washington since 2000, Stertzer has served as project manager of the Papers of George Washington Digital Edition, overseeing the conversion of legacy print volumes into a digital edition, developed Word-to-XML workflows, and is editor of the Papers of George Washington Financial Papers project. At the CDE, Stertzer consults on project conceptualization, technical solutions, workflow, editorial methodologies, and engagement strategies. She teaches Conceptualising and Creating Digital Editions at the University of Victoria’s Digital Humanities Summer Institute, serves on the faculty of the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, and is past president of the Association for Documentary Editing.
Chris Tănăsescu (U Oberta de Catalunya and University of Louvain, aka MARGENTO)
Chris Tănăsescu is Research Scientist in the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) at the Open University of Catalonia, outgoing Altissia Chair in Digital Humanities at University of Louvain and Visiting Scholar at the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (University of Victoria). He has conducted research, taught, lectured, launched books, or presented performances at universities and institutions in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Vietnam, Australia, Romania, and elsewhere, and before arriving at UCLouvain he served as Coordinator of Digital Humanities, professor of literature and computer science, and founding Director of DHSITE at University of Ottawa, Canada. He draws on natural-language-processing algorithms and multilayer networks in his communal poetry and his hypermedia cross-artform performances. He is an author, editor, or translator of over 25 volumes, the latest of which are a computationally assembled poetry anthology and a topic-modeling-driven intra- and inter-lingual translation poetry collection.
Joanna Taylor (U Manchester)
Joanna Taylor is a Presidential Academic Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Manchester. From 2015-18 They were the Senior Research Associate on the Leverhulme-funded project Geospatial Innovation in the Digital Humanities in the DH Hub at Lancaster. Joanna’s research specialism is nineteenth-century literature and culture, particularly Romantic poetry. They are especially interested in how texts from this era engage with issues around space and place, including imaginary space, cartography and walking, and the ways in which digital techniques can facilitate the discussion, presentation and complication of humanities study.
Dan Tracy (U Illinois)
Dan Tracy is Associate Professor and Head, Scholarly Communication and Publishing, at the University of Illinois Library. His responsibilities include directing the Illinois Open Publishing Network (IOPN), a library-based scholarly publisher of journals and long-form works, including DH publications. He holds a PhD in English with a concentration in 20th Century American Literature, as well as an MS-LIS, from Illinois. His research in recent years has focused on user experience of digital publications and publishing platforms. Currently he has a library-based grant to develop approaches to digital editions using IOPN infrastructure, and in the course of developing these approaches is the editor of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: A Critical Edition, which is available in beta (https://iopn.library.illinois.edu/scalar/gpbedition/index). Along with other IOPN colleagues, he is a member of the grant team for the Mellon-based AFRO Publishing Without Walls 2, which seeks to expand capacity for digital publishing in Black Studies, in partnership with the Illinois Department of African American Studies and North Carolina Central University.
John Unsworth (U Virginia)
John Unsworth is Dean of Libraries, University Librarian, and Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Before coming to Virginia, he was Vice-Provost, University Librarian, and Chief Information Officer at Brandeis University, where he also is a Professor of English; earlier, 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 the Institute 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 its second edition, 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.
Lydia Vermeyden (ACENET)
Lydia Vermeyden joined ACENET in 2020 and is located at St. Francis Xavier University Campus. Lydia works closely with faculty and academic research groups requiring access to the Compute Canada Federation’s national digital infrastructure and resources. She provides consultation and training to help determine the most appropriate digital tools, design data workflows, setup virtual machines in the cloud, get started using high performance computing clusters and advise on storage. Her research background includes clinical psychology (perinatal maternal mental health, e-screening and e-intervention) and public health administration (experiences and opinions around health and safety, and the effects of employment legislation on family farms in Alberta).
Jan G. Wieners (U Cologne)
Jan G. Wieners is a research associate and lecturer for Digital Humanities at the Institute for Digital Humanities at the University of Cologne, Germany. Jan G. Wieners holds a Master’s degree (Magister Artium) in Computer Science for the Humanities, German Philology and Philosophy and a PhD in Digital Humanities at the University of Cologne. His research interests include Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, Media Transformations, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Intelligence, Computer Vision, Gamification – and using Computer- and Videogames as a medium to tell DH-contents more interactively.
Olivia Wikle (U Idaho)
Olivia Wikle is the Co-Director of the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) and the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Idaho Library, where she oversees digitization and creates digital collections and digital scholarship projects. Olivia received her MA in Musicology from The Ohio State University and MLS with a specialization in Digital Humanities from Indiana University.
Evan Williamson (U Idaho)
Evan Williamson is the Digital Infrastructure Librarian at the University of Idaho Library, working with the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning to bring cool projects, enlightening workshops, and innovative services to life. Despite a background in Art History, Classical Studies, and Archives, he always manages to get involved in all things digital. His recent focus has been on data driven, minimal infrastructure web development, currently embodied in the CollectionBuilder project.
Caroline Winter (UVic)
Caroline Winter Caroline Winter works in the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria as a Mitacs Accelerate & INKE Partnership Postdoctoral Fellow in Open Social Scholarship. She contributes to the Open Scholarship Policy Observatory, collaborates on many of the lab’s other activities, and is chairing the DHSI 2023 Conference & Colloquium. Caroline holds a PhD in English from the University of Victoria in British Romantic literature; her dissertation examines Gothic fiction and the rise of commercial society. She is currently pursuing an MLIS at the University of Alberta’s School of Library and Information Studies, and she is particularly interested in the intersections between library and information science and digital humanities.
David J. Wrisley (NYU Abu Dhabi)
David J. Wrisley is Professor of Digital Humanities at NYU Abu Dhabi. His research interests include comparative approaches to medieval literature in European languages and Arabic, digital spatial approaches to corpora, neural methods for handwritten text recognition across writing systems and open knowledge community building in the Middle East where he has lived and researched since 2002.
Markus Wust (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Markus Wust leads the information team at the University of Tübingen Libraries and teaches classes at the university’s Dr. Eberle Center for Digital Competencies.
N. Kıvılcım Yavuz (U Kansas)
N. Kıvılcım Yavuz is Lecturer in Medieval Studies and Digital Humanities at the University of Leeds. She works at the intersection of medieval studies and digital humanities with expertises in medieval historiography, specifically origin stories of medieval peoples and nations, and European manuscript culture, specifically the role of manuscripts as material artefacts in textual transmission and book history. She is especially interested in digitization of manuscripts as cultural heritage items and creation, collection and interpretation of data and metadata in the context of digital repositories. She has taught courses on the history of the late antique, medieval and Renaissance Europe, medieval European literature, manuscript studies and digital humanities in Leeds (UK), Copenhagen (Denmark), Reykjavík (Iceland), Leipzig (Germany) and Lawrence, KS (USA). In August 2022, she was elected Director of the Executive Board of Digital Medievalist, a community of international scholars working on applying digital methods to the field of medieval studies. She posts about manuscripts on Twitter and Instagram with the handle @manuscriptsetc.