DHSI 2024 course instructors on this page are listed alphabetically by surname. To see an instructor’s biography, please click on their name to expand the text.
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 Associate Dean of Research and Instruction 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.
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.
Katie Blizzard (Center for Digital Editing, U Virginia)
Katie Blizzard is the Managing Director of eLaboratories and a research editor at the Center for Digital Editing, where she supports the editorial practices of community and partner projects. She holds a BA in Anthropology and History, and a master in public administration. Blizzard contributes to the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) e-newsletter and served as secretary for the ADE from 2021 to 2023.
Leigh Bonds (Ohio State U)
Leigh Bonds is an Associate Professor and the Digital Humanities Librarian at The Ohio State University. For the last seven years, she has led campus digital humanities efforts, consulted with faculty and graduate students on research and curricula, and collaborated on several projects. In 2018, she served on the programming committee for DLFxDHSI Unconference, and in 2019 and 2021, she taught sessions at ARL’s Digital Scholarship Institute. Leigh’s publications on DH librarianship and pedagogy include “Facilitating Course [Re]Design: A Programmatic Approach to DH Integration,” “Preparing, Facilitating, Assessing: A Reflection on Digital Humanities Consultations,” and “First Things First: Conducting an Environmental Scan.”
Mary Borgo Ton (U Illinois)
Mary Borgo Ton is an Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on the global history of early screen technologies and their impact on multimodal forms of communication today. She has contributed to several 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/).
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 of Culturally Engaged Digital Humanities at Michigan State University. Her research explores the relationship between disaster, social justice, and the environment. She currently directs projects funded by the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, including the Archivo de Respuestas Emergencias de Puerto Rico, or the Emergency Response Archive of Puerto Rico, a digital humanities project that works with community organizations to collect and preserve oral histories and artifacts pertaining to disaster. The project is available at https://archivo.arepr.org.
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.
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).
Edmond Y. Chang (Ohio U)
Edmond Y. Chang is an Associate 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.
Constance Crompton (U Ottawa)
Constance Crompton (she/her) works as an Associate 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, open scholarship, queer history, and Victorian popular culture. She co-directs the Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project with Michelle Schwartz (Toronto Metropolitan 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/).
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 the Digital Curation and Scholarship Librarian and the liaison for English, Theater & Dance, Visual Art, and Art History. His current research is on information behaviour in citation and exhibits.
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.
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.
Chris Friend (Kean U)
Chris Friend is 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.
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).
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.
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.
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 Orlando Project 2.0 and can be followed @dorothyk98. She was named by Diverse: Issues in Higher Ed 2015 Emerging Scholar under 40.
Hoyeol Kim (Amazon Web Services)
Hoyeol Kim is currently working for 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.
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.
Jeff Lawler (California State U, Long Beach)
Jeffrey Lawler is co-director of the Center for the History of Video Games, Technology and Critical Play at California State University, Long Beach, where he is a full-time lecturer. Current research examines arcades as radicalized leisure spaces in Los Angeles County in the 1970s and 80s. Recent publications include “The Historical Environment as Aged Icon in the Gamed West,” in Comparative American Studies, and the forthcoming chapter “Imagining the Other: Historical Possibilities and Teaching American History with Twine,” to be published in EnTwine: A Critical and Creative Companion to Teaching with Twine.
Elizabeth Losh (William & Mary U)
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 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.
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 is Associate Professor of Digital Media at Brock University. He is the current Chair of the Department of Digital Humanities and teaches on topics relating to digital culture, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence. 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 an Associate Professor of Publishing at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. His research has focused on practical publication technologies, the history of publishing, the evolution of scholarly communication, the history of computing, and the work of Renaissance printer-publisher Aldus Manutius. He has worked in new media since the early 1990s in web development, educational technology, SGML & XML, and content management. He is old enough to remember the Web when it was brand new.
Paige Morgan (U Delaware)
Paige Morgan is the Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian and Head of Digital Initiatives and Preservation at the University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press. She has previously worked at the University of Miami Libraries as Digital Scholarship Librarian & Scholarly Publishing Officer, and as a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship at McMaster University. She holds a PhD in English and Textual Studies from the University of Washington. In the past ten years, Morgan has worked within the field of digital humanities in several capacities: as a researcher, instructor, data wrangler, and community/curriculum builder. She specializes in contexts where digital scholarship is a new endeavor for an institution, and there are few formal courses, training programs, or local experts available. Her research interests include eighteenth and nineteenth-century British poetry, social infrastructure for digital scholarship training, linked open data, and the different types of labor involved in digital scholarship and librarianship. You can find her writing at DH&Lib, Archive Journal, Romanticism, and in College and Undergraduate Libraries.
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.
Rebecca Nesvet (U Wisconsin, Green Bay)
Rebecca Nesvet has worked with the COVE Collective since 2018. She now serves the Collective as Co-Technical Director at COVE Editions and a Pedagogy Consultant at COVE Studio. She has helped scholars from around the world to build peer-reviewed COVE Editions and has built her own edition, of James Malcolm Rymer’s 1866 penny dreadful A Mystery in Scarlet. Her research on scholarly editing of Victorian literature has been published in journals including Scholarly Editing and Victorian Studies, and in 2022-3 she was a Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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).
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.”
Jeremi Ochab (Jagiellonian U)
Jeremi Ochab is an assistant professor at the Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, a member of the Computational Stylistics Group (https://computationalstylistics.github.io/), and currently a researcher at the language infrastructure program CLARIN-PL. He serves on the Scientific Board of Jagiellonian Centre for Digital Humanities. He graduated in theoretical physics and in English studies (specialized in translation). Focusing on interdisciplinary applications of mathematical tools (analysis of complex networks, analysis of time series, random matrix theory) and machine learning, he conducts research on methods of data analysis, neuroscience, as well as stylometry, and quantitative linguistics. He has lectured on Stylometry, Deep Learning, and Data Analysis, among others, and in the meantime, he has translated several popular-science books into Polish.
Christopher Ohge (U London)
Christopher Ohge is Senior Lecturer in Digital Approaches to Literature at the University of London School of Advanced Study, where he teaches scholarly editing, book history, and digital methods. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Herman Melville Electronic Library and contributes to Melville’s Marginalia Online as an associate editor. He is the author of the book Publishing Scholarly Editions: Archives, Computing, and Experience (Cambridge UP, 2021), and has worked on several digital editions of Herman Melville, Mark Twain, and the Transcendentalist Christopher Cranch. In 2023 he received an NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication for his work on a digital edition of the anti-slavery literature anthology The Bow in the Cloud (1834).
Niqui O’Neill (NC State U)
Niqui O’Neill has been a Digital Technologies Development Librarian at NC State University Libraries since 2018. It was there she started her work on creating tools for displaying and creating annotations on images. These tools include Annona and Annonatate. Her work includes various IIIF work, creating tools for special collections materials, bento box search, and various advanced static site use cases.
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.
Laura Rotunno (Penn State Altoona)
Laura Rotunno is Associate Professor of English at Penn State Altoona whose teaching has been transformed by her adoption of the open-access online teaching platform COVE (the Collaborative Organization for Virtual Education). Starting her use of COVE in Fall 2018, she has worked with undergraduate students to annotate a wealth of British literature, to create gallery collections, timelines, and maps that have heightened her students’ engagement with research materials. Rotunno began as a non-DH savvy professor but is moving to a diehard user—and a COVE Pedagogy Consultant and Advisory Board Member—who hopes to expand her own research into digital editions. She is a Victorianist by specialty and is revising a book manuscript that explores fictional representations of the first generation of Oxbridge-educated women. Portions of her initial work on that project have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies and the Victorian Review.
John Russell (Pennsylvania State U)
John Russell is an Associate Librarian for the Digital Humanities at the Pennsylvania State University. From 2015-2022, he taught “Introduction to Digital Humanities for Librarians” and “Introduction to Text Encoding” for Library Juice Academy. John is co-author of “Beyond Buttonology: Digital Humanities, Digital Pedagogy, and the ACRL Framework” and “Remodeling the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Workshop,” as well as articles on computer vision and art history, digital humanities librarianship, and collection assessment. John is also editor-in-chief of dh+lib.
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 a 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.
Victoria Sciancalepore (Ramapo C of New Jersey)
Victoria Sciancalepore is the Assistant Editor at the Jane Addams Papers Project located at Ramapo College of New Jersey, funded by the NEH, NHPRC, and the Delmas Foundation. She is currently editing the Jane Addams Papers Digital Edition and The Selected Papers of Jane Addams Volumes 4 and 5 (forthcoming). She is also a project manager at the digital edition of The Penny Colman Collection of Historical Landmarks of Women. Victoria has been a member of the Association for Documentary Editing since 2016 for which she has given several presentations at its annual conferences and contributes to its newsletter. Previously, she was a transcription assistant at the Margaret Sanger Papers Project at New York University.
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.
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).
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 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.
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; Northwest U)
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.
Ravynn Stringfield (U Richmond)
Ravynn K. Stringfield is an author, scholar and artist based in Virginia. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from William & Mary. Her research focuses on Black women and girls as creators and protagonists of new media narratives that are futuristic, fantastic and/or digital in nature. Currently, Dr. Stringfield is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the Rhetoric and Communication Studies Department at the University of Richmond. http://ravynnkstringfield.com
Serenity Sutherland (SUNY Oswego)
Serenity Sutherland is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at SUNY Oswego. She has a PhD in History and a graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Rochester, a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Management from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in English/Creative Writing and History from SUNY Binghamton. Additional research interests that intersect with her work in scholarly editing include the history of women in science and technology, the digital humanities, and media studies. She is the current editor of the Ellen Swallow Richards Papers, which is a member of the Primary Source Cooperative at the Massachusetts Historical Society, funded by the NHPRC and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Previously, she was the project manager and transcription manager at the Seward Family Digital Archive from 2012–2017. A select list of venues where her publications can be found include Scholarly Editing, the Debates in the Digital Humanities series, and Interdisciplinary Digital Engagement in Arts & Humanities. She is also an instructor for e-Laboratories, where she is working on the Fundamentals of Editing Course (formerly known as the Institute for Editing Historical Documents, or “Camp Edit”), and has designed and taught courses related to many aspects of digital documentary editing. She is also the 2023–2024 president of the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE).
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.
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.
Olivia Wikle (Iowa State U)
Olivia Wikle is the Head of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives at Iowa State University, where she collaborates on projects involving digital scholarship, digital collections, and the institutional repository. She is a co-developer of the CollectionBuilder (https://collectionbuilder.github.io/) static web framework, and her research interests include sustainability in digital libraries and digital literacy instruction.
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.
Jeffrey C. Witt (Loyola U Maryland)
Jeffrey C. Witt is an associate 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 (https://scta.info), a digital archive of scholastic texts and images. A long time implementor of IIIF, he has led several IIIF training sessions, has served as co-chair of the Manuscript Committee and is currently a member of the Community Coordinating Committee”
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.
Lee Zickel (Case Western Reserve U)
Lee Zickel earned a multidisciplinary PhD in Design & Innovation and Cognitive Science from Case Western Reserve University for his work on cognitive blends in gamespace (really, if CWRU had a dedicated program, it would have been a Game Studies PhD). He currently works in CWRU’s University Technologies division as an Applications Manager, where his team manages the university’s CRM, ECM, and RPA platforms. He has more acronyms, if you ever need them.
Stephen Zweibel (CUNY Graduate Center)
Stephen Zweibel is Digital Scholarship Librarian at the CUNY Graduate Center. He supports digital project creation by GC researchers across the disciplines, helps preserve those projects, and supports faculty and students with their data-based research and data management needs. Stephen built DH Box, which won a National Endowment for the Humanities Start-Up grant, and is co-director of DHRIFT, which recently won an NEH Level III Advancement Grant.