DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Suzanne Akbari Suzanne Conklin Akbari is Professor of Medieval Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Her books are on optics and allegory (Seeing Through the Veil) and European views of Islam and the Orient (Idols in the East), plus edited volumes on travel literature, Mediterranean Studies, and somatic histories. Her most recent publication is Practices of Commentary: Medieval Traditions and Transmissions (The Medieval Globe 8.2 [2022]). Akbari is co-PI on "The Book and the Silk Roads," and "Hidden Stories: New Approaches to the Local and Global History of the Book." She co-hosts a literature podcast called The Spouter-Inn.
Paul Longley Arthur Paul Longley Arthur is Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Research Fellow and Chair in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. He speaks and publishes widely on major challenges and changes facing twenty-first-century society, from the global impacts of technology on communication, culture, and identity to migration and human rights.
Alexandra Atiya Alexandra Atiya is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. Her research and teaching focuses on late-medieval English and Iberian drama as well as contemporary literature and digital humanities. Atiya has also been a research assistant for "The Book and the Silk Roads" and "Hidden Stories: New Approaches to the Local and Global History of the Book" since 2021.
Alejandro Benito Santos
Eugenio Biagini Eugenio Biagiani has taught at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Princeton and Cambridge, where he is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. His work contextualizes political history in its wider cultural and social contexts.
Nathaniel Corley Nathaniel Corley studied Art and the History of Art at Amherst College, where he specialized in applying computational methods to the study of Renaissance artworks.
Steve Delamarter Steve Delamarter is Emeritus Research Professor in Residence at George Fox University, and serving as co-director of the Textual History of the Ethiopic Old Testament (THEOT) Project. Founded in 2012, this project employs a method and workflow that fully integrates statistical and philological analyses to tell the story of the transmission history of the Ethiopic Old Testament. In 2005, Delamarter founded the Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project (EMIP) and has located and digitised just over 12,000 manuscripts since then. He has worked since then to create metadata and make the images and metadata available in Beta maṣāḥǝft, a digital manuscript studies environment operated by the University of Hamburg’s Hiob Ludolf Centre for Eritrean and Ethiopian Manuscript Studies.
Eyob Derillo Eyob Derillo is currently working at the British Library as Reference Specialist in the department of Asia and Africa Studies, where he has served as curator for Ethiopic and Ethiopian collections. In 2018 he curated the British Library’s exhibition African Scribes: Manuscript Culture of Ethiopia which was the first exhibition to be held at the Library devoted entirely to Ethiopian manuscripts. He also co-curated the British Library’s highly acclaimed exhibition Harry Potter: History of Magic. Eyob is also completing his doctorate at SOAS (Department of Religions and Philosophies). His research focuses on the nature and historical development of the concept of Ethiopian ‘magic’ and its use within a specifically Christian context.
Michelle Doran
Jennifer C. Edmond
Marlene Ernst
Victoria Beatrix Fendel Victoria Beatrix Fendel did her Bachelor of Arts (Classical Civilisations) and Master of Arts (Greek, Ancient Near East Studies) at the University of Basel, Switzerland (2009–2015). She moved to the University of Oxford, UK, for her DPhil in Classical Languages and Literature (2015–2018), which is published in the Oxford Classical Monographs Series (Coptic Interference in the Syntax of Greek Letters from Egypt, OUP 2022). She completed her MPhil in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge (2018–2019) with a focus on French linguistics. She is currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Oxford (2020–2023).
Julie Fox-Horton JULIE FOX-HORTON, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Cross-Disciplinary Studies at East Tennessee State University. Her research interests include inquisition studies in late medieval and early modern Venice at the intersection of witchcraft trials and archives of authority. She teaches interdisciplinary studies at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as coordinates and teaches in the Archival Studies Graduate Certificate program.
Sebastian Gassner
Patrick Geoghegan Patrick Geoghegan is a Professor in History at Trinity College Dublin and is an expert in constitutional nationalism and republicanism in modern Irish history. The presenter of the award-winning programme, Talking History, on Irish radio, he was a special adviser to the Taoiseach between 2017 and 2020.
Markus Gerstmeier
Dominik Gerstorfer
Michael Gervers Michael Gervers is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Toronto, where he focuses on digital diplomatics and the international integration of databases. Working in collaboration with Dr. Gelila Tilahun, he has been a pioneer in the application of statistics to the analysis of medieval charters, including topic modeling and network analysis. He is currently investigating the diplomatic differences between Anglo-Saxon and Norman charters, while simultaneously testing methods to confirm the dating of the former. He is also working with colleagues in France on Handwritten Text Recognition technology (HTR), training the open source software eScriptorium to read medieval Latin scripts. In 2017, he established the regular teaching of Old Ethiopic (Ge’ez) at the University of Toronto.
Alexandra Gillespie ​​Alexandra Gillespie is Vice-President of the University of Toronto and Principal of the University of Toronto Mississauga, where she has worked as Professor of English and Medieval Studies for the past twenty years. Her research ranges widely: from the poetics of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to the history of text technologies, from scientific approaches to book history to literary theory and philosophy. On these topics she has published more than fifty articles and six co-edited volumes, including most recently The Unfinished Book (Oxford, 2021) with Deidre Lynch. Her first monograph, Print Culture and the Medieval Author (Oxford, 2006) remains one of the most cited in the field; her current project extends this work in new directions in a study of Chaucer’s Books.
Evelyn Gius
Samuel Grieggs Samuel Grieggs is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on using computer vision and machine learning to create tools that benefit humanities researchers, as well as studying and improving how machine learning models handle novelty. Samuel earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2017. In the fall of 2023, he will return to IUP as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science.
Corinne Guimont Corinne Guimont is the Interim Director of Publishing Services and Digital Scholarship Coordinator at the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. She focuses on new forms of research and publishing in the arts and humanities. With a background in Information Science, Digital Humanities, and commercial e-textbook publishing, Corinne works with faculty and students to create digital publications utilizing a variety of tools and platforms.
Hugh Hanley Hugh Hanley earned his PhD at the University of Cambridge. While completing his thesis on public intellectuals in Ireland, he worked as a Research Associate on the project "Impacting Parnell’s Speeches" (2021-22). His research has appeared in Irish Studies in International Affairs, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, and Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.
Lydia Hearn Lydia Hearn has over forty years of research experience in Australia, Colombia, Egypt, the Netherlands, the UK, and the United States. Much of her focus has been on open collaborative development aimed at translating policy into practice through equity and inclusion
Matthew T.Ireland Matthew Ireland is a computer scientist, working primarily on the design and analysis of electronics in high-speed systems. He is director and CTO of the start-up company AAI Robotics Ltd, and has affiliations at Sidney Sussex College and Churchill College, Cambridge. Matthew has extended interests in the wider application of computational thinking, including in the automated analysis of music and language.
Janina Jacke
Jarod Jacobs Jarod Jacobs received his PhD from the University of Manchester in 2015. Jacobs’ academic work centres around statistics and language, with a specific focus on biblical texts. His book, entitled Statistics, Linguistics, and the Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls, was published in OUP’s Journal of Semitic Studies Supplement Series in 2018. He is currently working as a Manager of Data Engineering at Providence Health & Services’ Analytics Center of Excellence, where he applies his experience with machine learning models and language processing to tell the story of (un)structured data.
Aneirin Jones Nye Jones is the technical specialist on the John Stevens Henslow Correspondence Project and the Charles Stewart Parnell Speeches Project. He has extensive experience in the use of TEI for the digital transcription of historic texts and the application of computational techniques in relation to these texts, exploring the application of quantitative research methods alongside traditional qualitative analysis.
Huw Jones Huw Jones is Head of the Digital Library at Cambridge University Library, and Director of CDH Labs at Cambridge Digital Humanities. His work spans many aspects of collections-driven digital humanities, from creating and making collections available to their use in a research and teaching context. He has a particular focus on text encoding, and co-convenes the TEI strand at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School. He also teaches the collections and methodology core course on the Digital Humanities MPhil at Cambridge University.
Alex Kinnaman Alex Kinnaman is the Digital Preservation Coordinator at Virginia Tech University Libraries. She designs and manages the digital preservation system, its policies, and documentation, and works closely with developers to incorporate digital library tools for preservation activities. Alex focuses on solving preservation challenges with 3D and VR objects, DH and digital scholarship, and audio/visual materials. She also works one-on-one with project managers and faculty researchers on integrating good preservation practices throughout project lifespans.
Thomas Kirchmair Thomas Kirchmair is a PhD candidate in the Advertising and Media Psychology Research group within the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna with backgrounds in Communication Science, Digital Humanities and Germany Philology. Prior, he worked at the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage of the Austrian Academy of Sciences on the projects "Visiting Vienna" (Pl: Nina Rastinger) and "Vienna Time Machine" (Pl: Claudia Resch). His research interests include the manual and automated analysis of textual data, ranging from corpus linguistics to machine learning approaches. He employs quantitative methodologies to different social science and humanities topics, currently focusing on digital hate and green advertising.
Arthur Koehl Arthur Koehl is a Hydrologic Sciences Master's student at UC Davis, specializing in applying computational methods to domain research. He worked for several years as a data scientist at the UC Davis Datalab. In his work at the DataLab he developed tools for information retrieval in mixed text and image digital archives. His research spans digital humanities, environmental sciences, and computational social sciences.
Michał Kozak
Christine Kwon Christine Kwon is currently pursuing PhD in Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on learning sciences, specifically building educational technologies for underserved communities. At the time of this research, she was an undergraduate student at the University of Notre Dame where she earned her bachelor’s degree of science in mathematics with a concentration in computing.
Jessica Lockhart Jessica Lockhart is Head of Research for the Old Books New Science lab at the University of Toronto, under the direction of Alexandra Gillespie. Her research facilitates collaborations concerning the humanistic and scientific study of premodern book technologies. Lockhart has authored or co-authored articles in Chaucer Review (2015), Digital Humanities Quarterly (2020), Digital Philology (2022), and the volume Cultural Translations in Medieval Romance (2022), and is co-editing with Michelle Brown a special issue of Ancient Narrative (2023), alongside other publications emerging from the lab’s research. Lockhart earned a PhD in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto in 2017.
Itay Marienberg-Milikowsky Itay Marienberg-Milikowsky is a senior lecturer in the department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and the founder of BGU Literary Lab, which he heads. His areas of expertise are Hebrew literature (with an emphasis on Talmudic literature), literary theory (with an emphasis on narratology), and computational literary studies. Most of his research projects and publications combine these three areas. His recent book (and the second one so far), Words to Count: First Steps in Computational Literary Studies (the Open University of Israel Press, 2022) was the first book-length in the field in Hebrew.
Cezary Mazurek
Ophir Münz-Manor Ophir Münz-Manor is an associate professor of Rabbinic Culture in the Department of History, Philosophy and Judaic Studies at the Open University of Israel. He is a specialist in Jewish liturgy and liturgical poetry from Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. His studies focus on the intersections with contemporary Christian texts as well as questions of ritual, performance and gender in late antique Near Eastern cultures. In recent years Prof. Münz-Manor has embarked on several projects that combine traditional literary analysis with quantitative and computerized methods from the realm of Computational Literary Studies and the Digital Humanities. His recent books publications include: Psalms In/On Jerusalem, De Gruyter 2019 (with Ilana Pardes) and El’azar Birabi Qilir’s Piyyutim for Hannukah: A Critical Edition Based on Manuscripts from the Cairo Genizah, Ben Zvi Institute 2022 (Hebrew).
Chandni Nagda Chandni Nagda is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include probabilistic modeling and machine learning for climate science applications.
Samuel Pizelo Samuel Pizelo is a scholar, programmer, and game designer completing a PhD at the University of California, Davis. He has held research appointments at the UC Davis DataLab and the UC Davis Science and Technology Studies program. In addition, he has co-convened multi-campus research clusters in the digital humanities, new media and technology, and ecological game design. His dissertation, “Modeling Revolution: A Global History of Games as Model Systems,” tells a new history of games that foregrounds their role as model systems. For more information, see: www.samuelpizelo.com.
Nina C. Rastinger Nina C. Rastinger is a PhD student at the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage of the Austrian Academy of Sciences with a background in German Philology and Psychology. Her doctoral project, supported through the Austrian Academy of Science’s DOC programme, explores periodically published lists in historical newspapers. She is currently leading the City of Vienna funded project "Visiting Vienna - digital approaches to the (semi-)automatic analysis of the arrival lists found in the Wien[n]erisches Diarium" and has participated in various research and infrastructure projects, e.g. "Das Wien[n]erische Diarium: A digital data treasury for the humanities" or "Digital Transformation of Austrian Humanities (DiTAH)". Her areas of interest include corpus linguistics, early modern periodicals, and digital research workflows.
Malte Rehbein
Claudia Resch Claudia Resch is head of the research unit Literary and Textual Studies at the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. Her DH research focuses on German literature and the application of literary and linguistic computing in a corpus-based approach to textual issues. She publishes on early modern DH, historical corpora, digital editions and text stylistics. The Austrian Baroque Corpus, a historical thematic corpus, and the digital newspaper collection Wien[n]erisches Digitarium are results of her research proposals. In 2020, Claudia Resch completed her habilitation thesis on German historical corpora and received the venia docendi for the academic discipline of Digital Philology. From 2012 to 2017 she was a lecturer at the Department for German Philology of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich; since 2017, she has been teaching at the University of Vienna, currently at the Department of History, the Department of German Studies, and the Department of European and Comparative Literature and Language Studies.
John Ryan John Charles Ryan is adjunct associate professor at Southern Cross University, Australia; adjunct senior research fellow at the Nulungu Institute, Notre Dame University, Australia; and adjunct faculty member in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Susquehanna University in the US. His research focuses on Aboriginal Australian literature, Southeast Asian ecocriticism, the environmental humanities, ecopoetics, and transdisciplinary plant studies. His recent publications include Environment, Media and Popular Culture in Southeast Asia (Springer, co-edited) and Introduction to the Environmental Humanities (Routledge, coauthored). In 2023, he undertook visiting research fellowships at the University of Oulu, Finland, and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China.
Walter Scheirer Walter J. Scheirer received the M.S. degree in computer science from Lehigh University, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree in engineering from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO, USA, in 2009. He is the Dennis O. Doughty Collegiate Associate Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining the University of Notre Dame, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Harvard University from 2012 to 2015, and the Director of Research and Development with Securics, Inc., from 2007 to 2012. He serves as the Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Community on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and serves on the board of the Computer Vision Foundation. His research interests include artificial intelligence, computer vision, machine learning, and digital humanities.
Aleyda Rocha Sepulveda
Lynne Siemens Lynne Siemens is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Her research is varied and crosses disciplinary lines with a focus on knowledge transfer and mobilization at individual, organizational, and community levels. She is a co-facilitator of the Implementing New Knowledge Environments Partnership’s (Open Social Scholarship) Policy cluster.
Carl Stahmer Carl Stahmer is a digital humanist. As executive director of the UC Davis DataLab, he leverages his expertise as a computer programmer and system architect to tackle complex problems in the humanities and beyond. Stahmer received his PhD in English from UC Santa Barbara. He is a professor in English at UC Davis and was head of the former Data and Digital Scholarship unit in the Library. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the Rare Book School, University of Virginia. His research interests include applications of natural language processing, computer vision, and library science
Roberto Therón
Gelila Tilahun Gelila Tilahun is a research fellow at the DEEDS Centre and the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Toronto. She works in the area of statistical and computational text analysis methods. Her focus is on understanding changes in document production over time and how charter language changes in response to large-scale historical events. Previously, she worked in the bioinformatics research area applying text mining and language model techniques to identify regulatory elements in the non-coding regions of the DNA that are involved in gene expression.
Eveline Wandl-Vogt
Kimberly Woodring KIM WOODRING, MA, MLIS, is an Adjunct Professor of History at East Tennessee State University. Her research interests include romanization in Roman Britain, burial and funerary practices in Roman Britain, Digital History/Humanities, and Archival Studies. She teaches history courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as teaches for the Division of Cross-Disciplinary Studies and the Archival Studies Graduate Certificate program.
Jerzy Wójcik Dr. Jerzy Wójcik is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Linguistics, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. His current research interests include employing digital humanities tools in analysing early English texts.