DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Andrea Bellandi Andrea Bellandi is a researcher at the Institute of Computational Linguistics "A. Zampolli" of the Italian National Research Council (ILC-CNR). He got a Ph.D. in Computer Science in the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning area. He works on computational lexicography and computer-assisted translation. He is the main developer of LexO, a semantic web native tool for the management of linguistic Linked Data resources.
Francesca Benatti Francesca Benatti is a Research Fellow in Digital Humanities at The Open University. Her research spans digital humanities, stylometry and digital literary studies, the history of books and reading, comic books, and Irish Studies. She was a co-investigator on the READ-IT project, researching digital tools for the history of reading in 2018-2021. She directed the CHASE Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age training programme in 2014-2019 and led the production of the Open-Oxford-Cambridge "Digital Humanities: Humanities Research in the Digital Age" (https://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/digital-humanities-humanities-research-the-digital-age/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tab) online open course in 2020. She was awarded the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Field Development Award in 2017 and the Douglas Engelbart Best Paper Award in 2020.
Mehrdad Qayyoomi Bidhendi Mehrdad Qayyoomi Bidhendi (Ph.D. in Architecture) is an associate professor of architectural history and theory at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shahid Beheshti University, and an associate member of the Iranian Academy of Art. He currently focuses on architectural/art historiography, the history of Iranian architecture in its turn points, and architectural theory and criticism.
Bernadette Biedermann Mag. Dr. Bernadette Biedermann, art historian and museologist; diploma degree and doctoral studies at the University of Graz; curator of a collection of applied arts and cultural history at Universalmuseum Joanneum (2006-2010), lecturer and researcher at University of Graz, since 2019 senior scientist University Museums University of Graz, deputy head of University Museums University of Graz; co-editor of the journal Curiositas.
Roman Bleier Roman Bleier studied History and Religious Studies at the University of Graz, and received a Ph.D. in Digital Arts and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin in 2016. Since 2016 he works as postdoctoral researcher on different digital scholarly editing projects at the Institute Centre for Information Modelling–Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Graz.
Jason Boyd Jason Boyd is an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Digital Humanities at Ryerson University. Prior to this, he was the Digital Projects Manager and Associate Director and Managing Editor of the Records of Early English Drama (REED)’s "Patrons and Performances" database. He was the TEI Editor for REED’s Fortune Theatre Records Prototype Digital Edition (2013) and a co-author of the project's comprehensive white paper (https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:33411).
Ankita Chakrabarti Ankita Chakrabarti is a PhD student in English at the University of Virginia (UVA). Ankita's research focuses on contemporary postcolonial literature, spatial studies, and narrative theory. Ankita was a 2017-2018 Praxis Program Fellow and a 2019-2020 3D Technologies Student Specialist at UVA.
Ryan Cordell Ryan Cordell is Associate Professor of English at Northeastern University and a Core Founding Faculty Member in the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Cordell collaborates with colleagues in English, History, and Computer Science on the NEH- and ACLS-funded Viral Texts project, which is using robust data mining tools to discover borrowed texts across large-scale archives of nineteenth-century periodicals. Cordell is also a primary investigator in the Digging Into Data project Oceanic Exchanges, a six-nation effort examining patterns of information flow across national and linguistic boundaries in nineteenth century newspapers. Cordell is also a Senior Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Critical Bibliography at the Rare Book School.
Maryam Foradi Maryam Foradi is a postdoctoral researcher working on Translation in Digital Age and the Problem of Semantics in Corpus-based Translation Studies at Institute for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Leipzig
Giulia Freni Giulia Freni is a graduate student in Classics at the University of Siena. Her main interests are classical philology and anthropology of the classical world, in particular regarding ancient magic and medicine.
Emiliano Giovannetti Emiliano Giovannetti is a researcher at the Institute of Computational Linguistics "A. Zampolli" of the Italian National Research Council (ILC-CNR). He is the author of over eighty publications on knowledge extraction from texts, knowledge representation, natural language processing, computational lexicography and computer-assisted translation. He has coordinated numerous national and international projects, among which the Project for the Translation of the Babylonian Talmud into Italian and the PRIN 2017 on Religious Diversity.
Paul Gooding Paul Gooding is a Senior Lecturer in Information Studies at the University of Glasgow. His research sits at the intersection of information studies and digital humanities, focusing on the impact of digital library collections on institutions and users. He was Principal Investigator on AHRC-funded projects including Digital Library Futures, which investigated the impact of non-print legal deposit upon academic legal deposit libraries in the United Kingdom, and the Network to Investigate the Development of a Global Dataset of Digitised Texts. He previously worked as Research Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of East Anglia from 2014-2018 and has served as Associate Editor for Digital Scholarship in the Humanities since 2014.
Dena Shamsizadeh Hayatdavoodi Dena Shamsizadeh holds a master's degree in Iranian architectural studies from Shahid Beheshti University (former Melli University). Her previous and ongoing research focuses on digital humanities tools in the study of cultural heritage. She is currently co-leading a research team in developing an ontology on the history of landscape architecture at Shahid Beheshti University.
Christian Howard-Sukhil After receiving her PhD in English literature from the University of Virginia in 2019, Christian Howard-Sukhil served as the Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow at Bucknell University from 2019-2021. She has published articles on modern and contemporary literature and presented papers at numerous international conferences. She is currently a J.D. candidate at University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
Sabine Lang Sabine Lang is an art historian, specializing in digital art history and (digital) provenance research. She holds a PhD in art history, which she received from the University of Tuebingen in 2016. Her thesis focused on Surrealist Roland Penrose (1900-1984), his artistic works and the artist’s house as a representative of English Surrealism. Between 2016 and 2019 she held a post-doctoral position within the Computer Vision Group at Heidelberg University led by Björn Ommer. There she researched on how computer-based methods can be used for image understanding or to study similarities between artworks to identify visual patterns.
Doran Larson Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Literature and Creative WritingDirector of The American Prison Writing Archive (APWA)Hamilton College.Founding Organizer: The Attica-Genesee Teaching Project (2011), and The Mohawk Consortium College-in-Prison Program (2014);Editor:   The Beautiful Prison, Studies in Law, Politics, and Society (2014);Editor: Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America (Michigan State UP, 2014); Writer: "Incarceration’s Witnesses: American Prison Writing,” a free MOOC on the edX platform (March, 2015).Author: Witness in the Era of Mass Incarceration (2017).
Clayton McCarl Clayton McCarl is an associate professor of Spanish and Digital Humanities at the University of North Florida (UNF). He was the founder/interim chair of the UNF Digital Humanities Initiative (2015-2018) and the founding chair of the UNF Digital Humanities Institute (2018-2019). He leads coloniaLab, a workshop for the collaborative edition of manuscripts and rare print books related to colonial Latin America, and is the leader of two editing projects related to local history: Editing the Eartha MM White Collection and the North Florida Editorial Workshop. His work has appeared in the journals Colonial Latin American Review, Book History, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Quaerendo and Scholarly Editing, as well as in the volume Latin American Textualities (Univ. of Arizona Press), edited by Heather J. Allen and Andrew W. Reynolds. He co-edited, with Hannah Alpert-Abrams, a 2020 special issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly (14:4) examining intersections between digital humanities and colonial Latin American studies.
Björn Ommer Björn Ommer is a full professor for scientific computing at Heidelberg University, where he leads the Computer Vision Group. Ommer has studied computer science and physics at the University of Bonn and earned his PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in 2007. Afterwards he held a post-doctoral position at the University of Berkeley in California. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning, cognitive science and the digital humanities; his research mainly focuses on object recognition in images and videos, behavior analysis, and their interdisciplinary applications.
Chiara Palladino Chiara Palladino is Assistant Professor of Classics at Furman University working on semantic annotation and translation alignment.
Silvia Piccini Silvia Piccini graduated in Classical Literature at the University of Pisa, where she subsequently obtained her Phd in linguistics. During her studies, she perfected her knowledge of the Baltic languages, with frequent stays at the University of Vilnius. Since 2011 she has been researcher at the Institute of Computational Linguistics "A. Zampolli" of the CNR of Pisa. Her main research interest deals with computational terminology and formal languages for knowledge representation. She has been a member of Cercle Ferdinand de Saussure since 2018.
Manuel Portela Manuel Portela is Professor of English and Director of the PhD Program in Materialities of Literature at the University of Coimbra. His research addresses writing and reading media and how they impact on literary forms and practices. The most significant results of his work can be seen in Scripting Reading Motions: The Codex and the Computer as Self-Reflexive Machines (MIT Press, 2013), LdoD Archive: Collaborative Digital Archive of the Book of Disquiet (2017-2021), co-edited by António Rito Silva, and Literary Simulation and the Digital Humanities: Reading, Editing, Writing (Bloomsbury, 2022, forthcoming).
José Raposo José Raposo is a Software Developer based in Portugal. He is also a former student from Instituto Superior Técnico where he pursued his M.Sc. in Information Systems and Computer Engineering.
Niloofar Razavi Niloofar Razavi (corresponding author), has a PhD in architecture and is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shahid Beheshti University. Her main area of research is Historical Urban Landscape (HUL) and Historic Landscape Characterization (HLC). She has been the responsible researcher for developing an ontology on the history of landscape architecture funded by the Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) since 2020.
António Rito Silva António Rito Silva is an Associate Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon and researcher of Distributed Parallel and Secure Systems of INESC-ID. He designed the architecture of a collaborative digital archive for the Book of Disquiet (https://ldod.uc.pt) and an online quizzes system (https://quizzes-tutor.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/). António was responsible for the open-source software project FenixEDU (http://fenixedu.org/), which supports the academic and administrative processes of Higher Education Institutions.
Matthew Sillence Matthew Sillence is a Lecturer in Postgraduate Education and Training and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, based in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of East Anglia. He holds degrees in the History of Art (PhD, East Anglia, 2009; MA, York, 2003; BA, Warwick, 2001) and Higher Education Practice (MA, East Anglia, 2017). His teaching and research is on the personal and professional development of research students and supervisors. He has previous experience in English language teaching for adult learners, research project management, conference organisation, academic writing and bibliographic cataloguing. His current interests are in digital humanities, doctoral education, and technology-enhanced learning.
Samantha Wallace Samantha Wallace is a Lecturer of English at the University of Virginia. Her research aims to study the varied ways female-driven networks of support and kinship within contemporary literature emerge (or fail to emerge) in response to adversity. Her current project, “Epistemic Uncertainties,” argues for the value of uncertainty to feminist theory as a way of acknowledging the complexities of sexual and gender-based violence. She has been published in Feminist Theory.
Tariq Yousef Tariq Yousef is a research associate at Leipzig University, working on Computational Linguistics, Textual Alignment, and Data Visualization.