DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Olin Bjork Olin Bjork is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he teaches courses in composition, literary/cultural studies, technical communication, and web design. His research interests include John Milton, Textual Studies, the Digital Humanities, Instructional Technology, and Computers and Writing. He recently received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin, where he served as assistant director of the Computer Writing and Research Lab (CWRL), taught literature and composition courses in the CWRL's computer-assisted classrooms, and worked as the English department's webmaster. For the past several years, he has worked as technical editor of an electronic edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost http://www.laits.utexas.edu/miltonpl and, more recently, an electronic edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass http://www.laits.utexas.edu/leavesofgrass.
Amy Earhart Amy Earhart is an Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University. Her work has appeared in Reinventing the Peabody Sisters (Iowa UP), ATQ: American Transcendental Quarterly, and Resources in American Literary Study. Forthcoming work will appear in Digital Humanities Quarterly, Documentary Editing, The Thoreau Society Bulletin, and the Oxford Handbook to Transcendentalism. She has co-edited the forthcoming University of Michigan Press collection of essays titled The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age with Andrew Jewell. Earhart is at work on a monograph titled "Traces of the Old, Uses of the New: The Emergence of the Digital Humanities." In addition, she is developing the NEH funded 19th-Century Concord Digital Archive in partnership with the Concord Free Public Library.
Morris Eaves Morris Eaves (Professor of English, University of Rochester) is author of William Blake’s Theory of Art and The Counter-Arts Conspiracy: Art and Industry in the Age of Blake; and co-editor of Romanticism and Contemporary Criticism, The Early Illuminated Books in Blake’s Illuminated Books (Blake Trust), Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly, and the William Blake Archive.
Julia Flanders Julia Flanders is the Director of the Brown University Women Writers Project, and has served as the Chair of the Text Encoding Initiative and the President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities. Her research focuses on the use of text encoding as a form of scholarly digital text representation.
Richard Furuta Richard Furuta is a faculty member at Texas A&M University where he is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Director of the Center for the Study of Digital Libraries. and Director of the Hypermedia Research Laboratory.
Katheryn Giglio Katherine Giglio teaches Shakespeare studies and Renaissance literature at the University of Central Florida. She holds a Ph.D. in English literature from Syracuse University (2006).
Maura Ives Maura Ives is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Digital Humanities Program at Texas A&M University. She works in 19th century print and digital textual studies, focusing on Victorian women writers (especially Christina Rossetti and Jean Ingelow) and on bibliographical and literary subgenres of Victorian women's religious writing (hymns, devotional calendars, illuminated texts, periodicals).
Eugene Lyman Eugene Lyman is the Associate Dean for Development at the University of Rhode Island Foundation, URI Graduate School of Oceanography.
Laura Mandell Laura Mandell is Professor of English and Director of the Digital Humanities Program at Miami University of Ohio. She is general editor of the Poetess Archive and the PA Journal, Associate Director of NINES, co-director of 18thConnect, and editor of the PA Journal. She has published articles in the fields of eighteenth-century literature and Romanticism, more recently adding her computing expertise to traditional literary criticism in an essay called "What Literary Theory Neither Hears Nor Sees" that appeared in New Literary History.
Jerome McDonough Jerome McDonough is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds a Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and has been actively involved in the use of markup languages for library applications for the past decade. His current research focuses on metadata and digital preservation.
Kenneth M. Price Kenneth M. Price is the Hillegass University Professor of Nineteenth Century American Literature and co-director of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is the author of over fifty articles and author or editor of nine books. His most recent book is co-edited with Ed Folsom and with Susan Belasco, Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays (University of Nebraska Press, 2007). His other recent books include Re-Scripting Walt Whitman: An Introduction to His Life and Work, co-authored with Folsom (Blackwell Publishing, 2005) and To Walt Whitman, America (University of North Carolina Press 2004), a main selection of The Readers Subscription, a national book club. Since 1995, Price has served as co-director of the Walt Whitman Archive, an electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman's vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers. The Whitman Archive has been awarded federal grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the U. S. Department of Education, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. In 2005, the Whitman Archive received a "We the People" grant from the NEH to build a permanent endowment to support ongoing editorial work. Last year, Price received a Digital Innovation Award from American Council of Learned Societies to advance work on editing Whitman's Civil War writings.
Wesley Raabe Wesley Raabe is an Assistant Professor of Textual Editing and American Literature at Kent State University. He is at work on a project entitled " Uncle Tom’s Cabin: A Digital Critical Edition." The digital project will provide authoritative transcriptions, archival image facsimiles, and a textual apparatus for the surviving manuscript pages and for selected publication forms of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin: the National Era serial version, publisher John P. Jewett’s three initial print versions, and the 1879 Houghton Osgood New Edition.
Milena Radzikowska Milena Radzikowska is an associate professor in Information Design, Faculty of Communication Studies, Mount Royal College. In 2000, she graduated from NSCAD University (BDes Hon.) and, in 2003, from the University of Alberta, with a masters (MDes) degree in visual communication design. Her active research interests are in the areas of visual communication, interface and information design, and text visualization. Over the last few years, Ms. Radzikowska presented at international conferences in design (Edmonton, Cape Town, and Hong Kong), educational technology (Lima), communication technology (Honolulu and Helsinki), humanities computing (Victoria, Paris, Fredericton, Saskatoon, Vancouver, and Chicago), and medieval studies (Prague). In January 2009, she began working on an interdisciplinary PhD at theUniversity of Alberta in Computing Science & Humanities Computing, under the supervision of Dr. Walter Bischof and Dr. Stan Ruecker.
Peter M. W. Robinson Peter Robinson is co-director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing at the University of Birmingham. He is developer of the texual-editing program Collate, used by many textual editing projects worldwide, and of the Anastasia electronic publishing system. He is director of the Canterbury Tales Project, and was editor of its first major electronic publication, The Wife of Bath's Prologue on CD-ROM (Cambridge UP, 1996). He acts as consultant on electronic publishing to many scholarly groups. He has published and lectured on matters relating to computing and textual editing, on text encoding, digitization, and electronic publishing, and on Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. He is active in the development of standards for digital resources, formerly as a member of the Text Encoding Initiative and as leader of the EU funded MASTER project, and currently as UK leader of the InterEdition project.
Aimee Roundtree Aimee Roundtree, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the English department at University of Houston-Downtown. She also is a medical writer and qualitative researcher in the Texas Medical Center. Her teaching and research interests include the rhetoric of medicine and science, new media studies, visual design, web accessibility and usability, technical and health communication, critical theory, and qualitative research methods. In addition to this poster presentation topic, she is working on several other research projects, including discourse analyses of computer simulations at the center of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and the global warming debate, a grounded theory analysis of cancer survivorship blogs, a rhetorical analysis of hospital uses of Twitter, and a content analysis of the post-colonial implications of cyberscam emails.
Stan Ruecker Stan Ruecker is an Assistant Professor of Humanities Computing in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. Ruecker holds advanced degrees in English, Humanities Computing, and Design. He has expertise in the design of experimental interfaces to support online browsing tasks, typically by combining some meaningful representation of every item in the collection with emergent tools for manipulating the display. Ruecker also has a growing body of experience in qualitative evaluation studies of the various stages of prototypes. He has published on text encoding theory, affective design, interaction histories, electronic books, information design, issue crawling, and interface design for a variety of uses. He has presented in the last few years at international conferences in design, computing science, educational technology, English literature, communication technology, library and information studies, and humanities computing.
Elizabeth Sandifer Elizabeth Sandifer is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Florida, focusing on film and media studies. He is working on the phenomenon of the demo, and the ways in which new media technologies present themselves and engage in the active creation of desire for the new medial experience.
Peter Shillingsburg Peter Shillingsburg, Svaglic Professor of Textual Studies, Loyola University Chicago, is author of From Gutenberg to Google and other books on textual studies and Victorian fiction.
Stéfan Sinclair Stéfan Sinclair is an Associate Professor in the department of Communication Studies and Multimedia at McMaster University. Sinclair is involved in the design, development and theorisation of tools for the digital humanities. His research projects, funded SSHRC, CFI, and the Mellon Foundation, include the following: Voyeur, an environment for reading and analyzing digital texts voyeur.hermeneuti.ca; TAPoR, a portal for text analysis portal.tapor.ca; BonPatron, a widely-used French grammar checker bonpatron.com; Monk, a data mining tool for literary scholars monkproject.org; HumViz, a suite of visualization interfaces for the humanities humviz.org; and Digital Texts 2.0, a Facebook application for managing digital texts dtext2.org. Sinclair's background is in French literature, and especially the Oulipo, a group of writers and mathematicians that creates constraint-based literature. Prior to arriving at McMaster, Sinclair helped create and direct the M.A. in Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta. His current teaching is focused on the history and development of multimedia, as well as on practices of programming for the humanities.
Steven E. Smith Steven Escar Smith is Associate Dean for Collections and Services for the Texas A&M University Libraries. He holds the C. Clifford Wendler Professorship and adjunct appointments on the graduate faculty of English at A&M and in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of North Texas. He is founder of the annual Book History at A&M Workshop, which provides students with hands-on experience in printing and its allied technologies prior to 1800 (http://cushing.library.tamu.edu/events/book-history-workshop). He has published two books and numerous articles in a wide range of journals.
Patrik Svensson Patrik Svensson is the director of HUMlab at Umeå University and a docent in the humanities and information technology. His research concerns digital humanities as a field, learning and information technology, cyberinfrastructure for the humanities and new media studies. He currently leads the DH3P project (Digital Humanities as Paradigm, Practice and Projection), YouTube as a Performative Arena and a major initiative to strengthen research in the humanities and information technology at Umeå University. In 2008 he published a book on Language Education in a Digital World: Information Technology, Communication and Learning (Norstedts 2008, in Swedish).
Eduardo Urbina Dr. Eduardo Urbina (University of California at Berkeley, 1979) is currently Professor of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University and Director of the Cátedra Cervantes at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. He is the author of Principios y fines del Quijote (1990), El sin par Sancho Panza: Parodia y creación (1991), Don Quixote Illustrated, ed. (2005), Electronic Variorum Edition of Don Quixote (2005-2009), Textual Iconography of the Quixote Archive (2003-2009), and La ficción que no cesa: Paul Auster and Cervantes (2007). He has published over 100 articles and book chapters in Anales Cervantinos (Spain), Bulletin Hispanique (France), Bulletin of Spanish Studies (UK), Espéculo (Spain), Iberoamericana (Germany), Nueva Revista de Filología Hispánica (México), Romanistisches Jarhbuch (Germany), Cervantes, Hispania, Romance Quarterly, and many others. He is the Director of the Cervantes Project (http://cervantes.tamu.edu), editor of the Anuario Bibliográfico Cervantino and the Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos, Director and co-editor of the Biblioteca Cervantes series, founding member of the Cervantes Society of America, and a member of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española.
John Venecek John Venecek is currently the Humanities Librarian at the University of Central Florida. He holds an MA in Rhetoric from DePaul University and an MLS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Venecek has also taught English both at the College of DuPage and while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Yekaterinburg, Russia (1996-98). His current focus is on employing interactive technologies to enhance information literacy instruction.