DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Andrew Flinn Dr Andrew FLinn is Senior Lecturer and the Director of the Archives and Records Management (ARM) and Records and Archive Management (International) (RAMI) programmes in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL). In 2011 he was the Allen Smith Visiting Scholar in the Graduate School of Library and Information and Information Studies at Simmons College, Boston, MA. More information is available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dis/people/andrewflinn
Willard McCarty Dr. McCarty is FRAI / Professor of Humanities Computing and Director of the Doctoral Programme, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; Professor, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Western Sydney; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews http://www.isr-journal.org; and Editor of Humanist http://www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/. His work is centred on computing across the arts, humanities and interpretative social sciences. Because computing is a techno-scientific activity this work is also concerned with and looks for collegial help from the sciences. Hence it leads to questions of interdisciplinary research as a whole, especially how such research is to be understood and done. More information is available at http://www.mccarty.org.uk/.
Julianne Nyhan Dr. Julianne Nyhan is a Lecturer in Digital Information Studies in the Department of Information Studies UCL and European Liaison Manager of UCL's Centre for Digital Humanities. Her research interests include the design and use of metadata languages in the humanities and the history of computing in the humanities. She is co-Editor of the forthcoming Digital Humanities in Practice (Facet, 2012) and, since 2008, has been book reviews editor of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. More information is available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dis/people/juliannenyhan.
Geoffrey Rockwell Dr. Geoffrey Martin Rockwell is a Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta, Canada. He received a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto and worked at the University of Toronto as a Senior Instructional Technology Specialist. From 1994 to 2008 he was at McMaster University where he was the Director of the Humanities Media and Computing Centre (1994-2004) and he led the development of an undergraduate Multimedia program funded through the Ontario Access To Opportunities Program. He has published and presented papers in the area of philosophical dialogue, textual visualization and analysis, humanities computing, instructional technology, computer games and multimedia. He is the project leader for the CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation) funded project TAPoR, a Text Analysis Portal for Research, which has developed a text tool portal for researchers who work with electronic texts and he organized a SSHRC funded conference, The Face of Text in 2004. He has published a book Defining Dialogue: From Socrates to the Internet with Humanity Books. More information is available at http://geoffreyrockwell.com/personal.html.
Jessica Salmon Ms. Jessica Salmon is a freelance project manager and consultant specialising in the education and cultural sector. She has a BA (Hons) in German Studies from Warwick University and an MSc in Information Science from UCL. Her particular research interest lies in the application of learning technologies.
Harold Short Professor Short has an educational background in the Humanities, Mathematics, Computing and Systems, and in consequence, has research interests in the many aspects of digital scholarship. Professor Short's work aims to improve understanding of the intersection of the arts and humanities with computing. In particular he is interested in any challenges and opportunities this offers, including the dynamics of research publication and the formal data structure required for database and text encoding technologies. His research also focuses on changes in methodologies — as well as the development of new methods. Additionally, he has a keen interest in the ways in which digital humanities may be organised at institutional levels both locally and internationally. More information is available at http://www.mccarty.org.uk/.
Ray Siemens Dr. Raymond Siemens is Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing and Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, in English with a cross appointment in Computer Science, and serves as the Vice President, Research Dissemination, for the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences. More information is available at http://web.uvic.ca/~siemens/.
John Unsworth Dr John Unsworth is Vice-Provost for Library and Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at Brandeis University. From 2003-2012 he was 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; also, from 2008 to 2011, he served as Director of the Illinois Informatics Institute. From 1993-2003, he served as the first Director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, and a faculty member in the English Department, at the University of Virginia. For his work at IATH, he received the 2005 Richard W. Lyman Award from the National Humanities Center. His first faculty appointment was in English, at North Carolina State University, from 1989 to 1993. He attended Princeton University and Amherst College as an undergraduate, graduating from Amherst in 1981. He received a Master's degree in English from Boston University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia in 1988. In 1990, at NCSU, he co-founded the first peer-reviewed electronic journal in the humanities, Postmodern Culture (now published by Johns Hopkins University Press, as part of Project Muse). He also organized, incorporated, and chaired the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium, 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, as well as serving on many other editorial and advisory boards. More information is available at http://www3.isrl.uiuc.edu/~unsworth/
Anne Welsh Ms. Anne Welsh is Lecturer in Library and Information Studies at University College London and Digital Identity Manager at UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. Facet Publishing has published her co-authored book, Practical Cataloguing: AACR, RDA and MARC 21, which contextualizes the new international standard — Resource Description and Access (RDA) — within general cataloguing principles in the digital era. She has chaired CILIP's Executive Briefings on RDA since they began in 2009 and is a well-known conference speaker at national and international level, including the Online Conference, Internet Librarian International and the International Federation of Library Association's Rare Books and Manuscripts Section. A former editor of Catalogue & Index, Anne is now the Assistant Editor of Alexandria: the journal of national and international library and information issues. More information is available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dis/people/annewelsh.