DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Lars Buitinck Lars Buitinck works as an eScience engineer on the project Search Public Discourse (SPuDisc). He holds an M.A. degree in information science from the University of Groningen and worked there on optimized storage and query facilities for linguistic treebanks. He then worked at the University of Amsterdam as a software engineer, building storage and search engines for projects with the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the xTAS scalable text analysis server.
Mai Hosoya Mai Hosoya earned a BA in Sociology from Toyo University. She is currently working in the public sector.
Maarten Marx Dr. Maarten Marx obtained his Master's in political science (1990) and his PhD in mathematical logic (1995), both at the University of Amsterdam. He (co)-authored 3 books and more than 75 scientific articles. Since 2002 his main research topic has been XML, in particular XPath dialects. His current research interest is integration of large amounts of semi-structured, text-centric, data. An example of a recent data integration and mediation project of his is www.polidocs.nl. This site makes the Dutch parliamentary data easily accessible. The site won the 2008 XML Holland award.
Daniel McNamara Daniel McNamara has an honours degree in computer science from the ANU and a passion for the humanities. His research applies data mining techniques to a range of domains, including analysis of historical newspapers and trend prediction in academic citation networks.
Hinke Piersma Dr. Hinke Piersma is senior researcher at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2005, she completed her dissertation: De drie van Breda. Duitse oorlogsmisdadigers in Nederlandse gevangenschap 1945-1989 (The Breda three. German war criminals in Dutch captivity 1945-1989). She has has established her reputation as a political historian in the Netherlands, specializing in the legacies of WWII. Over the last few years she has been intensively involved in methodological innovation concerning the Humanities.
Manuel Portela Manuel Portela is Assistant Professor with Habilitation in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Coimbra, where he is Director of the Doctoral Program in Advanced Studies in the Materialities of Literature (http://matlit.wordpress.com). He is a researcher at the Centre for Portuguese Literature at the University of Coimbra. He is also a team member of the research project " PO-EX ’70-’80: A Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Literature " (University Fernando Pessoa, 2010-2013), and principal researcher of the project No Problem Has a Solution: A Digital Archive of the Book of Disquiet (University of Coimbra, 2012-2015). He is the author of two scholarly books: Scripting Reading Motions: The Codex and the Computer as Self-Reflexive Machines (MIT Press, 2013), and O Comércio da Literatura: Mercado e Representação [The Commerce of Literature: Marketplace and Representation] (Antígona, 2003), a study of the English literary market in the 18th century. He has translated many English-language authors, including works by Laurence Sterne, William Blake, and Samuel Beckett. In 1998 he received the National Award for Translation for the Portuguese translation of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy.
Ashley Reed Ashley Reed served as Project Manager of the William Blake Archive from 2007-2013 and now serves as Consultant for Special Projects. She recently defended her dissertation on Protestant theology and personal agency in nineteenth-century American fiction and will receive her PhD in English and Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2014.
Shawna Ross Shawna Ross is a lecturer at the Arizona State University who specializes in modernist British literature, cultural studies, and digital humanities. Her dissertation, defended in June 2011, was on the leisure spaces of modernity, and currently, she is working on her book manuscript, Spaces of Play: Inventing the Modern Leisure Space in British Fiction and Culture, 1860-1960, about the relationship between literature and the emergence of modern leisure spaces. She has published and presented on Henry James, Katherine Mansfield, Elizabeth Bowen, Evelyn Waugh, Charlotte Brontë, and others, and she is currently at work on a series of papers and projects on the digital Henry James.
James Smithies James Smithies is Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities and Associate Director of the UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has previously worked in the ICT industry as a technical writer and editor, business analyst, and project manager.
Carolyn Strange Carolyn Strange is Graduate Director in the School of History, ANU, and Adjunct Professor of Arts, Education and Creative Media at Murdoch University, Perth. She has published and taught in numerous humanities and social science fields, including criminology and women’s studies. Her next book concerns the history of discretionary justice in New York State, from the Revolution to the Depression.
Takafumi Suzuki Takafumi Suzuki earned a BA in Literature, and an MA and a Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Information Studies from University of Tokyo. He is currently an associate professor at Department of Media and Communications, Faculty of Sociology, Toyo University.
Ismee Tames Dr. Ismee Tames is senior researcher at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 1999 she received her MA in political sciences and history (both University of Amsterdam). From 1999 to 2002 she worked as a social-economic researcher at Nyfer, Forum for economic research. She published her PhD on the First World War in 2006 and afterwards two more monographs: on Dutch Nazi-collaborators and their families (2009, 2013). Currently she is preparing research on the outbreak of war or mass violence.
Johan van Doornik Dr. Ir. Johan van Doornik has a Master's in Electrical Engineering from Twente, obtained his Ph.D. in Aalborg where he was an assistant professor for two years. Then he moved to Stanford where he was a post-doc for 4 years. He has a strong background in modelling and making simulations of human diseases, in particular muscle related problems with children.
Josh Wodak Josh Wodak's research in Environmental Humanities and Digital Humanities explores climate change, biodiversity loss, and species extinction. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Visual Anthropology (University of Sydney) and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Research (ANU). He is currently a Visiting Fellow at ANU’s Humanities Research Centre and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Faculty of Architecture, Design& Planning, University of Sydney.
Ian Wood Ian is a mathematician and computer scientist studying the detection and measurement of social processes in social media data. These goals have led to his collaboration with historians, social scientists and social psychologists. He is currently completing a PhD with the Research School of Computer Science, ANU.