DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Taylor Arnold Taylor Arnold is Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of Richmond. His research focuses on statistical computing, natural language process, and quantitative applications in the humanities and social sciences.
Christian Beecks
Yuri Bizzoni Yuri Bizzoni studied Classical Philology during his Bachelor programme and Computational Linguistics for his Master's. He worked on tools for literary translation alignment and diachronic translation analysis, particularly on Homeric translations in Italian and French. Yuri is currently a CLASP PhD student. His research focuses on figurative language detection and interpretation in NLP, from a probabilistic angle.
Mohamed Amine Boukhaled Mohamed-Amine Boukhaled is a temporary assistant professor at Paris-6 University. He pursued his PhD on computational stylistics at the computer science laboratory of Paris-6 University (Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6). Before that, he graduated from Grenoble-1 University in 2013 with a Master degree in Artificial Intelligence. His current research work lies in the areas of computational stylistics and text mining. More specifically, he is working on modelling and developing sequential data mining techniques for the extraction of relevant syntactic patterns.
Bela Brenger Bela Brenger studied linguistics and computer science at RWTH Aachen University. He graduated in 2015 with his interdisciplinary thesis analyzing motion-capture data of head gestures in dialogues. Since 2016 he is part of the scientific staff at the chair of Linguistics and Cognitive Semiotics and manages the Natural Media Motion-Capture-Lab. Main interests are data-driven analysis of multimodal communication with emphasis on methods to integrate spatial gesture data and speech.
Daniel Burckhardt Daniel Burckhardt studied Mathematics and History of Science and Technology. He built the content management systems for H-Soz-Kult and H-ArtHist as well as the database for the federally funded project Bildatlas – Kunst in der DDR (Pictorial Atlas – Art in the GDR). He is currently a research assistant at the Institute for the History of the German Jews in charge of the technical infrastructure for the online-platform Key-Documents of German-Jewish History.
Angelo Del Grosso Angelo Mario Del Grosso is a computer engineer with a Ph.D. in information engineering. He obtained his degree in 2015 with a thesis entitled “Designing a library of Component for Textual Scholarship” from the University of Pisa. Since 2010, he has been working as a research fellow at the Institute of Computational Linguistics “A. Zampolli” of CNR (ILC-CNR). He has been involved in a number of different national and international Digital Humanities projects. His main research interests encompass: Object-Oriented approaches for modeling Abstract Data Types characterizing, in general, the DH domain and, in particular, the requirements of textual scholarship; Analysis, design and development of software components for linguistic and philological applications to process textual resources of ancient texts, medieval tradition, printed tradition, and to handle modern and contemporary authors.
Marian Dörk Marian Dörk is a Research Professor for Information Visualization at the Urban Futures Institute for Applied Research of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. In his research he is particularly interested in the potential of visual interfaces to support new forms of data exploration. Since Fall 2014 he leads a 3-year research project on visualizing cultural collections and since January 2015 he has been co-directing the Urban Complexity Lab, a transdisciplinary research space at the intersection between information visualization and urban transformation.
Chloe Edmondson Chloe Summers Edmondson is a PhD candidate in the Department of French and Italian at Stanford University. She works on French literary and cultural history of the long eighteenth century. In spring 2017, she completed the Graduate Certificate in the Digital Humanities, offered by the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), with her research project on eighteenth-century French salons. She also holds a B.A. with Honors and Distinction in French and an M.A. in Communication and Media Studies from Stanford University.
Jürgen Enge Jürgen Enge is head of the Centre for Digital Matter at the Academy of Art and Design (FHNW) Basel. Between 2012 and 2016 he was head of the Center for Information, Media and Technology at HAWK Hildesheim Holzminden Goettingen and before he directed the research field "Digital Memory" at HfG Karlsruhe. In addition to the management and coordination of IT-Services and departments at art schools in Zurich, Karlsruhe and Hildesheim, he investigated in numerous case studies, research and EU projects in the context of media, art and technology. He worked in the field of preservation of complex digital objects, were he is responsible for the computer science curriculum of the graduate program MAS Preservation of Digital Art and Cultural Heritage (PDACH) at Bern University of the Arts (BFH).
Francesca Frontini Francesca Frontini obtained a PhD the University of Pavia with a thesis on corpus linguistics; later she joined the Institute for Computational Linguistics in Pisa, working on several European projects with a focus on computational lexicography and natural language processing. Her current research interests lie in Named Entity Recognition and textual classification; in particular she has worked on NLP methods for the analysis of literary texts and literary criticism. In addition, she has published extensively on issues relating to language resource documentation, preservation and standardisation, and was involved in the development of the Italian consortium of the CLARIN infrastructure. Today, she is maître de conferences (associate professor) of Linguistique Informatique at the Université Paul-Valéry in Montpellier.
Jean-Gabriel Ganascia Jean-Gabriel Ganascia is Professor (outstanding class) of Computer Science at the University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC). He pursues his research activities in the LIP6 (Laboratory of Computer Science of the UPMC), where he heads the ACASA team. He is also deputy director of the OBVIL Laboratory of Excellence, in which the humanists of the Paris Sorbonne University cooperate with the computer scientists of the UPMC on the literary side of Digital Humanities. Jean-Gabriel Ganascia is a EurAI fellow, a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, and the chairman of the COMETS that is the CNRS ethical committee. His current research activities are focused on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computational Philosophy, Computer Ethics and Digital Humanities.
Katrin Glinka Katrin Glinka is a research associate and lecturer at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. She combines approaches from art history, sociology and museum studies with an interest in digital cultural heritage and visualization research. She studied cultural sciences with a focus on art theory, visual culture, sociology and philosophy and holds an M. A. degree from Leuphana University Lüneburg. Since 2014 she has been working on her doctoral thesis on digitization and visualization in the cultural feld and their means and potentials for curation, critical and interventionist approaches and visitor orientation in museums. Correspondence e-mail: glinka@fh-potsdam.de
Marwan Hassani Marwan Hassani is an assistant professor in the architecture of information systems group at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. Previously, he acted as a postdoc researcher and associate teaching assistant at the data management and data exploration group at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. His research interests include stream data mining, sequential pattern mining of multiple streams, stream process mining, efficient anytime clustering of big data streams and exploration of evolving graph data. Marwan received hid PhD (2015) from RWTH Aachen University. He received an equivalence Master in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University (2009). He coauthored more than 42 scientific publications and serves on several program committees.
Gerhard Heyer Gerhard Heyer has studied at Cambridge University and the University of the Ruhr, where he received his Ph.D. After research on AI based natural language processing at the University of Michigan he has worked in industry for several years. He holds the chair on Natural Language Processing at the computer science department of the University of Leipzig. His field of research is focused on automatic semantic processing of natural language text with applications in the area of information retrieval and search as well as knowledge management. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society.
Jennifer Hinnell Jennifer Hinnell is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Her research centers around communication in interaction. She uses multimodal corpus data, 3D motion capture data, and experimental methods to explore how people use their bodies, in conjunction with semantic and syntactic structures in speech, to create and convey meaning. Jennifer enjoys fruitful research partnerships with Little Red Hen Distributed Learning Lab (UCLA) and the Natural Media Lab at the RWTH Aachen, Germany.
Susanne Holl Susanne Holl, M.A. phil., is legal heiress to Friedrich Kittler and forms part of the advisory board of the edition of Kittler’s Collected Writings.
Jean-Roch Houllier Jean-Roch Houllier, PMP, IPMA Level B certified, MGP, SSCBB, FFP, Executive Coach Certified HEC Paris, is a graduate of HEC Business School and SUPAERO. He is currently THALES Université International Learning Director, the Corporate University of THALES Group. He benefits from more than 15 years of project management experience in multicultural environments. His expertise covers various types of projects including research and development, operations and maintenance as well as subcontracting.

Jean-Roch is passionate about teaching and professional learning; he likes to share his experiences and encourage his students. He is a lecturer, teacher and Professional Thesis Director for HEC Business School in project management and the Academic Development Director of the PMI-France, developing contacts and partnerships with various schools around project management, making bridges between academic and professional universes.

Patrick Jähnichen Patrick Jähnichen is a postdoctoral researcher at the machine learning group at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He received his PhD from Leipzig University in 2016 for his dissertation on modeling topics dynamically over time. He graduated with an MSc degree in computer science from Leipzig University after having received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cooperative Education in Stuttgart. His main research interests are Bayesian mixture models and their dynamics applied to natural language texts, stochastic processes to steer the dynamics, and statistical inference in these models.
Heinz WernerKramski Heinz Werner Kramski is head of the Group of Scientific Data Processing at the German Literature Archive Marbach (DLA). As a member of the Nestor Format Recognition Working Group he is part of the Network of Expertise in long-term Storage and availability of digital Resources in Germany (Nestor).
Christoph Kuras Christoph Kuras received his M.Sc. degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Leipzig in 2013. Currently, he is a researcher in the Natural Language Processing group at the Computer Science Department of the University of Leipzig. He is part of the team at the CLARIN-D centre Leipzig and also engaged in the text corpus creation and archiving processes for the Leipzig Corpora Collection (LCC). His research focuses on the application of business process management in NLP-based research environments.
Jason Lee Jason Lee is a software engineer experienced with the tools of the internet, analytics, and big data. He has worked in a spectrum of industries and is currently in financial services.
Tom Liebmann Tom Liebmann received his Master's degree in Computer Science in 2014 from Leipzig University, Germany. He currently is a scientific employee at the same institution with focus of reasearch on the analysis and visualization of the topology of uncertain scalar fields.
Anke Lüdeling Anke Lüdeling is a professor for corpus linguistics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. After studying linguistics and computer science, she worked in several linguistic and computational linguistic projects at Heidelberg, Stuttgart and Osnabrück before joining the Humboldt-Universität. She is interested in language change processes as well as language variation and language acquisition. She has been involved in the construction of several deeply annotated corpora of German.
Stacey Maples Stacey is the Geospatial Manager at the Stanford Geospatial Center. He formerly served as the GIS Specialist & Instruction Coordinator at the Yale University Library.
Irene Mittelberg Irene Mittelberg is Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Semiotics at the Institute of English, American and Romance Studies at RWTH Aachen University. She directs the Natural Media Lab at Human Technology Centre (HumTec) and the Center for Sign Language and Gesture (SignGes). After gaining an M.A. in French linguistics and art history from Hamburg University, she completed an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Linguistics and Cognitive Studies at Cornell University. Combining embodiment research with classic semiotic theories (e.g. C.S. Peirce, R. Jakobson), Mittelberg’s cross-disciplinary research on language, gesture, space, embodied cognition and the visual arts has emphasized the role of metonymy, metaphor, frames, constructions, and image schemas in multimodal communication. Moreover, Mittelberg and her research team have developed tools and methods to use optical motion-capture technology for empirical gesture research at the juncture of linguistics, semiotics, architectural design, computer science, social neuroscience, and digital humanities.
Federico Nanni Federico Nanni is a final year PhD Student in Digital Humanities at the University of Bologna, under the supervision of Maurizio Matteuzzi and Simone Paolo Ponzetto. Since May 2016, he is also a researcher at the Data and Web Science Group of the University of Mannheim, working with Laura Dietz and Nikolay Marinov. Historian by training, Federico is exploring the intersections between digital humanities, internet studies and natural language processing.
Patrick Oesterling Patrick Oesterling received his Master's degree in Computer Science in 2009 from the University of Leipzig, Germany. In 2016 he received his PhD from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Leipzig, where his research focused on computer graphics, information visualization and visual analytics.
Christopher Pietsch Christopher Pietsch is a versatile information visualization researcher for the Urban Complexity Lab at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. He blends art, design, and technology to create interactive experiences and spaces to explore novel types of visualization metaphors. He studied Computer Science at the HTW Berlin and Interaction Design at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. His bachelor’s thesis is an experimental attempt on Brain-Computer-Interfaces that discusses the multidisciplinary mysteries of human visual perception. His current research circles around aesthetic interfaces in order to enable profound new forms of data exploration.
Gérald Péoux Gérald Péoux is an assistant professor at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, where he gives lectures in computer science, and a researcher in the history of Science at IHMC (Institut d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine). Before joining the university, he had a position as an engineer in supercomputers in private American companies.
Marianne Reboul Marianne Reboul is a PhD candidate in France in Comparative Literature, currently working in Digital Humanities at the Sorbonne. She has a Masters Degree and Agrégation in Classics, and is a self-taught programmer in several languages, such as Java and Python. Her Master's thesis was a dynamic digitized translation and explanation of the IXth book of Homer’s Odyssey, and her PhD is entitled «Automatic comparison of French translations of Homer’s Odyssey, from 1541 to 2008»
Peter Robinson Peter Robinson is interested in three areas of research: the works of Geoffrey Chaucer; the study of large textual traditions; and the impact of the digital medium on how we communicate with each other. All three intersect in his work on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, where he tries to use digital and other quantitative methods to make sense of the more than 80 manuscript and print versions surviving from before 1500. His research interests have led him in many directions. He has developed methods for encoding scholarly editions in digital form, particularly as a contributor, work-group leader and board member of the Text Encoding Initiative. He has created tools for preparation of edition materials (the widely-used collation tool Collate) and for the digital publication of editions (the the Anastasia and SDPublisher systems). With others, he has pioneered the application of phylogenetic methods from evolutionary biology to the exploration of manuscript relations. He has also worked on many other editorial projects, notably on the cluster of New Testament editions based in Birmingham, UK and Münster, Germany; on Dante’s Monarchia and Commedia; the Spanish Cancioneros: on the Leiden Armenian Lexical Textbase; the Laures Virtual Library of pre-1650 Japanese Books; and the Parliament Rolls of Medieval England. He is currently focussed on the making of ‘textual communities. This is a web-based environment which will allow scholars and readers everywhere to collaborate in the making of a scholarly edition in electronic form. It is now been used by several major editorial projects, notably the Canterbury Tales Project.
Daniele Salvoldi Daniele Salvoldi (1982) holds a PhD in Egyptology from the University of Pisa (2011) with a thesis about traveller and early epigraphist Alessandro Ricci (1794-1834). He got his MA in Languages and Cultures of the Ancient Near East (Egyptology) from the same University (2007) and his BA in History and Archaeology of the Ancient World (Egyptology) from University of Milan (2004). In 2011 he catalogued the large drawings collection of William J. Bankes in Dorchester, UK, as part of a grant awarded by the Accademia dei Lincei, Rome. His field of specialization is History of Egyptology and Egyptological Archives.
Gerik Scheuermann Gerik Scheuermann received the master’s degree in mathematics in 1995 and the PhD degree in Computer Science in 1999, both from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. He is a full professor at the University of Leipzig since 2004. He is a co-author of more than 120 reviewed book chapters, journal or conference papers. His current research interests focus on visualization with a focus on topology-based methods, flow visualization, visualization for life sciences, and visualization of text collections. He has served as paper co-chair for Eurovis 2008, IEEE Visualization 2011, IEEE Visualization 2012 and as General Chair of Eurovis 2013.
Christof Schöch Christof Schöch is a Research Associate at the Department for Literary Computing, University of Würzburg, Germany, where he leads the junior researcher group Computational Literary Genre Stylistics (CLiGS). For more information, see christof-schoech.de/en .
Daniel Schüller Daniel Schüller studied philosophy, linguistics and history at Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and RWTH Aachen University, focusing on philosophy of science and logic as well as on philosophy of language. In 2013 he graduated with an M.A. thesis in which he comparatively investigated the use and heuristics of fictional models in history and physics. Since 2014, he is a research assistant and doctoral student at the chair of Linguistics and Cognitive Semiotics and the Natural Media Lab at RWTH Aachen University. His main research interests include linguistic and semiotic theory – with special emphases on sign processes in co-speech gesture, semiotics in and of gesture research, motion-capture technology, and the field of digital humanities in general.
Thomas Seidl
Uwe Springmann Uwe Springmann currently works as a digital humanist at LMU Munich and Humboldt University Berlin. After earning a PhD in Astrophysics he spent several years in the IT and Telecommunications industry before returning to academia with the idea to make our cultural heritage data embodied in printed books available as electronic text and machine-actionable data for further research, thus helping to realize the idea of the universal library in its fullest extent.
Lauren Tilton Lauren is Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Richmond. Her interests include 20th century U.S. history, participatory media and digital, public humanities. wwww.laurentilton.com
Laura Wexler Laura Wexler is Professor of American Studies, Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Director of The Photographic Memory Workshop at Yale, and Co-coordinator of the Public Humanities Program at Yale University. She is also Chair of the university-wide Digital Humanities Committee. A historian of race, gender and photography, she is a scholar and theorist of visual culture and has published widely on American photographs.