DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Alison Babeu Alison Babeu has served as the digital librarian and research coordinator for the Perseus Project since 2004. Before coming to Perseus, she worked as a librarian at both the Harvard Business School and the Boston Public Library. She has a BA in History from Mount Holyoke College and an MLS from Simmons College. Her current research projects at Perseus include the development of an open source library of classical texts and a FRBR-inspired catalog as part of the Mellon funded Cybereditions Project.
David Bamman David Bamman is a senior researcher in computational linguistics for the Perseus Project, focusing especially on natural language processing for Latin and Greek, including treebank construction, computational lexicography, morphological tagging and word sense disambiguation. David received a BA in Classics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Boston University. He is currently leading the development of the Latin Dependency Treebank and the Dynamic Lexicon Project.
Christopher Blackwell Christopher Blackwell is an Associate Professor of Classics at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He holds a B.A. from Marlboro College and a Ph.D. from Duke University. He has published on historical topics for scholarly audiences and general readers, and works on a variety of projects in digital humanities.
Gabriel Bodard Dr Gabriel Bodard is a researcher at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London, working principally on digitization of inscriptions and papyri. He has been a key contributor to the EpiDoc Collaborative, and is on the Technical Council of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium and the Steering Committee of the British Epigraphy Society. He is a founder of the Digital Classicist, and has a particular interest in collaboration between ancient world scholars and computer scientists.
Thomas Breuel Thomas Breuel is professor of computer science at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern Computer Science Department, head of the Image Understanding and Pattern Recognition (IUPR) research group at the DFKI, and a consultant in Palo Alto, CA, USA. His research group works in the areas of image understanding, document imaging, computer vision, and pattern recognition.
Hugh Cayless Hugh Cayless is the Head of the Research & Development group in the Carolina Digital Library and Archives at UNC Chapel Hill. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics and a Master's in Information Science from UNC and teaches XML in the School of Information and Library Science there. He has worked on standards and practices for encoding inscriptions and related ancient material as part of EpiDoc since its inception. His current research focuses on the linkage of image and text in online enviroments.
Lisa Cerrato Lisa Cerrato is managing editor of the Perseus Project, overseeing a variety of work. Lisa received a BA in Latin from Tufts University, and has been with the project since 1994. Her interests include furthering classical education, particularly Latin and Greek, teaching with technology, and user-driven content management.
Gregory Crane Gregory Crane, Professor of Classics and Winnick Family Chair of Technology and Entrepreneurship at Tufts University, is the editor in chief of the Perseus Project. He has a broad interest in and has published extensively on the interaction between intellectual practice and technological infrastructure in the humanities.
Daniel Deckers Daniel Deckers coordinates Teuchos. Zentrum für Handschriften- und Textforschung at Hamburg University, Germany, where he is also working on a PhD. He received an M.A. in Classics from Hamburg University and his research interests include the multispectral imaging of manuscripts, Greek codicology, and electronic edition.
Casey Dué Casey Dué is Associate Professor and Director of Classical Studies at the University of Houston, as well Executive Editor for publications at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. She holds a B.A. in Classics from Brown University, and an M.A. and Ph.D in Classical Philology from Harvard University. Her teaching and research interests include ancient Greek oral traditions, Homeric poetry, Greek tragedy, and textual criticism. Publications include: Homeric Variations on a Lament by Briseis. (Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2002), The Captive Woman’s Lament in Greek Tragedy (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006) and the edited volume Recapturing a Homeric Legacy: Images and Insights from the Venetus A Manuscript of the Iliad (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, forthcoming Fall 2008). She is also one of the co-editors of the Homer Multitext Project. She is currently working together with Mary Ebbott on a multitextual edition with essays and commentary on book 10 of the Iliad (Iliad 10 and the Poetics of Ambush (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, forthcoming Fall 2009).
Mary Ebbott Mary Ebbott is Associate Professor in the Classics Department at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. She earned her B.A. in Classical Languages at Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard University. She is co-editor of the Homer Multitext project (http://chs.harvard.edu/​chs/​homer_multitext), and her publications include Imagining Illegitimacy in Classical Greek Literature (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2003) and the forthcoming book, Iliad 10 and the Poetics of Ambush: A Multitext Edition with Essays and Commentary, co-authored with Casey Dué.
Tom Elliott Tom Elliott is Associate Director for Digital Programs and Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. Information about his current work — which spans digital approaches to epigraphy, papyrology, historical geography and other aspects of ancient studies — is provided on his home page at http://homepages.nyu.edu/~te20/
Raphael Finkel Raphael Finkel received a PhD from Stanford University in 1976 in the area of Robotics. He was a faculty member of the University of Wisconsin - Madison from 1976 to 1987. He has been a professor of computer science at the University of Kentucky in Lexington since 1987. His early research involves distributed data structures, distributed algorithms, and distributed operating systems.

Recent projects include formalizing natural-language morphology with default inheritance hierarchies, designing and implementing a web-based scheme for students to work on organic chemistry homework, and using constraints to generate puzzles like Sudoku, to model an advice-giving scenario, and to build and solve logic puzzles.

Dr. Finkel has published over 50 articles in refereed journals and conferences and has produced over 50 technical reports. He has written two textbooks: An Operating Systems Vade Mecum, (Prentice-Hall, 1988), and Advanced Programming Language Design (Benjamin-Cummings, 1996). He is also a coauthor of The Hacker's Dictionary (Harper and Row, 1983).

Sean Gillies Sean Gillies is a computer programmer and pioneer in the field of open source geographic information systems. He has been a member of the MapServer Project's Steering Committee and now leads the GIS-Python Laboratory, an international effort to develop excellent GIS tools for the Python programming language. His sometimes influential blog focuses on the geospatial industry, open source software, and the Web. He currently directs software development at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.
Anke Lüdeling Anke Lüdeling is Professor of Corpus Linguistics and Morphology at Humboldt University in Berlin. Her main interests lie in the architecture and analysis of small, deeply annotated corpora of non-standard varieties of language, such as historical corpora or learner corpora. Together with Merja Kytö, she has recently edited Corpus Linguistics. An International Handbook (published by de Gruyter).
Anne Mahoney Anne Mahoney received her PhD in Classics from Boston University. She teaches Greek, Latin, and occasionally Sanskrit at Tufts University, and works on meter and poetics. She is the author of a commentary on Plautus's Amphitryo (Focus: 2004) and of articles on Giovanni Pascoli's Latin poetry, saturnians, and pedagogy.
Thomas R. Martin Tom Martin is the Jeremiah W. O'Connor Jr. Professor in Classics at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He was one of the original participants in the Perseus Project and a contributor to DEMOS, one of the projects under the aegis of STOA, both of which allowed him to collaborate with (and come to admire greatly) Ross Scaife. He is the author of Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times and other works on the history of ancient Greece and Rome and of ancient western civilization.
David Mimno David is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He specializes in machine learning and text data mining. Previously he was Head Programmer at the Perseus Digital Library, where he led the development of Perseus 4.0, a completely new implementation of the library's document processing system.
Gregory Nagy Gregory Nagy is Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. His special research interests are archaic Greek literature and oral poetics, and he finds it rewarding to integrate these interests with information technology. He was Chair of Harvard's undergraduate Literature Concentration from 1989 to 1994, and of Harvard's Classics Department from 1994 to 2000. Currently he is Director of Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C., while teaching half-time at Harvard's Cambridge campus.
James O'Donnell James J. O'Donnell is Provost at Georgetown University. He has published widely on the history and culture of the late antique Mediterranean world and is a recognized innovator in the application of networked information technology in higher education. In 1990, he co-founded Bryn Mawr Classical Review, the second on-line scholarly journal in the humanities ever created. In 1994, he taught an Internet-based seminar on the work of Augustine of Hippo that reached 500 students. He has served as a Director and as President of the American Philological Association; he has also served as a Councillor of the Medieval Academy of America and has been elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy. He serves as Delegate of the APA to the American Council of Learned Societies and serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Delegates and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the ACLS.
Dot Porter Dot Porter is the Metadata Manager at the Digital Humanities Observatory. She serves on the executive of Digital Medievalist. She is also the chair of the Medieval Academy of America's Committee on Electronic Resources (2006-2009) and has served on the technical council of the Text Encoding Initiative (2006 and 2007). She has worked on many digital projects in medieval studies and classics including the Electronic Boethius and the Homer Multitext project. Her particular research interests are the relationship between text and image in encoding and digital publication, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Bruce Robertson Bruce Robertson is Head and Associate Professor of Classics at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada. His research is divided between the social history of ancient Greece and projects in humanities computing. He lives on a small farm outside of Sackville, New Brunswick, with his family and six animals.
Charlotte Roueché Charlotte Roueché is Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at King's College London. Since the late 1990s she has been exploring the possibilities for digital publication of inscriptions: for the results see http://insaph.kcl.ac.uk.
Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox Jeff Rydberg-Cox teaches at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he is Professor and Chair in the Department of English, Director of the Classical and Ancient Studies Program, and a member of the faculty of the Religious Studies Program and the Computer Science Department. He is the author of two books, more than thirty articles, and he regularly teaches courses on classical mythology and representations of the ancient world in film.
Brent Seales Brent Seales is the Gill Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Seales earned his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin. He has been a faculty member at the University of Kentucky since 1991. His central research interest is computer vision and image processing, with applications in digital libraries, medical visualization, and multimedia. He currently heads a research effort to develop visualization and scanning techniques with the goal of reading fragile three-dimensional texts, such as ancient papyrus scrolls that cannot be physically unwrapped.
Rashmi Singhal Rashmi Singhal received a B.S. in Computer Science and Archaeology from Tufts University. She is currently the Lead Programmer at the Perseus Project.
David A. Smith David Smith is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In between B.A. in classics from Harvard and his Ph.D. in computer science from Johns Hopkins, he was head programmer for the Perseus Digital Library Project. His research interests lie in several areas of computational linguistics and natural language processing, including machine translation, syntactic parsing, semi-supervised learning, and digital libraries.
Neel Smith Neel Smith is Associate Professor of Classics at the College of the Holy Cross, and leads a Technical Working Group at the Center for Hellenic Studies. With Thomas Martin, he co-hosted the meeting where the initial planning for the founding of the Stoa Consortium took place, and was a frequent collaborator with Ross Scaife. He is currently working on a project on the shared interests of Hellenistic literary and scientific scholarship.
Gregory Stump Gregory T. Stump is Professor of English & Linguistics at the University of Kentucky. He earned his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Ohio State University in 1981. His areas of research specialization include morphological theory, the Indo-Iranian languages, and the Breton language. In recent years, his work has focussed on the development of Paradigm Function Morphology, a realizational theory of inflection in which paradigms are taken to be central to the definition of a language’s morphology; on the use of principal-part analysis as a basis for morphology typology; and on the grammar of the Shughni language. He is the author of Inflectional Morphology: A Theory of Paradigm Structure (Cambridge, 2001) and of numerous articles in linguistics journals and edited volumes. He is currently serving as review editor of Language and as one of the main editors of Word Structure.
Melissa Terras Melissa Terras is the Senior Lecturer in Electronic Communication in the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies. With a background in Classical Art History and English Literature, and Computing Science, her doctorate (University of Oxford) examined how to use advanced information engineering technologies to interpret and read the Vindolanda texts. Publications include Image to Interpretation: Intelligent Systems to Aid Historians in the Reading of the Vindolanda Texts (2006, Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents. Oxford University Press) and "Digital Images for the Information Professional" (2008, Ashgate). She is a general editor of DHQ, the Vice president of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, and an executive member of the Association of Literary and Linguistic Computing. Her research focuses on the use of computational techniques to enable research in the arts and humanities that would otherwise be impossible.
Amir Zeldes Amir Zeldes is a researcher working and teaching at the Institute for German Language and Linguistics at Humboldt University in Berlin. He studied Linguistics and Cognitive Science in Jerusalem followed by German, Indo-European and Computational Linguistics in Berlin and Potsdam, before starting his doctorate on quantitative approaches to linguistic productivity. Amir is also working within Collaborative Research Centre 632 on Information Structure in a team developing ANNIS2, a web browser-based search and visualization architecture for richly annotated multilevel corpora.