DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Arianna Ciula Arianna Ciula graduated with BA (Hons) in Communication Sciences (Computational Linguistics) at the University of Siena, Italy, in 2001. She received an MA in Applied Computing in the Humanities from King's College London in 2004 and was awarded her PhD in Manuscript and Book Studies from the University of Siena in 2005. As Research Associate at Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London, from 2003 to 2009, her primary responsibility was to support various kind of digital humanities research projects. She is currently Science Officer at the European Science Foundation (Humanities) where her primary responsibilities include the supervision of instruments to fund collaborative research in the humanities and the coordination of strategic activities related to the works of the Standing Committee for the Humanities.

Her personal research interests focus on the modelling of scholarly digital resources related to primary sources. She lectured and published on humanities computing, in particular on digital palaeography and digital philology; she has organised conferences and workshops in digital humanities, and is an active member of its international community.

Neil Fraistat Neil Fraistat is Professor of English and Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland. He is a founder and general editor of the Romantic Circles Website, the Co-Chair of centerNet, and he has published widely on the subjects of Romanticism, Textual Studies, and Digital Humanities in various articles and in the eight books he has authored or edited. He is currently preparing for the press The Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship and Volume III of The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Fraistat has been awarded the Society for Textual Scholarship's biennial Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize, the Keats-Shelley Association Prize, honorable mention for the Modern Language Association's biennial Distinguished Scholarly Edition Prize, and the Keats-Shelly Association's Distinguished Scholar Award.
Ann M. Hanlon Ann Hanlon is Digital Projects Librarian at Marquette University. She manages Marquette's institutional repository and provides guidance regarding digital collections management. Previously, she was the Digital Collections Librarian at the University of Maryland.
Sharon Irish Sharon Irish has been affiliated with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, since 1985, the year that she received a Ph.D. in art history from Northwestern University. Irish has published books and articles on art, architecture, building technology, and critical spatial practices. A reviews editor for H-Urban, she also serves as an advisory editor of Technology and Culture. More information is available at http://www.sharonirish.org.
Dennis Jerz Dennis G. Jerz is Associate Professor of English — New Media Journalism at Seton Hill University in southwestern Pennsylvania. His publications include "Somewhere Nearby is Colossal Cave: Examining Will Crowther's Original Adventure in Code and in Kentucky" (Digital Humanities Quarterly, 2007), "An Annotated Bibliography of Interactive Fiction Scholarship" (Text/Technology, 2002), Technology in American Drama, 1920-1950: Soul and Society in the Age of the Machine (Greenwood Press, 2003), a simulation of the motion of wagons in a medieval pageant in York, England (ReSoundings, 1997), and articles about blogging, memes, and education. Since 1999, he has maintained Jerz's Literacy Weblog (http://jerz.setonhill.edu/weblog), where he explores his interests in new media, literature, journalism, and writing. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. and B.A. in English from the University of Virginia.
Matthew Kirschenbaum Matthew G. Kirschenbaum is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Maryland, Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH, an applied thinktank for the digital humanities), and Director of Digital Cultures and Creativity, a new living/learning program in the Honors College. He is also an affiliated faculty member with the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at Maryland, a Vice President of the Electronic Literature Organization. His first book, Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination, was published by the MIT Press in 2008 and won the 2009 Richard J. Finneran Award from the Society for Textual Scholarship (STS), the 2009 George A. and Jean S. DeLong Prize from the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), and the 16th annual Prize for a First Book from the Modern Language Association (MLA). Kirschenbaum speaks and writes often on topics in the digital humanities and new media; his work has received coverage in the Atlantic, New York Times, National Public Radio, Wired, Boing Boing, Slashdot, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. See http://www.mkirschenbaum.net for more.
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.
Wendy Plotkin Wendy Plotkin is the Editor-in-Chief of H-Urban, and a founder of H-Net, the umbrella organization established in 1993, of which H-Urban was the first scholarly forum. She has written about the digital revolution in a chapter entitled "Electronic Texts in the Historical Profession: Perspectives from Across the Scholarly Spectrum" in Orville Vernon Burton, ed., Computing in the Social Sciences and Humanities (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002); about the educational use of GIS for the Journal of the Association for History and Computing; and reviews of books, online exhibits, and digital document collections for the Journal of American Planning Association, the Journal of American History, and the Public Historian. She is completing a book entitled Deeds of Mistrust: Race, Housing, and Restrictive Covenants in Chicago, 1900-1953, and has written numerous articles, encyclopedia entries, and conference papers on this and other urban history topics.
Doug Reside Doug Reside is associate director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland in College Park. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kentucky and undergraduate degrees in English and Computer Science from Truman State University. His current projects include the Open Annotation Collaboration, and a book on the technologies that produce musical theatre.
Susan Schreibman Susan Schreibman is the Director of the Digital Humanities Observatory (Dublin, Ireland), a national digital humanities centre (http://dho.ie), which is being developed under the auspices of the Royal Irish Academy. She was previously Assistant Dean for Digital Collections and Research, University of Maryland Libraries (2005-2008), and Assistant Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (2001-2004). Dr Schreibman is the Founding Editor of The Thomas MacGreevy Archive (http://macgreevy.org) and Irish Resources in the Humanities (http://irith.org). She is the co-editor of A Companion to Digital Literary Studies (Blackwell, 2008) and A Companion to Digital Humanities (Blackwell, 2004), as well as the author of Collected Poems of Thomas MacGreevy: An Annotated Edition.