DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Heyam Abd Alhadi
Sune Bechmann Pedersen Sune Bechmann Pedersen is Senior Lecturer in digital history at the Department of History, Stockholm University. He is an expert on modern European tourism history, co-editor of Tourism and Travel during the Cold War (Routledge 2019), and contributor to The Oxford Handbook of the History of Tourism and Travel (Oxford University Press 2023). His current research focuses on European integration and international mobility in 20th century Europe.
David M. Berry David M. Berry is Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Sussex. His most recent book is Digital Humanities: Knowledge and Critique in a Digital Age. His forthcoming research is Reassembling the University: The Idea of a Digital University. He is now working on early AI as part of a collaborative international research project examining the recently unearthed original ELIZA source-code, its cultural significance, and the emergence of the Chatbot.
Ruta Binkyte Ruta Binkyte is a doctoral researcher in the field of Machine Learning Ethics at Inria Saclay-Ile-de-France, LIX École Polytechnique, and IP Paris. Additionally, she is an Associate Professor at Aivancity School for Technology, Business and Society. A graduate of Vilnius University and the University of Edinburgh, she has received an interdisciplinary education in cultural anthropology, history, and data science. She completed her internship at the médialab Sciences Po, where she contributed to a digital art history research project. Her research interests are situated in the intersection of technology and its impact on society.
Anne-Sophie Bories Dr. Anne-Sophie Bories is an Assistant Professor at the University of Basel. She specializes in versification and its exploration through a combination of distant and close readings, and has published a monograph in French: "Des Chiffres et des mètres" (Honoré Champion, 2020). She is the founder of the group "Plotting Poetry", which has been gathering once a year since 2017 for a conference centered on quantitative and computational approaches to the study of poetry, spawning several collective volumes: "Plotting Poetry - On Mechanically-Enhanced Reading" (PU Liège, 2021), "Tackling the Toolkit - Plotting Poetry through Computational Literary Studies" (ICL CAS, 2021), "Computational Stylistics in Poetry, Prose, and Drama" (De Gruyter, 2023).
Jason Boyd Jason A. Boyd is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) in Toronto, Canada, and is affiliated with TMU's Master of Digital Media and Communication and Culture MA/PhD programs. He is also the Director of TMU's Centre for Digital Humanities. His research interests include queer digital humanities, digital editing and text analysis (particularly relating to biography), electronic literature and computer games, and critical code studies and procedural creativity. He directs the Stories in Play Initiative (storiesinplay.com), which includes the Playable Stories Archive and the Playable Stories: Unarchived podcast.
John Cayley John Cayley is a poet, writer, theorist, and maker of language art in networked and programmable media. His poetry, translations, and adaptations were first book published as Ink Bamboo in 1996. In the meantime, he has explored language art in many forms including dynamic and ambient poetry, text generation, transliteral morphing, aestheticized vectors of reading, and transactive synthetic language. One of his more recent works is a skill, The Listeners, for a well-known digital assistant. He now seeks to compose as much for reading in aurality as in visuality, and investigates the ontology of language in the context of philosophically informed practice and research. Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University, Cayley co-directs a graduate track in Digital and Cross-disciplinary language art. Selected essays are published in Grammalepsy [Cayley 2018b].
William Condee William Condee (Baker and Hostetler Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Ohio University) is the author of Coal and Culture: The Opera House in Appalachia and Theatrical Space: A Guide for Directors and Designers. His work on Nonmaterial Performance, co-authored with Barry Rountree, is in Theatre Journal, TDR: The Drama Review, and Imagined Theatres. Articles on puppetry appeared in Puppetry International, Studies in Theatre and Performance and forthcoming in "Representing Alterity through Puppetry and Performing Objects" and Puppet and Spirit (Routledge). He co-authored work (with Thomas Irmer) on German theater in A History of German Theatre and Theatre Journal. Articles on other subjects were in Theatre Survey, Theatre Topics, and Theatre Annual. Condee was Visiting Professor at Chubu University, and Fulbright Senior Specialist at University of Leipzig and University of Malaya.
Jon Corbett Jon Corbett is a nehiyaw-Métis computational media artist, professional computer programmer, and assistant professor with Lived Indigenous Experience in the School of Interactive Art and Technology. He holds a BFA from the University of Alberta in Art and Design, an MFA from the University of British Columbia in Interdisciplinary Studies, and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on Indigenous forms of expression through Indigitalization, which he describes as a computational creative practice that braids together Indigenous and decolonial computing practices facilitated through traditional and computer-based expressive media art forms. He explores and (re)constructs Indigenous digital identity by prototyping computational models of Indigeneity using culture, kinships, histories, and relations with land. His research products thus far include a nehiyaw-based programming language, physical hardware designs for the nehiyaw syllabic orthography, and software/application solutions that use Indigenous storywork as design tools. In addition to being showcased in several books and articles, his artwork has been featured at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York City, NY, and the Biennale d’art contemporain autochtone / Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA) in Montreal, QC.
Christopher Danforth Christopher M. Danforth is Professor of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Vermont, and Director of the Vermont Advanced Computing Center. He is the co-inventor of http://hedonometer.org, an instrument measuring daily happiness based on social media. Along with Peter Sheridan Dodds, Danforth runs the Computational Story Lab research group.
Ethan Davis Ethan Davis is Digital and Data Science Specialist at Lewis & Clark College. His research focuses on the use of proverbs across time. He is interested in computational approaches to the humanities, especially the use of metaphor and routine formulae in texts.
Peter Sheridan Dodds Peter Sheridan Dodds is a Professor at the University of Vermont (UVM), Director of the Vermont Complex Systems Center, co-Director of the Computational Story Lab, and is appointed to the Department of Computer Science. Dodds maintains general research and teaching interests in complex systems with a focus on sociotechnical and psychological phenomena including contagion, language, meaning, and stories.
Jeremy Douglass Jeremy Douglass is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is director of Digital Arts and Humanities Commons, an interdisciplinary co-working space for digital scholarship, pedagogy, and creative practice, and of the Center for Digital Games Research. He is co-author, with Jessica Pressman and Mark C. Marino, of Reading Project: A Collaborative Analysis of William Poundstone’s Project for Tachistoscope {Bottomless Pit} (Iowa University Press 2015), and co-author, with Montfort et. al, of 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (the MIT Press, 2012). Douglass conducts research on interactive narrative, electronic literature, and games, with a focus on the methods of software studies, critical code studies, and cultural analytics. His work has been supported by the NEH Office of Digital Humanities, MacArthur Foundation, Mellon Foundation, ACLS, Calit2, HASTAC, and NERSC.
Lai-Tze Fan Lai-Tze Fan is an Assistant Professor of Technology and Social Change at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She is the founder and director of the forthcoming Unseen-AI Lab (U&AI Lab) at U Waterloo, which uses critical and creative design methods for enhanced equity, diversity, and inclusion in AI systems. Fan serves as an Editor and the Director of Communications of electronic book review and an Editor of the digital review. She is Co-Editor of the collection Post-Digital: Dialogues and Debates from electronic book review (Bloomsbury 2020) and the special journal issue "Canadian Digital Poetics" (2021). She is Editor of the special double issue "Critical Making, Critical Design" (2021), which received the Electronic Literature Organization’s 2022 N. Katherine Hayles Prize for Criticism.
David Fifield David Fifield is a computer scientist. He received an MS degree from Stanford University and a PhD from the University of California Berkeley. He is a maintainer of the SEDES system for analyzing metrical features in Greek hexameter.
Francesca Frontini Dr. Francesca Frontini is a Researcher at the CNR-Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli" (CNR-ILC). She obtained a PhD the University of Pavia with a thesis on corpus linguistics; later she was post-doctoral researcher at CNR-ILC, working on several European projects with a focus on computational lexicography and natural language processing. She later was associate professor at Université Paul-Valéry and CNRS in Montpellier. Her research interests lie in Language Resources, Named Entity Recognition and textual analysis; 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. Today she is a member of the Board of Directors of CLARIN ERIC, the European infrastructure for Language Resources and Technologies.
J. Berenike Herrmann Dr. Berenike Herrmann is Professor for Newer German Literature with a specialization in Literary Theory and Digital Humanities at Bielefeld University. Her research centers on Computational Literary Studies, using hermeneutic, empirical and computational approaches. She publishes on the topics of style, literary evaluation, spatial and affective analysis, as well as on the discursive construction of national literatures. This includes contributions to CLS methodology (e.g., identification of comparisons, metaphor, spatial entities, and affect) and creation of open resources (large and specialized literary corpora), including Open Educational Resources. Berenike is PI at the Collaborative Research Center 1288 "Practices of Comparing: Ordering and Changing the world", Acting Chair of the SCC "Collections" of the German Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) Text +, Speaker of the Community of Practice "Data Literacy" of BiLinked at Bielefeld University, and founding Board Member of the international ADHO Special Interest Group "Digital Literary Stylistics" SIG DLS.
Minh Hua Minh Hua is currently an operations research analyst for the United States Air Force and pursuing an MS in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a BS in Mathematical Sciences and a BA in English. He researches language models and ways to interact with them. This is his second collaboration with Rita Raley on the topic of GPT-2.
Ali Ahmad Hussein Ali Hussein is an associate professor for classical Arabic poetry at the Department of Arabic Language and Literature, University of Haifa. He is working in the last few years on the development of the rhetoric of Arabic poetry from its early stages in the 5th century C.E. until later Islamic periods (the 15th century). In the last few years, Hussein together with a colleague of his from the Department of Information Systems, the same university, are developing technology for analyzing the rhetorical development in classical Arabic poetry. He has several publications, among them "The Lightning-Scene in Ancient Arabic Poetry: Function, Narration, and Idiosyncrasy in Pre-Islamic and Early Islamic Poetry" (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrasowitz Verlag, 2009), and "The Rhetorical Fabric of the Traditional Arabic Qasida in Its Formative Stages: A Comparative Study of the Rhetoric in Two Traditional Poems by Alqama l-Fahl and Bashshar b. Burd" (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2015).
Clèmence Jacquot
Mathias Johansson Mathias Johansson works as Research Engineer in digital history at Media History, Department of Communication and Media, Lund University, and at the Lund University Humanities Lab.
Tsvi Kuflik Tsvi Kuflik is a full Professor in the department of Information Systems at the University of Haifa. His research interests focus on Intelligent User Interfaces. Given his background in Information Systems Tsvi collaborates with researchers from the faculty of the Humanities at the University of Haifa by applying information technologies and specifically machine learning techniques for enhancing the research in the Humanities. He also co-founded and was the co-chair of the B.Sc. program in Digital Humanities at the University of Haifa – a joint program between the department of Information Systems and the faculty of the Humanities
Estefanía López Salas Estefanía López Salas is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architectural Design, Urbanism and Composition, Universidade da Coruña (UDC, Spain). BA (hons) in Architecture (2009), MA in Architectural Restoration (2010) and PhD (hons) from Universidade da Coruña (2015). Her research is currently devoted to the study of Galician cultural heritage sites through digital technologies in order to face new art-historical questions as well as to promote the understanding of their historical and cultural significance.
Marit J. MacArthur Marit MacArthur is a lecturer in the University Writing Program, faculty affiliate in Performance Studies, and Associate Director of Writing Across the Curriculum – Graduate level at the University of California, Davis. Her work on poetry and voice/sound studies has appeared in PMLA, The Paris Review Online, Sounding Out!, the Journal of Cultural Analytics, Stanford’s ARCADE Colloquy, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Digital Humanities Quarterly, and The Cambridge Companion to Literature in the Digital Age. Her work on poetry performance has been featured in Smithsonian Magazine and on The World (PRI, GBH, and PRX). MacArthur’s research and tool development in voice studies has been supported by an ACLS Digital Innovations Fellowship and a NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant, "Tools for Listening to Text-in-Performance" Level II grant project, on which this project builds. She is a co-investigator on a 7-year Can$2.5 million SSHRC partnership grant project, SpokenWeb.
Mark C. Marino Mark C. Marino is a writer and scholar of electronic literature living in Los Angeles. His works include "a show of hands" (http://hands.literatronica.net), "Living Will" (http://markcmarino.com/tales/livingwill.html), and "The Ballad of Workstudy Seth" (http://www.springgunpress.com/the-ballad-of-workstudy-seth). With Rob Wittig, he is a co-founder of Meanwhile… Netprov Studios (http://meanwhilenetprov.com). His recent work includes "Salt Immortal Sea" (https://jtm.io/static/saltimmortalsea/) and Mrs. Wobbles and the Tangerine House (http://markcmarino.com/mrsw/), a collection of interactive stories he writes with his children. He was one of ten co-authors of 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (the MIT Press, 2012) (http://10print.org) and joined with Jessica Pressman and Jeremy Douglass on Reading Project: A Collaborative Analysis of William Poundstone’s Project for Tachistoscope {Bottomless Pit} (Iowa University Press 2015). His latest book, Critical Code Studies was just published by MIT Press. Mark is also the Director of Communication of the Electronic Literature Organization. He currently teaches writing at the University of Southern California where he directs the Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab (http://haccslab.com), a colaboratory exploring the explication of computer source code. (Full portfolio here: http://markcmarino.com)
Wolfgang Mieder Wolfgang Mieder is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of German and Folklore at the University of Vermont, where he taught for fifty years and was the long-time chairperson of the Department of German and Russian. The author of well over one hundred books on fairy tales, folk songs, and legends, he is recognized internationally for his expertise in paremiology (proverb studies). Among his more recent books in English are: Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King’s Sermonic Proverbial Rhetoric (2010), Behold the Proverbs of a People: Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics (2014), Right Makes Might: Proverbs and the American Worldview (2019), and Dictionary of Authentic American Proverbs(2021).
Cristina Migliaccio Dr. Cristina Migliaccio is Assistant Professor of English at CUNY Medgar Evers College. She earned a Ph.D. in English Composition and Rhetoric from St. John’s University. Her research interests center on linguistic (in)justice, the digital humanities, and Italian Studies. Her first book, The Siren’s Children Speak: Neapolitan Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age, is under contract with Palgrave Macmillan. Her essays appear in Reviews in the Digital Humanities, The Routledge Companion to Literature and Class, and other venues.
Lee M. Miller Lee M. Miller is a Professor in the Departments of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior and Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery at UC Davis. He directs the Speech Neuroengineering and Cybernetics Laboratory and also serves as Technical Director of the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain, one of the world’s leading centers for cognitive neuroscience. He is a bioengineer with decades of experience using biosignals, brain imaging, and machine learning to understand the neurobiology and acoustics of speech communication. Miller also currently leads an NIH-funded collaboration to develop a speech brain-computer-interface, applying the latest automatic speech recognition networks and assessment metrics. His research has also been supported by the Department of Defense, Google, Facebook/Oculus, and Starkey Hearing Technologies. He has co-authored a number of articles in voice studies with MacArthur.
Steffen Pielström Dr. Steffen Pielström is a researcher at the University of Würzburg. He works on the methodology of computational text analysis in digital humanities, and teaches statistics and research design in his university’s Digital Humanities program. His publications include work on stylometry and authorship attribution as well as the measurement of lexical complexity in literary texts. During his time with the infrastructure project DARIAH-DE he oversaw the development of the DARIAH TopicsExplorer, an educational, standalone, GUI tool for LDA topic modeling.
Andrew Prescott Andrew Prescott is Professor of Digital Humanities in the School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow. He was from 1979-2000 a Curator in the Department of Manuscripts, British Library, where he was the principal curatorial contact for Kevin Kiernan’s Electronic Beowulf project. From 2012-2019, Andrew was Theme Leader Fellow for the Digital Transformations strategic theme of the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Rita Raley Rita Raley is Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is co-editor of a forthcoming special issue of American Literature on "Critical AI" and co-PI of a faculty working group on "Critical Machine Learning Studies" sponsored by the UC Humanities Research Institute. This is her second collaboration with Minh Hua on the topic of GPT-2.
Stephen Ramsay Stephen Ramsay is associate professor of English and a Fellow at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-­Lincoln. He is the author of Reading Machines: Toward an Algorithmic Criticism (University of Illinois Press, 2011) and On the Digital Humanities: Essays and Provocations (University of Minnesota Press, 2023).
Simone Rebora Simone Rebora holds a PhD in Foreign Literatures and Literary Studies (University of Verona) and a BSc in Electronic Engineering (Polytechnic University of Torino). He worked as a research fellow at the Universities of Göttingen, Verona, Basel, and Bielefeld. Between 2020 and 2022 he was assistant coordinator of the European Network ELIT (Empirical Study of Literature Training Network). Currently, he works as a postdoc at the University of Mainz. His main research interests are theory and history of literary historiography, reader response studies, and computational literary studies. His essays have appeared in journals such as "PLOS ONE," "Digital Scholarship in the Humanities," and "Modern Language Notes." In Italian, he published the monographs Claudio Magris (2015) and History/Historie and Digital Humanities (2018).
Geoffrey Rockwell Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell is a Professor of Philosophy and Digital Humanities at the University of Alberta, Canada. He publishes on video games, textual visualization, text analysis, ethics of technology and on digital humanities including a co-edited book on Right Research: Modelling Sustainable Research Practices in the Anthropocene (Open Book Publishers, 2021) and a co-authored book Hermeneutica: Computer-Assisted Interpretation in the Humanities (MIT Press, 2016). He is the co-developer with Stéfan Sinclair of Voyant Tools (voyant-tools.org), an award-winning suite of text analysis and visualization tools.
Barry Rountree Dr. Rountree received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Arizona in 2010 (advised by Dr. David K. Lowenthal), an MS in System and Network Administration from Florida State University, and a BA in Theater from the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College. He has been at the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory since 2010, first as a postdoctoral researcher and then, from 2013, as a staff scientist. He has co-authored over fifty peer-reviewed publications, primarily in power-constrained, high-performance computing, but also several in collaboration with Dr. William Condee on the principles and practice of Nonmaterial Performance.
Stephen A. Sansom Stephen A. Sansom is a Hellenist who specializes in early Greek poetry, especially epic, aesthetics, and digital humanities. He is an Assistant Professor of Classics at Florida State University.
Michael Satlow Michael L. Satlow is the Dorot Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University
Stéfan Sinclair Dr. Stéfan Sinclair was an Associate Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at McGill University before passing in 2020. He specialized in digital humanities, text analysis and visualization, and humanities tool development. He was known for Voyant, an accessible in-browser suite of text analysis tools suited for the interpretation of unstructured texts. With Geoffrey Rockwell he published a book titled Hermeneutica: Computer-Assisted Interpretation in the Humanities (MIT Press, 2016) which documents the development of Voyant and his experiments in text analysis. This book received the 2017 Canadian Society for Digital Humanities Outstanding Contribution Award.
Daiki Tagami Daiki Tagami is a PhD student in statistics at the University of Oxford. He completed his Bachelor's degree in mathematics-statistics and Master's degree in statistics at Columbia University.
Daniel Temkin Daniel Temkin makes photography, programming languages, net art, and paintings examining the clash between systemic logic and human irrationality. Temkin has written about code and programming languages as an art form for publications like Hyperallergic, and in many academic journals including Leonardo and World Picture Journal, as well as his blog esoteric.codes. Esoteric.codes brings together work by artists, writers, and hacker/hobbyists who challenge conventional notions of computing, connecting work that resonate conceptually but emerge across very different disciplines and communities. It won the 2014 ArtsWriters.org grant from Creative Capital and the Warhol Foundation, has been exhibited at ZKM and written in residence at Signal Culture and at the New Museum's New Inc incubator. He have spoken on this subject at the New Museum, and many conferences, including SIGGRAPH, SXSW, and Media Art Histories.
Karin van Es Karin van Es is Associate Professor Media and Culture Studies and Project Lead Humanities at Data School at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Her research contributes to the emerging field of Critical Data Studies, focusing on the impact of datafication and algorithmization on culture and society.
Annette Vee Annette Vee is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Composition Program at University of Pittsburgh, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in writing, digital composition, materiality, and literacy. She is the author of Coding Literacy: How Computer Programming is Changing Writing (MIT Press, 2017), and has published on computer programming, blockchain technologies, intellectual property, and AI-based text generators in Interfaces, Literacy in Composition Studies, WAC Clearinghouse, and Computational Culture. Her Dartmouth ’66 digital humanities project collects archival records and interpretations of the Seminar on the Writing and Teaching of English at Dartmouth College in 1966 and helps to contextualize her work on BASIC FTBALL from the same time period. Her current book project, Automating Writing from Automata to AI, examines why and how humans have sought to automate writing across history.
Zach Whalen Zach Whalen is an Associate Professor in Digital Studies at the University of Mary Washington where he specializes in creative coding, video game studies, comics, and electronic literature. He is currently working on a monograph exploring the histories and meanings of computer-generated books.