Speakers

Speakers

  • Alfie Abdul Rahman
    Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford

    Alfie Abdul-Rahman completed her PhD in 2007 at Swansea University, focusing on the physically-based rendering and algebraic manipulation of volume models. She now works as a research associate at the Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford University. Her research interests include visualization, computer graphics and human-computer interaction. Before joining Oxford, she worked as a research engineer in HP Labs Bristol on document engineering, and then as a software developer in London, working on multi-format publishing.

  • Laird Barrett
    Taylor & Francis / Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

    Laird has a background in English Literature and studied academic research and communication online with Ralph Schroeder as an MSc student at the Oxford Internet Institute. He now works for Taylor & Francis journals, helping to develop electronic products. He specifically works on helping to develop the open access publishing program, as well as on archive products and facilitating text-and-data mining.

  • Jonathan Bright
    Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

    Jonathan Bright is a political scientist specialising in political communication and computational social science (especially “big data” research”). His major research interest is around how people get information about politics, and how this process is changing in the internet era.

  • James Brusuelas
    Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford

    As a Classicist, James Brusuelas' research focuses on Greek Literature and Papyrology. Over the last three years he has merged that area of research with his interest in computer programming, development, MSI and RTI imaging, and Digital Humanities. He is the project manager for Ancient Lives, in which he was a founding member, and for two new digital projects funded by the AHRC and JISC: The Proteus Project and Resurrecting Early Christian Lives. He is keen on developing new ways of interfacing ancient fragmented manuscripts not only for data mining purposes, but for creating next generation digital editions.

  • Marjorie Burghart
    L'Ecole des Hautes Etude en Sciences Sociales, Lyon / DiXiT

    Marjorie Burghart, MA, MSc, PhD, is a research officer at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) based in Lyon, France. As a medievalist, her main interest lies in Latin sermon studies and especially the intellectual techniques used in preaching. She has been involved in the creation of XML TEI-based scholarly editions since 2002. In 2012-2013, she served a two-year term as an elected member of the TEI Board of Directors.

  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard Consulting

    Formerly assistant director at OUCS, Lou Burnard is one of the original editors of the TEI Guidelines and has been closely involved with it throughout its evolution. An Oxford graduate with a masters in English he has worked in the no-mans land between computing and the humanities since the 1970s. He has recently published What is the Text Encoding Initiative?.

  • John Coleman
    Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics, University of Oxford

    John Coleman obtained his BA and DPhil from the University of York, and worked there on speech technology research for British Telecom. From 1991-1993 he was employed at AT&T Bell Laboratories, New Jersey, working on speech synthesis. He has been Director of the University of Oxford Phonetics Laboratory since 1993. His research is mainly on acoustic properties of speech, and their variation in spoken language. This is usually studied by mining very large corpora of audio recordings.

  • Julia Craig-McFeely
    Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

    Julia Craig-McFeely has managed the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music since 1998, and was one of the consultants for the digitization of the Dead Sea Scrolls. She has developed digital restoration techniques for damaged manuscripts which have been applied to many different types of sources. She is currently a research fellow at the Faculty of Music in Oxford.

  • James Cummings
    IT Services, University of Oxford

    James Cummings is the Senior Digital Research Specialist for IT Services at University of Oxford. James is also Director of the annual Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School. He is Chair of the Text Encoding Initiative's Technical Council. He spends lots of time helping academics with research projects, especially where they involve the TEI. James completed a Medieval Studies BA from University of Toronto, and an MA in Medieval Studies and PhD on the archival records of medieval drama from University of Leeds. In addition to giving a couple talks, He will be running from session to session trying to make sure things are running smoothly.

  • David De Roure
    Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford

    David De Roure is Professor of e-Research at University of Oxford and Director of the interdisciplinary Oxford e-Research Centre.Focused on advancing digital scholarship, he works closely with multiple disciplines including humanities (computational musicology) and social sciences (Web Science and Social Machines). He is a strategic advisor to the Economic and Social Research Council in the area of social media, a partner in the UK Software Sustainability Institute and has a particular interest in the future of scholarly communication.

  • J. Stephen Downie
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    J. Stephen Downie is the Associate Dean for Research and a Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Downie is the Illinois Co-Director of the HathiTrust Research Center. He is also Director of the International Music Information Retrieval Systems Evaluation Laboratory (IMIRSEL) and founder and ongoing director of the Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange (MIREX). He holds a BA (Music Theory and Composition) along with a Master's and a PhD in Library and Information Science, all earned at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.

  • Alexander Dutton
    IT Services, University of Oxford

    Alexander is the Linked Open Data Architect at the University's IT Services. He's primarily involved in the modelling and publication of institutional data, and collaborates with colleagues at other UK HEIs to develop common approaches to publishing HEI data as RDF. He has a strong background with web technologies and RESTful API development.

  • Kathryn Eccles
    Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

    Kathryn is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, a multidisciplinary department of the University of Oxford dedicated to understanding life online. Kathryn's research interests include the impact of new technologies on public interactions with arts and cultural heritage, understanding the scope, potential and impact of crowdsourcing; and the impact of new technologies on scholarly activity and behaviour.

  • Amanda Flynn
    Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

    Amanda Flynn is a Digital Editor at the Bodleian Libraries. With an interest in building scholarly digital resources, she has worked on a number of text encoding and digitization projects, including the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP), Queen Victoria's Journals, The John Johnson Collection: An Archive of Printed Ephemera, and Google Books.

  • Alexandra Franklin
    Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

    Alexandra Franklin is Co-ordinator of the Centre for the Study of the Book, in the Bodleian Libraries Department of Special Collections. She has published on the illustration of popular prints, most recently in Studies in Ephemera: Text and Image in Eighteenth-century Print. Kevin D. Murphy and Sally O'Driscoll, eds. (2013), was Director of the Broadside Ballads Online project, and is currently the Department's liaison with research projects using Bodleian special collections for investigation of the history of the 15th-centry book and history of British book trades.

  • Eugene Giddens
    Department of English, Communication, Film and Media, Anglia Ruskin University

    Eugene Giddens is one of the general editors of the OUP Complete Works of James Shirley. He is an associate editor of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson. His recent books include How to Read a Shakespearean Play Text (CUP, 2011) and his co-authored Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: A Publishing History (Ashgate, 2013).

  • Emma Goodwin
    Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Oxford

    Emma is a DPhil Candidate at Merton College, University of Oxford, writing a thesis entitled 'Imagining the Experience of National Identity in late twelfth-century chanson de geste composed in French'. She is Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded Collaborative Skills Project, 'Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities' (dhAHRC). Emma also set up the DHCrowdScribe and CrowdMapCrusade (formally MapFirstCrusade) digital projects, which are affiliated to the dhAHRC project and supported by the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH). Emma has published on crusade epic and medieval narrative verse and has presented in French and English both in the UK and overseas. She teaches medieval literature to French undergraduates and is a committee member of the Société Rencesvals (British Branch). Emma is a former bursary award holder of the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School and will be taking up a funded internship in Digital Humanities at the Deutsche Literatur Archiv in Marbach, Germany in Autumn 2014.

  • Tanya Gray Jones
    Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

    Tanya Gray Jones is a Digital Engineer working for the Bodleian Libraries and is currently working to define a semantic data model for the Bodleian Digital Library. She is a contributor to the Cultures of Knowledge project, working on various technical aspects including the definition of a semantic data model and the development of a semantically-enriched input form.

  • Scott Hale
    Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

    Scott A. Hale is a research assistant and doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. He is interested in developing and applying computer science methods to social science questions in the areas of political science, language, and network analysis.

  • Howard Hotson
    Faculty of History, University of Oxford

    Howard Hotson is Professor of Early Modern Intellectual History at Oxford and a Fellow of St.Anne's College. He has written on the histories of science, philosophy, religion, education, and political theory and their relationship to broader social, political and confessional developments. Since 2009 he has directed the Cultures of Knowledge project, and from April 2014 he is also chairing the COST network on 'Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500-1800'.

  • David Howell
    Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

    David Howell has been carrying out research in the heritage field for over 30 years, initially at Historic Royal Palaces but for 10 years in Oxford. He is focussed on non-invasive non-destructive research techniques and in particular the application of emerging digital technologies to heritage artefacts. These techniques include several methods of spectroscopic examination as well as Hyperspectral Imaging, Reflectance Transformation Imaging, and 3D scanning and printing.

  • Neil Jefferies
    Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

    Neil Jefferies is Head of R&D for Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services at Oxford, guiding the development of digital preservation services at the Bodleian covering both traditional library materials and research data in all its forms.

    He is a scientist by training but ahs been working with internet technologies for nearly 20 years, mostly commercially - first website was Snickers/Euro'96! He is Technical Director of "Cultures of Knowledge", an international collaborative project launched in 2009 "to reconstruct the correspondence and social networks central to the revolutionary intellectual developments of the early modern period".

  • Zena Kamash
    School of Archaeology, University of Oxford

    Zena Kamash is a Roman archaeologist who specialises in Roman Britain and the Roman Near East with particular interests in ancient technology, approaches to material culture, religion, memory and reconstructions of the past. Since 2011, she has been Senior Researcher on the ERC-funded ‘English Landscapes and Identities' project. This project aims to bring together numerous national datasets (both artefactual and mapping data) in order to analyse change and continuity in the English landscape from the middle Bronze Age (c. 1500 BC) to the Domesday survey (c. 1086 AD).

  • William Kilbride
    Digital Preservation Coalition

    William Kilbride is Executive Director of the Digital Preservation Coalition, a not-for-profit membership organization which provides advocacy, knowledge exchange, workforce development, assurance and partnership around issues of digital preservation. The DPC has around 50 organizational members from the public and private sectors, principally from the UK and Ireland and is active in a number of international research initiatives and partnerships. William started his career as an archaeologist in the 1990s when the discipline's enthusiasm for new technology was not matched with the skills to look after the resulting data. Because archaeological data has an unusually long shelf life, this gave him an early and practical introduction to the challenges of data management and preservation. He was previously a lecturer in Archaeology at Glasgow University where he retains an honorary position, Assistant Director of the Archaeology Data Service at the University of York and Research Manager with Glasgow Museums.

  • Matthew Kimberley
    Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

    Matthew Kimberley is the Bodleian's Digital Research Facilitator, responsible for steering new digital research project proposals through the pipeline and identifying suitable funding streams. This involves working with stakeholders across Oxford and other institutions. He previously designed and delivered an innovative four year programme of Outreach and public engagement for Classical Indian Studies on behalf of Bodleian's Special Collections department, targeted at both young people and adult learners. His academic background has spanned a wide range of Humanities disciplines at four leading UK universities.

  • Ruth Kirkham
    Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford

    Based at the Oxford e-Research Centre, Ruth is an experienced Project/Programme Manager and Research Facilitator, with a background of supporting and managing a wide range of Digital Humanities projects since joining the University of Oxford in 2005. Prior to this, Ruth worked as a Project Manager/Producer at Ingenta plc working on a range of bespoke e-commerce websites.

  • Eleanor Lowe
    Department of English and Modern Languages, Oxford Brookes University

    Eleanor Lowe is the editor of George Chapman's 1597 play 'An Humorous Day's Mirth' (with Digital Renaissance Editions, 2013) and two of Richard Brome's plays as part of the Richard Brome Online edition, published by the HRIOnline (2010). She is a Senior Lecturer in Drama at Oxford Brookes University with interests in early modern drama, textual studies, editing, digital humanities and material culture.

  • Christine Madsen
    Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

    Dr. Christine Madsen works at the intersection of libraries and technology. She is expert in building large-scale systems that use technology to connect researchers, teachers, and students with library and learning resources. She has been involved in digital libraries (in many forms) for more than fifteen years. She currently serves as Head of Digital Programmes for the Bodleian Libraries.

  • Janet McKnight
    IT Services, University of Oxford

    Janet McKnight is a web developer, research technologist, and general data-wrangler at Oxford University's IT Services. She is currently seconded to the Bodleian Libraries where she is working on the long-term preservation of digital humanities research data, looking at both technical data conversion issues and the wider strategic issues of data management within the institution.

  • Eric Meyer
    Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

    Dr Meyer is Senior Research Fellow and Director of Graduate Studies at the OII. His research in the field of social informatics focuses on the changing nature of knowledge creation across the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities as technology is embedded in everyday practices. More information at http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/meyer/.

  • Dominic Oldman
    British Museum

    Dominic Oldman is a Law graduate who changed career to work in computing, later specialising in museum and cultural heritage systems. He has a Masters degree in Digital Humanities from King's College, London, and is Chair of the Bloomsbury Digital Humanities Group. He is currently Deputy Head of the British Museum's Information Systems department and specialises in systems integration, knowledge representation and Semantic Web/Linked Open Data technologies. He is a member of the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) Special Interest Group and contributes to the on-going development of the CRM International (ISO) standard. He managed the implementation of the British Museum's Collection Online service and established the Museum's public Semantic Web service, which provides collection information mapped to the CIDOC CRM ontology. He is currently the Principal Investigator of ResearchSpace, a project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project aims to enrich and harmonise cultural heritage datasets and construct collaborative research tools designed to uncover the relationships and connections between different collections while retaining institutional perspectives.

  • Kevin Page
    Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford

    Kevin Page is a Research Associate at the University of Oxford e­Research Centre, UK. His work on web architecture and the semantic annotation and distribution of data has, through participation in several UK, EU, and international projects, been applied across a wide variety of domains including early english texts, sensor networks, music information retrieval, clinical healthcare, and remote collaboration for space exploration. He has been a member of the W3C Linked Data Platform Working Group and several W3C Community Groups and has co-chaired workshops and tutorials including the Digital Preservation of Research Methods and Artefacts at ACM/IEEE JCDL 2013, the Web Observatory Workshop at WWW 2013 and WWW2014 and “Practical Linked Data for MIR Researchers” at ISMIR 2011.

  • Meriel Patrick
    IT Services, University of Oxford

    Meriel Patrick works as part of the Research Support team at IT Services, as their Analyst and Training Officer. Much of her recent work has focused on research data management, in particular developing and delivering training for graduate students and other researchers. She also teaches philosophy and theology for Wycliffe Hall's visiting student programme, SCIO.

  • Carole L. Palmer
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Carole Palmer is Director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) and Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research investigates the information practices of scholars in the digital environment, applied to the curation of research data and development of cross-disciplinary research collections. She is currently principal investigator on the Site-Based Data Curation project and the Data Curation Education in Research Centers initiative, and has been leading educational programs in data curation since 2005.

  • Michael Popham
    Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

    Michael is Head of Digital Collections and Preservation Services at the Bodleian Libraries. He has previously worked in eScience, been Head of the AHDS Centre for Languages and Literature, and Head of the Oxford Text Archive.

  • John Pybus
    Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford

    John Pybus works at the Oxford e-research Centre where he has been part of many projects building technology to support humanities research, with a particular interest in the application of semantic web technologies to humanities data.

  • Sebastian Rahtz
    IT Services, University of Oxford

    Sebastian Rahtz is Director of Academic IT at University of Oxford University IT Servicess, where he oversees the teams responsible for research support and open source. He has been closely associated with the Text Encoding Initiative for the last decade as a member of its Technical Council, architect of its revised metaschema system, and author of a library of XSL transforms for TEI documents (including the Guidelines documentation and its schemas). Since 2008 he has been part of the team developing CLAROS ("the world of ancient art on the semantic web") at Oxford, for which he leads the Metamorphoses sub-project which to manage its place and name linking. He is an advocate for open source, XML, TEI, XSL and (latterly) RDF and linked data. In past lives Sebastian has a degree in Classics and Modern Greek from Oxford and an MA in Archaeology from London. He worked as a field archaeologist, was a computer science lecturer at Southampton (where he was an early teacher of humanities computing, and archaeological computing), and had a stint as publication methods specialist for Elsevier Science. He spent much of the 1990s in the world of the TeX typesetting system. Sebastian has co-authored two books on TeX, edited many sets of conference proceedings, written many articles, is the author of a slew of TeX- and TEI-related software, has presented at many archaeological computing, TeX and XML conferences, and taught practical courses around the world.

  • Allen H. Renear
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Allen Renear is Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois. Professor Renear has been a GSLIS faculty member since 2001, serving a three-year term as associate dean for research before becoming Dean. Prior to coming to GSLIS Renear was Director of the Scholarly Technology Group at Brown University. His other academic leadership roles include serving as president of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, Director of the Brown University Women Writers Project, Chair of the Open eBook Publication Structure Working Group (now ePUB/IDPF), and in various roles in the Text Encoding Initiative. His research and teaching are in the areas of data curation, scientific publishing, digital humanities, and the conceptual foundations of information systems. His research projects are associated with the GSLIS Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship.

  • Mia Ridge
    Open University

    Mia is currently researching a PhD in digital humanities (Department of History, Open University), focusing on historians and scholarly crowdsourcing. Mia has published and presented widely on her key areas of interest including: user experience design, human-computer interaction, open cultural data, audience engagement and crowdsourcing in the cultural heritage sector. Her edited volume, Crowdsourcing Our Cultural Heritage (Ashgate), will be published in October.

  • Martin Roth
    Victoria and Albert Museum

    Martin Roth has been Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum since September 2011. Before joining the V&A, he was Director General of the Dresden State Art Collections (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden), overseeing 12 museums and galleries. During this time the Dresden museums underwent major renovation and modernisation and Roth created an extensive network of international partners, which led to numerous exhibitions overseas.

    Martin Roth is a Trustee of the British Council and a member of both the Council of the Royal College of Art and the Court of Imperial College in London.

  • Sally Rumsey
    Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

    Sally Rumsey is the Digital Research Librarian at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. Sally manages the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA), a sustainable repository for research publications at the University of Oxford and is Senior Programme Manager for the University's Open Access Oxford Programme. She is leading the Bodleian team developing data archiving services to support research data management for Oxford. She liaises with colleagues across the University on matters related to digital scholarly outputs and matters of interest to the libraries around research information management.

  • Kerri Russell
    Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

    Kerri Russell received her PhD from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2006 and is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include the origin and development of the Japanese and Ryukyuan languages. She is currently working on the 'Verb semantics and argument realization in pre-modern Japanese'.

  • Ralph Schroeder
    Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

    Ralph Schroeder has interests in virtual environments, social aspects of e-Science, sociology of science and technology, and has written extensively about virtual reality technology. His current research is mainly related to e-science.

  • Megan Senseney
    CIRSS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Megan Senseney works as Senior Project Coordinator for the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science where she also graduated with a Master of Science in 2008. Her recent projects and research interests focus on data curation issues in the digital humanities.

  • Judith Siefring
    Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

    Judith Siefring is a Digital Editor at Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services. She has worked as an editor on a number of projects including the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) and the Shakespeare Quartos Archive, and managed the SECT: Sustaining the EEBO-TCP Corpus in Transition project which looked at the impact and sustainability of scholarly digital resources.

  • Lynne Siemens
    School of Public Administration, University of Victoria

    Lynne Siemens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria. Her research is varied and crosses disciplinary lines with a focus on knowledge transfer and mobilization at individual, organizational and community levels. Dr. Siemens is exploring academic entrepreneurship, teams and collaborations. Funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, this research has focused on the nature of collaboration within multi-disciplinary and geographically dispersed teams, with the objective of developing effective work practices to maximize the benefits while minimizing the associated challenges. Serving as management advisor, she is also part of Implementing New Knowledge Environments project, a 7-year research project with over 40 active researchers and a budget of $2.5 million plus in-kind funding. In addition, Dr. Siemens is studying INKE to trace the development of a collaboration as it is underway, rather than as reflection at a project's end. Finally, she is working with CenterNet to support those wishing to start a Digital Humanities Center with a listserv and a resources webpage.

  • Ray Siemens
    Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria

    Ray Siemens (U Victoria; http://web.uvic.ca/~siemens/) is Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing and Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, in English and Computer Science. He is founding editor of the electronic scholarly journal Early Modern Literary Studies, and his publications include, among others, Blackwell's Companion to Digital Humanities (with Schreibman and Unsworth), Blackwell's Companion to Digital Literary Studies (with Schreibman), A Social Edition of the Devonshire MS, and Literary Studies in the Digital Age (MLA, with Price). He directs the Implementing New Knowledge Environments project, the Digital Humanities Summer Institute and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, and serves as Vice President of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences for Research Dissemination, recently serving also as Chair of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations' Steering Committee.

  • Kenji Takeda
    Microsoft

    Dr Kenji Takeda is Solutions Architect and Technical Manager for the Microsoft Research Connections EMEA team. He is currently focussed on Azure for Research and Environmental Science tools and technologies.

    He has extensive experience in Cloud Computing, High Performance and High Productivity Computing, Data-intensive Science, Scientific Workflows, Scholarly Communication, Engineering and Educational Outreach. He has a passion for developing novel computational approaches to tackle fundamental and applied problems in science and engineering.

  • Ségolène Tarte
    Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford

    Ségolène Tarte is a senior researcher at the Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, UK, where she works on inter-disciplinary projects involving imaging sciences, information sciences, and the study of textual artefacts (e.g. papyrology, epigraphy, cuneiform studies). An image processing specialist whose research focus has turned to the Humanities, she is interested in the study, understanding, modelling, and support of expert knowledge in the Humanities.

  • Melissa Terras
    Department of Information Studies, University College London

    Melissa Terras is Director of UCL Centre for Digital Humanities and Professor of Digital Humanities in UCL's Department of Information Studies. With a background in Classical Art History, English Literature, and Computing Science, her doctorate (Engineering, University of Oxford) examined how to use advanced information engineering technologies to interpret and read Roman texts. Publications include "Image to Interpretation: Intelligent Systems to Aid Historians in the Reading of the Vindolanda Texts" (2006, Oxford University Press) and "Digital Images for the Information Professional" (2008, Ashgate) and she has co-edited various volumes such as "Digital Humanities in Practice" (Facet 2012) and "Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader" (Ashgate 2013). She is currently serving on the Board of Curators of the University of Oxford Libraries, and the Board of the National Library of Scotland. Her research focuses on the use of computational techniques to enable research in the arts and humanities that would otherwise be impossible. You can generally find her on twitter @melissaterras.

  • Magdalena Turska
    IT Services / DiXiT, University of Oxford

    Magdalena Turska is the University of Oxford's DiXiT experienced research for the Marie Curie Initial Training Network 'DiXiT'. She works on the publication infrastructure for the digital scholarly editions integration, especially for the TEI ecosystem.

  • Nicholas Weber
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Nic is a PhD student at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign. He teaches data curation at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and studies problems of sharing data and software in eScience settings.

  • Pip Willcox
    Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

    Pip Willcox is the Curator of Digital Special Collections at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. With a background in scholarly editing, she collaborates with colleagues to support research, managing projects, offering consultancy, and enabling online access to rare books and manuscripts. She is an advocate for knowledge exchange and public engagement within and beyond the humanities, with a particular focus on the digital.

  • Abigail Williams
    Faculty of English, University of Oxford

    Abigail is a Fellow and Tutor in English at St. Peter's and an Associate Professor in the English Faculty. She has been a Fellow of St Peter's since 2001, beginning shortly after she finished her doctorate on politics and literature in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. Her research is on eighteenth century literature, and at the moment she is working on two book projects: a study of the history of reading aloud in the home, and a book on the ways in which books are creatively misread in the eighteenth century.

    Abigail is the Knowledge Exchange Champion, working within TORCH, the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.

  • James Wilson
    IT Services, University of Oxford

    James is a project manager at the University of Oxford IT Services and a member of the Research Support Team. He is coordinating the implementation of a research data management infrastructure at the University, and has been leading the development of the University's Online Research Database Service (ORDS).

  • Scott Wilson
    IT Services, University of Oxford

    Scott Wilson is Service Manager at OSS Watch, and has worked in both the software industry and public sector, particularly in the areas of interoperability and open standards. Scott has a great deal of practical experience of open development; he is a committer on several projects at the Apache Software Foundation, and is chair of the Apache Wookie project. He is also co-chair of several W3C groups. Scott has also been involved with numerous European-funded collaborative ICT projects, leading work packages and developing proposals.

  • Zixi You
    Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford / University of Central Lancashire

    Zixi's interest in digital humanities (DH) started from corpus linguistics and text analysis. During her DPhil study at the University of Oxford, Zixi participated in the development of Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese which facilitated her doctorate research on split intransitivity (funded by Oxford Sasakawa Fund), and also took part in other DH projects such as ‘the Communication and Empire: Chinese Empires in Comparative Perspective' (funded by British Academy). Her research was presented in international DH conferences. As an Associate Lecturer of Japanese in the University of Central Lancashire, she is now expanding her interest to DH and language education.

  • David Zeitlyn
    School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford

    Social anthropologist with 30 years field experience in rural Cameroon plus parallel involvement in ways of using digital technologies in research teaching and communication. Among other topics I have worked on endangered languages, divination and prediction and recently have started working with Cameroonian photographers. I have long standing interests in different forms of archives and the archiving process.