Jean Bauer is the Associate Director of the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton. Through a combination of formal training and curiosity she is an early American historian, a database designer, dataviz enthusiast, and a photographer. Her dissertation “Republicans of Letters: The Early American Foreign Service as Information Network, 1775-1825” explores the research affordances of custom built digital platforms for the study of history, particularly The Early American Foreign Service Database (code released as ProjectQuincy) which she built to conduct her analysis and maintains as an open access scholarly resource. When not studying the relationship between power and information, Bauer seeks to share both through the big tent of Digital Humanities.
Alex Christie is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Victoria. He conducts research on 3D geospatial expression and scholarly communication for the Modernist Versions Project (MVP) and Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) in the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL). He is developing an open source toolkit for digital humanities pedagogy with grant funding from the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH); his dissertation traces experiments in procedural literary expression across modernist poems and manuscripts.
Gabriel Egan is Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Centre for Textual Studies at De Montfort University in England. He is co-editor with Gary Taylor of the Authorship Companion to the New Oxford Shakespeare to be published in April 2016. In the course of evaluating recent scholarship in authorship attribution by computational stylistics, Egan has become interested in how literary students can be introduced to algorithmic thinking and helped to understand the means by which machines store and manipulate texts. For this pedagogy, minimalism is desirable.
Alex Gil is Digital Scholarship Coordinator for Humanities and History at Columbia University. He maintains a robust online and analog research presence on Caribbean literature and digital humanities. In 2010-2012 he was a fellow at the Scholars’ Lab and NINES at the University of Virginia. At Columbia he is one of the founders of the Studio@Butler and the Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities (xpmethods), which focuses on minimal computing. He currently serves as co-chair of the Global Outlook::Digital Humanities (GO::DH) initiative and is actively engaged in several digital humanities projects at Columbia and around the world.
Amanda Golden is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York Institute of Technology. She previously held a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Poetics at Emory University’s Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. She is the author of Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets (Ashgate, 2016), the editor of This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton (UP of Florida, 2016), and the Book Review Editor for Woolf Studies Annual. She has published in Modernism/modernity, Virginia Woolf and 20th Century Women Writers (2014), Collecting, Curating, and Researching Writers’ Libraries (2014), Woolf Studies Annual, Plath Profiles, and The Ted Hughes Society Journal. Her articles on digital pedagogy are available online in Postcolonial Digital Humanities and TECHStyle.
Nabil Kashyap is the Digital Initiatives & Scholarship Librarian at Swarthmore College where he is also liaison to English Literature and Film & Media Studies. Mostly he designs, implements, and manages digital projects–recently a public history site engaging Black activism at Swarthmore and a web-app modeling the structure of Navajo for scholars, students and native speakers. He serves on the steering committee for digital humanities at the college and collaborating institutions. He is currently thinking about knowledge claims and algorithms, proselytizing for plaintext everything, and leveraging freely and widely available technologies towards a more capacious landscape of digital humanities projects and publics.
Joel Hughes (rudenoise) is a programmer living in Bristol, UK. He runs a consultancy business (Hughes Industruies) assisting clients building large software projects. He contributes to various Open Source projects, notably MirageOS. He has a long-standing interest in building minimal-technologies and experimenting with tools that incorporate aspects of art, cybernetics, mathematics and humanism.
Margaret Konkol is Visiting Assistant Professor of American Literature and Poetry at New College of Florida, the public liberal arts honors college of Florida. Like Amanda Golden, she previously held a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Pedagogy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her book project combines computational methods and archival research in its investigation of how modernist poets looked toward public urban nature as a site of innovation for both poetic form and social practice. At New College she has co-organized a faculty digital pedagogy seminar and this fall is teaching an upper-level digital humanities course, “Technologies of the Book,” which includes familiarizing students with awls and arduinos. In addition, she is co-editing with Julia Daniel Modernism in the Green, a collection of essays on modernist engagement with public green space and her article “Public Archives, New Knowledge, and Moving Beyond the Digital Humanities/Digital Pedagogy Distinction” is forthcoming in Hybrid Pedagogy.
Kim Martin is Ridley Postdoctoral Scholar in Digital Humanities, University of Guelph and Co-Founder of The MakerBus Collaborative. Kim Martin has recently completed her LIS doctoral thesis on the role of serendipity in the historical research process. In her new role in DH@Guelph her research focuses on gender in makerspaces and digital scholarship centers. Through her work with the MakerBus, she has witnessed many different times where minimal computing offered solutions to a problem, and is eager to learn more so she can help make this happen.
Bethany Nowviskie directs the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and is a Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of English at the University of Virginia. Her major projects have included the Rossetti Archive, NINES, Neatline, #Alt-Academy, and the Praxis Program. Nowviskie has also served as director of the Scholars’ Lab and UVa Library Department of Digital Research & Scholarship, Special Advisor to the Provost at UVa, chair of MLA’s Committee on Information Technology, and president of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH).
Daniel O’Donnell is a professor at the University of Lethbridge where he teaches Digital Humanities, Old English, and Medieval Literature. He is founding chair of Global Outlook::Digital Humanities, Editor-in-chief of Digital Humanities / Le Champ Numérique, and PI of the Visionary Cross Project and the Lethbridge Journal Incubator. In the past he has served as founding chair of Digital Medievalist, chair of the Text Encoding Initiative, and co-President of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities.
Élika Ortega is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas. She writes about digital literature, (not necessarily digital) media, intermediality, materiality, reading practices and interfaces, books, networks, digital humanities, and multilingualism in academia. She also likes to bind books. Élika currently serves in the executive committee of GO::DH, the ACH executive council, and the Multi Lingual-Multi Cultural committee of ADHO.
Roopika Risam is Assistant Professor of English at Salem State University, where she directs the undergraduate secondary education English licensure program and the graduate certificate program in digital studies. She is on the executive council of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and is an active member of GO::DH. Her interests include the intersections of postcolonial, Africana, and U.S. ethnic studies, the uses of digital platforms and tools for activism, and digital humanities in the high school classroom. As a result, she is interested in the pedagogical and applied possibilities of repurposing obsolete or existing technologies and spare parts towards intersectional, social justice-minded ends.
Yairamaren Roman Maldonado is a doctoral student in the Spanish and Portuguese Department at the University of California, Berkeley with a Designated Emphasis in New Media. Her research focus is literary and cultural production in the Caribbean and Latin America, with emphasis on colonization, the post-national subject and the politics of 21st Century non-canonical works in Puerto Rico. Currently working on the very first stages of developing an archival database of contemporary Puerto Rican works as part of her dissertation and researching online/offline production cultures in relation to the digital divide(s) in the Caribbean and the US. Her interest in minimal computing stems from matters regarding use and access of technology in relation to under-served communities and the production of digital projects in the context of the third world.
Brian Rosenblum is Associate Librarian at the University of Kansas Libraries where he currently serves as co-director of KU’s Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities. He has responsibility for administrative, production and outreach responsibilities in support of a variety of digital initiatives and publishing services. Prior to joining KU Libraries’ digital initiatives program in 2005 he worked at the Scholarly Publishing Office at the University Library, University of Michigan where he helped develop numerous electronic journals and digital scholarly projects.
Jentery Sayers is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Maker Lab in the Humanities at the University of Victoria. His interests in minimal computing include media history, physical computing, experimental media, and technologies and social justice. At the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, he co-teaches a course on physical computing and fabrication in the humanities. He has also published and given various talks on physical computing and computational culture. With John Simpson, he co-chairs GO:DH’s Minimal Computing Working Group.
John Simpson is Compute Canada’s Digital Humanities (DH) Specialist and is responsible for building and implementing a strategy that will bring DH researchers to Compute Canada systems via outreach, training, and new service offerings. Immediately prior to taking up this role he was a postdoctoral fellow for two projects: INKE and Text Mining & Visualization for Literary History. His PhD is in Philosophy and was based on simulation work that explored alternatives to standard economic models of rationality. In addition to co-chairing the GO::DH’s Minimal Computing Working Group John also contributes to the DH community as a Member at Large on the CSDH-SCHN executive and as an instructor at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI).
Susanna Allés-Torrent is a Lecturer in Digital Humanities in the Latin American and Iberian Cultures Department at Columbia University. She previously was Adjunct professor at the Universtiy of Barcelona and held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, Spain), where she worked with digital lexicography and Medieval Latin Dictionaries. Her interests include the connections of Medieval studies with digital scholarly editions, text encoding, markup languages, data mining and text analysis. She is especially concerned with minimal computing applied to digital pedagogy.