Drew Baker is Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, Kings College London. A founding member of King's Visualisation Lab, he has worked in the field of 3d visualisation and interpretation of archaeology and history for over twelve years. He specialises in the area of 3d modelling; having recently completed a visualisation of the Roman Villa at Boscoreale for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he is currently conducting research on the Large Theatre at Pompeii. He is particularly concerned with the use of interactive VRML and virtual world technologies and in using 3d and other advanced technologies to translate cultural history from traditional passive media into interactive new media, transforming the user into an active participant though exploration of virtual worlds and artefacts. He leads KVL's work in the Second Life virtual world, including through the Eduserv-funded Theatron3 project and an Arts Council-funded project on the "Virtual Gallery", and is currently completing a project exploring the process of cognitive modelling in 3d worlds and how the methods that the world builder employs can be captured and understood.
Paolo Battino is a web developer with the Digital Humanities Observatory. His specialisation is in human factors and human-computer interaction. He has worked as human factor expert in international Air Traffic Control research projects within the european agency Eurocontrol. He was in charge of conducting experiments to test novel procedures and radar visual tools to increase safety and capacity in air traffic over Europe. His most recent experience involved the design and development of web-based Graphic Information Systems to the UNESCO-funded rehabilitation of Bethlehem area, in Palestine. The tools developed by his team allow architects, city council staff members and citizens to access crucial information about local regulation and urban planning.
Shawn Day is a digital humanities specialist with the Digital Humanities Observatory. He is a nineteenth century social and economic historian with a special interest in large dataset mining, visualisation and analysis. His most recent research applies digital, spatial and social network analysis to the study of the relationships between credit, respectability, and maintaining order in the Victorian community. As part of the 1891 Manuscript Census Project at the University of Guelph, he developed and implemented innovative proceeses to enable longitudinal record linkage between large manuscript census databases in Canada. He is a team member of the national TAPoR text analysis portal project and the Network for Canadian History and the Environment (NiCHE). In conjunction with the TAPoR project he developed a large series of recipes to facilitate engagement with the text analsysis environment.
Hugh Denard lectures in the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College, London, where he convenes the MA in Digital Culture and Technology and is Associate Director of the King's Visualisation Lab. He directs a JISC-funded project to establish a Support Network for academics using 3D visualisation technologies in the Arts and Humanities, and is co-director of an AHRC-funded ICT Methods project designed to develop "a methodology for tracking and documenting the cognitive process in 3-dimensional visualisation-based research."
Hugh read Drama and Classical Civilizations at Trinity College Dublin, before going on to take an MA in Ancient Drama and Society (Classics) at the University of Exeter.
Hugh is a member of the research team for The Pompey Project, an ongoing project to study and digitally to reconstruct Rome's earliest stone theatre, and jointly directs a theatre-historical programme of research that uses advanced visualisation techniques to explore 'theatrical' aspects of Pompeian frescos and Roman domestic environments. Hugh was also Joint Academic Director of ARCHES, a two-year programme of work at the University of Warwick funded by JISC to create and embed in a range of innovative teaching projects a new, freely-available online database of visual resources relating to ancient drama, now available through Didaskalia.
Ian Gregory is Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at Lancaster University. He is by training a geographer with an MSc in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) from the University of Edinburgh. His PhD research was informed by his role in the Great Britain Historical GIS (GBHGIS), a major database that comprises the majority of statistical data from sources such as the census and vital registration data for the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has held positions at Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Portsmouth and as the Associate Director of Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at the Queens University, Belfast. In September 2006 he moved to Lancaster to lead a new initiative in Digital Humanities.
Ian is on the editorial boards of the journals Social Science History, Historical Methods, and the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Social Science History Association and has twice served as co-chair of their Historical Geography network. He recently became co-chair of the European Social Science History Conference's Historical Computing and GIS network.
He has published two books on Historical GIS. His online publication, A Place in History, is one of the formative publications on the application of spatial components to the study of history. He also hosts the Historical GIS Research Network website.
Tim Keefe is Head of the Digital Resources and Imaging Services (DRIS) Department at Trinity College Dublin. Prior to this position Tim worked as an imaging scientist and program manager at the Eastman Kodak Corporation in the Research and Development Division as a member of the System Concept Centre, an innovation and product research and development think tank, as well as in the Kodak Professional Digital Capture Group in the development of innovative new professional digital capture products. Earlier work includes the position of Creative Director at a Design and Prepress Business in Portland Maine in the US.
Tim's academic background includes undergraduate studies in Photography and Graphic Design at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Maine College of Art. Graduate Studies in Image Science Engineering through the Eastman Kodak sponsored Imaging Science and Technology Development Program. And most recently, a Masters of Business Administration from St John Fisher College in Rochester New York in the United States.
Eoin Kilfeather is a senior researcher in the DMC. He has been active in EU framework research since FP4 and has recently been PI on the DIT co-ordinated ICING e-Government project, where he oversaw the development of 3D interfaces to city planning processes. He has published on Cultural Heritage narrative and was DIT’s principal investigator on the Open University co-ordinated CIPHER project (FP5 Heritage for All). He co-wrote the Cultural Heritage Interfaces proposal that saw the development of a virtual mobile interfaces test environment. He is nominated interfaces lead investigator of the National Audio Visual Repository project proposal, co-ordinated by the Royal Irish Academy. He is a contributor to the HTML5 W3C working group.
Faith Lawrence is a digital humanities specialist with the Digital Humanities Observatory. She did her first degree in ancient history with a special interest in comparative mythology. Progressing sideways she completed a masters in archaeological science (computing) before finding herself in a computer science department researching online communities, narrative and the semantic web. Her doctorate looked at emergent semantic and web 2.0 technologies through the case study of online fiction archives and author communities. Her most recent projects include Electronic Visualisation of C19 French literary-scientific texts: Flaubert's Tentation de saint Antoine.
Laura Mandell, Professor of English Literature at Miami University of Ohio has published Misogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1999), a Longman Cultural Edition of The Castle of Otranto and Man of Feeling, and numerous articles primarily about eighteenth-century women writers. Her recent article in New Literary History describes how digital work can be used to discover conceptions informing the writing and printing of eighteenth-century poetry. That article forms part of a book manuscript in progress: “Carved in Breath: Technology and Affect in Gothic Fiction and Romantic Poetry.” She is Editor of the Poetess Archive, an online scholarly edition and database of women poets, 1750-1900; Associate Director of NINES; and co-Director of 18thConnect, a similar online network for eighteenth-century scholars. Her current research involves developing new methods for visualizing poetry (http://miamichat.muohio.edu), developing software that will allow all scholars to deep-code documents for datamining, and improving OCR software for early modern and 18th-c. texts via high performance and cluster computing.
Susan Schreibman is the Director of the DHO. In 1997 she received her PhD from UCD for her doctoral thesis entitled: 'The Thomas MacGreevy Chronology: A Documentary Life, 1855-1934.' Subsequently she was awarded Newman Postdoctoral Fellowship (1997-2000) where she began The MacGreevy Archive. She is the principal developer of The Versioning Machine and is the founding editor of Irish Resources in the Humanities. Dr Schreibman is currently Vice Chair of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) and is Chair of the Modern Language Association's Committee on Information Technology. She is the author of Collected Poems of Thomas MacGreevy: An Annotated Edition (1991), co-editor of A Companion to Digital Humanities (Blackwell, 2004), and A Companion to Digital Literary Studies (Blackwell, 2008).
Justin Tonra completed his PhD in English Literature at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2009, where he also worked as part of the Thomas Moore Hypermedia Archive project <thomasmoore.ie>. As part of this project, he was editor of a pilot hypermedia edition of Thomas Moore's 1817 work, Lalla Rookh, focusing on tracing and visualising the evolution and development of the text of the poem through manuscript drafts to its eventual publication. His interests are in the areas of manuscript encoding, and examining the genetic processes of writing in literary texts. Justin holds an MA from University College Dublin and a BA from Trinity College Dublin.
Justin is currently working as a Research Associate for the Bentham Project <http://www.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham/> at UCL, where he is involved in designing a transcription tool to facilitate crowdsourced transcriptions of Jeremy Bentham's manuscripts.
Charles Travis is a postdoctoral fellow in the digital humanities with the Trinity Long Room Hub. His research focuses on the literary, historical and cultural geographies of early twentieth century Ireland. Charles is currently working on building the 'Digital Literary Atlas of Ireland, 1922-1949.' This project employs the use of various writers' works and biographies, historical maps, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software applications for the humanities, as well as open source software platforms such as Google Earth and SIMILE Timelines. He is also working on a historical GIS project which involves mapping 17th century peers and their landholdings before and after the Cromwellian Wars in Ireland. He possess a PhD in historical and cultural geography from Trinity College Dublin, as well as MA degrees in Geography & Planning and Mass Communication, and a BA in Psychology. He recently published his book 'Literary Landscapes of Ireland: Geographies of Irish Stories, 1929-1949' with Mellen Press, and this work serves as the foundation for his current digital humanities project.
Dana Wheeles is Project Manager for NINES, a scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first. She is also a tudent of nineteenth-century art, with a focus on the Victorian interest in the Renaissance. Areas of interest include art historiography, Pre-Raphaelitism and visual culture. Her dissertation, "Lucrezia's Renaissance: Art, Historiography and the Nineteenth Century," examines the myth surrounding sixteenth-century Rome's legendary femme fatale as it was constructed by writers and artists in Victorian Britain.