Digital Humanities Advisory Board

The Digital Humanities research component of the DM2E project is supported by a distinguished Advisory Board. The Board is responsible for steering the research direction of the project and checking that the technical development on the project responds to the needs of scholars. The following people regularly take part in this Board and its activities:

###Dirk Wintergrün – interim chair

Dirk Wintergrün is Head of the Information Technology Group as well as research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. In addition, he is part of the Joint Research Committee of DARIAH-EU,  the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, where he serves as one of the Heads of the Virtual Competency Centre for Advocacy, Impact and Outreach.

###Tobias Blanke

Tobias Blanke is the director of the MA in Digital Asset and Media Management at King’s College London. His academic background is in philosophy and computer science, with a PhD from the Free University of Berlin on the concept of evil in German philosophy and a PhD from the University of Glasgow in Computing Science on the theoretical evaluation of XML retrieval using Situation Theory. Tobias has authored numerous papers and 3 books in a range of fields on the intersection of humanities research and computer science. His work has won several prizes at major international conferences including best paper awards. In 2012, he has been a Visiting Professor at the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities.

###Sally Chambers

Sally Chambers works for DARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities based in the Göttingen Centre for the Digital Humanities, Germany. Before joining DARIAH, Sally worked for The European Library, based in the National Library of The Netherlands, focusing on interoperability, metadata and technical project coordination. Sally has been working in libraries since the mid-1990s primarily in digital service provision. Sally is convinced that libraries have a key role to play in digital scholarship and is dedicated to understanding this role and encouraging libraries to rise to the challenge.

###Alastair Dunning

Alastair joined The European Library in 2012 as Programme Manager co-ordinating the various projects in which the organisation is involved. He co-ordinates the Europeana Cloud project to create a shared space for Europeana, its aggregators and the cultural heritage sector; Europeana Newspapers, aggregating Europe’s historic newspapers; and CENDARI, whose purpose is to create links between archives and researchers. Alastair also creates new proposals for funding for The European Library and its member libraries.

###Stefan Gradmann

Stefan Gradmann is a professor at KU Leuven and manager of the University Library. After studying Philosophy and Literature in Paris and Freiburg he worked as a research librarian at the State and University Library of Hamburg. From 1992 to 1996 he was director of the North German library network, and then together with Reiner Diedrichs director of the Common Library Network (GBV). From 1997 to 2000 he worked for the Dutch company OCLC PICA for library software. Since 2000, he was with the Regional Data Center at the University of Hamburg where he led the VCB group. Stefan Gradmann was also head of the German Academic Publishers Project (CAP) and president of the German Society for Information Science and Practice. From 2008-2013 he was Professor for Library and Information Science at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The focus of his work is on Digital Library architectures, DL interoperability and semantic web issues as well as on eScholarship and digital humanities issues.

###Gerhard Lauer

Gerhard Lauer is Professor of German studies at the University of Göttingen and currently head of the Göttingen Centre for the Digital Humanities. He has taught at the University of Munich and held visiting positions in Bergamo, Coimbra, Durham, Lissabon, St. Louis, Trieste. He is a member of the Göttingen Academy of Science and co-editor of the „Journal of Literary Theory“. His research interests focus on cognitive poetics, digital humanities, and (German) literary history.

###Alois Pichler

Alois Pichler is professor of Philosophy at the University of Bergen as well as head of the Wittgenstein Archives of the University of Bergen. His research interests focus on Wittgenstein’s philosophy and works, challenges and opportunities from digital editorial philology, and possible synergetic effects from the interaction between the humanities and the semantic web. He has published in fields of Wittgenstein research and digital humanities; recent publications in the latter include “Digital Critical Editing” (2014, with T.M. Bruvik),  “Wittgensteins Nachlass: Computerlinguistik und Philosophie” (2014, with M. Hadersbeck, F. Fink and Ø.L. Gjesdal); “Overlapping and competing ontologies in digital humanities” (2013, with J. Mácha and R.J. Falch); “Sharing and debating Wittgenstein by using an ontology” (2013, with A. Zöllner-Weber) and “Computational Stylometry of Wittgenstein’s ‘Diktat für Schlick’” (2013, with M. Oakes).

###Jürgen Renn

Jürgen Renn is director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and honorary professor for History of Science at both the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin. He has taught at Boston University, at the ETH in Zurich and at the University of Tel Aviv. He has held visiting positions in Vienna, Bergamo, Pavia and at CalTech. He is a member of the Leopoldina as well as of further national and international scientific and editorial boards. In 2011 he won the Premio Anassilaos International. He has been engaged from the very start in the Digital Humanities and the Open Access Movement. He is a co-initiator of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities launched by the MPG in 2003 and has created together with his colleagues the Edition Open Access as an innovative book series.

###Laurent Romary

Laurent Romary is Directeur de Recherche INRIA, France and guest scientist at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. Beyond his research activities in data modelling for the humanities, he has been responsible for defining and implementing the scientific information and open access policy of major research institutions in Europe, namely CNRS, Max Planck Society and Inria. Amongst his achievements he has contributed to the wide deployment of the French national publication archive HAL in 2005-2006, he negotiated the full open access agreement between Springer and the MPS in 2008 and shaped the open access Policy of Inria with a full publication deposit mandate. Through his experience in various EU projects such as PEER (large scale green open access deposit) or Cendari (networking of archives for digital scholarship), but also more largely as director of the European DARIAH eInfrastructures in the humanities he has developed a general vision of open access as part of a wider comprehensive scientific information strategy of research and higher education institutions.

###Felix Sasaki

Felix Sasaki is a Senior Researcher and W3C fellow at the DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence). In 2005 he joined the W3C to work in the Internationalization Activity until March 2009. In 2012 he rejoined the W3C team as a fellow on behalf of DFKI. He was co-chair of the MultilingualWeb-LT Working Group and co-editor of the Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) 2.0 specification. He is currently engaged in the LIDER project. His main field of interest is the application of Web technologies for representation and processing of multilingual information.

###Susan Schreibman

Susan Schreibman is Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of An Foras Feasa. Her research in the Digital Humanities ranges from text encoding and the creation of digital scholarly editions, to more recent interests in Virtual Worlds and Datamining. Previous to taking up this post, she was the Trinity Long Room Hub Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities (2011-2014), the Director of the Digital Humanities Observatory (2008-2011), 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). She is the the founding editor of several web-based projects, including Letters of 1916,The Thomas MacGreevy Archive, Irish Resources in the Humanities, and The Versioning Machine, a tool to edit and visualise multiple versions of deeply-encoded text. She is the series co-editor of Topics in the Digital Humanities (University of Illinois Press) and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative.

###Claire Warwick

Claire Warwick is an Honorary Professor at University College London, following her appointment as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Durham University. Previously she was a Professor of Digital Humanities, and a member of the Department of Information Studies. She also worked as Deputy Director and Head of Training of the London Arts and Humanities Partnership, an AHRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership; and Graduate Tutor for the UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities. From 2009-2013 she was Vice-Dean for Research for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities; and Director then Co-Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. Her research is concerned with the way that digital resources are used in the humanities and cultural heritage; in the use of social media in these areas; and in reading behaviour in physical and digital spaces. She have led or collaborated on several digital humanities research projects, for example the INKE project and the QRator project.  Her PhD, from Cambridge, was in English Literature.