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  • Editor in Chief: Julia Flanders, Brown University

    Julia Flanders was born and raised in the New Jersey suburbs, and attended a local public high school where computers were taught as "Computer Math". She received her first undergraduate degree from Harvard in History and Literature, and her second from Cambridge University in English Literature. In 1989 she began a PhD in English at Brown University, but migrated early in her graduate studies into humanities computing. She started working at the Women Writers Project in 1992, first as a proofreader, then as Managing Editor, Textbase Editor, and Project Manager. Upon completing her doctorate in 2005 (on "Digital Humanities and the Politics of Scholarly Work") she found herself with enough free time to work on the founding of a digital journal.

    Julia currently works as the Director of the Women Writers Project at Brown University, where her research focuses on the challenges of digital text representation, text encoding, and scholarly communication. She also does a variety of freelance technology consulting. She has written and spoken on a variety of issues including the gender politics of scholarly digital editing, documentation, the history of quantitative methods of literary analysis, digital textuality and materiality, and various practical problems in text encoding. She has served as Vice President of ACH and Chair of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium.

  • General Editor: Wendell Piez, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.

    Wendell Piez was born in Frankfurt, Germany to American parents, and raised in Somerville (Massachussets), Kabul (Afghanistan), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Manila (the Philippines), Reston (Virginia), and Tokyo (Japan), before attending university in New Haven (Connecticut). A graduate of the American School in Japan and of Yale College (MC 1984), where he received a BA in Classics (Ancient Greek), he has been using and programming computers since 1977 (BASIC, 6502 Assembler). From 1985 to 1998 he attended and taught at Rutgers University, where he specialized in English literature, critical theory, poetics and rhetoric. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1991 (writing on the aesthetic theory and prose practice of the Victorian literary critic and belletrist Walter Pater), he worked in Rutgers University Special Collections and Archives (1991-1995) and on the faculty at CETH (the Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities, 1995-1998). Since 1998, he has been employed by Mulberry Technologies, Inc., a consultancy in private practice, where he is responsible for the development and application of electronic text technologies both for clients and in house. Author and presenter of journal articles, papers and courses presented at academic and industry conferences and teaching events, he is a regular contributor to HUMANIST, TEI-L, and XSL-LIST, a recognized expert in XML, XSLT and related technologies such as SVG, and co-originator of LMNL, the Layered Markup and Annotation Language. He resides in scenic Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

  • General Editor and Associate Interactive Media Editor: Melissa Terras, University College London

    Melissa Terras hales from Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, and ignored computers until her final year of her undergraduate MA, in History of Art and English Literature at the University of Glasgow (1998). Discovering the Internet (and something that she was good at) led to an MSc in IT (Software and Systems), also at Glasgow in 1999. In 2002 she completed her doctorate at the University of Oxford, which was a joint project between the Department of Engineering Science and the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, on using image processing and artificial intelligence to try and "read" the Roman documents from Vindolanda.

    Melissa then spent a year at the Royal Academy of Engineering, as assistant manager of the Policy unit, providing impartial advice to the UK government on matters scientific. Now at University College London, she is a lecturer in the School of Library, Archive, and Information Studies on Internet Technologies, Web Publishing, and Digital Resources in the Humanities. She is acting Secretary of ALLC (2005/6) and an Officer of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (2005-8), as well as being involved in other consultancy activities within the Digital Humanities field. She is interested in computational techniques which would allow research in the Humanities that would otherwise be impossible.

  • Associate Interactive Media Editor: Geoffrey Rockwell, McMaster University

    Dr. Geoffrey Martin Rockwell is an Associate Professor of Humanities Computing and Multimedia in the Department of Communication Studies and Multmedia at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada. He received a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto and worked at the University of Toronto as a Senior Instructional Technology Specialist. He has published and presented papers in the area of philosophical dialogue, textual visualization and analysis, humanities computing, instructional technology, computer games and multimedia. With colleagues at McMaster University he set up an undergraduate Multimedia programme. He is currently the project leader for the CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation) funded project TAPoR, a Text Analysis Portal for Research, which is developing a text tool portal for researchers who work with electronic texts. He has published a book Defining Dialogue: From Socrates to the Internet with Humanity Books.

  • Technical Editor: John A. Walsh, Indiana University

    John A. Walsh is the Associate Director for Projects and Services of the Indiana University Digital Library Program, where he coordinates the activities of the program and manages select projects and initiatives. He has been working with digital text and image collections and other digital library content creation and delivery for over ten years. His main area of expertise is in the development of XML full-text literary and humanities digital collections. Current projects include The Swinburne Project, a digital collection of the works of nineteenth-century British poet Algernon Charles Swinburne; the Chymistry of Isaac Newton, a digital edition of Isaac Newton's alchemical writings; and CBML, or Comic Book Markup Language, a TEI-based XML vocabulary for encoding comic books and graphic novels. He has a Ph.D. in English literature, with an emphasis on nineteenth-century British poetry, from Indiana University. John is active in the digital humanities field, researching the application of XML-related technologies to the preservation, presentation, and analysis of literary texts and pop culture media.

  • Utility Infielder: John Unsworth, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    In 2003, John Unsworth was named Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with appointments as Professor in GSLIS, in the department of English, and on the Library faculty. During the previous ten years, from 1993-2003, he served as the first Director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, and a faculty member in the English Department, at the University of Virginia. For his work at IATH, he received the 2005 Richard W. Lyman Award from the National Humanities Center. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia in 1988. In 1990, at NCSU, he co-founded the first peer-reviewed electronic journal in the humanities, Postmodern Culture (now published by Johns Hopkins University Press, as part of Project Muse). He also organized, incorporated, and chaired the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium, co-chaired the Modern Language Association's Committee on Scholarly Editions, and served as President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities.

  • Articles Editor: Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Maryland

    Matthew Kirschenbaum is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maryland and Acting Associate Director at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). A long-time member of the digital humanities scene, he works in both theoretical and applied contexts. His book Mechanisms--about the erasure, survivability, and variability of electronic texts--should be out from the MIT Press in early 2007; he is also a lead developer on the nora project, a multi-institutional initiative to bring text mining and visualization to bear on digital library collections. His other projects include the Virtual Lightbox, a repository system for archiving creative versions of contemporary literary drafts in progress, and, long ago, the William Blake Archive. He is a blogger and an avid board gamer (where he unwinds by manipulating formal systems with paper, plastic, and cardboard).

  • Blogs Editor (a.k.a. Bog [sic] Harvester): Stéfan Sinclair, McMaster University
  • Reviews Editor: Kim Tryka, University of Virginia
  • Managing Editor: John Melson, Brown University

Advisory Board

  • Dino Buzzetti, Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna
  • Greg Crane, Department of Classics, Tufts University
  • Marilyn Deegan, Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College, London
  • Johanna Drucker, Department of English, University of Virginia
  • Kurt Gärtner, University of Trier
  • Susan Hockey, University College London
  • Claus Huitfeldt, University of Bergen
  • Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Willard McCarty, Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College, London
  • Jerome McGann, University of Virginia
  • Allen Renear, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Massimo Riva, Department of Italian Studies, Brown University
  • Geoffrey Rockwell, McMaster University
  • C. Michael Sperberg-McQueen, W3C
  • John Unsworth, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign