My Digital Humanities - Part 1

This video features Stéfan Sinclair, Professor of Digital Humanities at McGill University;  Geoffrey Rockwell, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta; Laura Mandell, Professor of English and Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University; Bryan Carter,  Assistant Professor in Africana Studies at the University of Arizona;  Claire Clivaz, Doctorate in Theology and researcher in Digital Epistemology at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Vital-IT, Bill Endres, Professor in Digital Humanities at the University of Oklahoma.  In this video the academics involved give their own definition of what 'Digital Humanities' is.
  • Prof., Rockwell, Geoffrey, University of Alberta, Canada
    • Bionote: Geoffrey received a BA in Philosophy from Haverford College, and MA and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, and worked at the University of Toronto as a Senior Technological Instructional Technology Specialist. He has published and presented papers in the area of philosophical dialogue, textual visualization and analysis, humanities computing and instructional technology, computer games and multimedia. He has published a book "Defining Dialogue: From Socrates to the Internet" with Humanity Books and is now preparing a book titled "Hermeneutica" together with Stefan Sinclair for publication. This book is a part of a hybrid text and tool project with Voyant Tools, a suite of analytical tools.
  • Prof., Sinclair, Stéfan, McGill University, Canada
    • Bionote: Stéfan received a BA (Hons) in French from the University of British Columbia, MA in French Literature from the University of Victoria and PhD in French Literature from Queens University. Stefan's primary area of research is in design, development, usage and theorisation of tools for the Digital Humanities, especially for text analysis and visualisation. He has led or contributed significantly to projects such as Voyant Tools, the Text Analysis Portal for Research (TAPoR), the Monk Project, the Simulated Environment for Theatre, the Mandala Browser, and BonPatron. He has numerous publications related to research and teaching in Digital Humanities, including "Hermeneutica": Computer Assisted Interpretation in the Humanities, with Geoffrey Rockwell (MIT, 2016), and "Visual Interface Design for Visual Cultural Heritage", with Stan Ruecker and Milena Radzikowska (Ashgate, 2011).
  • Prof., Mandell, Laura, Texas A&M University, U.S.A
    • Bionote: Laura received a BA in English/French from the University of New Mexico, MA in English from Cornell University, and PhD in English from Cornell University.  Laura is currently a Professor in English and the Director of the initiative for Digital Humanities, media and culture at Texas A&M University.  Her research interests include Eighteen-Century literature, British Romantic literature and Digital Humanities.  She is the author of "Misogynous Economies: The Business of literature in Eighteen-Century Britain" (1999) and general editor of the poetess archive.  Her current research involves developing new methods for visualising poetry, developing software that will allow all scholars to deep-code documents for data mining and improving OCR software for early modern and Eighteen-Century texts via high performance and cluster computing.
  • Prof., Carter, Bryan, University of Arizona, U.S.A
    • Bionote: Bryan received his PhD at the University of Missouri-Columbia and is the Assistant Professor in Africana studies, specializing in African American literature of the 20th Century with a primary focus on Harlem Renaissance and a secondary emphasis on digital culture.  He has published numerous articles on his doctoral project, Virtual Harlem and has presented it at various locations around the world.  His research focuses on advanced visualization and how sustained and varied digital communication affects student retention and engagement in literature courses taught both online and face-to-face.  Dr. Carter has completed his first book entitled "Digital Humanities:  Current Perspectives, Practice and Research" through Emerald Publishing.
  • Dr., Clivaz, Claire, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Vital-IT, Switzerland
    • Bionote: Claire received her MA and PhD in Theology from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.  She is currently a  Swiss Pastor,  theology scholar and Head of Digital Enhanced Learning at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Switzerland; she belongs to a team of scholars who have started Digital Humanities in Switzerland.  Her research interests include digital epistemology, history of reading New Testament manuscripts and textual criticism (Luke-Acts) and digital theology. She leads several projects, notably the development of the e-talks, a multimedia publication tool (, as well as a Swiss National Fund on the Arabic manuscripts of Pauline letters ( and participates with six other European partners to a strategic partnership ERASMUS+ in Digital Humanities ( 
  • Prof., Endres, Bill, University of Oklahoma, U.S.A
    • Bionote: Bill received an MA in the 'Writing of Poetry' from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH and a PhD in 'Rhetoric, Composition and Linguistics' from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.  He is a digital humanist and a visual rhetorician.  Bills  research is focused on insular illuminated manuscripts, medieval manuscripts made in the British Isles from 600-850 C.E.  He also studied the complexities of these manuscripts and their cultural interplay in the development and transmission of artistic and monastic practices.  His current book project "The St Chad Gospels: Its Images, Text and Textuality" explores the materiality of the St Chad Gospels and its decorative and textual expression as an anchor for identity within an evolving and uncertain cross-cultural context. 
  • Mr., MacCaba, Fionntan - An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University, Production, Editing
  • Dr., Papadopoulos, Konstantinos - An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University, Questions, Recording, Production, Metadata
  • Mr., Rooney, Neale - An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University, Questions, Recording
  • Prof., Schreibman, Susan - An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University, Questions, Production
  • Mr., Martin, Justin - An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University, Metadata
Date & Place
  • Date of Recording: 14 July 2016
  • Place of Recording: Krakow, Poland, Digital Humanities Conference 2016
  • Publication: 18 October 2016,
  • Undergraduates; Postgraduates; Scholars
  • Lecturers; Teachers
  • Cultural Heritage Specialists; Digital Humanists; Digital Scholarly Editors; Historians; Librarians; Media Professionals; Museum Professionals
Language Information
  • Language Main: English
  • Language Transcription: Yes
  • Language Subtitles: Chinese; Danish; English; French; German; Greek; Irish; Serbian
NeDiMAH Methods Ontology (NeMO)
  • 1. Acquiring > 1.3. Learning
  • 4. Processing>4.1. Analyzing > 4.1.17. Interpreting
  • 4. Processing>4.2. Modifying> 4.2.7. Digitizing
  • Digital Humanities; Digital Technologies; Digital Tools; Arts; Computational Methods; Humanities Research; Digital Methodologies, Quantative Methods; Text; Literature; Pedagogy
  • Carter, Bryan. Digital Humanities: Current Perspective, Practices, and Research. 1st ed. Vol. 7. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013. Print. Cutting-Edge Technologies in Higher Education. 
  • Clivaz, Claire, Gregory Andrew, and David Hamidović, eds. Digital Humanities in Biblical, Early Jewish and Early Christian Studies. Vol. 2. Brill, 2013. Web. Scholarly Communication.
  • Endres, Bill. “Imaging Sacred Artifacts: Ethics and the Digitizing of Lichfield Cathedral’s St Chad Gospels.” Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture 3.3 (2014). Web.
  • Gardiner, Eileen, and Ronald G. Musto. The Digital Humanities: A Primer for Students and Scholars. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Print.
  • Mandell, Laura. Breaking the Book:  Print Humanities in the Digital Age. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. Web.
  • Rockwell, Geoffrey, and Stéfan Sinclair. “Between Language and Literature: Digital Text Exploration.” Teaching Language and Literature Online. Ed. Ian Lancashire. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2009. Print. Options for Teaching Book 26.
  • Schreibman, Susan, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth, eds. A New Companion to Digital Humanities. 2nd ed. Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. Print.
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