Dr Julie M. Birkholz
Ghent University & KBR - Royal Library of Belgium
Dr. Julie M. Birkholz is Assistant Professor Digital Humanities at Ghent University and Lead of KBR’s- Royal Library of Belgium’s Digital Research Lab. Her research expertise is in historical social network analysis, but more broadly developing digital workflows to afford digital humanities research. From 2017 – 2020 she was a DH Fellow on the ERC Agents of Change Research project WeChangEd, investigating the historical networks of women editors, periodicals and organizations in Europe, as well as the research data manager for the linked open data of the bibliographic information of these editors. From 2014 – 2017 she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent, researching the identification of social networks through web data. She holds a doctorate in Organization Sciences from the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
University of Potsdam, WP7
Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences (WP 1 & 3)
Joanna Byszuk is a research associate and a member of Computational Stylistics Group at the Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków. She has worked on ‘Foundations of Computational Stylistics’ (2018-2022) and ‘CLS Infra’ (2022-2025) projects, focusing on cross-lingual computational stylistics and advancing stylometric methodology and its understanding, especially locating method limitations and developing evaluation procedures. She was also engaged in the COST Action Distant Reading, where she was leading Working Group 2 ‘Methods and Tools’ (2020-2022), and in ‘Deep Learning in the Computational Stylistics’ collaboration with the University of Antwerp. She is interested in discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, especially in connection to ‘big data’ and multimodal perspective, establishing in her dissertation a methodology of multimodal stylometry for the study of audiovisual works.
For more, see: https://ijp.pan.pl/en/pracownicy/joanna-byszuk/
Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities, Wp6 & WP9
Sally Chambers is Digital Humanities Research Coordinator at the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities, Ghent University, Belgium where she coordinates the CLARIAH: Open Humanities Service Infrastructure and is National Coordinator for DARIAH Belgium. Sally is Chair of the DARIAH-EU National Coordinator Committee and member of the DARIAH-EU Senior Management Team. Sally initially worked in academic libraries in the UK in the mid-1990s before joining The European Library (the predecessor of Europeana) at the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague in 2005. Previously, she was Secretary-General of DARIAH-EU based in the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities, Germany before joining the GhentCDH in early 2015. Since late 2020, she divides her time between GhentCDH and the KBR, Royal Library of Belgium, where she coordinates the DATA-KBR-BE project to facilitate data-level access to KBR’s digitised and born-digital collections for digital humanities research. She is an active participant in the international Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) Labs community and a co-author of Open a GLAM Lab, a practical guide for setting up, running and maintaining a Digital Cultural Heritage Innovation Lab. In June 2021, Sally was appointed as the Executive Director of the Impact Centre of Competence in Digitisation. She combines this role with her work at the KBR, Royal Library of Belgium and Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities.
Mgr. Silvie Cinková Ph.D.
Charles University, WP4, WP8, & WP9
Background: German and Swedish philology.
Since 2004: linguistic annotation of diverse corpora, primarily for machine learning.
Since 2013: data analysis, text mining, Digital Humanities, teaching R and data analysis to students of humanities.
Since 2019: readability studies.
Universiteit Gent, WP8
I have a background in Translation and Interpretation (VUB), Digital Humanities (KULeuven) and Digital Text Analysis (University of Antwerp). The coming four years, I’ll be completing a PhD in Digital Humanities at the University of Ghent (Center for Digital Humanities) under the supervision of Dr. Julie Birkholz, where my focus will be on the development of NLP workflows and toolchains for digital and non-digital humanists. Email: email@example.com
University of Trier (UT), WP3
Julia Dudar studied media science (Bachelor) and then Computational Linguistics (Master) with a focus on Digital Humanities at the University of Trier. From September 2019 to June 2020 she worked as a research helper in the project “MiMoText” at the competence center and from June 2020 to January 2021 in the project “Zeta und Company”. In 2020 she completed her studies with a master’s thesis on the approaches of sentiment analysis in a medical context. Her research interests lie in the methods of automatic text analysis and evaluation as well as in the area of machine learning. Since January 2021 she works as a research assistant for “Zeta and Company” project (University of Trier). Since March 2021 she is also involved in CLS INFRA project, and is responsible for working package 3.
Prof. Maciej Eder
Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences,
(WP 1, 3 & 4)
Maciej Eder is the director of the Institute of Polish Language at the Polish Academy of Sciences, chair of the Committee of Linguistics at the Polish Academy of Sciences, vice-chair of the COST Action “Distant Reading”, co-founder of the Computational Stylistics Group, and the main developer of the R package ‘Stylo’ for performing stylometric analyses. He is interested in European literature of the Renaissance and the Baroque, classical heritage in early modern literature, and quantitative approaches to style variation. These include measuring style using statistical methods, authorship attribution based on quantitative measures, as well as “distant reading” methods to analyse dozens (or hundreds) of literary works at a time.
Dr Jennifer Edmond
trinity College Dublin, WP 1, Wp3
Jennifer Edmond is Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, Co-director of the Trinity Center for Digital Humanities, Director of the MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture and a funded Investigator of the SFI ADAPT Centre. Jennifer also serves as President of the Board of Directors of the pan-European research infrastructure for the arts and humanities, DARIAH-EU.
University of trier, WP3
Evgeniia Fileva studied Computational Linguistics at the University of Trier. In her master’s thesis she dealt with dialogue management strategies in dialogue systems. From September 2020 to March 2021 she was a research assistant in the project Zeta und Konsorten. Since April 2021 she’s a part of the CLS INFRA project with the goal of documenting and disseminating current methods and experiences of literary scholars working digitally, as well as technically testing innovative methods at the edge of current practice.
DARIAH-EU & Trinity College Dublin
Vicky Garnett is currently working as the Training and Education Officer for DARIAH-EU, and has previously been involved in several EU projects, including DigCurV, Europeana Cloud, and most recently PARTHENOS, where she was directly involved in the development and provision of training materials. Her academic background lies mostly in linguistics, having obtained her MPhil in Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin, and is currently working on a PhD in Dialectology (also at Trinity College Dublin). Vicky also has an interest in research communication, and obtained a Diploma in Public Relations from the Irish Public Relations Association.
Dr Sarah Hoover
NUI Galway, WP2
Dr Sarah Hoover is a Postdoctoral Researcher on the CLS INFRA project. Sarah was previously a lecturer at the School of Film, Music and Theatre at University College Cork and at the School of English and Creative Arts at the University of Galway. Her forthcoming monograph Larping Audiences into Theatre: Strategies of Reflective Affective Dramaturgy will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2024. She is also a professional dramaturg, working with companies such as Eva’s Echo and Game Theory Theatre as well as playwrights and performance artists including Jenni Nikinmaa and Charlotte Gallagher. Sarah was a researcher on the Visioning The Future project identifying best practices in artistic research pedagogy (UCC 2021) and the BodyVAR ERC Consolidator proposal (UCC 2022). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Michal Křen
Charles University, WP4, 6, 9
Michal studied Informatics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (MA) and Mathematical linguistics at its Faculty of Arts (PhD). Currently, Michal is PI of the Czech National Corpus (CNC) research infrastructure hosted by Charles University. He has actively participated in the design and compilation of many corpora published by CNC, mainly large general-purpose monolingual corpora of written and spoken Czech. His main research interests include corpus linguistics, mathematical linguistics, language variation and change, digital humanities and general linguistics.
Prof. Dr. Els Lefever
LT3/Ghent CDH, Ghent University , WP8
Els Lefever is an associate professor at the LT3 language and translation technology team at Ghent University. She started her career as a computational linguist at the R&D-department of Lernout & Hauspie Speech products and holds a PhD in computer science from Ghent University on ParaSense: Parallel Corpora for Word Sense Disambiguation (2012). She has a strong expertise in machine learning of natural language and multilingual natural language processing, with a special interest for computational semantics, cross-lingual transfer learning, cross-lingual word sense disambiguation and sentiment analysis, multilingual terminology extraction, and digital humanities. She was involved in the SCATE project (work package on bilingual terminology extraction from comparable corpora), the AMiCA project (work package on the automatic detection of cyberbullying events) and TExEval (automatic ontology extraction from term lists). Els is currently supervising PhD research on language modeling for low-resourced languages, argumentation mining in political social media text, the automatic detection of irony in online text, NLP approaches for Byzantine Greek Epigrams, cuneform tablets, and historical literature, and the automatic linking of medical lay and professional terminology to enhance comprehension of medical texts by patients. As a co-director of the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities, Els builds on her expertise in machine learning of natural language and multilingual natural language processing to advise and assist in DH research and infrastructure projects across the faculty. Els teaches Terminology and Translation Technology, Introduction to Translation Technology, Localisation and Digital Humanities courses.
PD Dr. Michał Mrugalski
Humboldt University, WP5
2005 – PhD in Literary Studies/ Literary Theory (Warsaw University)
2017 – Habilitation in Comparative Literature and Slavic Studies (University of Tübingen)
Dr Ciara L. Murphy
NUI Galway, WP2
Dr Ciara L. Murphy was a Postdoctoral Researcher on the CLS INFRA and ELEXIS research projects, moving on to a lectureship with Dundalk IT in October 2022. Ciara was previously Lecturer in Creative Arts Teaching and Learning in the School of English and Creative Arts at NUI Galway. Her forthcoming monograph Performing Social Change on the Island of Ireland: From Republic to Pandemic will be published by Routledge in 2022. She is currently co-editing a collection Austerity and Irish Women’s Writing and Culture, 1980-2020 (Routledge 2022). Ciara was a researcher on the collaborative research project for #WakingtheFeminists, ‘Gender Counts: An Analysis of gender in Irish theatre 2006-2015’, that examines how key roles in Irish theatre have been gendered over the last ten years.
Dr. Carolin Odebrecht
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, WP5 Lead, Wp6
A historian and linguist at heart, my lifelong passion for finding and defining value has led me to do exciting work in software and data development in the Digital Humanities. I’ve been working in data management, data architecture and (meta-)data modelling in interdisciplinary contexts for many years, specifically in the areas of linguistics and literary studies, digital humanities and computational science.
Eliza Papaki is Outreach and Communications Officer for DARIAH-EU (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities), based at the Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She completed studies in History and Archaeology and holds an MPhil in Public History and Cultural Heritage from Trinity College Dublin. Before joining DARIAH-EU, Eliza worked in various EU-funded Digital Humanities projects at the Centre for Digital Humanities, Maynooth University and the Digital Curation Unit, Research Centre ATHENA in Greece. Some of the projects Eliza has been involved in are TRIPLE, SSHOC, Europeana Cloud, #dariahTeach, NeDiMAH and Europeana Research. Her role in these projects was mainly in the area of User Requirements, User Evaluation and Design, Outreach, Dissemination and Communication.
DARIAH ERIC, WP1 & WP9
Marco Raciti is responsible for supporting and managing national and European external funding for the DARIAH ERIC. He joined DARIAH in 2015 after obtaining his Master Degree in European Project Management at the University of Caen Normandy. He was in charge of the day-to-day management of the European funded projects HaS-DARIAH and DESIR. Furthermore, he supervised the participation of DARIAH in several strategic Horizon 2020 funded projects.
Associate professor Salvador ros
UNED, WP7, Wp8, Wp9
Salvador Ros is an Associate Professor at UNED (National Distance Education University) at the School of Computer Science. Currently, He is the Technical Director of POSTDATA ERC Starting Grant and LyrAIcs proof of concept project. Director of the Master of Big Data´s architectures and technologies and Data Science. Salvador Ros has been Director of Learning Technologies at UNED for six years and Vice Dean of Technologies at Computer Science School for six years. He has received the Extraordinary Doctoral Award in the UNED for his PhD dissertation and Two special best paper awards as well. He is a strategical and innovation Manager in the Public sector. He has graduated from the Leadership Program for PublicSector Management by IESE Bussines School. Universidad de Navarra, in a Strategic Senior Management for Universities by Universidad de Nebrija y Politécnica de Barcelona and the Leadership Program for Innovation and entrepreneurship in Public Sector by Deusto Bussiness School. Universidad de Deusto.He is a senior member of the IEEE Education society since 2007. His research and professional activity, in general, is focused on enhanced learning technologies for distance learning scenarios and learning analytics, Bigdata, and an IA applied to Science and Humanities and strategic consultant for the public sector.
Prof. Dr. Christof Schöch
Trier University, Wp3 & Wp7
Christof Schöch is Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Trier, Germany, and Co-Director of the Trier Center for Digital Humanities. He is also chair of the COST Action Distant Reading for European Literary History and president of the Digital Humanities Association for the German-speaking area (DHd). Christof studied Romance languages, English and Psychology in Freiburg and Tours. His master’s thesis was on French contemporary writer François Bon. In 2008, he obtained his PhD in French Literature with a study of ‘La Description double dans le roman des Lumières 1760-1800’ (Kassel / Paris IV-Sorbonne). The thesis has been awarded the Prix Germaine de Stael 2010 and published with Classiques Garnier. From 2004 to 2011, he has been a research assistant at the Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures at Kassel University. From 2011 to 2017, he has been a research associate at the Department for Literary Computing at University of Würzburg, first as a researcher in the DARIAH-DE (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) inititative, then as leader of the Computational Literary Genre Stylistics group. In 2017, he received the offer to join Trier University as Full Professor of Digital Humanities. Christof’s interests in research and teaching are located at the confluence of French literary studies and Digital Humanities. His methodological focus is on Computational Literary Studies (quantitative methods of text analysis, building of digital textual resources, legal aspects). In terms of materials, he is focusing on French Classical and Enlightenment drama as well as on the modern and contemporary French novel. He is also interested in new forms of scholarly publishing and collaboration and pleads for Open Access / Open Science in the Humanities. He is an active member of the Romance Studies and Digital Humanities communities. Further information: https://christof-schoech.de/en/
Dr Artjoms Šeļa
Artjoms Šeļa is currently doing postdoctoral research at the Methodology department of the Institute of Polish Language (PAN, Kraków) and is a research fellow at the University of Tartu (Estonia). He holds PhD in Russian Literature and uses computational methods to understand historical change in literature and culture. His main research interests include stylometry, verse studies and cultural evolution. Sometimes he does forays into digital preservation and history of quantitative methods in humanities.
Dr Justin Tonra
NUI Galway, WP2 Lead
Dr. Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra
DARIAH-EU, WP1 & WP5
Erzsébet works as the Open Science Officer of DARIAH-EU where she is responsible for fostering and implementing policies and practices related to the open dissemination of research results in the humanities. Her advocacy activities include providing workshops, webinars, and other training activities on a regular basis. She is also involved in European infrastructure-building projects such as OPERAS-P and TRIPLE. She received her PhD in Cultural Linguistics and also has a background in scholarly communication.
Prof Dr Peer Trilcke
University of Potsdam, WP7 Lead, WP 3, 4, 6, 8, 9
Professor of modern German literature at the University of Potsdam since 2016; since 2017 director of the Theodor Fontane Archive, an institution of the University of Potsdam; since 2018 head of the Network for Digital Humanities at the University of Potsdam. He is a member of the working groups “Scientific practice” and “Digital collection” of the “Digital Information” Initiative by the Alliance of Science Organizations in Germany. His work focuses on the research-based development of infrastructures for literary corpora and the quantitative analysis of literary texts. He is one of the editors of the multinlingual DraCor-service (Drama Corpora Platform) and of the Journal of Computational Literary Studies (JCLS).
Prof. Dr Karina van Dalen-Oskam
Huygens Institute (KNAW), WP4 Lead
Karina van Dalen-Oskam’s research focuses on computational literary studies and the development of methods and techniques for the stylistic analysis of modern Dutch and English novels. She applies these methods to analyze stylistic differences in texts, oeuvres, genres, time periods, and cultures or languages. Proper names in literary texts have her special interest. She is also interested in canon formation. She has been project leader of The Riddle of Literary Quality (2012-2019) and currently leads, among other projects, Track Changes: Textual scholarship and the challenge of digital literary writing and Novel Perceptions: Towards an inclusive canon. In this project, she collaborates with the University of Wolverhampton. She is preparing a follow-up project to The Riddle of Literary Quality: The Riddle of the Literary Canon. Next to her work at Huygens Institute and from March 2012 onward, she is also professor of Computational Literary Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) from 2011-2014 and president of EADH from 2014-2015. From 2015-2019 she was the chair of the steering committee of the international digital humanities organization ADHO (Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations).
Lisanne M. van Rossum rMA
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, WP3 & WP4