Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of DARIAH-IE is made up of individuals from institutions in Ireland who are in receipt of major European, Foundation, or Exchequer funding in the area of Digital Humanities and whose projects are in a position to support DARIAH activities, both in Ireland and at the wider European level.

Susan Schreibman, Chair – Dr. Schreibman is a Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of An Foras Feasa at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, the co-ordinator of DARIAH in Ireland and co-chair of VCC-2: Research and Education. 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 Data Mining. More...

In Irish poetic modernism, she has focused on the life and work of the Irish poet, literary and art critic, and Director of the National Gallery of Ireland (1950-63), Thomas MacGreevy (1893-1967). Professor Schreibman is the PI of many successful digital humanities projects, including Letters of 1916, Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street BridgeThe Thomas MacGreevy Archive and Irish Resources in the Humanities. She was the founding Director of the Digital Humanities Observatory. Professor Schreibman has supervised the creation of several digital scholarly editions created as class projects, including The Mary Martin Diary, Sterling Family Papers, Baroness Elsa von Freytag Digital Library, The 1916 Diary of Dorothy Price, and the forthcoming 1916 Letters of Marie Martin.

Orla Murphy – Dr Murphy (@omurphy16) is a lecturer in the Discipline of Digital Arts and Humanities in the School of English at University College Cork Ireland. She researches and teaches in the Digital Arts and Humanities Program at UCC and in the national, inter-institutional DAH PhD program in Ireland. She was awarded an inaugural Fulbright TechImpact Scholar award for 2014-2015. Named a Digital Champion at UCC in 2013 she now chairs the E-Learning strategy sub committee of the university’s Academic Council.More...

She is chair of the Information Visualisation working group in the NeDiMAH.eu initiative (the European network for digital methods in the arts and humanities) with Fredrik Palm of the HumLAB, Umea U, Sweden, and vice-chair of the Algorithms group in the EU CoST Action Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage where she convenes the successful international Think Tank series for Early Stage Researchers.

Co-coordinator of the MA in Digital Arts and Humanities and the online MA program in Digital Cultures, she is also the Director of the innovative BA in Digital Humanities and Information Technology at UCC a transdisciplinary BA program working with colleagues in Computer Science over a 4 year program cycle, the first of its kind in Ireland.

She is interested in how culture is, was and will be communicated in all its forms including 3D representation, and in how we read, represent and share knowledge in new networked, virtual environments.

Natalie Harrower – Dr. Natalie Harrower is the Acting Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland, located at the Royal Irish Academy. Previously, she was the DRI’s Manager of Education and Outreach, where she initiated and delivered a broad education and training programme in digital preservation and related areas — including digital humanities, digital archiving, digital curation, and linked data. More...

Dr. Harrower has worked to build DRI’s community profile and partnerships, and has been instrumental in securing grants for DRI from European funders (FP7, H2020), and Irish funders (SFI, Enterprise Ireland). She is the Principal Investigator on Inspiring Ireland 1916, the new phase of the the multiple-award-winning digital cultural heritage portal, and PI at the Royal Irish Academy for the DAH PhD programme. She leads a number of funded leveraged projects under research programmes by SFI (e.g. with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics), the IRC, and Horizon 2020. In 2014 Dr. Harrower established the international conference series DPASSH: Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, and is chairing its inaugural conference in June 2015.

Owen Conlan – Professor Conlan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and Statistics of Trinity College, Dublin. His main research topics are personalization, adaptive immersive environments and adaptive visualizations to support users in exploring large volumes of interrelated and complex information. More...

He is currently an SFI Principal Investigator on the AMAS project (2009-2014) and is also the theme leader in Personalization and Adaptation in the SFI funded CNGL Centre for Science Engineering and Technology (CSET). Owen was the Coordinator of the European Commission funded CULTURA FP7 project (2011-2014) which developed an adaptive research environment for digital humanities researchers. Owen is a passionate educator and has over ten years’ experience applying innovative techniques and technologies to third and fourth level education, including teaching Web and Knowledge Technologies to Digital Humanities students.

Anthony Corns – Mr. Corns is the GIS/IT Manager of The Discovery Programme. His focus of research over the past 10 years in the Archaeology sector has been in developing and applying the use of new technology for the increased understanding of our shared cultural heritage both within the archaeological community and the wider public. More...

He is also participating in several EU research/cooperation projects including: ArcLand, ARIADNE, 3DICONS and LoCloud. He has a Bsc in Geology and Physical Geography and a Msc in Geographic Information Science from the University of Edinburgh. He is a full member of the Institute of Irish Surveyors and a member of IRLOGI (Irish Organization for Geographical Information).

Jennifer Edmond – Dr. Edmond is Director of Strategic Projects in the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences at Trinity College Dublin. Her current areas of research largely encompass methodological questions raised by the application of technology to cultural content. More...

She is the Coordinator for the €6.5M EU project CENDARI (Collaborative EuropeaN Digital/Archival Research Infrastructure), of the Marie Curie Researcher Night Project Discover Research (2013), of the Marie Curie Research Exchange Scheme Project SPECTRESS (2014-2017) and convenes the Working Group in the impact of digital methods on scholarly publication in the ESF-funded network NeDiMAH (Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities) (2011-2015). She is also a member of the COST Action IS1005 (2011-2015), Medieval Resources and New Technologies, the Europeana Research Coordinators Group, and the Europeana Network Archives Task Force.

Justin TonraDr Tonra (@jtonra) is a lecturer in English in NUI Galway. He completed his undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. He received an MA in Literature and Culture at University College Dublin, and completed his doctorate on the poetry of Thomas Moore at the Moore Institute in NUI Galway.

He previously worked as a Research Associate on Transcribe Bentham, a project to crowdsource transcriptions of the manuscripts of Jeremy Bentham, at University College London, and has held posts as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Virginia and NUI Galway. More...

He is currently writing a book on the poetry of Thomas Moore, and working on a number of digital humanities projects, including Ossian Online and Personæ.

Justin’s research and teaching interests are in digital humanities, book history, textual studies and bibliography, scholarly editing, and literature of the Romantic period. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, joint National Co-ordinator for DARIAH Ireland, and co-convenor of the Digital Scholarship Seminar at NUI Galway.

Staff

Donna Maria AlexanderDr Alexander (@americasstudies) is the DARIAH Ireland Postdoctoral Researcher. She completed her IRC-funded PhD in the School of English and Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies in University College Cork. Her research interests include digital pedagogy, composition studies, Intersectional DH, social justice DH, feminism, postcolonialism, and poetry studies. She was awarded the runner-up prize in the Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Women’s Studies in 2015. More...

Previously she has lectured in multidisciplinary areas of literatures of the Americas, digital humanities, critical theory, and research methods. Her current research focuses on Wikipedia as a TPACK tool, and digital composition in assessment design. She is also completing a monograph on docupoetics in the work of Lorna Dee Cervantes. Some of her research on the use of Twitter in assessment design has been published in Hybrid Pedagogy. She has been nominated for a UCC President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016 and 2017. Among her other activities, Dr Alexander is a member of the Wikimedia Ireland Working Group, and is a co-ordinator of #BookHour for the British Association for American Studies.

Karolina Badzmierowska – Ms. Badzmierowska is the Research Assistant for DARIAH-IE and a PhD researcher in the Structured PhD Programme in Digital Arts and Humanities in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin, where she was awarded Postgraduate Research Studentship in 2013. Her career to date combines strong interests in digital humanities, art history and museum studies and the experience acquired at the Hunt Museum in Limerick and the National Museum of Ireland. She is currently working as a Workflow and Communication Coordinator for the Letters of 1916, the first public humanities project in Ireland. www.karolinabadz.com