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Dr. Jennifer Edmond
Associate Professor, School Office Language Lit & Cult Stud
Associate Professor, The Long Room Hub


I am an internationally recognised expert in the application of arts and humanities insight to academic and societal challenges arising at intersection of information and communication technologies and culture. My publication record includes 23 journal articles (+ 4 further in press), 2 books, 8 papers in conference proceedings (+ 1 further in press), 7 book chapters (+ 4 further in press), 5 significant reports and 2 open datasets. Many of these are single-authored, and the rest were conceived and delivered with members of my network of 59 co-authors based across 18 countries. These publications have appeared in the most highly respected venues specific to my field of the digital humanities, including Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Debates in the Digital Humanities and Digital Humanities Quarterly. As I do not only want my work to have an impact within this interdisciplinary field, but beyond into the disciplines that contribute to it, I also publish in computer science, information science, and science and technology studies, as well as in disciplines such as history and literary studies.

I have been the PI or co-PI of 11+ large-scale funded interdisciplinary research projects including FP7 CENDARI, FP7 SPECTRESS, H2020 PARTHENOS, CHIST-ERA PROVIDEDH, H2020 KPLEX, H2020 CLS INFRA and, starting in 2023, HEu KT4D. My total grant capture amounts to ca. €12M, funds that have created (among other things) over 50 researchers" posts (15 in TCD). In the context of these projects and my other professional roles, I have also organised 11+ conferences with 1000+ participants in total. The beneficiaries of these activities, in particular my former postdocs and PhD students, have gone on to varied but exciting jobs, such as para-academic positions in the Data Services of the Royal Dutch Academy, the British Library, and the Romanian Government, as well as permanent academic posts at the University of Coventry and Ludwig Maximillian"s University in Munich. I"ve also mentored two successful ERC applicants, one of whom was a SPECTRESS project fellow who built her proposal directly out of her experience in my project. My research activities also include activities that allow me to shape debates in my field, enabling me to serve as an expert for 7 national agency funding programmes, 7 international publishers and 6 Scientific Advisory Boards. I also have given more than 40 invited and keynote lectures in the past 5 years, across 30 countries in Europe and many beyond, and have also held very significant commissions of trust. Primary among these would be the Presidency of the DARIAH-EU Research Infrastructure, and membership in the Governing Board of the European Association of Social Sciences and Humanities (EASSH). An open access champion, I was a member of the European Commission"s Open Science Policy Platform, and a majority of my publications are available open access, including the 2020 collection I edited, Digital Technologies and the Practices of Humanities Research (which has so far been accessed over 12,000 times) and my co-authored 2022 book The Trouble With Big Data, which has been viewed over 2,900 times.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Soft Skills in Hard Places or Is the Digital Future of Graduate Study in the Humanities Outside of the University? in, editor(s)Simon Appleford, Gabriel Hankins, Anouk Lang , Debates in the Digital Humanities: The Digital Futures of Graduate Study in the Humanities, Minneapolis, MN USA, University of Minnesota Press, 2024, [Jennifer Edmond, Vicky Garnett and Toma Tasovac] Book Chapter, 2024

Ketzan, Erik and Edmond, Jennifer and Vogel, Carl, Need a Good Book about Privacy? Evaluating Dictionary-Based Corpus Query for Detecting the Topic of Privacy in Literary Texts, Journal of Computational Literary Studies, 2, (1), 2024, p1-19 Journal Article, 2024 TARA - Full Text DOI

Edmond, Jennifer and Erzsébet Tóth Czifra, Embracing Open Science at DARIAH-EU: How Openness Became a Bridge Between Research Infrastructure Strategy and Research Realities in the Arts and Humanities., Pop! Public. Open. Participatory., 5, 2023, p0-00 Journal Article, 2023 DOI

Micha" Kozak, Alejandro Rodríguez, Alejandro Benito-Santos, Roberto Therón, Michelle Doran, Amelie Dorn, Jennifer Edmond, Cezary Mazurek and Eveline Wandl-Vogt., The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts: Taxonomy Development as a Site of Negotiation in Transdisciplinary, Cooperative Technology Development, Digital Humanities Quarterly, 17, (3), 2023, p0-00 Journal Article, 2023 URL

Jennifer Edmond, Dzovinar Kévonian, Philippe Rygiel, Jean-Pierre Bat, Simon Burrows and Jo Guldi, Connected Ogres: Global Sources in the Digital Era, Monde(s), 21, 2022, p73 - 95 Journal Article, 2022

A Quantified Quickening: Data, AI and the Consumption and Composition of Music in, editor(s)Martin Clancy , Routledge Companion to AI and Music, UK, Routledge, 2022, pp83 - 92, [Jennifer Edmond] Book Chapter, 2022 DOI

Jennifer Edmond, Jörg Lehmann, Nicola Horsley, Mike Priddy, The Trouble with Big Data: How Datafication Displaces Cultural Practices, London, UK, Bloomsbury Academic, 2022 Book, 2022

Michelle Doran, Nicole Basaraba, Jennifer Edmond, Vicky Garnett, Courtney Helen Grile, Eliza Papaki, and Erzsébeth Toth-Czifra, Scholarly Primitives of Scholarly Meetings: A DH-Inspired Exploration of the Virtual Incunabular in the Time of COVID 19, Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ), 2022 Journal Article, 2022 URL

Nicole Basaraba, Nicole Basaraba, Jennifer Edmond, Owen Conlan, Peter Arnds, A Data-Driven Approach to Public-Focused Digital Narratives for Cultural Heritage, The Palgrave Handbook of Digital and Public Humanities, 2022, p337--356 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

Micha" Kozak, Alejandro Rodríguez, Alejandro Benito-Santos, Roberto Therón, Michelle Doran, Amelie Dorn, Jennifer Edmond, Cezary Mazurek and Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Analyzing and Visualizing Uncertain Knowledge: The use of TEI annotations in the PROVIDEDH Open Science Platform, Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, 14, 2022, p0-00 Journal Article, 2022 URL

Michał Kozak, Alejandro Rodríguez, Alejandro Benito-Santos, Roberto Therón, Michelle Doran, Amelie Dorn, Jennifer Edmond, Cezary Mazurek and Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Evaluating a Taxonomy of Textual Uncertainty for Visualisation in the Digital Humanities: Lessons Learned from User Studies, Information, 12, (11), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Frank Uiterwaal, Franco Niccolucci, Sheena Bassett, Steven Krauwer, Hella Hollander, Femmy Admiraal, Laurent Romary, George Bruseker, Carlo Meghini, Jennifer Edmond and Mark Hedges, From disparate disciplines to unity in diversity: How the project PARTHENOS has brought European humanities Research Infrastructures together., International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 15, (1-2), 2021, p101 - 116 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Jennifer Edmond, Reconciling the Cultural Complexity of Research Data: Can we Make Data Interdisciplinary without Hiding Disciplinary Knowledge, Journal of Digital Culture and Society, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 TARA - Full Text

Nicole Basaraba, Peter Arnds, Jennifer Edmondand Owen Conlan. , New Media Ecology and Theoretical Foundations for Nonfiction Digital Narrative Creative Practice., Narrative, 29, (3), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Introduction: Power, Practices, and the Gatekeepers of Humanistic Research in the Digital Age in, editor(s)Jennifer Edmond , Digital Technology and the Practices of Humanities Research, Cambridge, Open Book, 2020, pp1 - 20, [Jennifer Edmond] Book Chapter, 2020 DOI

Academic Publishing: New Opportunities for the Culture of Supply and the Nature of Demand in, editor(s)Jennifer Edmond , Digital Technology and the Practices of Humanities Research, Cambridge, Open Book, 2020, pp49 - 80, [Jennifer Edmond and Laurent Romary] Book Chapter, 2020 DOI

Tanja Wissik, Jennifer Edmond, Frank Fischer, Franciska de Jong, Stefania Scagliola, Andrea Scharnhorst, Hendrik Schmeer, Walter Scholger, Leon Wessels, Teaching Digital Humanities Around the World: An Infrastructural Approach to a Community-Driven DH Course Registry (全球视角下的数字人文教育: 基础设施视角下的社区驱动型数字人文课程登记中心), Library Tribune, 40, (6), 2020, p1 - 27 Journal Article, 2020 URL

Jennifer Edmond and Francesca Morselli, Sustainability of Digital Humanities Projects as a Publication and Documentation Challenge, Journal of Documentation, 76, (2), 2020 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text DOI

Springing the Floor for a Different Kind of Dance: Building a 21st Century Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities in, editor(s)Jennifer Edmond , Digital Technology and the Practices of Humanities Research, Cambridge, Open Book, 2020, pp207 - 234, [Jennifer Edmond, Frank Fischer, Laurent Romary and Toma Tasovac] Book Chapter, 2020 DOI

Nicole Basaraba, Peter Arnds, Jennifer Edmond and Owen Conlan , User Testing Persuasive Interactive Web Documentaries: An Empirical Study, Springer LNCS Springer Conference Proceedings, 13th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS 2020), 2020 Conference Paper, 2020 DOI

Edmond, Jennifer; Tara Andrews; Smiljana Antonjević; Martin Paul Eve; Frank Fischer; Julianne Nyhan; Daniel Paul O'DOnnell; Claire Bailey Ross; Fleur Praal; Laurent Romary; Toma Tasovac; Erzsébet Toth-Czifra; Adriaan van der Waal; Joris Von Zundert; Claire Warwick; , Digital Technologies and the Practices of Humanities Research, Cambridge, Open Book, 2020, i - 276pp Book, 2020 DOI

Digitising Cultural Complexity: Representing Rich Cultural Data in a Big Data Environment in, editor(s)Rice, R., Yates, S , The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2020, [Georgina Nugent Folan, Jennifer Edmond] Book Chapter, 2020

Jennifer Edmond, Maciej Maryl, Costis Dallas, Jessie Labov, Ingrida Kelp iené, Michelle Doran, Marta Kolodziejska, and Klaudia Grabowska, A Case Study Protocol for Meta-Research into Digital Practices in the Humanities., Digital Humanities Quarterly, 14, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 URL

Jennifer Edmond and Jörg Lehmann, Digital Humanities, Knowledge Complexity and the Five 'Aporias' of Digital Research, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Jennifer Edmond, Strategies and Recommendations for the Management of Uncertainty in Research Tools and Environments for Digital History, Informatics, 6, 3, ( 36), 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Are Para-Academic Career Paths about People or Places? Reflections on Infrastructure as the European Alt-ac in, editor(s)Matthew Gold and Lauren Klein , Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019, University of Minnesota Press, 2019, pp389 - 398, [Jennifer Edmond] Book Chapter, 2019

Nicole Basaraba, Owen Conlan, Jennifer Edmond, Peter Arnds, Digital Narrative Conventions in Heritage Trail Mobile Apps, New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 25, (1-2), 2019, p1 - 30 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Jennifer Edmond, Managing Uncertainty in the Humanities: Digital and Analogue Approaches, Sixth International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality, Salamanca, Spain, October 24 - 26, 201, ACM, 2018, pp840 - 844 Conference Paper, 2018 TARA - Full Text DOI

Jennifer Edmond, How Scholars Read Now: When the Signal IS the Noise, Digital Humanities Quarterly, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Jennifer Edmond, Soft Skills in Hard Places: the changing face of DH training in European research infrastructures, Digital Humanities Benelux, Utrecht, June 2017, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Data, Metadata, Narrative. Barriers to the Reuse of Cultural Sources." in, Garoufallou E., Virkus S., Siatri R., Koutsomiha D. , Metadata and Semantic Research. MTSR 2017, Springer, 2017, [Edmond J.,and Nugent Folan G.] Book Chapter, 2017 DOI TARA - Full Text

Bozic B., Mendel-Gleason G., Debruyne C., O'Sullivan D. (ed.), Computational History and Data-Driven Humanities. CHDDH 2016, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Dublin, Ireland, 482, 2016, Springer, 2016 Proceedings of a Conference, 2016

Collaboration and Infrastructure in, editor(s)Susan Schreibman, R Siemans and J Unsworth , New Blackwell Companion to the Digital Humanities, UK, Blackwell, 2016, pp54 - 66, [Edmond, Jennifer] Book Chapter, 2016

Jennifer Edmond and Victoria Garnett, APIs and Researchers: the Emperor's New Clothes, International Journal for Digital Curation, 10, (1), 2015, p287 - 297 Journal Article, 2015

Jennifer Edmond, Tradition and Innovation in the CENDARI Research Infrastructure, Review of the National Centre for Digitisation, 26, 2015, p2 - 9 Journal Article, 2015

Edmond, Jennifer, "The Taste of 'Data Soup' and the Creation of a Pipeline for Transnational Historical Research, Journal of The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities, 1, (1), 2015, p107 - 122 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

Edmond, Jennifer, What do we want from a discipline-based education? What do we need?, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education , 13, (4), 2014, p348 - 358 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Edmond, Jennifer and Susan Schreibman, The Hub and Spoke Model of Digital Humanities Infrastructure, Japanese Association for Digital Humanities , Kyoto, Japan, September , 2013, Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Invited Talk, 2013

Jennifer Edmond, CENDARI's Grand Challenges: Building, Contextualising and Sustaining a New Knowledge Infrastructure." , International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. , 7, (2), 2013, p58 - 69 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Edmond, Jennifer, The Taste of 'Data Soup' and the Creation of a Pipeline for Historical Research., Japanese Association for Digital Humanities , Kyoto, Japan, September , 2013, Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Invited Talk, 2013

Edmond, Jennifer, Open Minds and Open Learning in the 'Cosmopolitan' Internet, European Journal of Research on Education and Training, 10, (3), 2012, p49 - 56 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text URL

Edmond, Jennifer and Katie McCadden, Digital Cultural Heritage and Social Participation, Intel European Research and Innovation Conference, Leixlip, October, 2011 Poster, 2011

'European Elephants in the Room (are they the ones with the bigger or smaller ears?) in, editor(s)Jerome McGann , Online Humanities Scholarship: The Shape of Things to Come, Rice University Press, 2010, [Susan Schreibman, Jennifer Edmond] Book Chapter, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Edmond, Jennifer, The Role of the Professional Intermediary in Expanding the Humanities Computing Base." , Literary and Linguistic Computing, 20, (3), 2005, p367 - 380 Journal Article, 2005 URL

Marshall, Jennifer, Betrothal and Violence and the Beloved Sacrifice in Nineteenth-Century German Prose., New York, Peter Lang, 2001 Book, 2001

Marshall, Jennifer, Wilhelm Raabe's Apothecary: Two Texts Tracing the Pharmako-logy of the Wild Man, Colloquium Germanica, 1, 2001, p27 - 40 Journal Article, 2001

Marshall, Jennifer, The Semiotics of Schizophrenia: The Artistry and Illness of Unica Zürn." , MLS, 30, (2), 2000, p21 - 31 Journal Article, 2000

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

How to Make Artificial Intelligence Work for the Good of Humanity in, editor(s)Brian Mooney , Ireland's Yearbook of Education 2019-2020, Dublin, Education Matters, 2020, [Jennifer Edmond] Book Chapter, 2020 URL

COST Action CA16213 , New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent: Joint Review Report, Warsaw, 2019 Report, 2019 URL

Jennifer Edmond and Laurent Romary, A Tangential View on Impact for the Arts and Humanities through the Lens of the DARIAH-ERIC, Stay tuned to the Future - the impact of research infrastructures., Bologna, 24-25 January 2018 , edited by Riccardo Pozzo and Bente Maegard , 2019 Conference Paper, 2019 Handle

Jenifer Edmond, Nicola Horsley, Elisabeth Huber, Rihards Kalnins, Jörg Lehmann, Georgina Nugent Folan, Mike Priddy and Thomas Stodulka, Big Data and Complex Knowledge: Observations and Recommendations for Research from the Knowledge Complexity Project, Dublin, 2018 Report, 2018 URL

Jennifer Edmond and the KPLEX team, KNOWLEDGE COMPLEXITY, 1, DANS KNAW, 2018 Dataset, 2018 DOI

Jennifer Edmond, Naveen Bagalkot and Alex O'Connor, Toward a Deeper Understanding of the Scientific Method of the Humanist" Arts and Humanities in Higher Education,, 2017 Report, 2017

CENDARI Team, CENDARI Archival Directory, 3, University of Goettingen, 2016 Dataset, 2016 URL

CENDARI Team, 'CENDARI Note-Taking Environment', Univer, 2016, - Software, 2016 URL

Veerle Vanden Daelen, Jennifer Edmond, Petra Links, Mike Priddy, Linda Reijnhoudt, Václav Tollar and Annelies Van Nispen, Sustainable Digital Publishing of Archival Catalogues of Twentieth-Century History Archives,, 2016 Report, 2016

Jakub Bene , Nata a Bulatović, Jennifer Edmond, Milica Kne ević, Jörg Lehmann, Francesca Morselli, Andrei Zamoiski, The CENDARI White Book of Archives, Dublin, January, 2016 Report, 2016 TARA - Full Text URL

APE Team(ed.), Strategic issues for archives in a digital world, Online, Dublin, June, 2013 Proceedings of a Conference, 2013 URL

Edmond, Jennifer and Laurent Romary, Academic Publishing: New Opportunities for the Culture of Supply and the Nature of Demand, 2013 Working Paper, 2013 URL

Edmond, Jennifer, Trouble on the Horizon? Accessing European Funding for Humanities Research., COIMBRA Deans' Forum meeting , Uppsala, Sweden, April, 2012 Invited Talk, 2012

Edmond, Jennifer, Researcher Requirements in the Digital Age: From Tomorrow to Yesterday, The Researcher of Tomorrow , Madrid, Spain, November , 2012, The European Library meeting Invited Talk, 2012

Edmond, Jennifer, Irrelevant no More! Seeding an Interdisciplinary Approach to Arts and Humanities Research, Invited Presentation, University of Edinburgh, September , 2012, University of Edinburgh Invited Talk, 2012

Edmond, Jennifer, Digital but still Human: the Place of Technology in the Humanities Research Process, Digital Humanities Summer School "From Metadata to Linked Data", Dublin, July , 2011 Invited Talk, 2011

Edmond, Jennifer, Impact, Performance, Quality and the Measurement Thereof: What do we Mean, What do we Want, What Can we Do?, Workshop on Key Performance Indicators for Humanities Research in Ireland , Dublin, March , 2009, RIA/IRCHSS Invited Talk, 2009

Edmond, Jennifer, Impact, Performance, Quality and the Measurement Thereof: What do we Mean, What do we Want, What Can we Do?, Workshop on Key Performance Indicators for Humanities Research in Ireland , Dublin, March , 2009, RIA/IRCHSS Invited Talk, 2009

Research Expertise


My current ambition is to utilise my position of leadership in the Digital Humanities to significantly progress consolidation of the emerging subfield of the critical digital humanities. I feel this is not only a compelling and appropriate research trajectory for me, but also for the disciplines of the humanities, so that we can ensure technological advancement into the future is humane and aligned with cultural values. For me, it also leverages the work of the high impact EU-funded project on culture and big data, KPLEX, which I conceptualised, convened and acquired funding for. That project"s success demonstrates how I think critical DH should operate: it generated significant scientific publications (including an article in the leading DH journal, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities and a book, The Trouble with Big Data) but also significant resonance beyond these outputs. As Coordinator, I joined both the EU"s Big Data Value Association and the Big Data PPP programme, and I was invited to present to a very wide variety of audiences about it, ranging from the high-profile lecture series of the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities through to the Annual Data Science meeting of Fidelity Investments and at Nokia Bell Labs. It also proved very attractive to the public media, and was featured on the main national radio and print channels in both Ireland (RTE, Brainstorm Blog) and Austria (ÖRF, der Standard), and was ultimately featured by Net4Society, the international network of Horizon 2020 National Contact Points for "Culture, creativity & inclusive society," as an "SSH Research Success Story." The roadmap for the next leg of this journey has already been laid with the recent funding success of the €3m project Knowledge Technologies for Democracy, or KT4D, which targeted an EC Horizon Europe call on "Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Democracy." This project will allow me to expand my work on big data into the neighbouring field of AI, and also to centre a further major problem-based project around the unique contributions in content and method that the humanities can make to these debates. The consortium brings together 11 partners, including humanities and social science researchers, SMEs, and civil society organisations and will create ground breaking paradigms for technology regulation and digital literacy, as well as inspiring innovation in harnessing advanced ICT to foster civic participation and healthy democracies. The second proposal that will potentially frame my next research steps is an April 2022 resubmission of my 2020 ERC Advanced Investigator proposal, LI4AI. In its first submission, the proposal narrowly missed being advanced to round 2 (by 1 percentile point), and received very high marks from 2 assessors (Exceptional/Exceptional/Excellent). Like the collaborative project described above, this proposal focusses on AI, but takes a much more speculative approach, driven by my interest in how we create a stronger base of theory and practice for an applied humanities. It will do this through an exploration of an era of European literary works exploring just this question, namely the social and educational novels of the 19th Century.


  • Title
  • Summary
    • Computational Literary Studies Infrastructure (CLS INFRA) is a four-year partnership to build a shared resource of high-quality data, tools and knowledge to aid new approaches to studying literature in the digital age. The digital age offers challenges and opportunities for completing research on Europe's multilingual and interconnected literary heritage. At present, the landscape of literary data, methods, and tools is diverse and fragmented. Even though many resources are currently available in digital libraries, a lack of standardisation hinders their access and reuse. The European Commission-funded CLS INFRA project will help to build the shared and sustainable infrastructure needed to undertake literary studies in the digital age. The project will align these diverse resources with each other, with the tools needed to interrogate them, and with a widened base of users. The resulting improvements will benefit researchers by bridging gaps between greater and lesser-resourced communities in computational literary studies and beyond, ultimately offering opportunities to create new research and insight into our shared and varied European cultural heritage.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • 01.07.2021
  • Date To
    • 28.01.2025
  • Title
  • Summary
    • The PROVIDEDH project (PROgressive VIsual DEcision-Making in Digital Humanities) aims to provide visual interactive tools that convey the degree of uncertainty of the datasets and computational models used behind, designed to progressively adapt the visualisations to incorporate the new, more complete or more accurate data.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • January 2018
  • Date To
    • December 2020
  • Title
    • Of Naked AIs and Singing Robots
  • Summary
    • This planning grant will allow our consortium of four partners to investigate how humanities insight might be better incorporated into the development of both embodied and disembodied AIs.
  • Funding Agency
    • Volkswagen Foundation
  • Date From
    • January 2018
  • Date To
    • June 2018
  • Title
    • KPLEX (Knowledge Complexity)
  • Summary
    • The KPLEX Project is a 15 month 'sister project' aimed to expose (from a humanities research perspective) potential areas of bias in big data research.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • January 2017
  • Date To
    • March 2018
  • Title
  • Summary
    • PARTHENOS is a 4-year infrastructure cluster project, intended to align the activities of and share knowledge between key projects and institutions for humanities research. Its focus areas include data policies, standards, technical platforms and training.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • May 2015
  • Date To
    • April 2019
  • Title
  • Summary
    • The Scholarly Primitives And Renewed Knowledge-Led Exchanges project undertakes a small but important ethnographic study of the knowledge creation processes used by historians.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • January 2015
  • Date To
    • July 2015
  • Title
  • Summary
    • CENDARI is a 4-year, 6.5M project funded by the European Commission to integrate digital archival resources for medieval and modern history. It brings together 14 partner institutions from 8 countries: I am overall project coordinator.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • 02/2012
  • Date To
    • 01/2016
  • Title
    • Social Performance, Cultural Trauma and the Reestablishing of Solid Sovereignties (SPECTRESS)
  • Summary
    • This network, involving partners from 9 high-performing international research institutions, will seek to investigate on a global scale the cultural dimensions of national identities through the lens of 'cultural trauma,' a category of specific and widespread disruptions in identity. I conceptualised and coordinate the project, and also lead the digital humanities strand.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • January 2014
  • Date To
    • December 2017
  • Title
    • Europeana Cloud
  • Summary
    • Europeana Cloud seeks to develop cloud services based on the Europeana digital library to enhance the usability and relevance of the collections for particular communities. Trinity's involvement is particularly focussed on the development of a research infrastructure based upon the Europeana platform.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • February 2013
  • Date To
    • January 2016
  • Title
    • NeDiMAH
  • Summary
    • NeDiMAH is an ESF network looking at the emerging digital methods in arts and humanities research. I lead a working group on the impact of digital methods on scholarly publishing.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Science Foundation
  • Date From
    • May 2011
  • Date To
    • April 2015
  • Title
    • Discover Research
  • Summary
    • Discover Research is Dublin's contribution to the Marie Curie Researcher Night, 2013. Led by the researchers in the digital humanities, it will feature multiple projects and teams through multiple events and venues, bringing the general public into contact with advanced research across the disciplines.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • May 2013
  • Date To
    • November 2013


Cultural Identity; Digital Humanities; interdisciplinary collaboration; research infrastructure; Technology and Society



Governing Board Member, European Association for Social Sciences and Humanities 01.11.2021

DARIAH-ERIC: President, Board of Directors, 2018-present; Member, Board of Directors, 2017-2018; VCC 2 Head, 2016-2017 2016-present

EOSC Future, Strategic Oversight Board Member 01.03.2022

Reviewer, BELSPO (Belgian Federal Science Policy Office) BRAIN-be 2.0 Pillar 2 'Heritage science' 2020

Member of the DARIAH-EU Board of Directors (since 2018 President of the Board of Directors) 2016-present

Member of the European Commission's High-Level Stakeholder Group on Open Science (the Open Science Policy Platform); 2016-2020

Member of the UK ESRC's External Review Panel to consider hosting of the ESS-ERIC 2019-2020

Scientific Advisory Board Member, NewsEye Project (Horizon 2020) 2018-2021

Project Scientific Advisory Board Member: RelRES Project (Horizon 2020) 2018-2021

Project Scientific Advisory Board Member, Textual Infrastructures Project (Australian Research Council) 2019-2021

External Reviewer (Remote): Dutch Research Council 2017

Review Panel Member: Academy of Finland Research Programme 2015

External Reviewer (remote): Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 2014

Review panel member: Waterford Institute of Technology PhD Fellowship programme 2012

Academic Editor, PLOS One ('Stories of Science' Collection) 2018-2019

Reviewer, Open Book Publishers 2017-present

Reviewer, Conference of the Association of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO) 2008-present

Reviewer, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 2018

Reviewer, Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative 2013-present

Reviewer, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 2016-present

Invited Expert, British Academy Workshop "Making the Medieval Relevant." 2015

Invited Expert, NISE Meeting, "National Movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe." 2015

Invited Expert, Science Europe Consultation on "Making research production in the Humanities visible." 2014

Invited Expert, Korean Maritime Institute Consultation: "Digital Archives and the Management of Documents on Dokdo." 2013

Invited Expert, Aalborg University/Fraunhofer Institute consultation meeting: "FoodManufuture: Conceptual Design Study for a European Research Infrastructure for the Food Factory of the Future." 2013

Member of the Europeana Research Communities Advisory Group 2013-2016

Member of the DARIAH-IE Steering Group 2012-2016

Editorial Board Member, Informatics (Digital Humanities Section) 2018-present

Awards and Honours

Visiting Professor, the University of Milano-Bicocca 2017 - 2019

Recognised as one of Ireland's Champions of EU Research (for the second time) June 2017

Named a Future Pilot in the Artificial Intelligence and Tomorrow's World programme by the Volkswagen Foundation, July 2017 July 2017

Nominated for the Trinity College Dublin Global Engagement Award June 2017

Visiting Research Fellow: Center for Gender and Women's Culture in Asia, Nara Womens' University (Nara, Japan) March 2016

Visiting Fellow, Hawke Institute, University of South Australia (Adelaide, Australia), August 2016 August 2016

Named one of Ireland's Top Five Champions of EU Research June 2012