Dr. Orla Murphy

Orla MurphyOrla Murphy is a lecturer in the Discipline of Digital Humanities in the School of English at University College Cork and in the national, inter-institutional Digital Arts and Humanities PhD program. She is director of the BA program, co-coordinator of the MA in Digital Arts and Humanities at UCC, and the new online MA in Digital Cultures at UCC. Her research is focused on intermediality, on how the text is, was, and will be transmitted; how we read, represent, and share knowledge in new networked and virtual environments. She is a reviewer and editor for a number of journals and bulletins.

Orla is active in research across Europe acting as: co-chair of the information visualisation working group in NeDiMAH.eu [http://NeDiMAH.eu], (Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities); vice chair of the EU COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology) [CoSCH.info] working group on algorithms; and is Irish Management Committee member of the GenderSTE transdomain CoST Action.

Publications, invited lectures and conference presentations viewable at [http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/A014/omurphy]

She tweets @omurphy16.

Professor Brendan Dooley

I am a cultural historian focusing on the history of knowledge and communication from early to modern times. My particular interests revolve around problems connected with the production, storage and diffusion of all kinds of knowledge, ranging from to political news to natural philosophy, from visual interpretation to emotional intelligence, in forms ranging from the gesture to the megapixel. Having grown up on three continents and pursued careers in four countries, I am particularly drawn to the transcultural aspects of these problems, and a few installments of this work have included a Mattress maker's Daughter: the Renaissance romance of don Giovanni de' Medici and Livia Vernazza (Harvard), Morandi¹s Last Prophecy and the End of Renaissance Politics (Princeton), The Social History of Skepticism: Experience and Doubt in Early Modern Culture (Johns Hopkins), Science, Politics and Society in Eighteenth-Century Italy (Garland), Italy in the Baroque (Garland), Science and the Marketplace in Early Modern Italy (Lexington), The Dissemination of News and the Emergence of Contemporaneity (Ashgate), Energy and Culture (Ashgate) and (with Sabrina Baron) Politics and the Public Sphere in Early Modern Europe (Routledge). More here [http://www.earlynewsnet.org/BRENDAN_DOOLEY/index.htm]. Between long periods at Harvard University in the US and Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, I was Chief of Research at the Medici Archive Project in Florence, overseeing the creation of a pioneering humanities database. Specific current projects include: Culture and Exchange [http://www.earlynewsnet.org/CULTURE_AND_EXCHANGE/index.htm], Talking Science [http://www.earlynewsnet.org/VALLISNERI_LESSONS_PROJECT/index.htm], Angelica's Book [http://www.earlynewsnet.org/ANGELICAPAGE/index.htm]

Mr Shawn Day

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Shawn Day is published in the medical and spatial humanities in connection with his work utilising large datasets, and sophisticated record linkage to explore distance decay and admissions to 19th century asylums. Recent publications in this area include:

    • Smith, Chris, David Wright and Shawn Day. "Distancing the mad: Jarvis's Law and the spatial distribution of admissions to the Hamilton Lunatic Asylum in Canada, 1876-1902", Social Science & Medicine, Volume 64, Issue 11, June 2007, Pages 2362-2377.
    • Day, Shawn, Nathan Flis, Jessica Smith and David Wright. "A Janus-Like Asylum: The City and the Institutional Confinement of the Mentally Ill in Victorian Ontario", URBAN HISTORY REVIEW Vol. 36, No. 2, Spring 2008, Pages 43-51.

‌Most recently he was Project Manager of the Digital Humanities Observatory at the Royal Irish Academy, responsible for providing outreach and education on a broad range of digital humanities topics such as: data collection, management, manipulation, visulisation, curation, and discovery.  

He is co-chair of the Space and Time working group in NeDiMAH.eu [http://NeDiMAH.eu], and sits of the steering/curatorial board for the Digital Research Tools (DiRT) Directory [http://dirtdirectory.org].

As a staff member in the Department of Economics in Guelph, Canada, he is community manager of the Canadian Network for Economic History and has extensive experience in working with large manuscript census records. 

He tweets @iridium

Dr. Mike Cosgrave

Mike Cosgrave teaches history and digital humanities at UCC. His main research interests are in games and simulations and in digital pedagogy, specifically in the use of online discussion and collaboration tools for knowledge creation and management.

Publications, invited lectures and conference presentations viewable at [http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/A019/mcosgrave]

He tweets @mikecosgrave

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