We are pleased to welcome the following three keynote speakers for this symposium:

ball_profile_photoCheryl Ball

Cheryl E. Ball is Associate Professor of Digital Publishing Studies and Director of the Digital Publishing Institute at West Virginia University. Since 2006, Ball has been editor of the online peer-reviewed open-access journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, which exclusively publishes digital media scholarship. Her recent research in editorial workflows and digital publishing infrastructures can be found in multiple journals and edited collections, as well as on her personal repository, http://ceball.com.  She is currently the co-principal investigator (along with Andrew Morrison) on a $1-million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to build an open-access multimedia academic publishing platform, Vega, and serves as the executive director of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

shirazi_profile_photoRoxanne Shirazi

Roxanne Shirazi is Assistant Professor and Dissertation Research Librarian at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is a founding co-editor of dh+lib (“where the digital humanities and librarianship meet”), an online publication and collaborative project sponsored by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). She studies the nexus of digital humanities and academic librarianship, with an emphasis on scholarly communication, copyright, graduate student research, and digital dissertations. Her current research includes work on digital scholarly editions and digital archives, librarianship as a feminized profession, and the history of the Dissertation Secretary in graduate studies.

algee-hewittsquareMark Algee-Hewitt

Mark Algee-Hewitt is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Department of English and the Co-Director of the Stanford Literary Lab. His research focuses on the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in England and Germany and seeks to combine literary criticism with digital and quantitative analyses of literary texts. In particular he is interested in the history of aesthetic theory and the development and transmission of aesthetic and philosophic concepts during the Enlightenment and Romantic periods. He is also interested in the relationship between aesthetic theory and the poetry of the long eighteenth century.  Although his primary background is in English literature, he also has a degree in computer science. As the co-associate research director of the Stanford Literary Lab, he is working to bring his interests in quantitative analysis, digital humanities and eighteenth-century literature to bear on a number of new collaborative projects. Dr. Algee-Hewitt has taught a variety of courses in literary history and theory in both the English and German departments at McGill University, Rutgers University and New York University where he received his PhD in 2008.