Speakers have been announced for the DAH Digital Conference, taking place on 18 November 2016 in Trinity College Dublin.
Steven Jones is DeBartolo Professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of English, University of South Florida. He is author of The Emergence of the Digital Humanities (New York: Routledge, 2014), a book which examines this shift in our relationship to digital technology and the ways that it has affected humanities scholarship and the academy more broadly. He is also author of The Meaning of Video Games: Gaming and Textual Strategies (2008) and Against Technology: From the Luddites to Neo-Luddism (2006).
His most recent book is Roberto Busa, S.J., and the Emergence of Humanities Computing: The Priest and the Punched Cards (2016).
Maria Chatzichristodoulou (aka Maria X) joined London South Bank University (LSBU) in 2015 as Associate Professor in Performance and New Media, and Head of External Development and Enterprise for the School of Arts and Creative Industries. Previously she was a Lecturer in Theatre and Performance at the University of Hull (2009-2015), where she also acted as Director of Postgraduate Studies for the School of Arts and New Media (2010 -2013), before moving to the School of Drama, Music and Screen (2014-15). Maria is a cultural practitioner who has worked as curator, producer, performer, writer and community organiser in the UK, Greece and internationally. She holds a PhD in Art and Computational Technologies from Goldsmiths, University of London (2010).
Maria has published in journals such as RiDE and Contemporary Theatre Review and from January 2016 will be Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. She is co-editor of the volumes Interfaces of Performance (Ashgate, 2009) and Intimacy Across Visceral and Digital Performance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). Her edited volume Live Art in the UK is due in 2017 by Bloomsbury, and her monograph Performance in Networked Cultures is due by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018. Maria also co-curates the annual Digital Performance Weekender at Watermans, London, among other events.
Rod Stoneman is Emeritus Professor at National University of Ireland, Galway and former Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media. He was Chief Executive of the Irish Film Board until 2003 and previously a Deputy Commissioning Editor in the Independent Film and Video Department at Channel 4 Television. He is the author of Seeing is Believing: The Politics of the Image (Black Dog Publishing, 2013), Chavez: The Revolution Will Be Televised: A Case Study of Politics and the Media (Wallflower Press, 2009) and is co-editor of ‘The Quiet Man’…And Beyond: Reflections on a Classic Film, John Ford and Ireland (Liffey Press, 2009)