Trinity College, Dublin

Dr Poul Holm

Poul HolmPoul is Professor of Environmental History at Trinity College Dublin and has been a Senior Curator at the Fisheries and Maritime Museum, Esbjerg, Denmark; Professor at the University of Southern Denmark; Rector (President) of the University of Roskilde; and chairman of the Danish Research Council for the Humanities. He is former President of the European Society for Environmental History. His doctoral thesis examined the impact of war on everyday life in Norway, Sweden and Denmark between 1550 and 1914. He has published on fisheries history and marine environmental history; coastal communities and culture; and the Viking settlements in Ireland. He was awarded a 2.5 mil European Research Council Award in 2015 to lead the “North Atlantic Environmental History 1400-1700″ project at Trinity College, and  is currently chair of the global History of Marine Animal Populations project, HMAP, which is a 10-year project aiming to understand human impacts on ocean ecology.

Dr Charles Travis

ctravis.1Charles Travis holds a PhD in geography (TCD), MA degrees in geography (Toledo) and mass communication (Bowling Green) and a BA in psychology (Toledo). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Geography / GIS / Digital Humanities with the department of history at the University of Texas, Arlington, and Visiting Research Fellow with the School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin. He conducts research in literary, historical, cultural and human geography, the digital and environmental humanities and the development of digital humanities and geographical information systems methodologies and applications. He is editorial board member of the journal Literary Geography, and has published Abstract Machine: Humanities GIS (Esri Press: 2015) History and GIS: Epistemologies, Reflections and Considerations (Springer Press: 2012- with Alexander Von Lunen) and Literary Landscapes: Geographies of Irish Stories, 1929-1946 (Mellen:2009). His work also appears in the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Historical Geography other peer-reviewed publications.

Jo D’Arcy

Jo D’Arcy is the Digital Arts and Humanities PhD programme Project Officer.  Prior to this Jo was the Outreach and Communications Officer with the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin’s arts and humanities research institute.  Formerly, Jo worked in healthcare and consumer public relations.  Jo holds a BA and postgrad diploma in public relations.


Professor Matthew Causey

Matthew CauseyMatthew Causey is Associate Professor, Fellow, and Director of the Arts Technology Research Laboratory of Trinity College Dublin. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is author of ‘Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture: from simulation to embeddedness’ (Routledge 2006). Recent publications include the co-editing of ‘The Performing Subject in the Space of Technology: through the virtual towards the real’ (Palgrave, 2015) which includes his chapter, ‘The Right to be Forgotten and the Image-Crimes of Digital Culture’ and Performance, Identity and the Neo-political Subject (Routledge, 2014). Before arriving at TCD he was Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA, where he served as principal investigator for the Performance Technology Research Lab, an interdisciplinary research centre for art and technology. Dr. Causey’s book, Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture: from simulation to embeddedness was published by Routledge (2006). His theoretical writings on performance and techno-culture have been published in Theatre Journal, Theatre Research Int’l, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, and TheatreForum among others. Dr. Causey is also a digital filmmaker and his most recent film, Frank and Marie, was an official selection of both the Boston Irish Film Festival and Dublin’s Darklight Digital Festival in 2004. As a theatre maker, Dr. Causey’s multi-media performance pieces have been produced throughout America and the Samuel Beckett Centre in Dublin, including his recent stage/video adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s television play, Ghost Trio.

Dr Philip Coleman

Philip Coleman is an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in English Studies (Literature of the Americas) in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. In 1998 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Minnesota, and he has been a Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College (2008) and the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (2009). He is the editor, with Philip McGowan, of ‘After thirty Falls’: New Essays on John Berryman (Rodopi, 2007); On Literature and Science: Essays, Reflections, Provocations (Four Courts Press, 2007); and (with James P. Byrne and Jason King) Ireland and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History (ABC-Clio, 2008). Reading Pearse Hutchinson: ‘From Findrum to Fisterra’, co-edited with Maria Johnston, was published by the Irish Academic Press in 2011. Forthcoming books include ‘Forever Young?’ the Changing Images of America (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2011; co-edited with Stephen Matterson), and ‘The Scene of Disorder’: John Berryman and the Public Sphere (UCD Press, 2012). He edited the first two issues of IJASonline, the official online journal of the Irish Association for American Studies (, and he has published essays on aspects of American, Canadian, Chicana, and Irish poetry and fiction.

Dr Owen Conlan

Owen ConlonOwen is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and Statistics and has internationally recognised expertise in the research areas of personalisation and visualisation. He has contributed to over eighty scientific publications and has received several best paper awards. Owen currently leads the European Commission-funded FP7 CULTURA project, a successful collaboration between Computer Science and Modern History in TCD, as well as a consortium of international academic and commercial partners. The CULTURA project embodies his research interests in leveraging personalisation and visualisation techniques to support humanities researchers and it represents a significant investment in Digital Humanities research at Trinity College. Owen is a passionate educator and teaches Knowledge and Data Engineering subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate (MSc, MPhil and PhD) levels. He is also deeply committed to teaching and spreading the evolving vision of Digital Humanities. He was an invited speaker at the recent symposium, A Vision for Digital Humanities in Ireland, organised by the Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO). He also helped to attract funding for and run an IRCHSS Summer School on Digital Humanities: From Metadata to Linked Data that was attended by thirty international humanities researchers. More details of Owen’s research and teaching activities may be found at

Professor Stephen Wilmer

Steve WilmerSteve Wilmer is an Associate Professor in Drama Studies at Trinity College (Dublin/Ireland). His publications include Theatre, Society and the Nation: Staging American Identities (Cambridge University Press, 2002).