PhD, English (2013)
University of British Columbia, Canada
Supervisor: Richard Cavell
Committee Members: Adam Frank and Mark Vessey
Dissertation: Transoceanic Canada: The Regional Cosmopolitanism of George Woodcock
MA, Philosophy and Cultural Analysis
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Supervisor: Martin Stokhof
BA (Hons), Philosophy
University of Winnipeg, Canada
Assistant Professor, (Limited Term 2013-2015)
Department of English
University of Victoria, Canada
Grants & Distinctions
German Research Foundation (DFG) International Scientific Event grant for “Re-constructing Historical Networks Digitally” 2018
German Academic Exchange (DAAD) Bursary 2017 (Leipzig)
DFG International Scientific Event grant for “Creating Historical Knowledge Socially” 2017
DAAD Bursary 2016 (Leipzig)
DFG International Scientific Event grant for “Creating Spatial Historical Knowledge” 2016
DAAD Bursary 2015 (Leipzig)
DAAD Bursary 2014 (Leipzig)
Mitacs Fellowship (UVic with University of Toronto)
Volkswagen Foundation Bursary 2012 (Leipzig)
ETCL Tuition Scholarship 2012 (Victoria)
Leslie D G Brooks Memorial Prize 2012 (UBC)
W.R. Butler and Jean Campbell Butler Scholarship 2011-2012 (UBC)
Baden-Württemberg Stipendium 2009-2010 (Konstanz)
UBC Graduate Student International Research Mobility Award 2009-2010 (UBC)
Faculty of Arts Graduate Award 2009-2010 (UBC)
R. Howard Webster Foundation Fellowship 2008-2009 (UBC)
Pacific Century Scholarship 2008-2009 (UBC)
“Creating Historical Knowledge Socially.” Bulletin of the German Historical Institute. Spring 2018.
“An Annotated Bibliography of Social Knowledge Creation.” Alyssa Arbuckle, Nina Belojevic, Tracey El Hajj, Randa El Khatib, Lindsey Seatter, and Ray Siemens with Alex Christie, Matthew Hiebert, Jon Saklofske, Jentery Sayers, Derek Siemens, Shaun Wong, and the INKE and ETCL Research Groups. In Alyssa Arbuckle, Aaron Mauro, and Daniel Powell, eds. Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities: Volume 1 NMRTS 7. Toronto / Tempe: ITER and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2017. pp. 29-264.
“Creating Spatial Historical Knowledge.” Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, 60, Spring 2017.
“Implementing a social knowledge creation environment.” with William R. Bowen, Raymond G. Siemens and the ETCL and INKE Research Groups working with the Iter Advisory Group. Scholarly and Research Communication, 6(3), 2015.
“Transformation Through Integration: The Renaissance Knowledge Network (ReKN) and a Next Wave of Scholarly Publication.” With Daniel Powell, Raymond G. Siemens, William Bowen, and Lindsey Seatter. Scholarly and Research Communication 6(2), 2015.
“A Select Annotated Bibliography Concerning Game-Design Models for Digital Social Knowledge Creation. With Belojevic, Nina, Arbuckle, Alyssa, Siemens, Ray, et al. (2014). Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture, 5(2): printemps 2014.
“Iter Community: Prototyping an Environment for Social Knowledge Creation and Communication.” With Bowen, William R., and Crompton, Constance (2014). Scholarly and Research Communication, 5(4). 9 pp.
“Social Knowledge Creation: Three Annotated Bibliographies.” With Arbuckle, Alyssa, Belojevic, Nina, Siemens, Ray, et al. (2014). cholarly and Research Communication, 5(2): 0502155, 120 pp.
“In Canada and Abroad: The Diverse Publishing Career of George Woodcock.” Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing Website. McMaster University, September 2009. Web. 5 Apr. 2012.
Conferences & Workshops Organized
“Reconstructing Historical Networks Digitally: New Approaches, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Social Network Analysis.” Third Annual GHI Conference in Digital Humanities and Digital History. With Simone Laessig (GHI) and Katherine McDonough (Stanford). GHI, Washington DC. October 25-27, 2018.
“Creating Historical Knowledge Socially: New Approaches, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Undertaking Research with Citizen Scholars.” Second Annual GHI Conference in Digital Humanities and Digital History. With Simone Laessig (GHI) and Trevor Trevor Muñoz (Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities). GHI, Washington DC. October 26-28, 2017.
“Creating Spatial Historical Knowledge: New Approaches, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Mapping History Digitally.” First Annual GHI Conference in Digital Humanities and Digital History. With Simone Laessig (GHI) and Stephen Robertson (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media). GHI, Washington DC. October 20-22, 2016.
“German History in Documents and Images Workshop.” With Simone Laessig (GHI). GHI, Washington DC. January, 2016.
“Social Knowledge Creation in Online Research Environments.” International Science 2.0 Conference. Hamburg, Germany. March, 2015.
“Canadian Cosmopolitan: Mapping the Intellectual and Geographic Mobility of George Woodcock (1912-1995).” Between Worlds / Beyond Disciplines. Green College 20th Anniversary, UBC. November, 2013.
“Blockchain Technology for Scholarly Knowledge Production?” Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH) Annual Meeting. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2019. UBC, Vancouver. June, 2019.
“Co-created Knowledge Production and Digital Publishing.” Digitales Publizieren in der Max Weber Stiftung workshop. DHI Paris, France. December, 2018.
“DARIAH-DE infrastructure in the German History in Documents and Images Revamp Project.” With Katharina Hering. DARIAH Beyond Europe. Library of Congress, Washington DC. October, 2018.
“Transatlantic knowledge production and conveyance in community-engaged public history: German History in Documents and Images/Deutsche Geschichte in Dokumenten und Bildern.” DH 2018, Mexico City. June, 2018.
“Deutsche Geschichte-Digital” with Andreas Witt. Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum (DHd). Köln, Germany. March, 2018.
“Digital Humanities and Digital History at GHI Washington: Managing Growth.” Workshop DH der Max Weber Stiftung. MWS, Bonn. December, 2017.
“Crowdsourcing Data in the Mass Observation Project (1937-1965). Creating Historical Knowledge Socially. GHI, Washington. October, 2017.
“German History-Digital: Platform for Transnational Historical Knowledge Co-creation.” DH 2017. Montreal, June 2018.
“Scales in Digital Mapping: New Approaches to Linking Cultural Experiences in American History.” Conference panel, with Elisabeth Engel. American Historical Association Annual Convention, Atlanta. January, 2017.
“Interfacing TEI with Scalar 2.0: The German History in Documents and Images Revamp Project.” TEI Workshop Digital Humanities. MWF, Bonn. November, 2016.
“Distant Viewing for Historical Images? New Approaches towards analyzing a large scale Poster Collection from East Germany.” Rundgespraech – Das digitale Bild. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Bonn, Germany. February, 2016.
“Iter Community.” European Summer University in Digital Humanities. Leipzig, Germany. July, 2015.
“Crowdsourcing an Environmental Scan: Triangulating a Model for a Field of Knowledge.” Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities Conference. Victoria, Canada. June, 2015.
“Social Knowledge Creation and Big Data.” With William Bowen. DHSI Colloquium. Victoria. June, 2015.
“Iter Community Software.” With Shawn Dewolfe. Digital Humanities Benelux Conference. Antwerp, Belgium. June, 2015.
“Social Knowledge Creation in Online Research Environments.” International Science 2.0 Conference. Hamburg, Germany. March, 2015.
“What is the Future of Scholarly Production and Publication?” Digital Humanities Institute Beirut. March, 2015.
“Implementing a Social Knowledge Creation Environment.” Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production. With William Bowen and Ray Siemens, working with the Iter Community Advisory Group. (INKE-hosted). Whistler, Canada. January 2015.
“Transformation through Integration: The Renaissance Knowledge Network (ReKN) and a Next Wave of Scholarly Publication.” With Daniel Powell. Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production (INKE-hosted). Whistler, Canada. January 2015.”
“The Facilitation of Online Communities.” With Wiliam Bowen and Raymond G. Siemens, working with the Iter Advisory Group. Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: Emerging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices. State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. December 2014.
“Designing Holistic Environments for Humanistic Research: The Renaissance Knowledge Network (ReKN) and the Challenges of Integration.” With Daniel Powell, Raymond Siemens and Bill Bowen. Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: Emerging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices. State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. December 2014.
“Implementing a Social Knowledge Creation Environment: Iter Community.” With William Bowen. Experimental Interfaces for Reading 2.0. IIT Institute of Design, Chicago. September 2014.
“Iter Community: Social Knowledge Creation Environment.” With William Bowen. Poster presentation at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium, University of Victoria. June 2014.
“Social Knowledge Creation and Humanities 2.0.” With William Bowen. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Brock University, May 2014.
“Old knowledge in New Machines: Recent Work in Digital Literary Studies.” With Huculak, Matthew, Mauro, Aaron, McLean-Flander, Kim. IdeaFest 2014. University of Victoria, March 2014.
“Iter Community: Prototyping an Environment for Social Knowledge Creation and Communication.” With Constance and William Bowen. Building Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Publishing, INKE. Whistler, February 2014.
“Social Knowledge Creation and the Humanities.” With Alyssa Arbuckle. Presentation at Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age, INKE Annual Gathering. New York University, September 2013.
“Comparative Media Studies: Theories and Practices Roundtable.” With Cavell, Richard, Janine Marchessault, and Ray Siemens. Respondent. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Victoria, June 2013.
“George Woodcock and the Revolution of Canadian Literature/Canadian Literature.” The Future of Canadian literature/Canadian Literature Conference. University of British Columbia, September 2009.
“Formalizing Criticism and Creativity: the Post-War Institutionalization of Modernism.” Members’ Speaker Series (public lecture). Green College, January 2009.
“Marshall McLuhan’s Theological Architecture: The Christian Pavilion at Expo 67.” New World Coming: The Sixties and the shaping of Global Consciousness Conference. Queen’s University, June 2007.
Hiebert, Matthew. “Contestations and Confrontations between Northrop Frye and Western Canada during the Sixties.” Northrop Frye: New Directions from Old Conference. University of Ottawa, May 2007.
Graduate Research Assistantships
Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory, University of Victoria (2013)
Department of Literature, University of Konstanz, Germany (2009-10)
Introduction to Digital Humanities (UVic) with Matt Huculak
Academic Reading and Writing (UVic)
Digital Humanities Workshops
“Introduction to Digital Humanities.” With Daniel Burckhardt. UC Berkeley Summer Institute in Digital Humanities. August, 2016.
“New Forms of Scholarly Production.” Digital Humanities Institute Beirut. American University of Beirut, March 2015.
“Social Academic Community Development” in Critical DH (Digital Humanities) Interventions in Scholarly Communications and Publishing. Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Vancouver. January 2015.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Literature in the United States (UBC), 2009
Literature in Canada (UBC), 2008
Introduction to Literary Theory (UBC), 2008
Twentieth-Century Studies, Co-instructor (UBC), 2007
Approaches to Non-fictional Prose (UBC), 2006-7
Literature and Criticism (UBC), 2006
Training & Research Development
Digital Humanities Summer Institutes
Critical Digital Humanities. Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). University of Victoria. June, 2019.
Data Management and Legal and Ethical Issues. European Summer University in Digital Humanities (ESU). University of Leipzig. July, 2016.
Digital Research Infrastructures in the Humanities. ESU Leipzig. July, 2016.
From Text to Map. Modeling Historical Humanities Data in Mapping Environments. ESU Leipzig. July, 2016.
XML-TEI Encoding, Structuring and Rendering. ESU Leipzig. July, 2015.
Data Mining for Digital Humanists. DHSI Victoria. June, 2015.
Editing in the Digital Age. ESU Leipzig. July, 2014.
Fundamentals of Programming/Coding for Humanists. DHSI Victoria. June, 2014.
Digital Humanities Databases. DHSI Victoria. June, 2013.
Large Project Planning, Funding, and Management. ESU Leipzig. July, 2012
Introduction to XSLT for Digital Humanists. DHSI Victoria. June, 2012.
Working Groups & Workshops for Research & Teaching
GHI Research Seminar (2015-2019). Paper presented “What is Canada? The Creation of Canadian Cultural Knowledge in the Long Sixties.” January, 2017.
GHI Research Colloquium (2015-2019)
DC Digital Cultural Heritage Meetup (2015-2018)
GHI History of Knowledge working group (2016-2018)
Course on Research Ethics (CORE) for the Tri-Council Policy on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. March, 2015.
Instructional Skills Workshop. Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, UBC. March, 2012.
Academic Associations & Affiliations
Member, The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
Member, American Historical Association
Member, Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques
Member, Canadian Comparative Literature Association/L’Association Canadienne de Littérature Comparée
Member, Green College Society
Member, Modern Language Association
MWF Digital Humanities Working Group, DC Representative. (2015-2019)
Leader of GHI “Critical Digital History'” workshop series (2015-2018)
Member of GHI Administrative `”Kleine Runde”
Gerda Henkel Postdoctoral Fellow for Digital History selection committee, with the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (2016-2019)
GHI-MWF Information Technology Manager selection committee (2017)
Reviewer for digital humanities journals and conferences
Organizer, “Nuts and Bolts of the Digital Humanities” Discussion Series 2013-2015 (UVic)
Planning Committee for UBC’s George Woodcock Centennial Celebration (2012)
Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Consultative Researcher (2012-)
Membership Committee and Residents’ Council, Green College 2008-2009 (UBC)