Main Contributors


“Quality in Quantity? Stylometry on Ever Bigger Data”   Rybicki1

Jan Rybicki, Assistant Professor of English Studies at the Jagiellonian University of Kraków, Poland. He has also taught at Rice University, Houston, Texas and Krakow’s Pedagogical University. His interests include translation, comparative literature and humanities computing (especially stylometry and authorship attribution). He has worked extensively (both traditionally and digitally) on Henryk Sienkiewicz and the reception of the Polish novelist’s works into English, and on the reception of English literature in Poland. He is also an active literary translator, with more than twenty translated novels by authors such as Coupland, Fitzgerald, Golding, Gordimer, le Carré or Winterson. Jan Rybicki is a Member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Digital Humanities (EADH).


“Community Building in the Digital Humanities” DH2014-cummings-james1

James Cummings, Senior Academic Research Technology Specialist for IT Services at University of Oxford. James is also founding Director of the annual Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, previously chair of the Text Encoding Initiative’s Technical Council. James completed a Medieval Studies BA from University of Toronto, and an MA in Medieval Studies and PhD on the archival records of medieval drama from University of Leeds. From 2009-2012 he was director of Digital Medievalist which runs an open access journal, wiki, mailing-list and conference sessions. He attempts to bridge both Digital and Medieval Studies in his publications.

“Open Access and Multi-media Monographs”                                                         RGphoto2

Rupert Gatti, Economics Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge and co-founder of Open Book Publishers, the leading Open Access book publisher in the UK. His published academic work includes microeconomic analysis of competition in online markets, game theory and search theory. He has held visiting positions at MIT and University of Florence, acted as an Economic Advisor on several EU competition studies, sits on the advisory boards of a range of Open Access initiatives and is an active Open Access advocate.


“Working with the Archived Web and Born-digital Big Data”  Winters

Jane Winters, Professor of Digital History and Head of Publications at the Institute of Historical Research, is responsible for the IHR’s publishing and scholarly communications strategy, including the management of a range of research projects focusing on the provision of digital resources for historians. Currently, she is Principal Investigator of the Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities project; Co-Director of Digging into Linked Parliamentary Metadata; Co-Investigator of Traces through Time: Prosopography in Practice across Big Data; and Publishing Editor of the Bibliography of British and Irish History. She is also Executive Editor of the IHR’s journal, Historical Research. Jane is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the Porta Historica network of editors of historical texts, RESAW (Research Infrastructure for the Study of the Archived Web), the Academic Steering & Advocacy Committee of the Open Library of Humanities, the UK Medical Heritage Library Academic Advisory Group and the AHRC Peer Review College.



WM, Levi, 2 March 2016 001Willard McCarty,  PhD, FRAI, is Professor, King’s College London and Western Sydney University, and Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute (London).  For 2015-16 he is (with Matt Jockers) Convener of the first Institute in Digital Textual Studies at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina. He is Editor of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (2008-) and the online seminar Humanist (1987-). He is recipient of the Canadian Award for Outstanding Achievement, Computing in the Arts and Humanities (2005), the Richard W. Lyman Award, Rockefeller Foundation (2006) and the Roberto Busa Award, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (2013). His current book project is an historical study of the relation between computing and the humanities. See


Eric Lease Morgan is currently on a sort of leave-of-absence from his employer, the ericUniversity of Notre Dame (Indiana, United States) where provides text mining services for students and faculty in a digital scholarship centre. He has been working in large academic libraries for about thirty years, and he has been writing software longer than that. His first digital humanities/text mining project was done in 2010 where he computed the “greatness” of each book in the set of books called The Great Books Of The Western World. By the way, Aristotle’s Politics is (apparently) the “greatest” book.