Invited Participants

Andreas Degwitz | Library of the Humboldt-University of Berlin

andreasAndreas Degkwitz  is the Chief Librarian of the Humboldt University of Berlin. From 2004 until September 2011 he was the Chief-Information-Officer of the Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus. The university combined the central services for information, communication and media (library, computer-services, learning center and administrative data processing) on a common management and integrated the suppliers for these services to the integrated institution Information-, Communication- and Media-Center (ICMC/IKMZ). In his former position (1998 – 2003) he was the deputy-director and the head of the computer-department of the library of Potsdam University. The management of programs and projects funded by the German Research Society belongs to the mayor issues of his task combined with strategic planning for the technologically driven development of libraries and similar institutions.

Charlotte Galves | Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Corpus Tycho Brahe

charlotte Charlotte Galves is a PhD in Portuguese from Paris IV- Sorbonne, and is currently Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Campinas, Brazil. She has published extensively on the comparative syntax of European and Brazilian Portuguese from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives. She coordinates the elaboration of the Tycho Brahe Parsed Corpus of Historical Portuguese, the first and most extensive collection of Portuguese texts to be computationally annotated for linguistic structure –  a project that has been active since 1998 and includes researchers from the fields of linguistics, computation and mathematics.  Apart from syntactic theory and the history Portuguese, her research interests include the probabilistic modeling of language change, and she is a main researcher at  Mathematics, Computation, Language and the Brain (MaCLinC), a University of São Paulo Project developed by Numec.

Daniel Alves | Universidade Nova de Lisboa

danielDaniel Alves is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and Researcher in the Instituto de História Contemporânea (IHC). He has a PhD in Economic and Social Contemporary History, and a MA in 19th Century History. He is a Member of the Core Committee of the Working Group 1 (Space and Time) at the Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities (NeDiMAH), since December 2011 (network funded by ESF), an initiative dedicated to the development of digital approaches to representing and analysing spatial and temporal dimensions. His areas of interest are Modern and Contemporary History, Economic and Social History, Urban History, History of the Revolutions and Digital Humanities. Among others, he published a few papers in Portuguese and International peer reviewed journals, mainly about Economic and Social History, and Historical GIS.

Daniel O’Donnell | University of Lethbridge

daniel_odonnellDaniel Paul O’Donnell is a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Lethbridge, where he lectures and researches in Digital Humanities, Digital Cultural Heritage, English Philology, and Book History. He was co-president (English) of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques, an association that draws together humanists who are engaged in digital and computer-assisted research, teaching, and creation. He is founder of Global Outlook::Digital Humanities (GO::DH), a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO). He is also co-editor of Digital Studies / Le champ numérique and associate editor of Digital Medievalist, a journal he helped found. In previous years he has been Chair and CEO of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), (2006-2010), and founding director of the Digital Medievalist Community of Practice (2003-2009).

 Dov Winer | National Library of Israel / Europeana

dov Dov Winer is a psychologist who specialized in Online Education and Training at the University of London. He is presently teaching a seminar on Digital Humanities at the Faculty of Humanities of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has taken part in several European initiatives concerning the use of advanced technologies for of culture and the application of ICT in education. Among the projects he is currently involved with are the Linked Heritage – Coordination of Standards and Technologies for the Enrichment of Europeana, DM2E – Digital Manuscripts to Europeana, Judaica Europeana –  Jewish participation in the European Cultural Heritage, iTEC  – Designing the Future Classroom, and MOSAICA–  Semantically Enhanced Multifaceted Collaborative Access to Cultural Heritage.

Iris Kantor | Universidade de São Paulo

iris_1Iris Kantor is a professor at the Department of History in the University of São Paulo, where she lectures and researches on Iberian History, Colonial History and Historical Cartography. A PhD in History by the University of São Paulo, she conducted post-doctoral studies at Yale (2006-2007), and conducts research in several projects funded by CNPq, FAPESP, CAPES and FCT. She was curator of cartography at the Museu Paulista, at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo and at the Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros (IEB) at USP. At present, she coordinates the Laboratório de Estudos de Cartografia Histórica (Historical Cartography Studies Laboratory), at Cátedra Jaime Cortesão , a project that includes the digitazation of rare historical maps, some of which can be seen at the University’s Digital Library of Historical Cartography.

 Jacqueline León | Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Université Paris Diderot

jacqueline Jacqueline León is Director of Researches at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), at the Laboratoire d’Histoire des Théories Linguistiques (HTL, UMR7597) , and Chairman of the Sociétéd’Histoire et d’Epistémologie des Sciences du Langage.. Her main research topics are the transfer of scientific and technical knowledge and applications (History of the automatization of language, History of Corpus Linguistics, Applied linguistics and institutionalization, the reception of statistic theories and Information Theory into Language Sciences), empiricity in American Linguistics and British Linguistics (1940-60), and the constitution of a collection of archives and documents on the history of Machine Translation and Natural Language Processing.

 Karim J. Gherab-Martín | Universidad San Pablo

karimKarim J. Gherab-Martín is a theoretical physicist and a philosopher of science and technology. He currently work at He has been a postdoc fellow at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has taught at Universidad Autónoma in Madrid and Universidad del País Vasco, and has worked as a researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). He also has worked as an ICT consultant in Spain and Latin America, and has written a strategic report about Digital Libraries for the Government of Madrid, Spain. His research interests focus on the History and Philosophy of Science, and the Science and Technology Studies. Among other writings, he has written books devoted to digital libraries and the digital realm, such as Emergent Digital Spaces in Contemporary Society: Properties of Technology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and The New Temple of Knowledge: Towards a Universal Digital Library (Common Ground Publishing, 2009), as well as a monograph in the periodical Arbor entitled “Science and Culture on the Web” (2008).

 José Murilo Jr. | Ministério da Cultura, Coordenadoria de Cultura Digital

josemurilo José Murilo Jr. is the Digital Culture Coordinator at Brazil’s Ministry of Culture, working to bring the elements of digital culture into the government, turning advanced web possibilities into public policy. He is also a blogger at ‘Ecologia Digital‘ [Digital Ecology] – the blog was started in 2002 and right from the beginning the goal was to translate into Portuguese concepts and ideas to promote meaningful participation and real digital activism. His blogging activity brought him to Berkman Center’s Global Voices Online project, where he collaborated as the Portuguese language editor from 2006 to 2009.

Luis Antonio Coelho Ferla | Universidade Federal de São Paulo

luis_ferlaLuis Antonio Coelho Ferla is a  Professor at the Department of History in the Federal University of São Paulo/Guarulhos.  His research interests, focused on Contemporary History, are the hystory of science, the history of the body and the history of cities. He has been developing research on the use of digital technologies in historical disciplines, in particular Geographic Information Systems (GIS). At present, he coordinates the research group “Hímaco – História, Mapas e Computadores“, dedicated to investigating the potentialities of GIS for research into the historical transformations of space-related phenomena.

Marcelo Finger | Universidade de São Paulo

marcelofinger_1Marcelo Finger is Full Professor of Computer Science at the Institute for Mathematics and Statistics at the University of São Paulo (IME-USP). He conducts research in Artificial Intelligence, with emphasis in Logic, Temporal Logic, Probabilistic Logic, Computational Linguistics and Databases. He is a Phd in Computer Science by the Imperial College of Science and Technology, with a masters at the same institution and undergraduate studies in Electronic Engineering at the University of São Paulo, and post-doctoral studies at Cornell University. He collaborates as a reviwer of Journal of Logic and Computation, Logic Journal of the IGPL, Annals of Pure and Applied Logic, Handbook of Philosophical Logic, Information and Computation, Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society, Mathematical Reviews, Synthese (Dordrecht), Journal of Natural Language Engineering e Studia Logica, and is a member of the Editorial Board of The Scientific World Journal.

Nelson Lago| Instituto de Matemátia e Estatística – Universidade de São Paulo

nelson_lagoNelson Lago is Technical Manager at the IME/USP FLOSS Competence Center, where he works to spread knowledge about and adoption of Free software, and a Computer Science PhD student, also at IME/USP. He has offered several courses and presentations on Linux and Free Software, dealing with both technical and conceptual subjects. He has published papers in both national and international events and has also participated in the creation of the LinuxSP NGO, where he offered, together with other volunteers, technical support for the telecenters project of the São Paulo City Hall.

Patrício Nunes Barreiros | Federal University of Feira de Santana and UNEB

PatricioPatrício Nunes Barreiros is a professor at the Department of Letters and Arts at the Federal University of Feira de Santana (UEFS) and at the Department of Humanities at the State University of Bahia (UNEB). He has a PhD in Linguistics at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBa), and a master’s in Literature and Cultural Diversity at the Federal University of Feira de Santana (UEFS). A leader of the Research Group Bahia’s Writers Archives, his research interests are Text Critique and its interfaces with digital media, Cultural History of Writing Practices and Writers Archives. He is the author of the book “Sonetos de Eulálio Motta” (UEFS Editora, 2012) , and of the hyperedition model of Eulalio Motta’s pamphlets (

 Paul Spence | King’s College, Department of Digital Humanities

PaulSpencePaul Spence is Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he has been project manager and acting head of department. His research interests include digital scholarship, text modelling, digital edition/publication and the application of Digital Humanities methods and tools to Spanish and Spanish American studies. He has been responsible for the development of XML-based and semantically aware frameworks for information retrieval and digital publication on over 40 research projects, including Fine Rolls of Henry III, Gascon Rolls Project 1317-1468, Out of the Wings, the ‘La entretenida’ digital edition, Early English Laws and Mapping the Medieval Countryside. He is Treasurer of both ADHO and ALLC-the European Association for Digital Humanities, and is active in Spanish-speaking associations interested in the digital humanities, such as CHARTA and Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas (HDH).

 Rita Marquilhas | Universidade de Lisboa

ritaRita Marquilhas is a Portuguese expert on the history of graphic culture and she teaches at the University of Lisbon as an Associate Professor. Her teaching topics are historical linguistics, philology and communication studies. Her research topics are the interdisciplinary study and digital edition of private documents (their language, their agents, their social context).  She has published two books on the Portuguese graphic culture – Norma Gráfica Setecentista (1992) and A Faculdade das Letras: Leitura e Escrita em Portugal no século XVII (2000, 2003). Her contributions to the international scientific debate are rather frequent – both through journal publications and conference attendance – and she currently coordinates an ERC funded research project on the online publication and interdisciplinary study of ordinary writings in Early Modern Portugal and Spain (16th to 19th century), Post Scriptum: A Digital Archive of Ordinary Writings (Portugal and Spain).

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