Featured Speakers

Robert Bringhurst is is a Canadian poet, typographer and author. Bringhurst has translated substantial works from Haida and Navajo, as well as classical Greek and Arabic. 220px-Robert_BringhurstHe is the author of The Elements of Typographic Style – a reference book of typefaces, glyphs, and the visual and geometric arrangement of type. Bringhurst was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in June 2013.

Julia Flanders is a professor of the practice in English and the director of the Digital Scholarship Group in the Northeastern University Library. She also directs the Women Writers Project and serves as editor in chief of Digital Humanities Quarterly, an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal of digital humanities. Her apprenticeship in digital humanities began at the Women Writers Project in the early 1990s and continued with work on the development of digital humanities organizations such as the Text Encoding Initiative and the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. ENG-flanders-web1She has served as chair of the TEI Consortium and as President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities. She has also taught a wide range of workshops on textencoding and served as a consultant and advisor on numerous digital humanities projects. Her research interests focus on data modeling, textual scholarship, humanities data curation, and the politics of digital scholarly work. She is the co-editor, with Neil Fraistat, of the Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship, and is currently co-editing, with Fotis Jannidis, a book on data modeling in digital humanities. For more information on Julia Flanders, please navigate to juliaflanders.wordpress.com.

Lisa Gitelman is Professor of Media and English and Chair of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU Steinhardt. Gitelman is a media historian whose research concerns American book history, techniques of inscription, and the new media of yesterday and today. She is particularly concerned with tracing the patterns according to which new media b
ecome meaningful within and against the contexts of older media. Her most recent book is entitled Paper Knowledge: Toward A Media History of Documents (Duke University Press 2014). She has an edited collection, “Raw Data” Is an Oxymoron (MIT 2013). lgPrevious works include Always Already New: Media, History, and the Data of Culture (MIT Press 2006). She holds a Ph.D. in English from Columbia University and is a former editor of the Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University, and has also taught at Harvard University and at The Catholic University of America. For more information on Lisa Gitelman please navigate to lisagitelman.org.

Brewster Kahle is a passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur. Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing Universal Access to All Knowledge. He is the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, one of the largest libraries in the world. Soon after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied artificial intelligence, Kahle helped found the company Thinking Machines, a parallel supercomputer maker. In 1989, Kahle created the Internet’s first publishing system called Wide Area Information Server (WAIS), later selling the company to AOL. In 1996, Kahle co-founded Alexa Internet, which helps catalog the Web, selling it to Amazon.com in 1999. Brewster_Kahle_2009The Internet Archive, which he founded in 1996, now preserves 20 petabytes of data – the books, Web pages, music, television, and software of our cultural heritage, working with more than 400 library and university partners to create a digital library, accessible to all.