MemberMeredith Dabek

B.A. (English Literature), Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham University, 2004
M.S. (Public Relations), College of Communication, Boston University, 2009
M.A. (Digital Humanities), An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University, 2015
PhD (Digital Media), Media Studies, Maynooth University, expected 2019

PhD Candidate and Irish Research Council Scholar in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University (National University of Ireland), County Kildare, Ireland.

MemberRoman Bleier

Roman studied History and Religious studies at the University of Graz. He also completed a certificate in Information Modelling in the Humanities at the Centre for Information Modelling (ZIM – ACDH). Following his studies in Graz, he did an internship at the Saint Patrick’s Confessio HyperText Stack (, a project of the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, and completed a Ph.D. in Digital Arts and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin. After finishing his Ph.D. in 2015, he worked as CENDARI Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London and as Researcher at An Foras Feasa, the Digital Humanities Centre at Maynooth University. Since May 2016 Roman is DiXiT Post-Doc Fellow at the Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at Graz University. His current research project is about canonical reference and sustainability of digital editions.

MemberDanielle Sofer

… Arts, Haifa, Israel, music major
2015                Digital Humanities at Oxford Workshop, “Humanities Data: Curation, Analysis, Access, and Reuse (Managing modern data for academic research).” 20-24 July, 2015. Oxford University, UK. 
2016-               Lecturer in Music, Maynooth University, Ireland
2013-2016       University Assistant, Institut für Musikästhetik (Institute for Musical Criticism and Aesthetical Research), Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria
2012-2013       Teaching Assistant, Department of Music Theory, University of Wisconsin – Madison
2011-2012       Teaching Assistant, Dep…

Danielle Sofer (she/her/they/them) has been a lecturer at Maynooth University since 2016. A music theorist attuned to gendered hearings and sensitive to cultural context, Dr. Sofer has published on music by Elizabeth Maconchy, Juliana Hodkinson, Alice Shields, Donna Summer, and Barry Truax and on the reception of Adorno’s ‘listening typology’. She completed a PhD with distinction at the Kunstuniversität Graz with the dissertation, “Making Sex Sound: Erotic Currents in Electronic Music.” Her volume Elizabeth Maconchy: Music as Impassioned Argument (Universal Edition, 2018), edited with Christa Brüstle, features contributions from the composer’s two daughters, family photos, and a complete list of the composer’s works presented for the first time. Recent articles include an analysis of gender and sexuality in music by Barry Truax (Organised Sound, 2018), and ‘Breaking Silence, Breaching Censorship: “Ongoing Interculturality’” in Alice Shields’s Electronic Opera Apocalypse’, forthcoming in American Music journal, awarded subventions from the Society for Music Theory and the American Musicological Society’s AMS 75 Publication Awards for Young Scholars Endowment of the American Musicological Society, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Danielle graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a BA in music performance (viola and piano) and honours. She holds Master’s degrees from Binghamton University (New York) in piano performance and Stony Brook University (New York) in music history and theory, with a thesis on Prokofiev’s opera The Gambler, a project that brought her to St. Petersburg, Russia as an Erasmus student. Prior to joining the faculty of the Institute for Musical Criticism and Aesthetical Research at the Kunstuniversität Graz, Danielle studied music theory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was an assistant to Brian Hyer. She has presented on sexuality and electronic music on several occasions, including conferences of the International Computer Music Association, The Society for Music Theory, The Society for Musicology in Ireland, and the Feminist Theory and Music conference. As a violist, pianist, and singer, Danielle has performed in New York City, Boston, San Francisco, Graz, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and many smaller cities around the globe.