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.

MemberKlaus Illmayer

… studied Theatre, Film, and Media Studies at the University of Vienna. In his PhD thesis he analyzed the role of media as a discourse in the field of Theatre studies. This included not only the analysis of historical discussions but also a brief look at the significance of digital humanities for theatre studies. He is currently working on a digital research platform for theatre studies.

MemberGaby Divay

Digital Humanities ; Comparative Literature, 1900 & 16th cent. ; Reception History [via translation, publishing, etc.] ; Autobiography: Goethe – FPG [=Felix Paul Greve/Frederick Philipp Grove] in Europe & Canada – the NY dadaist Else Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven [=FrL] in Munich, Berlin, New York, Paris ; Renaissance Studies: Sebastian Brant’s Ship of Fools – Montaigne – Incunabula

DepositProfessionalization in Digital Humanities Centers

Since the 1990s, digital humanities centers have sprung up in increasing numbers to accommodate the challenges to the traditional humanities posed by new technologies, as well as the particular forms of knowledge and interdisciplinarity they entail. As these centers flourish, they are being staffed by a new kind of hybrid scholar, often with advanced degrees, who eschews traditional tenure track positions while nonetheless being deeply invested in the pursuit of innovative research. These scholars are not well represented by the normative humanities division between faculty research and service staff and even the most innovative digital humanities centers have been slow to evolve new standards and methods for their professional development. We are applying for a Digital Humanities Level 1 Start Up grant to support a two-day workshop and online discussion that will result in a white paper and a set of recommendations for establishing career paths within digital humanities centers.