UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage and Visualisation, and Professor at Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, in the Humanities Faculty of Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. The purpose of the Chair is to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on virtual heritage sites and facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researchers and teaching staff of Curtin University and other institutions throughout the world. My recent books are Critical Gaming: Interactive History and Virtual Heritage for Routledge’s Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities Series, Playing with the Past (Springer, 2011), editor of Game Mods: Design, Theory and Criticism (ETC Press, 2012) and co-editor of Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities (Routledge, 2017).
My research interests are mortuary archaeology, archaeologies of memory, the history of archaeology, public archaeology and the early medieval archaeology of Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia (c. 400-1100). I’m a co-director of Project Eliseg, and co-convenor of the Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory.
Monika Porwoł (b. 18th December 1975) accomplished her studies in Humanities (Linguistics and Translation Studies) with a doctoral dissertation in the field of translation studies entitled Strategies and tactics in specialised translation from English into Polish and from Polish into English (published in 2010 as a monograph). Moreover, she obtained an MA in Linguistics at the University of Opole in 2004 (MA Thesis: Speech errors as a linguistic evidence for the way native speakers formulate utterances). She is a co-editor and peer reviewer for the linguistic and literary journal Philological Studies (Index Copernicus – ICI Journals Master List), as well as a language editor for the online scientific journal Bohemistic (SCOPUS, CEJSH, EBSCO Discovery Service). Her articles have appeared in Terminológia v odbornom preklade (Košice, 2008), Explorations: A Journal of Language and Literature (Opole, 2014), Logos at Littera: Journal of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Text (Montenegro, 2017). She is a professional translator. Her translation work was published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and The New Educational Review. Moreover, she is a researcher and teaching fellow in linguistics and translation analysis at the English Department –Institute of Modern Language Studies – of the State University of Applied Sciences (Racibórz, Poland) since 2005.
Krzysztof Fordonski, born in 1970, studied at Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan and University College Galway. He gained his MA in English studies in 1994, Ph.D. in 2002 at the Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan and D.Litt. in 2013 at the University of Warsaw. Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw. The author published anthologies of English literature (1999, 2005, 2010 and 2011), monographs of the American novelist William Wharton (2004) and E. M. Forster (2005), edited the English language translations of the poetry of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (2008 and 2010), and wrote numerous scholarly articles. He is also an active literary and audiovisual translator, author of translations of over thirty books, both fiction and non-fiction, and over fifty movies. Founding member and the chairman of the International E. M. Forster Society.
Anne Fuchs studied German and English Literature at the University of Konstanz, Trinity College Dublin and the Freie Universität Berlin. Her PhD examined the role of humour in the works of the Swiss writer Robert Walser. Between 1992-2010 she was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and then Professor of Modern German Literature and Culture at University College Dublin where she co-founded the UCD Humanities Institute in 2002, funded by the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions in Ireland (PRTLI 3). From 2002 – 2007 she was Principal Investigator of the five-year Research Programme “German Memory Contests since 1945”, funded by PRTLI3. In 2005/6 she received an IRCHSS Senior Research Fellowship, which enabled her to carry out research for her fourth monograph Phantoms of War in Contemporary German Literature, Films and Discourse. The award of a UCD Senior Fellowship in 2010 helped her to complete her research on After the Dresden Bombing: Pathways of Memory, 1945 to the Present. In 2011 she accepted the Chair and Professorship of German at the University of St Andrews before moving to Warwick in January 2012. She was a Fellow of the Max Planck research group Memory and History, University of Constance and guest researcher at the Kulturwissenschaftliche Kolleg, Universität Konstanz in 2014. She returned to UCD in September 2016 to assume the Directorship of the UCD Humanities Institute. She is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and in 2014 she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.Research interests
Memory studies (in particular German politics of memory since 1945); German literature in the 20th and 21st centuries; German-Jewish literature; Modernism; the cultural history of walking; time and temporality in the digital era.Her current research concerns the experience of historical acceleration at the beginning of the 21 century. The inability to determine the speed of social and economic developments through conventional legislation and planning in western democracy was underlined by the events in the wake of the financial crash of 2008. Indeed, the premium placed on speed and the constant drive towards innovation raise the question of how cultural connectedness to places and traditions can be assured under such radically new conditions. She was co-organiser (with Jonathan Long, Durham University) of an international conference on Faster than Light? Historical Experience, Placed Identity and Memory in the Age of Historical Acceleration which was held at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Warwick from 7 – 9 March 2012. And The Longing for Time: Ästhetische Eigenzeit in Contemporary German Literature, Film and Art, held at the Kulturiwssenschaftliche Kolleg, Universität Konstanz , 15-17 May 2014 in collaboration with Prof. Aleida Assmann.
Jörg Wettlaufer studied History, History of Art and Physical Anthropology in Bochum, Kiel and Paris, France. He received his Ph.D. in 1998 for an interdisciplinary study on a problem in the history of late medieval law. From 1996 to 2011 he was involved in a research project on late medieval courts and residences of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities at Göttingen that was hosted at the Christian-Albrechts-University at Kiel. In this project he was, among other things, responsible for the research database and the online publication of the results. He is in charge of several online projects that are concerned with, e.g., late medieval travel accounts and the history of emotions in medieval law and he has (co )founded several social online networks for scientists. At the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH) he worked for the Academy of Science and Humanities at Göttingen in the project „Digital Library and Virtual Museum“ from 2012 to 2015 in the Digital Humanities Research Collaboration Lower Saxony. From 2016 to 2017 and again from 2019 onwards he coordinates a project for the Digitisation of the Goettingen Academy and takes care of data curation. From 2016 to 2019 he worked as a senior research associate at GCDH and since 2018 he is coordinating the digitization at the faculty of humanities at Göttingen university. He is especially interested in the application of semantic web technologies in the Digital Humanities and adaptive research/publication environments for researchers (PANDORA). He is member of the E-Research Alliance council and on the advisory boards of Goettingen Dialog in Digital Humanities. He is also member of the humanities data centre group of the DHd association and since 2018 member of the committee of the working group „Digital History“ within the „Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands“ and member of the board of directors at „Institut für Digital Humanities“ at the faculty of humanities, Georg-August Universität Göttingen.