[globaloutlookDH-l] Fwd: [Humanist] 27.49 Professor of Digital Humanities appointed at Western Sydney

Alex Gil colibri.alex at gmail.com
Tue May 21 18:20:34 MDT 2013

I forward an announcement from the Humanist list that may be of interest to
our group. Australia just appointed its first Professor of Digital
Humanities. I hope to see many more of these appointments around the world.

Les paso un email de la lista Humanist que les pueda interesar. Australia
acaba de contratar el primer Profesor de Humanidades Digitales. ¡Esperemos
que esta practica se riegue por todos lados!


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From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Date: Tue, May 21, 2013 at 6:52 AM
Subject: [Humanist] 27.49 Professor of Digital Humanities appointed at
Western Sydney
To: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 49.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

        Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 11:42:52 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Professor of Digital Humanities appointed at Western Sydney

UWS appoints Australia's first Professor in Digital Humanities

The University of Western Sydney has appointed Australia's first
Professor in Digital Humanities. Professor Paul Arthur takes up the new
position in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts.

Professor Arthur will lead the Digital Humanities Research Group at the
UWS Parramatta campus, a new group concerned with the intersection of
computing and the humanities.

"Professor Paul Arthur has been at the forefront on developing digital
humanities in Australia, and UWS is very pleased that we have been able
to appoint him to the inaugural chair in this field nationally," says
Professor Peter Hutchings, Dean of the UWS School of Humanities and
Communication Arts. "Humanities researchers are taking increasing
advantage of digital resources, tools and methods to explore new and
different kinds of research questions by drawing on the increasing large
data sets that are part of contemporary life. The digital realm is also
becoming a place for the preservation of fragile cultural heritage, and
Professor Arthur and the Digital Humanities Research group will be at
the forefront of this exciting new time for humanities researchers."

Professor Arthur is inaugural President of the Australasian Association
for Digital Humanities, and a member of the steering committee of the
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations and executive council of
centerNet, the international network of digital humanities centres. He
also serves on the executive committee of the International
Auto/Biography Association, the advisory board of the Australasian
Consortium of Humanities Research Centres, and the project board of the
Australian Government NeCTAR Super Science initiative.

A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Professor Arthur has over
fifty publications in fields of history, literature, communication and
cultural studies.

Professor Arthur is currently the Deputy Director of the Australian
National University's Centre for European Studies, a joint-funded
special initiative of the European Commission and the ANU. Since 2010
Professor Arthur has been Deputy Director of the National Centre of
Biography, ANU, and Deputy General Editor of the Australian Dictionary
of Biography. He has held fellowships in Australia, Europe and North

Professor Arthur is founding editor of the Anthem book series
Scholarship in the Digital Age (Anthem Press, London and New York) and
an editorial board member of LLC: The International Journal of Digital
Scholarship in the Humanities (Oxford University Press).

Professor Arthur's appointment and creation of the Research Group in
Digital Humanities follow work since 2010 by Professors Willard McCarty
and Harold Short in developing digital humanities at UWS. They have
worked closely with colleagues not only in the School of Humanities and
Communication Arts but also in the Institute of Culture and Society,
the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics and more widely
across the University.

The initiative was begun by former Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Wayne

Willard McCarty, FRAI / Professor of Humanities Computing & Director of
the Doctoral Programme, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
London; Professor, School of Humanities and Communication Arts,
University of Western Sydney; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(www.isr-journal.org); Editor, Humanist (dhhumanist.org);

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