James O’Sullivan (2013-present)

James O'Sullivan, DHSI Colloquium

James O’Sullivan (@jamescosullivan) is the Digital Humanities Research Associate at the University of Sheffield’s Humanities Research Institute. Previous to this he held a faculty position at Pennsylvania State University. James holds a Ph.D. in Digital Arts & Humanities, as well as advanced degrees in computing, literary, and cultural studies. In 2014, James was shortlisted for the Fortier Prize, while also receiving an Honorable Mention in the CSDH/SCHN Ian Lancashire Award. He is also a published poet, and the founder of New Binary Press. Further information on James and his work can be found at

Lindsey Seatter (2016-present)


Lindsey Seatter (@lindseyseatter) is a doctoral student in the department of English at the University of Victoria. Studying the British Romantic period, Lindsey’s work focuses on female writers and in the past she has conducted detailed studies on works by Anna Barbauld, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen. Lindsey’s doctoral research is focused on exploring the patterns across Austen’s print and manuscript novels through distant and digital techniques. Specifically, her research interrogates the evolution of Austen’s narrative style and how these changes reflect the shifting social structures of Regency-era Britain. Lindsey also works as a Research Assistant in the Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory on the Renaissance Knowledge Network project. For more information, visit

Former Chairs

Mary Galvin (2013-2016)

Mary Galvin DHSI

Mary Galvin (@galvinmary) is a PhD Candidate at University College Cork. She is based in the School of Applied Psychology, and her research involves an experience centered design inquiry into the patient and caregiver relationship, in the context of dementia. It explores the potential of designing familiar objects to support personhood and interaction within dementia care, where these concepts are at their most vulnerable. She was a finalist in the Higher Education Authority of Ireland’s 2013 ‘Making an Impact’ Competition, and has been the recipient of a number of competitive bursaries. See for more.

Diane Jakacki (Founding Chair, 2009-2013)

Diane Jakacki

Diane K. Jakacki is the Digital Scholarship Coordinator at Bucknell University. Her research interests include Digital Humanities applications for early modern drama, literature and popular culture, and digital pedagogy theory and praxis. Her current research focuses on sixteenth-century English touring theatre troupes. At Bucknell she collaborates with faculty and students on several regional digital/public humanities projects within Pennsylvania. Publications include a digital edition of King Henry VIII or All is True, essays on A Game at Chess and The Spanish Tragedy and research projects associated with the Records of Early English Drama and the Map of Early Modern London. She is an Assistant Director of and instructor at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, serves on the digital advisory boards for the Map of Early Modern London, Internet Shakespeare Editions, Records of Early English Drama, and the Iter Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance.