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Biographies & Contact

Published onJul 18, 2023
Biographies & Contact


Luis Meneses (luis [dot] meneses [at] viu [dot] ca; is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Vancouver Island University. He is a Fulbright scholar and a Mitacs Elevate Fellow. He has served on the board of the TEI Consortium and on the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries. His research interests include digital humanities, digital libraries, information retrieval and human-computer interaction.


Stewart Arneil (sarneil [at] uvic [dot] ca; has 30 years of experience in both private and public sectors in the design, management, and development of software with specific interests in project design and management, long-term viability of digital editions, and training people in the appropriate use of technology in research, teaching, and learning. He has an MA in Computational Theory, certification as an Instructional Designer, and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management. Stewart is responsible for managing the University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre’s (HCMC) portfolio of projects; for creating specifications, estimates, and budgets for proposed projects; and for developing client and server software and websites. He also sits on the faculty's Digital Humanities committee and ensures that activities and operations in the HCMC are consistent with strategic priorities and policies set by the committee.

Lisa Goddard (lgoddard [at] uvic [dot] ca; is the Associate University Librarian for Advanced Research Services at University of Victoria Libraries. She holds degrees from Queen's University, McGill University, and Memorial University. Her research interests include open access publishing, linked data, digital preservation, and digital humanities. Lisa is a co-investigator on the Endings Project: Preserving Digital Projects for Long-Term Usability.

Zafiris Nikitas (nikitasz [at] thea.auth [dot] gr; is a theatre scholar. He teaches theatre at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece. He holds a PhD in Theatre Studies (Summa Cum Laude). He studied Law and Theatre, concluding graduate and postgraduate studies in both disciplines. His research interests focus on theatre history, minority theatre, and digital humanities. He has published over forty articles in peer-reviewed journals and participated in multiple symposiums at the Frei Universität Berlin, the Sapienza Università di Roma, and others. He takes part in multiple research projects (e.g., on ancient Greek drama) and has received a number of scholarships (e.g., by HFRI). He has published two books on European Theatre. Finally, he has published three literature books and one translation in collaboration with D. Z. Nikitas.

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