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Alliance Fireside Chat


Thank you to the participants who attended the Alliance Fireside Chat on March 30, 2022. Due to technical difficulties, the French version is delayed but will be shared shortly. Here is the link to the English version of the presentation and recording. 

About our speakers  

  • Ray Siemens is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, in English and Computer Science, and past Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing (2004−15). He directs the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, the Implementing New Knowledge Environments Partnership, and the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. In 2019 – 20, Siemens was also Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Loughborough University, and he is the current Global Innovation Chair in Digital Humanities at the University of Newcastle (2019−22). 
  • Alyssa Arbuckle is the Associate Director of the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria, where she is Operational Lead for the Implementing New Knowledge Environments Partnership and a co-facilitator of its Connection cluster. With her colleagues Randa El Khatib and Ray Siemens, she is a Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Arbuckle holds an interdisciplinary PhD from the University of Victoria; her dissertation focused on open social scholarship and its implementation. 
  • Randa El Khatib is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough where her research focuses on platform governance models of scholarly platforms. She is the Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute and Editor of Early Modern Digital Review. El Khatib received her doctorate from the Department of English at the University of Victoria, where her research focused on prototyping web mapping tools for geolocating and visualizing cultural materials. 

Effective March 30th, Member Meetings will be a time dedicated to fostering connections, conversations, and learning for members and stakeholders across the DRI ecosystem. You will be notified when there are events that require your corporation’s representation for matters such as voting. We encourage you to share the invite within your organizations so that your researchers are learning about the tools, supports, and resources that the Alliance has to offer. 

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