Information Studies


Julianne Nyhan


Dr Julianne Nyhan

Research Interests

  • Digital Humanities including, but not limited to, the semantic markup, modeling and analysis of historical sources and lexicographical / linguistic material
  • The history of Digital Humanities especially in terms of researching non-cannonical histories and the role that participatory approaches can play in this. My particular interest is on uncovering ‘hidden’, overlooked or devalued contributions to the field's emergence and development
  • Oral history as practice and also including the dissemination and analysis of oral history sources using digital methods
  • Critical Heritage Studies especially its intersections with Digital Cultural Heritage
  • The history of Computing especially in the Humanities
  • Bibliometrics, Scientometrics along with more qualitative approaches to peer review and evaluation
  • Museum studies
  • The history of information and classification architectures, especially those used in dictionaries and object catalogues
  • The Sociology of Science and Sociology of knowledge

Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator, ESRC-funded Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks in Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914 (OcEx) (2017-2019)
  • co-Investigator, Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe (CHEurope), H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action: Innovative Training Networks (2016-2020)
  • co-Investigator, Leverhulme Trust-funded Enlightenment Architectures: Sir Hans Sloane's catalogues of his collections (2016-19)
  • Expert Advisor, NEH-funded Reconstructing the first Humanities Computing Centre (2017-19)
  • Principal Investigator, EADH-funded Fr Roberto Busa and his intellectual milieu: capturing, translating and publishing community reflections (completed)

Educational Background

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University College Cork, Ireland, 2007.
  • PhD History, University College Cork, Ireland, 2006. Thesis title: The application of XML to the historical lexicography of old, middle and early-modern Irish: a lexicon-based analysis.
  • BA (Joint Hons), History and Greek and Roman Civilisation, University College Cork, Ireland, 2000.


Books and Special Issues

In progress. Julianne Nyhan and Melissa Terras. Uncovering 'hidden' contributions to the history of Digital Humanities: the Index Thomisticus' female keypunch operators

In progress. Marco Passarotti, Arianna Ciula and Julianne Nyhan. Roberto Busa in his own words. Springer.

2017. Террас, М and Найхан, Д and Ванхут, Э and КИЖНЕР, И (Eds). (2017) Цифровые гуманитарные науки Хрестоматия / Digital humanities: in search of definitions. [Book]. Издательство Сибирского федерального университета / Siberian Federal University Press: Красноярск, Россия / Krasnoyarsk, Russia. [Russian edition of Defining Digital Humanities] (Open access - PDF)

2016. Julianne Nyhan and Andrew Flinn. Computation and the Humanities:towards an oral history of Digital Humanities. Springer. (Open Access - PDF / ePUB here)

2016. Guest Editor of a special issue on the topic 'Communicating Digital Humanities Across and Beyond the Disciplines' Digital Humanities Quarterly 10.3. (Open access)

2015. Purcell E., MacCotter, P., Nyhan, J., and Sheehan, J (eds). Clerics, Kings and Vikings: essays on Medieval Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press.

2013. Terras, M., Nyhan, J, and Vanhoutte, E. (eds). Defining Digital Humanities: a reader. Ashgate.

2012. Editor of a special issue of DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly, Hidden Histories: Computing and the Humanities c. 1965-1985

2012. Warwick, C., Terras, M., Nyhan, J. (eds). Digital Humanities in Practice. Facet. This book has been included in Seth van Hooland, Ruben Vreborgh, and Mike Ellis. The Facet Digital Heritage Collection. Edited by Ian Ruthven, G. G. Chowdhury, Claire Warwick, Melissa Terras, Julianne Nyhan, Janet Delve, David Anderson, and Samantha K. Hastings. Place of publication not identified: Facet Publishing, 2015.


2016. It is time to address the public communication of Digital Humanities. Digital Humanities Quarterly. 10:3 (Fulltext)

2016. Mahony, S, Nyhan, J, Terras, M and Tiedau. 'Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Integrative Learning and New Ways of Thinking About Studying the Humanities'.In: Clare Mills, Michael Pidd and Jessica Williams. Proceedings of the Digital Humanities Congress 2014. Studies in the Digital Humanities. Sheffield: HRI Online Publications, 2014. Available online

2015. "Scholarly Labour and Digital Collaboration in Literary Studies': An Invited Reply.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 4, no. 5 (2015): 23-28 (Fulltext).

2015. Fay, E and Nyhan, J., Webbs on the Web: Libraries, Digital Humanities and collaboration. Library Review 64:1/2, pp.118 - 134 (MS Version).

2014. Nyhan, J and Duke-Williams, O. Joint and multi-authored publication patterns in the Digital Humanities. Literary and Linguistic Computing 29:3 (Fulltext)

2014. Ciula, A., Nyhan, J., Moulin, C. ESF Science Policy briefing on research infrastructures in the digital humanities: landscapes, ecosystems and cultures. Lexicon Philosophicum: International Journal for the History of Texts and Ideas. (PDF)

2013. Nyhan, J. What can modern-day Digital Humanities learn from studying its past? Some recommendations and suggestions. Proceedings of CIDE.16: Dispositifs numériques : contenus, interactivité et visualisation.

2013. Nyhan, J., Flinn, A. D., Welsh, A. Oral History and the hidden histories project: towards histories of computing in the Humanities. Literary and Linguistic Computing: the journal of digital scholarship in the humanities.

2013. Salmon, J., Nyhan, J. Augmented reality potential and hype: towards an evaluative framework. JLTL Journal of Language Teaching and Learning 3(1). 

2012 Nyhan, J., Flinn, A., Welsh, A. Introduction. Digital Humanities Quarterly 6:3. 

2012 Rockwell, G., Nyhan, J., Welsh, A., Salmon, J. Trading Stories: an Oral History Conversation between Geoffrey Rockwell and Julianne Nyhan. Digital Humanities Quarterly 6:3.

2012 McCarty, W., Nyhan, J., Welsh, A., Salmon, J. Questioning, Asking and Enduring Curiosity: an Oral History Conversation between Julianne Nyhan and Willard McCarty. Digital Humanities Quarterly 6:3

2012 Short, H., Nyhan, J., Welsh, A., Salmon, J. Collaboration must be fundamental or it's not going to work: an Oral History Conversation between Harold Short and Julianne Nyhan. Digital Humanities Quarterly 6:3

2012 Unsworth, J., Welsh, A., Nyhan, J., Salmon, J. Postmodern Culture and more: an Oral History Conversation between John Unsworth and Anne Welsh. Digital Humanities Quarterly 6:3

2012 Siemens, R., Welsh, A., Nyhan, J., Salmon, J. Video-gaming, Paradise Lost and TCP/IP: an Oral History Conversation between Ray Siemens and Anne Welsh. Digital Humanities Quarterly 6:3

2012 Rockwell, G., Organisciak, P., Meredith-Lombay, M., Ranaweera, K., Ruecker, S., Nyhan, J, The design of an international social media event: a day in the life of the digital humanities. Digital Humanities Quarterly 6:2

2008. Developing Integrated Editions of Heritage Language Dictionaries: the Irish example. Literary and Linguistic Computing 23: 3-12.

  2007. ‘Foclóir an Duinnínigh: Cnuasaigh na nDéise agus Oirthear Chorcaí’. An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 11: 144-152. (ISSN 1393-4260).

2007. ‘Dúil d'fhocail ó Thiobraid Árann’. Tipperary Historical Journal 142-144. (ISSN 0791-06550791-0655).

2006. ‘Findfhocla an Chomaraigh’. An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 10: 97-111. (ISSN 1393-4260).

Book Chapters

Submitted. On the history of peer review in the Digital Humanities: social and institutional considerations. In Susan Schreibman and Jennifer Edmond Eds. Digital Methods and the Scholarly Communications Ecosystem. Open Book publishers.

2016. Melissa Terras and Julianne Nyhan. Father Busa's Female Punch Card Operatives' in Matther K. Gold & Lauren F. Klein (Eds.) Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016. University of Minnesota Press. Pp. 60-65. See here

2016. Nyhan, J. 'In search of identities in the Digital Humanities: the early history of Humanist'. In Molloy, J (Ed.) Social Media Archaeology and Poetics. MIT Press. (Manuscript version)

2016. Mahony, S; Nyhan, J; Terras, M and Tiedau, U (2016) 'Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Integrative Learning and New Ways of Thinking About Studying the Humanities'.In: Clare Mills, Michael Pidd and Jessica Williams. Proceedings of the Digital Humanities Congress 2014. Studies in the Digital Humanities. Sheffield: HRI Online Publications, 2014. Available online

2015. Nyhan, J. ‘ARCHIWA SPOŁECZNE. MODELE WSPÓŁPRACY Z PAŃSTWEM’ in Katarzyna Ziętal (Ed) Archiwa społeczne w Wielkiej Brytanii: zarys problematyki FUNDACJA O ŚRODKA KARTA. PROGRAM ARCHIWISTYKA SPOŁECZNA p. 206-220. (PDF version) [Polish translation of article below]

2015. Nyhan, J, ‘Community archives in the UK: an overview’. In Katarzyna Ziętal (Ed) Community Archives. Models of cooperation with the state. FUNDACJA O ŚRODKA KARTA. PROGRAM ARCHIWISTYKA SPOŁECZNA P.221-237 (PDF version)

2015. Nyhan, J., Terras, M., Mahony, S. (2014). Digital Humanities and Integrative Learning. In Blackshields, D., Cronin, J., Higgs, B., Kilcommins, S., McCarthy, M., Ryan, A. (Eds.), Integrative Learning: International research and practice. Routledge: OX and NY. Pp. 235-247

2014. Moulin, C., Nyhan, J. Digital lexicography and the Semantic Web: Dialectical, Historical and Global. In Davidhazi, P. (Ed.), New publication cultures in the Humanities: exploring the paradigm shift. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. Pp. 47-62 (PDF version)

2013. Nyhan, J., Terras, M., and Vanhoutte, E. "Introduction". In Terras, M., Nyhan, J, and Vanhoutte, E. (Eds). Defining Digital Humanities: a Reader. Ashgate: UK. Pp. 1-12.

2012. Warwick, C, Terras, M., Nyhan, J.  "Introduction". In Warwick, C., Terras, M., Nyhan, J. (eds) (2012). "Digital Humanities in Practice". Facet: UK. Pp. xiii-xix

2012. Nyhan, J. Text Encoding and digital scholarly editions. In Warwick, C., Terras, M., Nyhan, J, (Eds.). Digital Humanities in Practice. Pp. 117-138.

 2009. ‘Some Digital Humanities methodologies and their importance to Irish Studies’. In Lesser Used Languages Computer Linguistics (LLUCL): Proceedings of the LULCL Conference, November 2008. EURAC Research: Bolzano.

 2008. ‘The problem of date and context in electronic editions of Irish historical dictionaries’. In Yesterday's words: Contemporary, Current and Future Lexicography, ed. Marijke and Van der Val, 319-332. Cambridge Scholar's Publishing: UK. (ISBN 978-1-8471846-9-6).


2011. Moulin, C., Nyhan, J,, Ciula, A. ESF Science Policy Briefing 43: Research Infrastructures in the Humanities. European Science Foundation.

2011. TextGrid report 4.3.1. Marc Wilhelm Küster (FH Worms), Thomas Selig (FH Worms), Julianne Nyhan (Universtität Trier / University College London), Wolfgang Pempe (SUB Göttingen), Kathleen Smith (University of Illinois / SUB Göttingen) Bericht zu eHumanities-Themen mit Relevanz für die allgemeine Informatik / Report on eHumanities research topics relevant in Computer Science. 


2014. Ruecker, Stan, Milena Radzikowska, Stéfan Sinclair (2011) Visual Interface Design for Digital Cultural Heritage: a guide to rich prospect browsing. Journal of Documentation 70(4).

2014. Review of Mike Ellis (2011). Managing and Growing a Cultural Heritage Web Presence: a strategic guide. Facet. Journal of Documentation 70(1).

 2010. Review of Literate technologies: Language, Cognition and Technicity, by L. Armand. Literary and Linguistic Computing Advance Access published on November 30, 2009. doi:10.1093/llc/fqp042

2009. Review of Deep time of the Media. Toward an Archaeology of Hearing and Seeing by Technical Means, by S. Zelinski, trans. by Gloria Custance. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 34.1

2008. Review of The Virtual window: From Alberti to Microsoft, by S. Freidberg S. Literary and Linguistic Computing 23: 497-499.

Conference and symposium papers

2017. Nyhan, J. The social history of Digital Humanities: an oral history perspective. The Making of the Humanities VI conference. Oxford.

2017. Nyhan, J. and Terras, M. Uncovering ‘hidden’ contributions to the history of Digital Humanities: the Index Thomisticus’ female keypunch operators. Digital Humanities 2017. Montréal, Canada.

2017. Jones, S., Julianne Nyhan, Geoffrey Rockwell, Stéfan Sinclair and Melissa Terras. Reverse Engineering the First Humanities Computing Center Digital Humanities 2017. Mont- réal, Canada.

2017. Gao, J., Oliver Duke-Williams, Simon Mahony, Melanie Ramdarshan Bold and Julianne Nyhan. The Intellectual Structure of Digital Humanities: An Author Co-Citation Analysis. Digital Humanities 2017. Montréal, Canada.

2015. Julianne Nyhan and Marius Warholm Haugen, ‘Digital Humanities and the academic library: a natural partnership?’ UH-bibliotekkonferansen, Bergen, Norway

2014. Nyhan, J. The role of labels and metaphors in investigating interconnections between the Digital Humanities and the Humanities.The making of the Humanities IV, Rome, Italy

2014.  Mahony S., Nyhan J and Tiedau, U. Digital Humanities pedagogy: integrative learning and new ways of thinking about studying the Humanities. Digital Humanities Congress, Sheffield, UK.

2014. Flinn, A and Nyhan, J.  Whose project is this? Whose stories do we tell? Participatory frameworks for community-based oral history projects. Annual Conference of the Oral History Society "Community Voices: Oral History on the Ground", UK

2014. Nyhan J and Flinn A. Oral History, audio-visual materials and Digital Humanities: a new ‘grand challenge’? 'Sound and (Moving) Image in Focus pre-Conference Workshop. Digital Humanities conference.  Switzerland

2014. Nyhan J. Facial recognition and Digital Humanities: new directions? Digital Humanities conference.    Digital Humanities conference.  Switzerland

2013 Nyhan J.  Uncovering the “hidden histories” of computing in the Humanities 1949 – 1980: findings and reflections on the pilot project. Digital Humanities conference. Nebraska, USA. 

2013 Nyhan, J and Duke-Williams O. Joint and multi-authored publication patterns in the Digital Humanities. Digital Humanities conference.  Nebraska, USA

2012. Nyhan, J and Welsh A.  Uncovering the “hidden histories” of computing in the Humanities 1949 – 1980: an overview of our key findings. Digital Humanities Congress 2012. Publisher URL

2011. Warwick, C., Mahony, S., Nyhan, J,, Ross, C., Terras, M., Tiedau, U., Welsh, A. UCLDH: Big Tent Digital Humanities in practice. Digital Humanities conference. ( pp.387-389). https://dh2011abstracts.stanford.edu/.

2011 Anne Welsh and Julianne Nyhan Finding feminist information in a 'gender-neutral' information environment. Feminism and Teaching Symposium, University of Nottingham

2010. Dan Blackshields, James Cronin and Julianne Nyhan. Integrative learning and technoculture: what's at stake?, National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL), Ireland, October 2010.

2010. Geoffrey Rockwell, Stan Ruecker, Peter Organisciak, Megan Meredith-Lobay, Kamal Ranaweera and Julianne Nyhan. What do we say about ourselves? An analysis of the Day of DH 2009 data, SDH/SEMI, Concordia, Montreal, Canada

2010. Julianne Nyhan. Tool making, technological determinism and the role of memory: absolute alphabetical organisation in medieval glossaries, Arbeitsgespr�ch zur historischen Lexikographie, Bullay, Germany

2009. Stephanie A. Schlitz and Julianne Nyhan. TEI-EJ: a quarterly publication of the TEI Education SIG to appear on the TEI website, TEI Members Meeting 2009, University of Michigan, USA (poster presentation)

2008. ‘E-portfolios and the dimensions of understanding’. In International perspectives in teaching and learning in Higher Education: NAIRTL Conference proceedings November 2007, ed. Norma Ryan. NAIRTL: University College Cork (ISBN 978-0-9556109-4-3)

2007. Emerging electronic research infrastructures for Irish lexicography, Tionól symposium, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

2007. Digital futures in Irish studies, panel with Susan Schreibman and Deirdre Wildy; Susan Schreibman Chair. IASIL, University College Dublin

2007. E-portfolios and the Dimensions of Understanding, International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference, University College Cork, Ireland (poster presentation)

2006. Establishing the relative sophistication of the ordering systems used in the major glossaries of medieval Irish, Tionól symposium, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

2006. The digital Dinneen project: further avenues for CELT, Digital Humanities Conference, Paris-Sorbonne

2006. The problem of date and context: migrating an Irish language dictionary from hard copy to digital format, Third international conference of Historical Lexicography and Lexicology, Leiden University

2005. [with Gregory Toner], Enhancing scholarship through linking electronic resources, Digital Resources for the Humanities, Lancaster University

2004. Linking Dictionaries and Texts: New Avenues for CELT, Digital Image, Digital Text colloquium, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

2004. [with Peter Flynn], Ending the Tyranny of the Lemma, The 16th Joint International Conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing and the Association for Computers and the Humanities, Göteborg University Sweden

2004. [with Carrie Griffin], Transcending textual borders? Electronic edition as artefact, the Book as Artefact Conference, Marsh's Library Dublin

2003. [with Carrie Griffin], Digitising an Unedited Middle English Lunary from British Library Egerton MS 827, Borderlines 7, University College Cork

2002. Digitising the Dictionary of the Irish Language, Borderlines 6, Trinity College, Dublin

Plenary lectures and invited papers

2017. Nyhan, J. What are the longer-term origins of the asymmetrical power structures that shape so much of the practice of Digital Humanities? ITUG-Jahrestagung, Technischen Universitaet Darmstadt 

2017. Nyhan, J.  ‘‘Techies’ versus scholars: Roberto Busa’s Index Thomisticus project and its role in the establishment of the iniquitous power structures of Digital Humanities’. Digital Humanities at Siberian Federal University Conference. Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

2017.  Sloan, K, Nyhan, J. & Pickering, V. (2017) ‘Enlightenment Architectures: Sir Hans Sloane’s Catalogues of His Collections’. Animating the archive: Enlightenment lives and letters. Research Workshop. Centre for Enlight- enment Studies at King’s & Queen Mary Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies.

2015. Nyhan, J. 'Archives and Digital Humanities: new pathways, new kinships?' Archive and Education conference. University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

2015. Nyhan, J.  'Knowledge organisation systems and Digital Humanities: looking back in order to look forward.' ISKO Knowledge organization systems and digital humanities. Strasbourg, France. (Keynote)

2015. Nyhan, J. 'New paths through the histories of Digital Humanities: uncovering hidden contributions to Busa's Index Thomisticus' International Symposium of Information Science, University of Zadar Croatia (Keynote).

2015. Nyhan, J. An introduction to the Histories of Digital Humanities. University of Babes-Bolyaiy / Transylvanian Digital Humanities Centre, Romania

2015. Nyhan J. Collaboration and Digital Humanities: two studies and a plea. Technospaces. Persistence - Practices - Procedures - Power. University of Darmstadt, Germany

2015. Nyhan J. Were Humanists and Digital Humanities always so very different? An investigation of the earliest contributions to Humanist. Department of Digital Humanities public seminar series. King's College London, UK 

2015. Nyhan J. Invited panel member. TALK ART/TALK SOCIETY Merging technology and historical research: What are the future archives like? The Finnish Institute in London, UK.

2015. Nyhan J. Digital Humanities: origins and future directions. Invited research seminar: University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

2014. Nyhan J.  Collaboration and Digital Humanities: on the past, present and future. Transforming Digital Methods conference. University of Exeter.

2014. Nyhan, J. 'About the book as data'. The Post Digital Scholar. Lueneburg, Germany. 

2014. Nyhan, J 'Community Archives in the UK: an overview'. International conference on Community Archives: models of cooperation with the state. Poland.  

2014. Nyhan, J. 'Digital Humanities'. Knowledge Machines: the potential of the digital. Symposium on alternative practices in Humanities research. University of Kent. UK

2014. Nyhan, J. 'Digital Humanities, Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity’ penal member. Pushing the boundaries: Early Career research and interdisciplinarity. British Academy event for Early Career researchers. Open University. UK

2014. Nyhan, J. The application of facial analysis techniques to the research of ancient seals: some preliminary considerations. 'Digitization in the Round' workshop. Ashmolean Museum / Wolfson College, University of Oxford. UK

2014. Nyhan, J. Uncovering the socio-cultural contexts of the emergence of Digital Humanities and their enduring significance. Conference on cultural heritage research and innovation. Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Germany

2014. Nyhan, J. Fr Roberto Busa: founder of Digital Humanities? University of Trier Digital Humanities seminar.Germany

2014. Nyhan, J. Digital Humanities: an introduction. DARIAH-GR opening workshop. Academy of Athens.  Greece

2014. Nyhan, J. On the Digital Humanities and the necessity of thinking historically. Opening event Forschungsverbund MWW, Berlin. Germany

2014. Memory, narrative and disciplinary identity: an investigation. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano. Italy

2014. Nyhan, J. Analyse, sort, classify and mark up: text encoding and its debt to historical dictionaries and word lists. Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, University of Oxford. UK

2014. Nyhan, J. Arts and Humanities research data: a few idiosyncrasies. DigitalHSS Lunchtime Seminar: Managing Humanities Research Data. University of Edinburgh. UK 

2013. Nyhan, J. What can modern-day Digital Humanities learn from studying its past? Some recommendations and suggestions. CIDE.16: Dispositifs numériques : contenus, interactivité et visualisation. France (Keynote)

2013. Julianne Nyhan, Through memories and times: reflections on reflecting on the histories of computing in the Humanities. Humanities Unbound, University of Lausanne. Switzerland. (Keynote) 

2013. Julianne Nyhan. A researcher's view on Arts and Humanities data management/sharing (with a focus on infrastructure needs and wants) RDMF10: Research data management in the Arts and Humanities: St Anne's College, Oxford. UK

2013. Julianne Nyhan, Text, Image and Sound: where we are and where we are not in Digital Humanities. Future Digital Conference. Open University. UK. (Keynote)   

2012. Research Infrastructures in the Digital Humanities [round table discussion and presentation]. Leipzig University, European Summer School of Culture and Technology evening lecture. Germany

2012. Digital Humanities: histories or memories and what in between?. Leipzig University, European Summer School of Culture and Technology. Germany

2012. Contributions towards a history of computing in the Humanities. University College Cork, School of Historical Sciences Seminar Series. Rep. of Ireland.

2012. What is oral history and what role can it play in the history of Digital Humanities? Universitatet Trier, Digital Humanities Seminar Series. Germany.

2011. Nyhan, J., & Welsh, A. Hidden Histories: Computing and the Humanities c.1949–1980. In London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship. School of Advanced Studies, Institute of English Studies, University of London. UK

2009. Teaching and Learning TEI: an introduction to TEI-EJ, TEI Praxis Symposium, Cologne Centre for e-Humanities, Germany.

2009. [with Oliver Schmidt]. TextGrid tools and concepts: present and future, Tools for Collaborative Scholarly Editing over the Web, University of Birmingham, UK

2008. The advantages and disadvantages of the application of XML to medieval inflected languages: a case study of electronic resources for medieval Irish, Lesser Used Languages and Computer Linguistics (LULCL) II, European Academy, Bolzano. South Tyrol, northern Italy.

2008. Encoding Old Irish glossaries with TEI P5, Old Irish Glossary Symposium, Cambridge University. UK

2008. This history, context and organisation of the European Reference Index for the Humanities, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar, Senegal.

2007. Electronic lexicography: medieval and modern, Trinity College Dublin, Seminar in Medieval History. Rep. of Ireland

Guest presentations 

2012. Oral Histories live. AHRC Digital Transformations Moot. November 2012. 

2012. An introduction to TEI. ThatCamp Luxembourg. 

2010. All the world exists to end up in a dictionary, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities Painless introduction to Digital Humanities series. 

2010. Nyhan, J., & Ciula, A. DARIAH community engagement mechanisms: possible models. In DARIAH Funders round table meeting. Paris: France

2009. An introduction to TextGrid, NEH funded TILE symposium, MITH, University of Maryland

2007. Historical dictionaries versus Literary works?, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Conference and symposium organisation

2017. Co-organiser of the Enlightenment Architectures workshop with the British Museum.

2011. Co-organiser of the 6th Interedition Development Bootcamp at the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt 28th Feb - 4th March.  


External teaching

2015. Workshop: digital tools for researchers in the Humanities. Queen Mary University of London.

2011. Text Encoding Seminar. Digital Methods and Tools for Historical research Departamento de História da FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. November 2011. http://digital-methods-and-tools-for-history.blogspot.com/

2011. An introduction to Digital Humanities. Libraries and Publishing in the Information Society MA module. City University

2010. [with Dot Porter]  Digital History and Culture: methods, sources and future looks’ at the European Summer School of Culture and Technology. Universitaet Leipzig.

Electronic resources

Submitted. An enhanced, TEI-encoded edition of Patrick S. Dinneen's Foclóir Gaedhilge agus Béarla [An Irish-English Dictionary], Irish Text Society: Dublin. 1936 to be published on the CELT website

2007. A prototype electronic lexicon of Medieval Irish: contribution I, based on a re-edited subset of Marstrander, C. J. S., et al. (ed), Dictionary of the Irish language based mainly on Old and Middle Irish materials (compact edition). Dublin: 1988.

Numerous TEI-encoded editions of Irish, English and Latin texts of Irish literature, politics and history on the CELT website. See individual TEI headers on the published page.

 2006. Griffin, Carrie and Julianne Nyhan, ‘Transcending Textual Borders? Digitising a Middle English Lunary from British Library Egerton MS 827, and a brief introduction to XML mark-up in the Humanities’. In Proceedings of Borderlines Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference 2003, ed. Julianne Nyhan, Carrie Griffin and Kenneth Rooney. Electronic Publishing Unit: University College Cork. http://epu.ucc.ie/borderlines/Carrie_Julie_paper (accessed 01/04/09). (ISBN 978-0-9552229-8-6).


2006. Nyhan, Julianne, Carrie Griffin and Kenneth Rooney (eds), Proceedings of Borderlines Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference 2003. Electronic Publishing Unit: University College Cork. http://epu.ucc.ie/borderlines/ (accessed 01/04/09) (ISBN 978-0-9552229-8-6).

Other Scholarly activity and service

2015. Peer reviewer, New Media and Society journal.

2015. Peer reviewer, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

2015. Peer reviewer, Ubiquity press.

2015 - Peer reviewer, Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen raum.

2015. Peer reviewer, Routledge.

2014-2017. External Examiner, University College Cork, Ireland.

2015. Advisory Board Member, Ivar Arosenius digital project, Gothenberg University, Sweden

2015. Advisory Board Member, Belgrade Centre for Digital Humanities, Faculty of Media and Communication, Singidunum University.

2015. Peer reviewer, INTERACT conference 2015

2015.   Expert External Evaluator, appointment panel, University Goettingen  

2014.   Expert External Evaluator, Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften e.V

2014 -  Peer Reviewer, Estonian Research Council

2014 -  Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Open Humanities Data 

2014 -  Member of the Bibliometrics Working Group of the UCL Library Committee

2014 -  Peer Reviewer, COST EU

2014 -  Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) supervisor.

2015 -  Internal PhD examiner, Department of Information Studies, UCL

2014 -  Internal PhD examiner, Department of Information Studies, UCL

2011-2015  Peer Review College Member, Arts and Humanities Research Council 

2012 -  Communications editor,  Interdisciplinary Science reviews. Maney Press.

2012 -  Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Data Mining & Digital Humanities 

2012-13  Member of Review Board, Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Scholarship 

2011 -  University College Cork QS Academic Peer List member

2011 - 2012 Member of Expert Advisory Panel to UCL the UCL ‘Montefiore Testimonials Digitization  project: digitising, transcribing, translating the Montefiore testimonials’ project

2011-12 Member of the ESF Working Group on Digital Infrastructures in the Humanities  http://www.esf.org/research-areas/humanities/strategic-activities/researchinfrastructures-in-the-humanities.html

2010-2011 Member of Expert Advisory Panel to the LSE ‘Webbs on the Web’ project

2011- European liaison manager, UCLDH

2011 External Assessor on the Selection Committee for the post of  Research Officer, College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC, Ireland 

2007- Peer reviewer, Digital Humanities Quarterly, http://www.digitalhumanities.org/

2012- Peer reviewer, Literary and Linguistic Computing 

2013- Peer reviewer, The Computer Journal 

2010- Peer reviewer, Digital Humanities conference 

2013. Peer Reviewer: iConference 2013, Fort Worth, Texas. 

2012. Peer Review: iConference 2012, Toronto.  

2009-2011. Elected Member of the TEI Council http://www.tei-c.org/

2008 - 2012 Book Reviews editor, Interdisciplinary Science reviews. Maney Press.

External Funding 

2013. Fr Roberto Busa and his intellectual milieu: capturing, translating and publishing community reflections. European Association for Digital Humanities (1732.75 euro) 

2012. University of Trier’s Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Forschungszentrum (HKFZ) for publications related to the history of computing in the Humanities (c.1949-1980) project (5000 euro)

2011. (with Anne Welsh)  University of Trier’s Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Forschungszentrum (HKFZ) for a pilot study of the history of computing in the Humanities (c.1949-1980). (5000 euro)


2014. Member of A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities (Day of DH) project team  (2009-2012) who won the 2014 CSDH/SCHN Outstanding Contribution Award.

Public Engagement and Media

2015. (Interview) Julianne Nyhan wanted to reveal the history of Digital Humanities. University of Gothenberg news interview. March 12, 2015.

2014. (Interview) Julianne Nyhan on "Books as Data" Hybrid publishing lab: researching new forms of scholarly communication in the digital age. 

2014. [with Oliver Duke-Williams] Is Digital Humanities a collaborative discipline? Joint-authorship publications patterns clash with defining narrative.  LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog, 10th September 2014. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/09/10/joint-authorship-digital-humanities-collaboration/

2014. Public engagement session on Francis Galton's 'Pricker Gloves' at "The Thing is", Universities Week, Natural History Museum, London

2013. Quoted in "Hacking and Yacking About the Digital Humanities" The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 3 2013.  by William Pannapacker


Research students

Primary Supervisor to:

Paolo Casani (secondary supervisor Jenny Bunn). Information technology transformation of perception: impact on the experience of the self and the fabric of culture.

Ananda Rutherford (secondary supervisor Melissa Terras and Haidi Geismar). The Galton Collection object records.

Finola O Sullivan (secondary supervisor Samantha Raynor). The Impact of Open Access on Academic Publishing in England.

Deborah Leem (secondary supervisor Antonis Bikakkis). Technical approaches to the information architectures of Hans Sloane

Secondary Supervisor to:

Jin Gao (primary supervisor Oliver Duke-Williams). Mapping Digital Humanities      Community Using Invisible College Research Model. 

Hannah Smyth (primary supervisor Andrew Flinn). The intersections of digital archives and cultural heritage within the Decade of Centenaries project in Ireland and how their role in the mediation, construction and articulation of Irish identities, with a focus on female identity.


Address correspondence to:

Dr Julianne Nyhan
Department of Information Studies
University College London
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London WC1E 6BT

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Office hours 2017-18:

Term 1: Wednesdays from 12:00-13:00

Term 2: Not available

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