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Dr. Jennifer Edmond

Associate Professor (School Office Language Lit & Cult Stud)


Associate Professor (The Long Room Hub)

  Cultural Identity   Digital Humanities   interdisciplinary collaboration   research infrastructure   Technology and Society
 Of Naked AIs and Singing Robots
 KPLEX (Knowledge Complexity)

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Details Date
Governing Board Member, European Association for Social Sciences and Humanities 01.11.2021
DARIAH-ERIC: President, Board of Directors, 2018-present; Member, Board of Directors, 2017-2018; VCC 2 Head, 2016-2017 2016-present
EOSC Future, Strategic Oversight Board Member 01.03.2022
Reviewer, BELSPO (Belgian Federal Science Policy Office) BRAIN-be 2.0 Pillar 2 'Heritage science' 2020
Member of the DARIAH-EU Board of Directors (since 2018 President of the Board of Directors) 2016-present
Member of the European Commission's High-Level Stakeholder Group on Open Science (the Open Science Policy Platform); 2016-2020
Member of the UK ESRC's External Review Panel to consider hosting of the ESS-ERIC 2019-2020
Scientific Advisory Board Member, NewsEye Project (Horizon 2020) 2018-2021
Project Scientific Advisory Board Member: RelRES Project (Horizon 2020) 2018-2021
Project Scientific Advisory Board Member, Textual Infrastructures Project (Australian Research Council) 2019-2021
External Reviewer (Remote): Dutch Research Council 2017
Review Panel Member: Academy of Finland Research Programme 2015
External Reviewer (remote): Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 2014
Review panel member: Waterford Institute of Technology PhD Fellowship programme 2012
Academic Editor, PLOS One ('Stories of Science' Collection) 2018-2019
Reviewer, Open Book Publishers 2017-present
Reviewer, Conference of the Association of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO) 2008-present
Reviewer, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education 2018
Reviewer, Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative 2013-present
Reviewer, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 2016-present
Invited Expert, British Academy Workshop "Making the Medieval Relevant." 2015
Invited Expert, NISE Meeting, "National Movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe." 2015
Invited Expert, Science Europe Consultation on "Making research production in the Humanities visible." 2014
Invited Expert, Korean Maritime Institute Consultation: "Digital Archives and the Management of Documents on Dokdo." 2013
Invited Expert, Aalborg University/Fraunhofer Institute consultation meeting: "FoodManufuture: Conceptual Design Study for a European Research Infrastructure for the Food Factory of the Future." 2013
Member of the Europeana Research Communities Advisory Group 2013-2016
Member of the DARIAH-IE Steering Group 2012-2016
Editorial Board Member, Informatics (Digital Humanities Section) 2018-present
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Basic Medium
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
Irish Basic Basic Medium
Jennifer Edmond, Jörg Lehmann, Nicola Horsley, Mike Priddy, The Trouble with Big Data: How Datafication Displaces Cultural Practices, London, UK, Bloomsbury Academic, 2022, Notes: [Available open access at:], Book, PUBLISHED
Soft Skills in Hard Places or Is the Digital Future of Graduate Study in the Humanities Outside of the University? in, editor(s)Simon Appleford, Gabriel Hankins, Anouk Lang , Debates in the Digital Humanities: The Digital Futures of Graduate Study in the Humanities, Minneapolis, MN USA, University of Minnesota Press, 2022, [ Jennifer Edmond, Vicky Garnett and Toma Tasovac], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Michelle Doran, Nicole Basaraba, Jennifer Edmond, Vicky Garnett, Courtney Helen Grile, Eliza Papaki, and Erzsébeth Toth-Czifra, Scholarly Primitives of Scholarly Meetings: A DH-Inspired Exploration of the Virtual Incunabular in the Time of COVID 19, Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ), 2022, Notes: [This article documents the theoretical and practical considerations underpinning the COVID-19-inspired digital humanities event: "The Scholarly Primitives of Scholarly Meetings." Drawing from both the long tradition of work on scholarly primitives as well as the rush of new work that appeared in the early months of 2020, the event described here was designed as both an exercise in critical making and a response to the constraints of the virtual incunabular state so many organisations found themselves in, attempting to recreate their planned face-to-face meetings in virtual formats without due consideration of the affordances and constraints of each context. As a structurally distributed organisation, the DARIAH European Research Infrastructure as event host was able to bring its experience of virtual interaction to the recosideration of these challenges, but also the sensitivity to research processes and practices that is central to our positioning in the digital humanities. As such, the resulting model for a virtual event, realised in May 2020 and described in this paper, was built upon a very self-conscious set of considerations, meta-reflection, and goals regarding what we might tacitly and could expect from a virtual event. The instruments designed to deliver this, as well as their performance in practice, is documented alongside consideration of what lessons the experience delivers about both virtual meetings and more generally about the interactions of scholarly communities.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Jennifer Edmond, Reconciling the Cultural Complexity of Research Data: Can we Make Data Interdisciplinary without Hiding Disciplinary Knowledge, Journal of Digital Culture and Society, 2021, Journal Article, SUBMITTED  TARA - Full Text
Frank Uiterwaal, Franco Niccolucci, Sheena Bassett, Steven Krauwer, Hella Hollander, Femmy Admiraal, Laurent Romary, George Bruseker, Carlo Meghini, Jennifer Edmond and Mark Hedges, From disparate disciplines to unity in diversity: How the project PARTHENOS has brought European humanities Research Infrastructures together., International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 15, (1-2), 2021, p101 - 116, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Nicole Basaraba, Peter Arnds, Jennifer Edmondand Owen Conlan. , New Media Ecology and Theoretical Foundations for Nonfiction Digital Narrative Creative Practice., Narrative, 29, (3), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Michał Kozak, Alejandro Rodríguez, Alejandro Benito-Santos, Roberto Therón, Michelle Doran, Amelie Dorn, Jennifer Edmond, Cezary Mazurek and Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Evaluating a Taxonomy of Textual Uncertainty for Visualisation in the Digital Humanities: Lessons Learned from User Studies, Information, 12, (11), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Edmond, Jennifer; Tara Andrews; Smiljana Antonjević; Martin Paul Eve; Frank Fischer; Julianne Nyhan; Daniel Paul O'DOnnell; Claire Bailey Ross; Fleur Praal; Laurent Romary; Toma Tasovac; Erzsébet Toth-Czifra; Adriaan van der Waal; Joris Von Zundert; Claire Warwick; , Digital Technologies and the Practices of Humanities Research, Cambridge, Open Book, 2020, i - 276pp, Book, PUBLISHED  DOI
Digitising Cultural Complexity: Representing Rich Cultural Data in a Big Data Environment in, editor(s)Rice, R., Yates, S , The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2020, [Georgina Nugent Folan, Jennifer Edmond], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Introduction: Power, Practices, and the Gatekeepers of Humanistic Research in the Digital Age in, editor(s)Jennifer Edmond , Digital Technology and the Practices of Humanities Research, Cambridge, Open Book, 2020, pp1 - 20, [Jennifer Edmond], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI

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How to Make Artificial Intelligence Work for the Good of Humanity in, editor(s)Brian Mooney , Ireland's Yearbook of Education 2019-2020, Dublin, Education Matters, 2020, [Jennifer Edmond], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Jennifer Edmond and Laurent Romary, A Tangential View on Impact for the Arts and Humanities through the Lens of the DARIAH-ERIC, Stay tuned to the Future - the impact of research infrastructures., Bologna, 24-25 January 2018 , edited by Riccardo Pozzo and Bente Maegard , 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
COST Action CA16213 , New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent: Joint Review Report, Warsaw, 2019, Report, PUBLISHED
Jennifer Edmond and the KPLEX team, KNOWLEDGE COMPLEXITY, 1, DANS KNAW, 2018, Dataset, PUBLISHED
Jenifer Edmond, Nicola Horsley, Elisabeth Huber, Rihards Kalnins, Jörg Lehmann, Georgina Nugent Folan, Mike Priddy and Thomas Stodulka, Big Data and Complex Knowledge: Observations and Recommendations for Research from the Knowledge Complexity Project, Dublin, 2018, Report, PUBLISHED
Jennifer Edmond, Naveen Bagalkot and Alex O'Connor, Toward a Deeper Understanding of the Scientific Method of the Humanist" Arts and Humanities in Higher Education,, 2017, Report, PUBLISHED
CENDARI Team, CENDARI Archival Directory, 3, University of Goettingen, 2016, Dataset, PUBLISHED
Jakub Bene , Nata a Bulatović, Jennifer Edmond, Milica Kne ević, Jörg Lehmann, Francesca Morselli, Andrei Zamoiski, The CENDARI White Book of Archives, Dublin, January, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Veerle Vanden Daelen, Jennifer Edmond, Petra Links, Mike Priddy, Linda Reijnhoudt, Václav Tollar and Annelies Van Nispen, Sustainable Digital Publishing of Archival Catalogues of Twentieth-Century History Archives,, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
CENDARI Team, 'CENDARI Note-Taking Environment', Univer, 2016, -, Software, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Visiting Professor, the University of Milano-Bicocca 2017 - 2019
Recognised as one of Ireland's Champions of EU Research (for the second time) June 2017
Named a Future Pilot in the Artificial Intelligence and Tomorrow's World programme by the Volkswagen Foundation, July 2017 July 2017
Nominated for the Trinity College Dublin Global Engagement Award June 2017
Visiting Research Fellow: Center for Gender and Women's Culture in Asia, Nara Womens' University (Nara, Japan) March 2016
Visiting Fellow, Hawke Institute, University of South Australia (Adelaide, Australia), August 2016 August 2016
Named one of Ireland's Top Five Champions of EU Research June 2012
My research career has been diverse and highly transdisciplinary, balancing discovery research with applied and service-based work promoting cultural change in the research ecosystem around me. It has moved through roughly three phases: First, in the time of my doctoral training and just after, I was focussed on basic research in the field of German/Austrian literature and culture. Although far from my current work, my publications from this time continue to be used, with two works still being cited in 2018 and 2019. My increasing interest in the impact of technology on my discipline and the humanities in general gradually eclipsed this discipline-specific work, however. Although I spent much of my career in this phase outside of wholly academic positions, this focus was nonetheless realised in the form of a number of successful, large-scale, funded research projects, including CENDARI (FP7), Europeana Cloud (FP7), PARTHENOS (H2020), and PROVIDE DH (CHIST-ERA). This body of research explores how we support the 'digital turn' for humanists, respecting their strong tradition of qualitative methods and cultural sources. It is for this work I am best known, and which led to my appointment as President of the Board of Directors of the DARIAH ERIC. Currently, however, I am finding very fruitful ground in the exploration of how understanding the intersection of technology with the study of the humanities provides new insight into social challenges, in particular as pertains to the use of information and communication technologies. This was the focus of the SPECTRESS Network (FP7) and the KPLEX project (H2020), as well as a number of initiatives currently in application stage. This career path has enabled me to publish across a broad spectrum of fields, ranging from literature and history to digital humanities, to scholarly communications, library science, computer science and science and technology studies, among others.