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Dr. Jennifer Edmond

Associate Professor (School Office Language Lit & Cult Stud)


Associate Professor (The Long Room Hub)

I am an internationally recognised expert in the application of arts and humanities insight to academic and societal challenges arising at intersection of information and communication technologies and culture. My publication record includes 23 journal articles (+ 4 further in press), 2 books, 8 papers in conference proceedings (+ 1 further in press), 7 book chapters (+ 4 further in press), 5 significant reports and 2 open datasets. Many of these are single-authored, and the rest were conceived and delivered with members of my network of 59 co-authors based across 18 countries. These publications have appeared in the most highly respected venues specific to my field of the digital humanities, including Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Debates in the Digital Humanities and Digital Humanities Quarterly. As I do not only want my work to have an impact within this interdisciplinary field, but beyond into the disciplines that contribute to it, I also publish in computer science, information science, and science and technology studies, as well as in disciplines such as history and literary studies. I have been the PI or co-PI of 11+ large-scale funded interdisciplinary research projects including FP7 CENDARI, FP7 SPECTRESS, H2020 PARTHENOS, CHIST-ERA PROVIDEDH, H2020 KPLEX, H2020 CLS INFRA and, starting in 2023, HEu KT4D. My total grant capture amounts to ca. €12M, funds that have created (among other things) over 50 researchers" posts (15 in TCD). In the context of these projects and my other professional roles, I have also organised 11+ conferences with 1000+ participants in total. The beneficiaries of these activities, in particular my former postdocs and PhD students, have gone on to varied but exciting jobs, such as para-academic positions in the Data Services of the Royal Dutch Academy, the British Library, and the Romanian Government, as well as permanent academic posts at the University of Coventry and Ludwig Maximillian"s University in Munich. I"ve also mentored two successful ERC applicants, one of whom was a SPECTRESS project fellow who built her proposal directly out of her experience in my project. My research activities also include activities that allow me to shape debates in my field, enabling me to serve as an expert for 7 national agency funding programmes, 7 international publishers and 6 Scientific Advisory Boards. I also have given more than 40 invited and keynote lectures in the past 5 years, across 30 countries in Europe and many beyond, and have also held very significant commissions of trust. Primary among these would be the Presidency of the DARIAH-EU Research Infrastructure, and membership in the Governing Board of the European Association of Social Sciences and Humanities (EASSH). An open access champion, I was a member of the European Commission"s Open Science Policy Platform, and a majority of my publications are available open access, including the 2020 collection I edited, Digital Technologies and the Practices of Humanities Research (which has so far been accessed over 12,000 times) and my co-authored 2022 book The Trouble With Big Data, which has been viewed over 2,900 times.
  Cultural Identity   Digital Humanities   interdisciplinary collaboration   research infrastructure   Technology and Society
 Of Naked AIs and Singing Robots
 KPLEX (Knowledge Complexity)

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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
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, 2024, [Jennifer Edmond, Vicky Garnett and Toma Tasovac], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Ketzan, Erik and Edmond, Jennifer and Vogel, Carl, Need a Good Book about Privacy? Evaluating Dictionary-Based Corpus Query for Detecting the Topic of Privacy in Literary Texts, Journal of Computational Literary Studies, 2, (1), 2024, p1-19 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Edmond, Jennifer and Erzsébet Tóth Czifra, Embracing Open Science at DARIAH-EU: How Openness Became a Bridge Between Research Infrastructure Strategy and Research Realities in the Arts and Humanities., Pop! Public. Open. Participatory., 5, 2023, p0-00 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Micha" Kozak, Alejandro Rodríguez, Alejandro Benito-Santos, Roberto Therón, Michelle Doran, Amelie Dorn, Jennifer Edmond, Cezary Mazurek and Eveline Wandl-Vogt., The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts: Taxonomy Development as a Site of Negotiation in Transdisciplinary, Cooperative Technology Development, Digital Humanities Quarterly, 17, (3), 2023, p0-00 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
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
A Quantified Quickening: Data, AI and the Consumption and Composition of Music in, editor(s)Martin Clancy , Routledge Companion to AI and Music, UK, Routledge, 2022, pp83 - 92, [Jennifer Edmond], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Nicole Basaraba, Nicole Basaraba, Jennifer Edmond, Owen Conlan, Peter Arnds, A Data-Driven Approach to Public-Focused Digital Narratives for Cultural Heritage, The Palgrave Handbook of Digital and Public Humanities, 2022, p337--356 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Jennifer Edmond, Dzovinar Kévonian, Philippe Rygiel, Jean-Pierre Bat, Simon Burrows and Jo Guldi, Connected Ogres: Global Sources in the Digital Era, Monde(s), 21, 2022, p73 - 95, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Micha" Kozak, Alejandro Rodríguez, Alejandro Benito-Santos, Roberto Therón, Michelle Doran, Amelie Dorn, Jennifer Edmond, Cezary Mazurek and Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Analyzing and Visualizing Uncertain Knowledge: The use of TEI annotations in the PROVIDEDH Open Science Platform, Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, 14, 2022, p0-00 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
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

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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 current ambition is to utilise my position of leadership in the Digital Humanities to significantly progress consolidation of the emerging subfield of the critical digital humanities. I feel this is not only a compelling and appropriate research trajectory for me, but also for the disciplines of the humanities, so that we can ensure technological advancement into the future is humane and aligned with cultural values. For me, it also leverages the work of the high impact EU-funded project on culture and big data, KPLEX, which I conceptualised, convened and acquired funding for. That project"s success demonstrates how I think critical DH should operate: it generated significant scientific publications (including an article in the leading DH journal, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities and a book, The Trouble with Big Data) but also significant resonance beyond these outputs. As Coordinator, I joined both the EU"s Big Data Value Association and the Big Data PPP programme, and I was invited to present to a very wide variety of audiences about it, ranging from the high-profile lecture series of the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities through to the Annual Data Science meeting of Fidelity Investments and at Nokia Bell Labs. It also proved very attractive to the public media, and was featured on the main national radio and print channels in both Ireland (RTE, Brainstorm Blog) and Austria (ÖRF, der Standard), and was ultimately featured by Net4Society, the international network of Horizon 2020 National Contact Points for "Culture, creativity & inclusive society," as an "SSH Research Success Story." The roadmap for the next leg of this journey has already been laid with the recent funding success of the €3m project Knowledge Technologies for Democracy, or KT4D, which targeted an EC Horizon Europe call on "Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Democracy." This project will allow me to expand my work on big data into the neighbouring field of AI, and also to centre a further major problem-based project around the unique contributions in content and method that the humanities can make to these debates. The consortium brings together 11 partners, including humanities and social science researchers, SMEs, and civil society organisations and will create ground breaking paradigms for technology regulation and digital literacy, as well as inspiring innovation in harnessing advanced ICT to foster civic participation and healthy democracies. The second proposal that will potentially frame my next research steps is an April 2022 resubmission of my 2020 ERC Advanced Investigator proposal, LI4AI. In its first submission, the proposal narrowly missed being advanced to round 2 (by 1 percentile point), and received very high marks from 2 assessors (Exceptional/Exceptional/Excellent). Like the collaborative project described above, this proposal focusses on AI, but takes a much more speculative approach, driven by my interest in how we create a stronger base of theory and practice for an applied humanities. It will do this through an exploration of an era of European literary works exploring just this question, namely the social and educational novels of the 19th Century.