Ray Siemens, Ph.D. (University of British Columbia, 1997). Distinguished Professor and ResearchChair, English and Computer Science, University of Victoria, Canada.
Expertise: The editor of several Renaissance texts, Siemens is also the founding editor of the electronic scholarly journal Early Modern Literary Studies. He has authored numerous articles on the intersection of literary studies and computational methods and is the co-editor of several book collections on humanities computing topics, among them Blackwell’s Companion to Digital Humanities (with Susan Schreibman and John Unsworth), the Blackwell Companion to Digital Literary Studies (with Susan Schreibman), and MLA’s Literary Studies in the Digital Age (with Ken Price). Siemens’ larger research projects focus on the electronic book, textual-editorial intervention, on-line publishing, human-computer interaction, and interface in the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project, and in initiatives building on the TAPoR and Synergies groups and the Public Knowledge Project, and work on digital humanities communities and teams. His current literary studies work centres on two early Tudor manuscript miscellanies, the Henry VIII Manuscript (BL Add Ms 31922), and the Devonshire Manuscript (BL Add Ms 17492), the latter in the context of social scholarly editing. His Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) is academic home to a number of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and academic staff.
Web site: http://web.uvic.ca/~siemens/