Rachel Fensham is the Head of the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. As a Professor of Theatre and Dance Studies, I have investigated performance genres ranging from circus to melodrama, dance theatre to large public festivals with an abiding interest in relations between spatiality, mediated performance and corporeality. Recent publications include essays on black modern dance; the ontology of the archive; and spectatorship in the monograph, To Watch Theatre (Peter Lang: 2009); and cultural history in the co-edited volume, Dancing Naturally (Palgrave 2011). In the UK, I have managed large funded projects including Digital Dance Archives www.dance-archives.ac.uk; I-Weave; Pioneer Women; and MoVE www.visualisingmotionin3d.blogspot.com/ My recent projects involve movement analysis, costume history and archival practices. With PeterM. Boenisch (Kent) I am co-editor of the exciting Palgrave series, New World Choreographies, to be launched later in 2014.
Dr Mark Davis
Mark Davis teaches in the Publishing and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne. His current research in the area of digital humanities investigates the politics of co-creative digital publishing practices. He is also using digital database research techniques to develop a longitudinal database of Indigenous non-fiction book publishing in Australia.
Dr Paul Rae
Paul Rae is Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Theatre & Human Rights (Palgrave, 2009), Associate Editor of Theatre Research International, and has published widely on performance theory and contemporary theatre, with an emphasis on the Southeast Asian region. Paul has recently arrived from the National University of Singapore, where he was involved in a large-scale research project whose outputs included two comprehensive DVD documents of his performance work, and the Asian Shakespeare Intercultural Archive (http://a-s-i-a-web.org/), overseen by his co-PI, Dr Yong Li Lan. Paul is at work on two monographs, Real Theatre: Essays in Experience and Mousetraps: Adventures in Theatrical Capture, and is in the early stages of an edited volume on performance in Asia that will include a complementary digital archive.
Dr Scott Wright
Scott Wright is a Senior Lecturer in Political Communication. He is currently working on several projects, including: data journalism; below the line comments on news articles; third spaces and everyday political talk; and online activism. His research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC - UK), the Research Councils of the United Kingdom (RCUK - UK), the British Academy, and the European Union. He has published in many of the highest ranked international journals, including New Media and Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of European Public Policy, and the British Journal of Politics and International Relations.
Dr Susan Lowish
Susan Lowish lectures in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. She has worked collaboratively with Indigenous organisations on digital archiving cultural heritage for over ten years, pioneered an innovative fieldwork subject involving partnerships with remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, and co-ordinated one of the only University subjects on Indigenous New Media in Australia. Her recent publications include a co-authored chapter on digital archiving from AIATSIS Research Publications: Information Technologies and IndigenousCommunities (2013) and a refereed conference paper on digital image archives for the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (2014).
Dr Beth Driscoll
Beth Driscoll has a developing research interest in social media analysis and literary culture. Her disciplinary background in literary and publishing studies informs my research into the online forms of contemporary literary culture. Beth has recently published an account of the way literary prizes are discussed on Twitter, and given a conference presentation on the use of live tweeting by audiences at literary festivals. I have secured funding to research writers’ festival audiences and their participation in international literary networks, which includes analysis of digital engagement.
Dr David McInnis
David McInnis (The University of Melbourne) is currently editing Dekker’s Old Fortunatus for the Revels Plays series. In addition to his monograph, Mind-Travelling and Voyage Drama in Early Modern England (Palgrave, 2013), and the edited collection Lost Plays in Shakespeare’s England (Palgrave, 2014; co-edited with Matthew Steggle), his essays have been published in Review of English Studies; Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England; Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900; Notes & Queries, and elsewhere. With Roslyn L. Knutson, he is founder and co-editor of the Lost Plays Database. He also created and maintains the Marlowe Bibliography Online.
Dr Amanda Malel Trevisanut
Amanda Malel Trevisanut (The University of Melbourne) is an early career researcher and research assistant to DHI. She has recently completed her PhD SBS Independent: Productive Diversity and Counter-Memory, which examines SBSi as a cultural institution shaped by policy, creative labour and representational practices. She is currently building an online database, using of SBSi commissioned content. Her work has been published in the journals Media International Australia, Traffic and Refractory. Amanda was also a co-ordinator of THATCamp Pedagogy, which was held in Melbourne on 10th October 2014.
Dr Jose Antonio Gonzalez Zarandona
Antonio Gonzalez (The University of Melbourne) was born in Mexico. He did his postgraduate studies at The University of Melbourne in Cinema Management, Art History and Archaeology, where he also works as lecturer, tutor and researcher on topics ranging from Indigenous rock art to the conservation of cultural heritage. Antonio has presented his work on heritage theory in prestigious international congresses as well as for Australian scientific associations. He has published his work in peer-review journals and in edited books. He has also experience as a Multimedia Designer at the National Gallery of Victoria, and as a curator at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.