Daniel Powell

Daniel Powell

Early Stage Researcher, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, UK

Associated Researcher, Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, University of Victoria, Canada

Visitor eHumanities Group 29 Feb – 4 March 2016

Daniel Powell (http://djp2025.com; @djp2025) is an Early Stage Researcher and Marie Skłowdowska-Curie Fellow in the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training  (DiXiT) Network. He is based in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London and affiliated with the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab and Department of English at the University of Victoria, with research interests in the digital humanities, social knowledge creation, scholarly communications, media archaeology, graduate education in the humanities, and early modern culture. His work has appeared in Digital Studies / Le champ numériqueRenaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et ReformeScholarly and Research Communication, and Religion and Literature, as well as in volumes published by the Modern Language Association, NeDiMAH, and the International Journal of Learning and Media.

He has led or contributed significantly to a number of digital humanities projects such as the Renaissance Knowledge Network (ReKN), an integrated research, analysis, and production environment modelled after the successful Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth Century Electronic Scholarship(NINES) project; A Social Edition of the Devonshire MS (BL Add. 17,492),  a prototypical social scholarly edition; and The Map of Early Modern London, a GIS project that brings together maps, early modern nonfiction, fiction, drama, and scholarly encyclopedia articles to create a digital atlas of early modern London for scholarly, pedagogical, and publication purposes.

From 2012 – 2015 he served as Assistant Editor for Digital Publication on Early Theatre: A Journal Associated with The Records of Early English Drama, overseeing the transference of the journal from a for-profit management and publication framework to the widely used Open Journals System. Since 2015, he has served as Editor for Digital Initiatives at postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, and highly innovative publication. With Melissa Dalgleish, he edits Graduate Training in the 21st Century, a publication within the agenda-setting #Alt-Academy; published on MediaCommons, this publication seeks to grapple with the realities of graduate training in a 21st century humanities. Before beginning graduate study, he worked at the The History Press, a local and regional history publisher, where he piloted new series of content, acquired new titles for publication, and worked in the production department.

During his time with the eHumanities group, Powell is developing a research program that explores the importance of space and physical infrastructure as factors in collaborative knowledge work in the digital humanities.