Professor Dan O’Donnell, PhD
Daniel Paul O’Donnell is a Professor of English and Associate Member of the Research Faculty of the University Library at the University of Lethbridge. His work in the Digital Humanities began in the late 1980s with an appointment as the first undergraduate research assistant at the Dictionary of Old English at the University of Toronto. Since then, he has filled a number of leadership roles in international DH: Chair of the Text Encoding Initiative, President of the Canadian Society of Digital Humanities, founding chair of Digital Medievalist, founding chair of Global Outlook::Digital Humanities, and Vice President of Force11.org. Originally trained as an Anglo-Saxonist, he now works in Digital Medieval Studies and Scholarly Communication, focussing particularly on the intersection of Globalisation and new forms of digital communication.