Associate Professor of Information Science
School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University
Project: The Algernon Charles Swinburne Project
John A. Walsh holds a Ph.D. in English literature and is an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science, where he teaches and conducts research in the areas of digital humanities and digital libraries. Walsh's research interests include digital editing and textual studies; the application of XML, semantic web, and metadata technologies as tools for the discovery, analysis, and representation of humanities data and complex textual and graphic documents; and the evolution of the document in the digital age. Specific research projects include The Swinburne Project, The Chymistry of Isaac Newton, and Comic Book Markup Language.
In addition to his research activities, Walsh has over ten years experience as a developer, manager, and librarian working on digital scholarly projects. Walsh publishes articles on digital humanities and digital libraries topics and is a frequent presenter at the major digital humanities conferences.
John is an elected member of the Technical Council of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), an information technology standard widely used in digital humanities and digital library projects, and an elected member of the executive committee of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH). Walsh is also a technical editor of the peer-reviewed, open-access journal Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ).