Keynote Speakers

Øyvind Eide, Senior analyst at the Unit for Digital Documentation, Dept. of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies at the UiO. He has been active in DH in Norway since 1995 and has developed digital infrastructure in various disciplines through projects incl. The Documentation Project, The Ibsen Manuscript Project, and Norsk Ordbok 2014. He is the chair of the Awards Committee of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations and engaged in the development of TEI and CIDOC-CRM.

Jan Christoph Meister, Professor of Modern German Literature and Literary Computing at the University of Hamburg, Germany, is author of Computing Action. A Narratological Approach (2003) and developer of the desktop-software CATMA and its web application CLÉA for collaborative text annotation and analysis. He hosted the 2012 International Digital Humanities Conference in Hamburg and is the chair of the Society for Digital Humanities in the German-speaking countries.

Lieve Van Hoof, holds a Ph.D. in Classics, as well as Master’s Degrees in History and Political Sciences. Her research focuses on the social role of Greek (and, to a lesser extent, Latin) literature under the Roman Empire. Originally from Belgium, she has held academic positions in her home country as well as in the U.K. and in Germany, and is currently a Fellow of the Lichtenberg Kolleg at the University of Göttingen.


Espen S. Ore has been working in Digital Humanities since the early 1980s and now works at the Unit for Digital Documentation at the Department for Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Oslo. He has formerly worked at the National Library of Norway and at the Norwegian Computing Centre for the Humanities at the University of Bergen and now works on textual criticism and digital editions, on digital publication and databases of folkloristic texts, especially those related to magic and on lexicographical databases and digitization of older dictionaries and documents in general. He has a background in the Humanities, Classics, Information Science and Informatics.

Jill Walker Rettberg is professor of digital culture at the University of Bergen. She researches on networked fiction, which includes electronic literature, weblogs, electronic art, web hoaxes and grassroots game-creation and is also co-investigator for the ELMCIP project, that is led by Scott Rettberg at UiB. She is author of Blogging (2008), and Co-editor of Digital Culture, Play and Identity: A World of Warcraft Reader (2008) and writes a blog called jill/txt.

Laetitia Le Chatton arrived in 2007 from France as part of an erasmus exchange with the department of Information and Communication (ISIC Bordeaux 3). She completed her Bachelor degree during this exchange and enrolled into the Department of Digital Culture, at the University of Bergen where she completed her Master degree in 2012 on Conversational Machines. During and after these studies, she has formed a team of engineers around the project Socrator in order to realize a working model of Conversational Machine. She is now in the process of applying for a PhD scholarship in the very same department.

Scott B. Weingart is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and PhD student at Indiana University, where he studies Information Science and History of Science. His research focuses on the intersection of historiographic and quantitative methodologies, particularly as they can be used to study scholarly communications in the past and present. He also writes a blog called the scottbot irregular, aiming to make computational tools and big data analytics accessible to a wider, humanities-oriented audience. When not researching, Scott fights for open access and the reform of modern scholarly communication.

Stine Brenna Taugbøl is the scholarly editor and web editor of Henrik Ibsen’s Writings (HIW), Centre of Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo. She has been working on HIW since 1999 with text establishment, text encoding, text editing, verse commenting and now with the digital edition.

Oddrun Grønvik is one of three editors in chief for Norsk Ordbok 2014 (2006–) at the University of Oslo and joined the staff of Norsk Ordbok in 1987 as a researcher and editor. She has also been research coordinator for the ALLEX Project from 1992–2006, which aimed at providing mother tongue language tools for the African languages of Zimbabwe. Since 2007 she is appointed to the Norsk Språkrådet.

Christian-Emil Smith Ore is Associate professor and leader of the section for digital documentation (EDD) at the University of Oslo. He has a background in language studies and computer science. He has been project leader for two large scale national database and digitization projects for humanities’ collections and museums: Dokumentasjonsprosjektet 1992–1997, www.dokpro.uio.no & Museumsprosjektet  1998–2006 www.muspro.uio.no. His current involvement include the African Language Lexicography projects (ALLEX) in Zimbabwe, the Cross Boarder Language Harmonization (CROBOL) at the University of Zimbabwe, the Eduoardo Mondlane University, Mozambique and UiO 2007–2012. He is project leader for the Medieval Norwegian Text Corpus (Menotec) 2010–2012.

Emma Ewadotter is a Ph.D Student in Art History and Theory at Umeå University where she investigates conceptual photographic portrait practices. She’s also working as a coordinator and research assistant in HUMlab with a strong focus on collaborative work. Her fields of interest include video and computer games, digital art and culture, photography, portraiture and issues concerning gender equality.