Dr. Raymond Siemens

Dr. Raymond Siemens
Distinguished Professor

BA (Waterloo), MA (Alberta), PhD (UBC)

Office: CLE C315

Ray Siemens is Distinguished Professor and his research interests are in early Tudor poetry and Renaissance literature, digital humanities, book history, scholarly editing, pedagogy, and scholarly communication. 

Siemens directs the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, the Implementing New Knowledge Environments Project, and the Digital Humanities Summer Institute.  See his "Faces of UVic Research" video.  He has served as Chair of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations, Vice-President / Director (Research Dissemination) of the Canadian Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences, President (English) of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities, Chair of the Modern Language Association (MLA) Committee on Scholarly Editions and of its Committee on Information Technology; he currently serves on SSHRC Council.

In 2014, Siemens received the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations Antonio Zampolli Prize for outstanding accomplishment; in 2009, he received the U Victoria Humanities Award for Research Excellence and, from U Waterloo, the Arts in Academics Alumni Achievement award. His research has been supported by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Social Science and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Killam Trust, the Canada Research Chairs program, the MITACS program, the Mellon Foundation, and others.

Please see Siemens’ homepage for more detail.

Selected publications: Books and book-length works (solely and in collaboration)

A New Companion to Digital Humanities (Blackwell 2015)

The Lyrics of the Henry VIII MS [BL Add 31,922] (RETS 2015)

The Devonshire MS (BL Add 17,492) of Early Tudor Poetry (Iter and MRTS, 2015)

Literary Studies in the Digital Age: An Evolving Anthology (MLA 2013)

A Social Edition of the Devonshire MS [BL Add 17,492] Wikibooks and the Devonshire MS Advisory Group 2012

A Digital Facsimile of the Newly-discovered Exeter Manuscript of Lancelot Andrewes (EMLS 2011)

New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (MRTS / Iter  2008)

A Companion to Digital Literary Studies (Blackwell 2007)

Mind Technologies: Humanities Computing and the Canadian Academic Community (Calgary 2006)

A Companion to Digital Humanities (Blackwell 2004)

A New Computer-Assisted Literary Criticism? (CHUM 2002)

Selected publications: Recent articles and papers (solely and in collaboration)

"Toward Problem-Based Modelling in the Digital Humanities" (MIT 2015)

"Social Knowledge Creation: Three Annotated Bibliographies" (SRC 2014)

"E-Reading Essentials in a Time of Change and Unfixity" (Amsterdam 2013)

"Toward Modeling the Social Edition" (LLC 2012)

"Human-Computer Interface/Interaction and the Book" (Ashgate 2012)

"'The Apex of Hipster XML GeekDOM': TEI-Encoded Dylan and Understanding the Scope of an Evolving Community of Practice" (JTEI 2011)

"Underpinnings of the Social Edition?" (Rice 2010)

"Imagining the Manuscript and Printed Book in a Digital Age" (Brill 2010)

"Henry VIII as Writer and Lyricist" (MQ 2009)

"Editing the Early Modern Miscellany" (RETS 2009)

"Shakespearean Apparatus? Explicit Textual Structures and the Implicit Navigation of Accumulated Knowledge" (Text 2002)

"An Electronic Scholarly Transcription of Tottel's Miscellany (1557a)" (TACT MLA 1996)