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MLA Executive Council #2: Expanded Biographical Summary

As part of running for a spot on the MLA Executive Council, I was asked to furnish a Biographical Summary:

*Daniel Powell. Grad. student English, Univ. of Victoria. MA, Univ. of Victoria. Current appointment: Early Stage Researcher and Marie Skłowdowska-Curie Fellow, Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network, King’s Coll. London. Institutional service: grad. student conference planning comm., 2010; ch., Academic and Professional Comm., English Grad. Students’ Soc. (EGSS), 2011–12; pres., EGSS, 2013–14; PhD representative, Dept. of English, 2013–14; Grad. Representative Council, Grad. Students’ Soc., 2013–14. Mellon fellowship, THATCamp, 2011; NEH travel grant, 2012; Digital Humanities Winter Inst. scholarship (Maryland Inst. for Technology in the Humanities), 2013; NEH stipend, Folger Shakespeare Library, 2013. Mairi Riddel Memorial Book Prize (for best seminar essay), Dept. of English, Univ. of Victoria, 2012. Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory scholar, 2011– ; steering comm., Advanced Research Consortium, Texas A&M Univ., 2013– ; steering comm., Renaissance Knowledge Network, Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 2014– . Renaissance Soc. of America, Assn. for Computers and the Humanities, Canadian Soc. for Digital Humanities, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). MLA activities: Comm. on Information Technology, 2014–17. Coed.,Graduate Training in the 21st Century, 2014– ; ed. asst. (for digital publication), Early Theatre, 2012–15. Invited lectures: Univ. of Western Sydney, Mar. 2014; Natl. Univ. of Ireland, Galway, Nov. 2014. Conference presentations: Canadian Soc. for Digital Humanities, 2012; Digital Humanities Summer Inst. Colloquium (Univ. of Victoria), 2012; Pacific Northwest Renaissance Soc., 2012; Rocky Mountain MLA, 2013; MLA, 2014; ADHO, 2015. Publications include coed., A Social Edition of the Devonshire MS (BL Add 17,492) (2015); contrib., Literary Studies in the Digital Age: A Methodological Primer (2012), Teaching and Learning Multimodal Communications: A Collaborative Handbook (2013); articles in Scholarly and Research Communication, Digital Studies / Le champ numérique, Religion and Literature.

As is probably obvious, this is not how I usually write about my achievements, nor how things are usually abbreviated in literary studies, the digital humanities, or many other academic fields. In fact, it is pretty obvious that these biographies are designed for print, for appearance in a media with sever constraints on the length of print included. So I’d like to take advantage of this digital space to expand those abbreviations, drawing in part on the full CV on this site.

Education:
PhD Candidate in the Department of English, U of Victoria (2011-present).
MA with a concentration in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, U of Victoria (2009-2010)

Current appointment:
Early Stage Researcher
Marie Skłowdowska-Curie Fellow
King’s College London
Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT Network)

Institutional and Professional Service:
2015 – Present:
Member, Scholarly Advisory Committee
A Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama
Folger Shakespeare Library
National Endowment for the Humanities, $300,000 USD

2015:
Invited Attendee
Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines
Crowdsourcing Consortium
6 – 8 May, University of Maryland
Co-Directors: Mary Flanagan, Neil Fraistat, and Andrea Wiggins

2014 – Present:
Member, Renaissance Knowledge Network (ReKN) Steering Committee
Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory and Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Co-Directors: Raymond G. Siemens and William R. Bowen

2014 – Present:
Member, Committee on Information Technology
Modern Language Association
Staff Liaisons: Kathleen Fitzpatrick and Stephen Olsen

2013:
Member, Department of English Chair Search Committee
University of Victoria

2013 – Present:
Member, Advanced Research Consortium (ARC) Steering Committee
Renaissance Knowledge Network (ReKN) Representative
Texas A & M University
ARC Director: Laura Mandell

2013 – 2014:
President, English Graduate Student Society
PhD Representative, Department of English
Graduate Representative to Graduate Student Society Council
University of Victoria.

2011 – 2012:
Chair, Academic and Professional Committee
English Graduate Student Society
University of Victoria.

2010:
Planning Committee, Graduate Student Conference
Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition, 13-15 May. University of Victoria.

Selected Awards & Honours:
2015: Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) Conference Bursary, €550
2014: Marie Skłowdowska-Curie Fellow in the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT)
2013: National Endowment for the Humanities Stipend, $2,625 US
2013: Digital Humanities Winter Institute Tuition Scholarship, $750 US
2013: ITER Travel Bursary, $400 CA
2012: National Endowment for the Humanities Travel Scholarship, $1,000 US
2012: Howard E. Petch Research Scholarship, $7,500 CA
2012: Alumni Association Scholarship, $2,000 CA
2012: Mairi Riddel Memorial Book Prize, $175 CA
2012: Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Grant, $600 CA
2011 – Present: HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) Scholar
2011: Andrew Mellon THAT (The Humanities And Technology) Camp Fellowship, $500 US
2011 – Present: University Fellowship, $15,000 CA/year
2010: Alumni Association Scholarship, $2,000 CA
2010: Sam and June Macy Graduate Scholarship, $1,500 CA
2009 – 2010: University Fellowship, $10,000 CA

MLA activities:
Member, Committee on Information Technology (2014 – Present)
Modern Language Association
Staff Liaisons: Kathleen Fitzpatrick and Stephen Olsen

Invited lectures:
Humanities Doctoral Supervision Lunchtime Workshops, National University of Ireland, Galway
Digital Scholarship Seminar, National University of Ireland, Galway
Digital Humanities Workshop & Seminar Series, University of Western Sydney

Recent Conference Presentations:
Digital Humanities
Modern Language Association
Implementing New Knowledge Environments Gatherings
Canadian Society of Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanities numérique
Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities
Renaissance Society of America
Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
Rocky Mountain MLA

Publications include:
Coeditor, A Social Edition of the Devonshire MS (BL Add 17,492) (2015);
contributor, Literary Studies in the Digital Age: A Methodological Primer (2012), Teaching and Learning Multimodal Communications: A Collaborative Handbook (2013);

Articles In:
Scholarly and Research Communication, Digital Studies / Le champ numérique, Religion and Literature.

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