The Digital Humanities benefit from an open, collaborative culture and staff-members from across the College of Arts are involved in a variety of ways. A full programme is being incubated from within the English and Cultural Studies programme, guided by the following people.
Assoc. Professor Paul Millar is Head of the English and Cultural Studies Programme and Project Executive of the CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive. He was closely involved in the development of the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre and is course co-ordinator for ENGL 419: Electronic Scholarly Editing.
James Smithies completed a Ph.D. in the history of New Zealand literary-cultural criticism in 2002, and has worked as technical writer, senior business analyst and IT project manager. He is involved in several digital humanities initiatives, including the UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive, www.humanitiesmachine.org.nz and http://academicami.org. His blog can be found here and his Twitter feed here.
Jennifer has worked at the University of Canterbury since 1999 as administrator for the then English Department, later adding several other programmes from the School of Humanities to her portfolio. She currently administers English, Cultural Studies, Cinema Studies, and the new Digital Humanities initiative, and is administrator to the CEISMIC project. She has a BSc in Mathematics from UC, and is currently completing a BA in Linguistics.