CV

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WOUT DILLEN

 

Highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with expertise in Textual Scholarship and Digital Scholarly Editing. Experienced in community building within Digital Humanities, as demonstrated by the Lexicon of Scholarly Editing (incl. 9 international contributors), and co-organizing DH conferences (e.g. DH Benelux 2015). Quick learner of computer technologies: experience with Mac, Windows, and Linux (Ubuntu); fluent in (TEI) XML, HTML, and CSS; basic knowledge of XSLT, Python and JavaScript; experience in website development – both static HTML/CSS/JS websites and advanced WordPress installations; skilled in Photoshop. Multilingual profile: fluent in Dutch, English, and French; basic knowledge of German; minimal knowledge of Swedish and Italian.

  • Centre for Manuscript Genetics (CMG) – Research group at the University of Antwerp, since 2010.
  • European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) – Board member, since 2015.
  • DH Benelux – Organizing and Programme Committees member in 2015; Steering Committee member since 2015.
  • Digital Humanities Flanders (Dhu.F) – Research community across universities in Flanders, since 2015.
  • Platform Digital Humanities – Agglomerate of research projects in DH at the University of Antwerp, since 2015.
  • DARIAH – Coordinator of the Antwerp division of the DARIAH-VL consortium of DARIAH-BE, since 2016.
  • DiXiT –Marie Curie alumnus of the Initial Training Network on Digital Scholarly Editing (DiXiT), 2016-2017.
  • Aurora – University of Antwerp representative of the Digital Humanities and Digital Sociologies Workgroup of the Aurora network, since 2017.

  • Ph.D. in English Literature (2015, University of Antwerp)
  • Teacher Training Programme (2011, cum laude; University of Antwerp)
  • Second MA in Literary Studies (2010, magna cum laude; KU Leuven)
  • MA in English Literature and Linguistics (2009, magna cum laude; University of Antwerp)
  • BA in English/Dutch Literature and Linguistics (2008, cum laude; University of Antwerp)
  • Erasmus Exchange Programme (Fall 2007 Semester; Cardiff Metropolitan University)

April 2016 to Present: Coordinator DARIAH-UA
Coordinator of the Antwerp division of the DARIAH-VL consortium (part of DARIAH-BE). Liaison between DH projects at the University of Antwerp; point of contact for new projects; work towards a solution for current hosting and sustainability problems. Development of pilot projects at the Centre for Manuscript Genetics (CMG), e.g. collaboration on new modules for the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project(BDMP). (Co-)coordination and teaching of courses. Organization of platform{DH} Lecture Series and training activities.

April 2016 to March 2017: ER position at DiXiT (Marie Curie ITN)
Postdoctoral research at the Högskolan i Borås (Sweden) as part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network on Digital Scholarly Editing: DiXiT. Project title: Digital Scholarly Editing and Memory Institutions. Secondments at the Swedish Royal Library as well as memory institutions across Belgium.

Jan. 2016 to March 2016: Coordinator DARIAH-UA
See above (April 2016 to Present).

Jan. 2013 to Dec. 2015: PhD Research (ERC)
Conducted research towards a Ph.D. thesis titled Digital Scholarly Editing for the Genetic Orientation. The Making of a Genetic Edition of Samuel Beckett’s Works. Part of a larger ERC project supervised by Dirk Van Hulle (FP7/2007-2013; ERC grant agreement n°31360911), hosted by the University of Antwerp.

Oct. 2011 to Sept. 2012: Preparatory Research Grant ‘Opvangmandaat FWO’
One-year research grant offered by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) to promising scholars who want to prepare for a Ph.D. scholarship application. Granted by the University of Antwerp.

Sept. 2011: Administrative Assistant
Assessed and corrected English translations of administrative texts and course curricula on the University of Antwerp’s official website.

June 2011 – July 2011: Research Assistant
Performed manuscript research, scholarly digital editing, etc. as part of the BDMP at the CMG.

Oct. 2010 – June 2011: Teaching Internship (High school level students)
Taught internships at three high schools, as part of the university’s Teacher Training Programme.

Sept. 2010 – Dec. 2010: Research Assistant
Performed manuscript research, scholarly digital editing etc. as part of the BDMP at the CMG.

  • Various guest lectures, seminars and hands-on workshops for the courses Digital Humanities (BA Lit.), Tekst / Boek (BA Lit.); Beckett Seminar (MA Lit.), Historisch Atelier (MA Hist.), Genetische Literatuurstudie Moderne Manuscripten an>(Advanced MA DH); (2013-present, University of Antwerp and KU Leuven).
  • Teacher and tutor at the Digizing Cultural Heritage Materials Master Class: Introduction to Text Encoding (February 2017, Högskolan i Borås).
  • Teacher and tutor at the IDE-ZIM Summer School ‘Digitale Edition – Grundlagen‘: TEI-XML transcriptions of handwritten materials (September 2016, University of Graz).
  • Individual tutoring of collaborators at the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project: TEI-XML transcriptions of genetic materials (2013-present, University of Antwerp).
  • Assessor of and feedback on various BA and MA dissertations (2012-2015, University of Antwerp)
  • Assessor of and feedback on academic writing assignments for the courses Scribende and Fiction after Darwin (2012, University of Antwerp)
  • Internships at three high schools, as part of the Teacher Training Programme (2010-2011, University of Antwerp)

  • Organisation of platform{DH} Lecture Series. (2017-present).
  • Co-organizer of Digital Scholarly Editing: Theory, Practice, Methods. Joint conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) and DiXiT (Marie Curie ITN). (3-7 Oct. 2016, University of Antwerp).
  • Co-organizer of Demystifying Digitization: A Hands-On Masterclass in Text Digitization. Workshop sponsored by DHu.F and DARIAH-BE. (29-30 Sept. 2016, University of Antwerp).
  • Co-organizer of DHBenelux 2015. Second annual conference of DHBenelux. (8-9 June 2016, University of Antwerp).
  • Volunteer at several conferences and workshops organized at the University of Antwerp‘s Department of Literature (2011-Present).


Beckett Digital Manuscript Project (www.beckettarchive.org)
Writing and correcting XML documents; training new contributors; building TEI schema.

A Lexicon of Scholarly Editing (http://uahost.uantwerpen.be/lse)
Editing; website development; content management; blog; community building.

BDMP Encoding Manual (http://uahost.uantwerpen.be/bdmp)
Website development; content management; updating documentation.

European Society for Textual Scholarship (www.textualscholarship.eu)
Migrating old HTML website to WordPress; content management; website development.

Platform Digital Humanities (http://uahost.uantwerpen.be/platformdh)
Migrating old HTML website to WordPress; content management; website development.

  • Ethics Training (Grenoble, April 2016)
  • Advanced TEI/XML Technologies for Digital Editions (Graz, March 2015)
  • Antwerp Spring Academy in Digital Humanities (Antwerp, April 2014)
  • Samuel Beckett Summer School (Dublin, August 2013)

November 2017: DHu.F
Travel bursary to attend Third Biannual Aurora Meeting.

October 2017: RIDE Award for Best Review
Prize awarded for a review on Litteraturbanken, the Swedish Literature Bank – co-authored with Mats Dahlström.

October 2016: IDE, ZiM
Travel bursary and stipend for invited talk at the University of Gothenburg’s Centre for Digital Humanities Research Seminars.

September 2016: IDE, ZiM
Travel bursary and stipend to attend IDE/ZiM Summer School: Digitale Edition – Grundlagen.

March 2015: DiXiT, IDE, ZiM
Travel bursary to attend DiXiT/IDE/ZiM Summer School Advanced TEI/XML Technologies for Digital Editions.

July 2014: Flemish Government OJO Grant for Young Researchers
Travel bursary to attend and present at DH2014.

July 2013: University of Saskatchewan
Travel bursary to attend and present at Social, Digital Scholarly Editing.

Oct. 2011 to Sept. 2012: Research Foundation Flanders
Scholarship Opvangmandaat FWO.

August 2012: University of Antwerp and Trinity College, Dublin
Travel bursary to attend Samuel Beckett Summer School.