Keynote Speaker

Dr. Daniel O’Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell“Digging the Digital 2013” is pleased to announce Dr. Daniel Paul O’Donnell as this year’s keynote speaker, from the Department of English at the University of Lethbridge.

Dr. O’Donnell’s involvement with the department of English includes teaching courses on medieval literature, the History of the Book, and the English language.  His research interests include Old English language and literature, the history of the book, editorial and textual scholarship, humanities computing, and reception-oriented criticism.

In addition, Dr. O’Donnell has been involved in various research projects, including the Visionary Cross Project (, the Lethbridge Journal Incubator ( and, Global Outlook::Digital Humanities, and

Currently, Dr. O’Donnell serves as co-president (English) for the Society of Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des média intéractifs; co-editior of Digital Studies / Le champ numérique; and associate editor of Digital Medievalist (, a journal which he helped found.  Previously, Dr. O’Donnell served as Chair and CEO of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) ( and founding director of the Digital Medievalist Community of Practice.