The 9th Tensions of Europe conference

Decoding Europe: Technological Pasts in the Digital Age

Bethany Nowviskie

Dean of Libraries and Professor of English at James Madison University, USA

In July of 2019, Bethany Nowviskie will become Dean of Libraries and Professor of English at James Madison University. Meanwhile, she is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at at CLIR, where she directed the Digital Library Federation (DLF) from 2015-2019. Nowviskie has also been a Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Virginia since 2015 and a member of the teaching faculty at UVa’s Rare Book School since 2011. She was the first director of the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia Library, and has served as chair of UVa’s General Faculty Council and special advisor to the UVa provost for the advancement of digital humanities research. A past president of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and chair of the Modern Language Association’s committee on information technology, Nowviskie received her Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Virginia in 2004. She writes on liberatory and speculative digital library design at

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