The 9th Tensions of Europe conference

Decoding Europe: Technological Pasts in the Digital Age

Bethany Nowviskie

Digital Library Federation & University of Virginia, USA

Dr. Bethany Nowviskie directs the Digital Library Federation (DLF), an international consortium of some 190 libraries, archives, museums, and institutions of higher education dedicated to the creative design and wise application of information and cultural heritage technology for the common good. She is also Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Virginia, where she formerly served as founding director of the Scholars’ Lab, director of the UVa Library’s department of digital research and scholarship, and special advisor to the Provost for the advancement of digital humanities. A past Distinguished Presidential Fellow at CLIR, 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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