Julie Birkholz

Dr. Julie M. Birkholz is Assistant Professor Digital Humanities at UGent and Lead of the Royal Library of Belgium’s Digital Research Lab.

Her research expertise is in historical social network analysis. From 2017 – 2020 she was a DH Fellow on the ERC Agents of Change Research project WeChangEd at the Department of Literary Studies-English Studies, investigating the historical networks of women editors, periodicals and organizations in Europe, as well as the research data manager for the linked open data of the bibliographic information of these editors. From 2014 – 2017 she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent, researching the identification of social networks through web data. She holds a doctorate in Organization Sciences from the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Given that the study of networks, both the theory and methods; and the use of archival sources in libraries, archives and museums to study the past crosses disciplines her research is inherently interdisciplinary. Her most recent research explores a computational method for extracting social networks from historical newspapers and periodicals. As the Lead of KBR’s Digital Research Lab she works to facilitate text and data mining research on KBR’s diverse, multilingual digitised and born-digital collections. 





Jack Grieve

Dr. Jack Grieve is a professor at the University of Birmingham's Department of English Language and Linguistics, where he works as a Professorial Fellow in Corpus Linguistics. Before moving to the University of Birmingham in 2017, he held a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Leuven and a Lecturership in Forensic Linguistics at Aston University. In his research, he focusses on understanding language variation and change through the quantitative analysis of large corpora of natural language data.

His main research interests are in corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, and dialectology. He is especially interested in grammatical and lexical variation in the English language across time, space and communicative context. I also develop methods for quantitative linguistic analysis and authorship attribution.

He also consults on casework as a forensic linguist, and is on the editorial boards of the open access journal Frontiers in Digital Humanities and the open access book series Language Variation published by Language Science Press.