Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker as Jacob Heil. In addition to his impressive experiences with digital humanities, Jacob was an advocate for UNRH at its inception at the ILiADS conference in 2015. We are excited to invite him to our conference. Jacob Heil, PhD, is the College of Wooster’s Digital Scholarship Librarian and the Director of its Collaborative Research Environment (CoRE). As the former, he partners with library colleagues, faculty, and students as they explore digital technologies and resources for teaching and research. In his capacity as the latter, he collaborates with campus stakeholders to build CoRE into an environment that is not only for collaborative research, but is one in which students’ process-based projects provide an ever-evolving backdrop. Additionally, he offers a course in Digital Humanities meanings and methods at the College. Most recently, Dr. Heil was the Mellon Digital Scholar for The Five Colleges of Ohio, working under the auspices of the Digital Scholarship: Projects & Pedagogy grant, which was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. As the Ohio Five Digital Scholar, he worked with librarians and faculty across the five colleges to help small, often interdepartmental teams to imagine, plan, and develop digital pedagogical projects. Before joining the Ohio Five, he was a book historian and project manager on the Early Modern OCR Project (eMOP), a Mellon-funded initiative centered at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.