The Cyberinfrastructure Taskforce (CIT) is composed of key units that support digital humanities at various levels of academic practice throughout the university: digital collection development and access, technological infrastructure, data management and sustainability policy, training and skills acquisition, project development and management, scholarly communication, and cross-unit and inter-institutional cooperation. The CIT will leverage important existing digital humanities expertise and experience within these units and promote opportunities to contribute productive synergies among them, with an eye on “big data” developments. The goal is to facilitate communication and coordination by developing procedures that enable the innovation, funding, development, and dissemination of digital humanities projects in ways that ensure cross-campus consultation and the maximizing of campus resources.
ROBERT C. ALLEN, EX OFFICIO
Bobby Allen is the James Logan Godfrey Distinguished Professor of American Studies, History, and Communication Studies, co-director of the Digital Innovation Lab, and co-principal investigator for the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative. Going to the Show, his first digital project, was awarded the 2011 Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History by the American Historical Association. Allen regularly teaches a project-based graduate seminar in digital American studies and also incorporates hands-on DH work into his undergraduate courses.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Computing and Teaching & Learning, ITS Research Computing
Research Project Coordinator, Odum Institute
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Director of OASIS (Office of Arts & Sciences Information Services)
Chair, Computer Science
Anselmo Lastra is a professor in and chair of the Department of Computer Science. His research interests are in the areas of image-based modeling and rendering, graphics hardware architectures, and cultural heritage applications. Over the years, Lastra has built tools to create 3D models of archaeological sites. Most recently, he has worked with Glaire Anderson in the Department of Art to create Digital Munya, an ongoing multidisciplinary effort to visualize the interiors, exteriors and landscape settings of munyas, aristocratic estates that were a key feature of early medieval cities in Islamic Iberia.
Director, RENCI Cyberinfrastructure
Director, Carolina Population Center
Director, Library & Information Technology
Tim Shearer serves as the Director of Library & Information Technology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is responsible for the management of the Library & Information Technology Department, a service-oriented program that researches, develops, and supports advanced information systems for the library, and ensures excellent operational management of information systems and support of end users. Shearer provides leadership in coordinating and defining system requirements and tasks for library-wide projects and initiatives, as well as planning, budgeting, and setting policy for information resources and operations in the University Library.
Director, UNC Press
John Sherer was named the Spangler Family Director of the University of North Carolina Press in June of 2012. Prior to that, he was the publisher of Basic Books and has held marketing positions at Henry Holt and the Brookings Institution Press. He is a member of the American Association of Publishers Trade Executive Committee and adjunct professor at New York University’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for IT Infrastructure and CTO, ITS Operations