Susan Schreibman, Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of An Foras Feasa at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, is the co-Principal Investigator of the project. Her research ranges from text encoding and the creation of digital scholarly editions to Virtual Worlds and Datamining. Professor Schreibman is the PI of several digital humanities projects including Letters of 1916, The Thomas MacGreevy Archive and Irish Resources in the Humanities.
Hugh Denard, Assistant Professor in Digital Arts and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, is the co-Principal Investigator of the project. Dr. Denard’s classical research interests span ancient drama, the theatricality of life and art in Greece and Rome, and modern performances and adaptations of ancient drama. As a theatre historian, he is also currently investigating the ‘lost’ theatres of early 20th-century Dublin. A central focus of his research to date has been on how digital visualisation tools and methods, including 3D modelling and Virtual Worlds technologies, can affect different aspects of practice in the arts and humanities, as well as in the cultural heritage sector.
John Buckley is an artist, researcher and educator, lecturing in 3D Modelling, Real-time Rendering and VFX on the BA in 3D Design, Modelmaking and Digital Art in IADT Dun Laoghaire, where he also supervises Masters by Research in Visual Arts Practice and Cyberpsychology. John is also a Unity developer with the digital design company Noho. His practice is focused on virtual and augmented reality technologies, videogames and real-time visualisation and his research interests are in the philosophy, politics and modalities of perception in digital cultures. He is currently a doctoral researcher in the Graduate School of Creative Arts & Media (GradCAM), pursuing a PhD in the political economy of massively multiplayer online videogames and has published in the area of social media and immaterial labour. John graduated from NCAD with an MA in Fine Art Media and BA in Printmaking & History of Art.
Commandant Billy Campbell was commissioned into the Cavalry Corps of the Irish Defence Forces in 1974. He served as Personal Staff Officer to the Adjutant General and as Officer Commanding 2nd and 11th Cavalry Squadrons. After graduating from the Command and Staff School he then served as an instructor there. He served with the United Nations in Lebanon and in Iran and as a guest Partnership for Peace instructor in the NATO School in Oberammergau. He holds a BA from UCD in History and Geography, an MA in Military History and Strategic Studies from NUI Maynooth and has lectured widely. He retired from the Defence Forces in 2007 and is General Manager of the Irish Farm Centre Limited.
Brian Hughes was a research assistant on Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge from February 2015 to September 2015. He is currently an Associate Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus. Previously, he held postdoctoral positions with the Letters of 1916 project in An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University, and at the Department of History, Trinity College Dublin. Brian is the author of 16 Lives: Michael Mallin (O’Brien Press, 2012) and is currently working on a monograph based on his PhD thesis with Liverpool University Press and editing a memoir by Gaelic scholar and revolutionary Eoin MacNeill for the Irish Manuscripts Commission.
Capt Alan Kearney was commissioned as a line officer in 2008 after 20 years as an Ordnance Corps technician. He has wide-ranging experience in IEDD, CBRNE and the employment of small arms and armament. He has extensive knowledge of the development of C-IED at national and international level from its modern outset. He completed four tours of duty with UNIFIL in the 1990s and served with ISAF in 2003. Currently employed as the Officer-in-Charge of the Ordnance Base Technical Stores, he retains a C-IED role with the Defence Forces due to his voluminous experience, working alongside Lt Col Ray Lane, EDA C-IED PT, since 2008 on the advancement of EU CT capabilities through the design, development and delivery of specialist courses and as technical lead on Horizon 2020 project submissions. Capt Kearney is also the Ordnance Advisor to the Curragh Military Museum and has completed various range demonstrations relafor documentary crews. He is a PhD candidate with Maynooth University and the basis for his major thesis is an examination of the use of the IED.
Dr Konstantinos Papadopoulos is a postdoctoral research fellow in Digital Humanities at An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University. He specialises in cultural heritage, 3D recording, visualisation, simulation and analysis, and in theoretical approaches to archaeology, heritage, and computational methods. In particular, his research, teaching and publications to date are primarily related to digital reconstructions, formal three-dimensional analyses of past built spaces, light in archaeology, Augmented Reality, and Computational Imaging, examining both the practical aspects of modern technologies and the theoretical dimension of such approaches.
Neale Rooney is an MA Digital Humanities graduate of Maynooth University. He works for the Letters of 1916 project and he is responsible for digital editing, research and event coordination. He has worked on a number of digital projects relating to the First World War and Easter 1916 including The Woodman Diary and Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge.
Joshua D. Savage has been involved in with Contested Memories since March of 2015, when he joined the project in order to use it as a comparative case study in his MA thesis, History at the Next Level: Commercial Video Games as Academic Virtual Heritage Objects, which he wrote while earning his MA in Digital Humanities at Maynooth University. His involvement in Contested Memories has since deepened to include a consulting, design, and testing role. Other digital objects he has been involved in creating include The Woodman Diary and The Versioning Machine 5.0, both also hosted at Maynooth University.
Karolina Badzmierowska is a PhD candidate in the Digital Arts and Humanities Structured PhD Programme at Trinity College Dublin. Karolina is responsible for the project’s visual content design and creation. She has also worked on a number of Digital Humanities projects including: Letters of 1916, The 1916 Diary of Dorothy Price, and the forthcoming 1916 Letters of Marie Martin. | Twitter: @karolinabadz
Emma Clarke completed an M.Phil in Digital Humanities and Culture in Trinity College Dublin in August 2013 and since then she has worked on a number of Digital Humanities projects including Letters of 1916, The 1916 Diary of Dorothy Price, DARIAH-IE and the forthcoming 1916 Letters of Marie Martin and Drawn to the Page: Irish Artist Illustrations 1830 – 1930. | Twitter: @clarke__emma
Bernhard Raml was a software engineer on the project from September 2013 – March 2014. His work on the project involved developing the simulation environment in Unity3d.