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I am Director of King’s Digital Lab (KDL) and Deputy-Director of eResearch at King’s College London. I have a doctorate in History and have worked in the government and commercial IT sectors as a technical writer and editor, business analyst, and project manager. My monograph The Digital Humanities and the Digital Modern will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017.

In my digital practice I apply computational tools and methods to arts, humanities, and social science subjects. This involves the development of products (like websites, electronic books, or mobile applications), the analysis of data (like text, image, and social media archives) and the provision of services (like digital libraries and archives) that can be used to explore subjects as varied as history, literature, philosophy, art history, statistics, and computer science. This sort of work results in traditional scholarly articles and monographs as well as digital outputs. I am interested in any research that involves the innovative application of computational tools and methods to arts, humanities, and social science subjects, and often work in inter-disciplinary teams from across the campus. I have additional experience applying information management techniques to post-disaster contexts.

The citations below are managed in my Zotero citation management system and presented here using zot_bib_web by David Reitter.

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Books

Smithies, J. (2017). The Digital Humanities and the Digital Modern. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
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Chapters in books

Smithies, J. (2017). Full Stack DH: Building a Virtual Research Environment on a Raspberry Pi. In Making Things and Drawing Boundaries:  Experiments in the Digital Humanities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
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Articles

Smithies, J. (2014). Digital Humanities, Postfoundationalism, Postindustrial Culture. Digital Humanities Quarterly, 8(1).
Smithies, J. (2013). Digital History in Canterbury and New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of History, 47(2), 249.
Smithies, J. (2012). John A. Lee, 1891–1982. Kōtare : New Zealand Notes & Queries, 7(2).
Smithies, J. (2012). Evaluating Scholarly Digital Outputs: The Six Layers Approach. Journal of Digital Humanities, 1(4).
Smithies, J. (2011). A View from IT. Digital Humanities Quarterly, 5(3).
Smithies, J. (2008). Post-War New Zealand Literary Critique. Thesis Eleven, 92(1), 87–107.
Smithies, J. (2008). The Trans‐Tasman Cable, the Australasian Bridgehead and Imperial History. History Compass, 6(3), 691–711.
Smithies, J. (2007). Finding The True Voice of Feeling: Kendrick Smithyman and New Criticism in New Zealand, 1961-1963. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 42(1), 59–78.
Smithies, J. (2007). Return Migration and the Mechanical Age: Samuel Butler in New Zealand 1860–1864. Journal of Victorian Culture, 12(2), 203–224.
Smithies, J. (2006). An Antimodern Manque: Monte Holcroft and The Deepening Stream. New Zealand Journal of History, 40(2), 171–193.
Smithies, J. (2004). Modernism or Exile? E.H. McCormick and Letters and Art in New Zealand. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 39(3), 93–106.
Smithies, J. (2002). The History of Technology and the History of New Zealand. The Journal of New Zealand Studies, (4/5), 111–128.
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Multi-authored Articles & Technical Reports

Bartneck, C., Ser, Q. M., Moltchanova, E., Smithies, J., & Harrington, E. (2016). Have LEGO Products Become More Violent? PLOS ONE, 11(5), e0155401.
Smithies, J., Millar, P., & Thomson, C. (2015). Open Principles, Open Data: The Design Principles and Architecture of the UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive. Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities, 1(1), 10–36.
Mackenzie, J., Sainudin, R., Smithies, J., & Wolffram, H. (2015). A nonparametric view of the civilizing process in London’s Old Bailey (UCDMS Research Report No. UCDMS2015/1). Christchurch, N.Z: University of Canterbury.
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Conference Papers

Smithies, J., Paul Caton, Ginestra Ferraro, Luis Figueira, Elliott Hall, Neil Jakeman, … Carina Westling. (2017). Mechanizing the Humanities? King’s Digital Lab as Critical Experiment. Presented at the DH2017, McGill University, Montreal.
Smithies, J., Sichani, A.-M., & Westling, C. (2017). Preserving 30 years of Digital Humanities Work: The Experience of King’s College London  Digital Lab. Presented at the DPASSH: Digital Preservation for Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Sussex.
Tanner, S., & Smithies, J. (2016). Innovation and the Digital Humanities: Early lessons from the King’s Digital Laboratory. Presented at the Digital Humanities Congress, University of Sheffield.
Smithies, J. (2016). Full Stack DH: Building a Virtual Research Environment on a Raspberry PI. In Digital Humanities 2016: Conference Abstracts (pp. 364–365). Kraków: Jagiellonian University & Pedagogical University.
Smithies, J., Millar, P., & Thomson, C. (2015). Building Post-disaster Social Capital: A Current State Report on the UC CEISMIC Digital Archive. Presented at the DH2015, University of Western Sydney.
Smithies, J. (2014). Connecting the Periphery: The History of Computing in New Zealand 1950 - 2000. Presented at the SHOT 2014, Dearborn, Michigan: Society for the History of Technology (SHOT).
Smithies, J. (2014). Data Integration in Canterbury: Lessons Learned from the CEISMIC Archive. Presented at the eResearch NZ 2014, Massey University.
Smithies, J. (2014). A View Inside the Ivory Towers: The Current State of Digital in New Zealand Academia. Presented at the National Digital Forum, Te Papa Tongarewa: Museum of New Zealand.
Smithies, J., Millar, P., & Thomson, C. (2014). Integrated Data and Recovery: The UC CEISMIC Federated Archive. Presented at the Third International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction, Boulder, CO.
Smithies, J., Millar, P., & Bellamy, C. (2013). State of the Art: Negotiating a Standards-approved Digital Humanities Curriculum. Presented at the DH2013, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Smithies, J. (2013). Requirements for a New Zealand Humanities eResearch Infrastructure. Presented at the eResearch 2013, University of Canterbury.
Smithies, J. (2012). Federated Digital Archives and Disaster Recovery: The Role of the Digital Humanities in Post-earthquake Christchurch. In Digital Humanities 2012. Hamburg University.
Smithies, J. (2012). Digital Humanities and Disaster Management: An Overview of the UC CEISMIC Digital Archive. Presented at the Japanese Association of Digital Humanities Conference, Tokyo University.
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Invited Talks

Smithies, J. (2017, July). Humans in the Loop: King’s Digital Lab as Socio-technical System. Digital Humanities Institute, University of Cologne.
Smithies, J. (2017, July). Towards a Socio-technical Analysis of Digital Laboratories: Reading King’s Digital Lab through STS. Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London.
Smithies, J. (2017, March). Establishing Digital Humanities Labs in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Swem Library, College of William & Mary.
Smithies, J. (2016, October). Artificial Intelligence, Digital Humanities, and the Automation of Labour. Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University.
Smithies, J. (2016, April). Software Intensive Humanities. Presented at the Sussex Humanities Lab Seminar Series, University of Sussex.
Eric T. Meyer, and Ralph Schroeder. Knowledge Machines: Networks of Knowledge in the Digital Age. (2016, January). Panel Discussion, TORCH, University of Oxford.
Smithies, J. (2015, September). The Co-evolution of Maturity and Capability in Digital Humanities Research. National Library of New Zealand.
Smithies, J. (2015, August). An Introduction to Digital Humanities. Presented at the W.H. Oliver Speaker Series, Massey University.
Smithies, J. (2015, July). University of Canterbury Digital Humanities Programme. Presented at the Innovations in DH Workshop, University of Western Sydney.
Smithies, J. (2015, July). Project Management for Digital Humanities Projects. Otago University.
Smithies, J. (2014, November). Stories from UC CEISMIC: Social Data in the Wake of Disaster. Presented at the NZ Open Data Day, University of Canterbury.
Smithies, J. (2014, June). Strategy, Governance, Ecosystem: Guiding Principles of the UC CEISMIC Digital Archive. University of Western Sydney.
Smithies, J. (2014, February). Digital Humanities in Canterbury and New Zealand. Presented at the Digital Humanities Workshop, Otago University.
Smithies, J. (2014). Management of Complex Cultural Heritage Projects: UC CEISMIC Earthquake Archive. Yonsei University.
Smithies, J. (2014). Big Data & Difficult Data: The UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive. Yonsei University.
Smithies, J. (2013, August). The Digital Humanities and NZ Libraries. Presented at the CONZUL Research Infrastructure Focus Group, Auckland University.
Smithies, J. (2013, August). Canterbury Utopias, Past, Present and Future. Dunedin Art Gallery.
Smithies, J. (2013). The UC CEISMIC Digital Archive: Co-ordinating Libraries, Museums, Archives, Individuals and Government Agencies in a Disaster Management Context. Presented at the Scholars’ Lab Speaker Series, Scholars’ Lab, University of Virginia.
Out of the box and into the web: Innovations in graduate research in the digital humanities. (2012). Panel Discussion presented at the Digital Humanities Australasia, ANU.
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Encyclopedia Articles

Smithies, J. (2011). World Telegraph Networks. In World History Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Smithies, J. (2011). Invention of the Telegraph. In World History Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Smithies, J. (2007). Rewi Alley. In The Literary Encyclopedia (Vol. 9.1.2: New Zealand Writing and Culture). The Literary Encyclopedia Company.
Smithies, J. (2006). Stevan Eldred-Grigg. In The Literary Encyclopedia (Vol. 9.1.2: New Zealand Writing and Culture). The Literary Encyclopedia Company.
Smithies, J. (2006). Julius Vogel. In The Literary Encyclopedia (Vol. 9.1.2: New Zealand Writing and Culture). The Literary Encyclopedia Company.
Smithies, J. (2006). William Pember Reeves. In The Literary Encyclopedia (Vol. 9.1.2: New Zealand Writing and Culture). The Literary Encyclopedia Company.
Smithies, J. (2004). M.H. Holcroft. In The Literary Encyclopedia (Vol. 9.1.2: New Zealand Writing and Culture). The Literary Encyclopedia Company.
Smithies, J. (2004). John A. Lee. In The Literary Encyclopedia (Vol. 9.1.2: New Zealand Writing and Culture). The Literary Encyclopedia Company.
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Thesis

Smithies, J. (2002). Imagining New Zealand: Literary critique and cultural redefinition 1940-1983.





Dr. James Smithies

Director | King’s Digital Lab

King's College London

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