Selected conference papers and talks. My biography, writing, and scholarly influences are also available on this site.


Selected Conference Papers

Smithies, J. (2018). From Lab to University: Towards an Institutional RSE Career Pathway. Presented at the RSE2018, Birmingham.
Smithies, J. (2018). Interrogating Global Humanities Infrastructure. Presented at the Critical Infrastructure Studies panel, Modern Language Association, New York.
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.

Selected Talks

Smithies, J. (2019, February). Digital History and the Digital Modern. Presented at the Center for Digital History Aarhus (CEDHAR) Launch: Keynote, Aarhus University.
Smithies, J. (2019, January). Curating our Technological Ruins: Towards an Aesthetics of Disaster Archiving. Rice University.
Smithies, J. (2019, January). Maximising Research Capacity & Quality in Digital Laboratories: The Philosophy behind King’s Digital Lab. University College London.
Smithies, J. (2018, October). Research Software Careers: Establishing Local, National and International Pathways. Presented at the Research London Launch Event, Imperial College London.
Smithies, J. (2018, September). The Epistemology of the Machine: Natural Philosophy, Digital Laboratories, and Cultural Heritage. University of Liverpool.
Smithies, J. (2018, June). Digital Cultural Heritage in the UK: 5 Lessons Learned. Presented at the Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development in Jordan Workshop, The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan.
Smithies, J. (2018, May). Infrastructure and Processes for Digital Preservation. Presented at the Digital Preservation Workshop, Stanford University Centre for Spatial & Text Analysis.
Smithies, J. (2017, November). Systems Development & Applications / Data Lifecycle Management at King’s Digital Lab. Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.
Smithies, J. (2017, November). King’s Digital Lab & the Georgian Papers Programme. RRCHNM, George Mason University.
Smithies, J., & Callaghan, S. (2017, October). Georgian Papers Programme. Colonial and Postcolonial DH Panel Discussion presented at the Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities Conference, Omohundro Institute, College of William and Mary.
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.
Meyer, E., Lucie Burgess, Eccles, K., & Smithies, J. (2016, January). Eric T. Meyer, and Ralph Schroeder. Knowledge Machines: Networks of Knowledge in the Digital Age. 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.