My biography, presentations, and scholarly influences are also available on this site.



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

Chapters in books

Smithies, J. (2018). Full Stack DH: Building a Virtual Research Environment on a Raspberry Pi. In J. Sayers (Ed.), Making Things and Drawing Boundaries:  Experiments in the Digital Humanities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.


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), 249–263.
Smithies, J. (2012). Evaluating Scholarly Digital Outputs: The Six Layers Approach. Journal of Digital Humanities, 1(4).
Smithies, J. (2012). John A. Lee, 1891–1982. Kōtare : New Zealand Notes & Queries, 7(2).
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). The History of Technology and the History of New Zealand. The Journal of New Zealand Studies, (4/5), 111–128.
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.

White papers and technical reports

Millar, P., Thomson, C., Smithies, J., & Middendorf, J. (2018). The Challenge, the Project, and the Politics: Lessons from Six Years of the UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive. In Crisis and Disaster in Japan and New Zealand - Actors, Victims and Ramifications. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
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.


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