Visiting Distinguished Scholar
Patrik Svensson is Professor of Humanities and Information Technology at Umeå University, and the former Director of HUMlab (2000-2014). He is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Graduate Center, City University New York during the academic year of 2015-2016. Svensson’s current work can be loosely organized under two themes: Digital Humanities and Conditions for Knowledge Production. The first theme includes research and practice in relation to the intersection of the humanities and information technology with a particular focus on the history, role and place of the digital humanities. The second theme addresses research infrastructure, spaces for learning and knowledge production, intellectual middleware, presentation software and academic events. His work seeks to be critical and interventionist. Recent publications include Between Humanities and the Digital (co-edited with David Theo Goldberg, MIT Press, 2015), “‘One Damn Slide After Another’: PowerPoint at every Occasion for Speech” (with Erica Robles-Anderson, Computational Culture 5, 2016) and “Sorting out the Digital Humanities” (in A New Companion to Digital Humanities, 2016).