Raymond Siemens

Member of the Programs and Quality Committee


Raymond Siemens

A leader of collaborative, transformative, interdisciplinary scholarship and pedagogy, Raymond Siemens was the Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing from 2004 to 2015. Siemens is a distinguished professor with the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, and a visiting professor at the University of Western Sydney.

Siemens is an accomplished researcher holding a cross appointment in English and Computer Science, and has authored numerous articles on the intersection of literary studies and computational methods. Siemens is co-editor of several book collections on digital humanities topics. The editor of several Renaissance texts, Siemens is also the founding editor of the electronic scholarly journal Early Modern Literary Studies.

Siemens' larger research projects focus on human-computer interaction and interface, as well as the electronic book. That research includes his work in the Implementing New Knowledge Environments project, the Professional Reading Environment project, as well as initiatives associated with the Text Analysis Portal for Research and Synergies groups and the Public Knowledge Project.

Siemens is a visiting senior research fellow in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London, and has been a visiting research fellow at the Institute for English Studies London in 2005 and 2008; a visiting research professor in Digital Humanities at Kyoto’s Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, in 2010; a visiting research professor at Sheffield Hallam University between 2004 and 2011; a distinguished visiting professor at New York University in 2013. In 2014 Siemens was a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo.

His research has been supported by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, SSHRC, the Killam Trust, the Canada Research Chairs Program, the MITACS program, the Mellon Foundation, and others.