Publications, Training & Talks

Below are details of academic publications, reports, exhibitions & performances, student supervision & teaching, workshops & training, guest lectures, and event organisation, volunteering & community development.


Academic Publications

These publications relate to my role as Digital Humanities Manager (and previously, Research Technologist for Humanities & Social Sciences) at NUI Galway:

  • Tonra, J., Davis, B., Kelly, D., Khawaja, W. (2018), “Poetry in Motion: Quantified Self Data and Automated Poetry Generation.” Presented at:
    • European Association for Digital Humanities Conference. NUI Galway. 8 Dec 2018. Conference Paper.
    • Bodies of Data: Intersecting Medical and Digital Humanities Conference. Royal Irish Academy & University College Dublin. 23 Nov 2018.
  • Stansbury, M., Kelly, D (2018), “The Future of Collaboration“, at Digital Cultures, Big Data and Society Symposium, 15-16 February 2018, Royal Irish Academy & UCD Humanities Institute
  • Kelly, D., Tonra, J., Reid, L. (2017), “Personæ: A Character-Visualisation Tool for Dramatic Texts“, in Digital Humanities 2017 Conference, 8 – 11 August, Montreál, Canada. View Presentation Slides and Abstract.
  • Coolahan, M.-L., Kelly, D. (2017), “Digital Representation and Analysis of Reception, Circulation and Intertextual Relationships: Impact and Early Modern Women’s Writing“, as part of panel: “Only Connect!: Intertextuality, Circulation, and Networks in Digital Resources for Women’s Writing”, in Digital Humanities 2017 Conference, 8 – 11 August, Montreál, Canada. View Panel Abstract.
  • Kelly, D., Tonra, J., Reid, L. (2017), “Patterns of character & structure in Shakespeare: Exploring approaches to data visualisation“, Other Codes/Cóid Eile Conference, 11-12 May, Galway, Ireland. View Presentation Slides
  • Barr, R., Kelly, D., Tonra, J. (2014), “Ossian Online: Crowdsourcing Annotation and the Social Edition“, Poster Presentation, Experimental Interfaces for Reading 2.0, 18-20 Sept, Chicago, USA.

These publications relate to earlier research on IT Standards adoption for Ambient Intelligence, and Open Source Software.

Reports & Other Publications

  • Collins, P., Ejgod Hansen, L., Kelly, D. (2018), “Aarhus 2017: A Social Network Analysis“. A report analysing the creative ecosystem developed in Aarhus, Denmark – the European Capital of Culture for 2017.
  • Feller, J., Finnegan, P., Kelly, D., MacNamara, M. (2005) “Initial Characterisation and Roadmap of Libre Software Development“, Deliverable 1.1, European Commission Report for IST Project Number 04337, CALIBRE (Co-ordination Action for Libre Software Engineering for Open Development Platforms for Software and Services).

Exhibition & Performance

Supervision & Teaching

  • Lecturing: “Digital Analytics and Visualisation for Arts & Humanities” module on the MA in Digital Cultures, Semester 1, 2018 – 19, NUI Galway.
  • MSc project supervision: “Chatbot Based Database Interaction for the Digital Humanities using Hybrid Entity Recognition and Interactive Visualisations“, Ajith Sreekumar, MSc in Data Analytics at NUI Galway, 2018. The project was co-supervised with Dr Matthias Nickles.
  • Creating Interactive Data Visualisations, lab sessions (12 x 2 hour sessions) as part of the MSc in Data Analytics programme’s Data Visualisation module, Semester 2, 2017 – 2018, NUI Galway.

Workshops & Training Delivered

  • Web-based maps for research data visualisation – Digital Scholars Workshop Series, NUI Galway, March, 2018
  • Kelly, D., Tonra, J., Reid, L., “Patterns of character & structure in Shakespeare: Exploring approaches to data visualisation”, Centre for Antique, Medieval and Pre-Modern Studies, Research Labs (CAMPS) Research Labs, Moore Institute, NUI Galway, 16th March, 2018.
  • Interactive Data Visualisation for Early Career Researchers, NARTI, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, January, 2018
  • Web Analytics – An Introduction, All Aboard, 2017 – Digital Skills Week, Moore Institute, NUI Galway, March, 2017

Guest lectures and invited talks & presentations

  • “Building Digital Projects”, Guest Lecture as part of the module “Digital Literature, Arts and Creative Practice”, MA in Digital Cultures, NUI Galway, October, 2018.
  • Data Visualisation – Research Project Experiences & Tools, Guest Lecture, Executive MBA at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics (Data Analytics module), NUI Galway, March 2018
  • Introduction to Data Visualisation, guest lecture, 3rd Year, BBS (Business Information Systems), GMIT, March, 2018
  • Interactive Data Visualisation for Digital Health – guest lecture for MSc Digital Health (Executive Education), Cork University Business School, UCC, February 2018
  • Interactive Data Visualisation, guest lecture on the MSc Environmental Health (Scientific Communication module), Geography / Ryan Institute, NUI Galway, February, 2018
  • Data Visualisation & Management – Experiences & Lessons, Invited Presentation, BuSK research project partners, May, 2017, NUI Galway, Ireland.

Invited Workshop Participation

  • Enabling Digital Scholarship: present and future workshop, December, 2017 at Wolfson College, Oxford, co-hosted by the Centre for Digital Scholarship at Oxford University, and the Wolfson Digital Research Cluster. (Invited participant)

Event Organisation, Volunteering & Community Development

  • Co-organiser: “Future Landscapes Workshop: Enhancing Seen & Unseen Landscapes with Mixed Reality” (2019) – an intensive four-week program created in a collaboration between the Moore Institute at NUI Galway, Galway 2020 and the School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe, based in Berlin. The aim of the workshop is to allow participants to develop the skills to explore the use of immersive technologies, such as Virtual and Augmented Reality, within the context of Landscape, both seen and unseen.
  • Organiser: “Creative Coding Meet-up(2018), a weekly meet-up for those interested in developing their coding skills, and exploring the area of Creative Coding. Run at the Moore Institute, NUI Galway.
  • Organiser: “Collections as Data” hackathon (2017) at the Moore Institute, NUI Galway. Funded by DARIAH Ireland and the Irish Research Council. Participants worked with digital archives and data collections drawn from humanities research in small cross-discipline groups of researchers and practitioners over two days to explore and create. Those taking part were drawn from arts & humanities research, software engineering and design / art backgrounds.
  • Co-organiser: “Arts, Humanities & Innovation – Connecting with Industry (2017) – a series of talks featuring speakers from industry, aimed at developing links between researchers in the Arts and Humanities, and industries practitioners. This series culminated in a 1-day event entitled “Taking the next step post-PhD/Masters: Career development beyond academia“, featuring speakers from multi-national technology companies, local startups, and the research community.
  • Member of the Commercial Feedback Panel (2017) for Creative Steps product innovation module, as part of the Creative Momentum Project (Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme)
  • Co-producer of A Tribal Vision (atribalvision.com) (2015-2016): A weekly interview series, published online, with some of the most culturally-inspiring people in Galway who talked about their work, inspirations & their cultural vision for the city.
  • Mentor at CoderDojo (2015): Teaching children to code in a new CoderDojo in Galway City.
  • Co-organiser of CodeNinja (2012, 2014 & 2017): CodeNinja is a student app development competition. It was designed to train and encourage students to be creative in the cultivation of their own tech ideas. It was open to both individuals and groups that want to build web and mobile applications. It was aimed at students in both NUI Galway, and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.
  • Industry Mentor on the “Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise” module for Final Year Commerce Students (2012, 2013) at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economic, NUI Galway. This involved advising groups of students undertaking a year-long enterprise project on their product innovations.
  • Co-organiser of Demobar Galway – (2011) demobargalway.com (no longer online): Demobar was an informal event for people to see demonstrations of web-based applications, iPhone, iPad & mobile apps, and have a beer with the people behind these local companies.
  • Co-organiser of 091MarketingHackers (2011): This was an event which brought together a group of Galway-based companies looking to hire people that will drive sales & marketing for their web / mobile apps. More from ​http://091marketinghackers.com (no longer online)
  • Co-organiser at Bizcamp Galway (2010 & 2011): One of the team responsible for bringing Bizcamp to Galway for the first time. Bizcamp Galway brought together over 200 entrepreneurs for a day of networking & learning, with a schedule of talks by 33 speakers.