AUPresses conversations in Digital Humanities: Paul Spence and Niamh Thornton

The Journals Committee of the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) is pleased to invite you to participate in a conversation on Digital Humanities on 8th May 2018, 10am EDT / 3pm GMT.

Paul Spence is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at King’s College London and has an educational background in Spanish & Spanish American studies, having also worked in journalism and teaching. In the past he has led digital research on a number of projects involving digital edition, user-generated content, innovative visualisation and digital publishing. He developed the multi-platform publishing framework xMod (now maintained by the King’s Digital Lab and renamed, which has been used on over 50 projects. His research currently focuses on digitally mediated knowledge creation, digital publishing, global perspectives on digital scholarship and the potential interplay between modern languages and digital culture. He leads the ‘Digital Mediations’ strand on the Language Acts and World-making project (

Niamh Thornton is Reader in Latin American Studies at the University of Liverpool. She is a specialist in Mexican Film, Literature, and Digital Cultures with a particular focus on War Stories, Gendered Narratives, Star Studies, Cultures of Taste, and Distributed Content. She has published widely. Her books include Revolution and Rebellion in Mexican Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2013), International Perspectives on Chicana/o Studies: This World is My Place (Routledge, 2013), and Memory and Trauma in Mexican Visual Culture (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2018). She is Hispanic Studies series editor at Liverpool University Press and Hispanic Studies section editor for Modern Languages Open.

Paul and Niamh will be considering the current issues and topics of discussion in Digital Humanities, as well as talking about projects they are involved with at the moment.

Following this, there will be a week of discussion with them on twitter, where you will get the chance to ask any questions you may have, using the hashtag #aupdighums

For reference, Paul is @dhpaulspence and Niamh is @enortee

To take part, you should join the meeting room for the session in Adobe Connect, here:

We look forward to hearing from you all!