This post is part of the Meet the ETCL Team series, which introduces the wonderful people who work in the lab.
Lindsey has worked as a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) in the lab since the fall of 2014, just after starting a PhD in English at UVic. Her first project was ReKN, the Renaissance Knowledge Network, which is an online resource at the nexus of Renaissance studies and digital scholarship. She then began writing annotations for The Annotated Bibliography of Social Knowledge Creation, published in Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities, and the Open Social Scholarship Annotated Bibliography, now available as a Wikibook.
Much of her work in the lab involves open social scholarship as well as conference organization and outreach. She helped organize the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)’s Technologies of the Book conference in 2017, and co-organizes the DHSI Conference and Colloquium each year. She also does work related to online communities of practice, such as the Humanities and Social Science Commons currently in development by INKE.
At the moment, Lindsey’s major projects are the HSS Commons and the DHSI Conference and Colloquium, so a typical day involves research into web accessibility, fielding queries and reviewing colloquium submissions, and collaborating with colleagues over email. Lindsey’s favourite thing about working in the lab is the people and having the opportunity to be part of a diverse community with a great deal of collective knowledge and expertise.
Lindsey’s doctoral research focuses on Romantic female novelists and narratology—the ways that an author’s narrative style imagines and critiques social space. Overall, her research for her dissertation about Jane Austen’s writing is fairly conventional, but she uses some digital methods like text analysis and stylometry.
Because she lives in White Rock and often works remotely, Google Drive is Lindsey’s must-have app for working between the lab and her home office. Podcasts are essential for Lindsey on her long commutes and especially while she exercises. Some of her favourites are Reply All, about the internet, and Call Your Girlfriend, about feminism, pop culture, and long-distance friendships. When she’s not in the lab, she also enjoys binge-watching TV series on Netflix and taking her family dog, Tucker, to the beach.