Prof. Paul Arthur
Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Western Sydney, Australia
President, the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities
Fellow, the Royal Historical Society, UK

Paul Arthur is Professor and inaugural Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Western Sydney. As Australia’s first Professor in Digital Humanities, Professor Arthur is appointed to lead the UWS Digital Humanities Research Group. He is also the inaugural President of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH,, and serves on the steering committee of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) and the executive council of the centerNet.

Professor Arthur’s research interests include Digital humanities & e-research, cultural studies and digital culture, Australian history and literature, European studies and postcolonial studies, biography and life writing.

Professor Arthur was Deputy Director of the National Centre of Biography, ANU, and Deputy General Editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography from 2010-2013. As a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has over fifty publications in fields of history, literature, communication and cultural studies. Recent publications include Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Methods, Theories (2014, with Katherine Bode), International Life Writing: Memory and Identity in Global Context (2013), and the award-winning Voices from the West End (2012, with Geoffrey Bolton). His forthcoming book, Culture, History and New Media, examines how technology and computing are transforming knowledge production.
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