Prof. Peter K. Bol
Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Director of Center for Geographic Analysis
Professor Peter K. Bol is the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilization at Harvard University. His research is centered on the history of China's cultural elites from the Tang, Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties. He led Harvard's university-wide effort to establish support for geospatial analysis in teaching and research; in 2005 he was named the first director of the Center for Geographic Analysis.
Professor Bol is involved in projects aiming at enhancing digital information linkages between East Asian and Western scholars. Collaborating with Fudan University in Shanghai, he directs the China Historical Geographic Information Systems project to create a GIS for 2000 years of Chinese history. He also directs the China Biographical Database project, an online relational database of 112,000 historical figures, a collaboration between Harvard, Academia Sinica, and Peking University. He is the author of This Culture of Ours: Intellectual Transitions in T'ang and Song China and Neo-Confucianism in History.
Prof. Sheila Anderson
Director of Centre for e-Research, King's College London
Professor Sheila Anderson is Director of the Centre for e-Research at King's College London (CeRch). Since its establishment in 2008 and under her direction, CeRch has received over £4 million in research grants and is rapidly gaining a world-wide reputation for its work. She is aslo co-Director of the UK Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre (AHeSSC).
Professor Anderson has a successful record of project development and management, and has undertaken a number of preservation consultancies and projects. In recent years, she has received project funding from the JISC, AHRC and others. She has extensive experience in data creation, data curation, preservation and research infrastructures which underpin the process and practice of research. She has published on data and information management and preservation, digital research repositories, and the application of e-Science technologies for arts and humanities research.