Curriculum Vitae

July 19, 2011

Address: TSH-328, Communication Studies and Multimedia, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

http://stefansinclair.name/

Phone: (1) 905-525-9140×23930; Fax: (1) 905-527-6793

Stéfan Sinclair is an Associate Professor of Multimedia. His primary area of research is in the design, development, and theorization of text analysis and visualization tools for the Digital Humanities. He is the creator or co-developer of online Digital Humanities tools such as VoyeurTools, the TAPoR Portal, the Humanities Visualization Project, and BonPatron (an online French grammar checker). Sinclair is the Directory of the McMaster Centre for Digital Scholarship. His Ph.D. in French Literature is from Queen’s University (2000), his M.A. in French literature is from the University of Victoria (1995), and his honours B.A. in French is from the University of British Columbia (1994).

Publications

Software

Software design, development and theorization is a core component of my scholarly practice. Below is a selected list of digital humanities tools where I have played a central role, which at various points can include design, programming, testing and project management.

  • Voyeur Tools. Voyeur Tools, funded in part by SSHRC and Sharcnet, is a web-based environment for exploring and analyzing digital texts. As a successor to HyperPo and TAPoR, it is designed to work with corpora at much larger scale. It also allows users to embed live, dynamic tools into remote sites and content, thereby expanding the possibilities for incorporating digital tools into scholarship. I am the primary developer of Voyeur Tools and manage the larger project with Geoffrey Rockwell.
  • Simulated Environment for Theatre (SET). The SET Project, funded by SSHRC, is a 3D environment for reading, exploring, and directing plays. Designed and developed by a multidisciplinary team of researchers, SET uses the Unity game engine to allow users to both author and playback digital theatrical productions. I lead the technical development for the SET Project and manage the project with Stan Ruecker, Jennifer Roberts-Smith and Sandra Gabriele.
  • Digital Texts 2.0. Digital Texts 2.0, funded by SSHRC, is an experimental Facebook application to help users organize and share their digital texts. Users can group texts into collections, associate them with authors, assign tags and other useful metadata, and add notes and comments. I managed the Digital Texts 2.0 project, which is now dormant.
  • Metadata Open New Knowledge (MONK). The MONK Project, funded by the Mellon Foundation, is a digital environment designed to help humanities scholars discover and analyze patterns in the texts they study. It is especially well-suited to text mining operations. I played a leadership role and contributed to some of the programming for the development of the MONK Workbench, the client-side (browser) component of the system (I was a co-applicant on the proposal with principal investigators John Unsworth and Martin Mueller).
  • TAPoR Portal. TAPoR, funded by CFI, is a gateway to tools for sophisticated analysis and retrieval, along with representative texts for experimentation. Geoffrey Rockwell and I led the design and development of the TAPoR Portal.
  • Polybase littéraire (PBLit). PBLit is an experimental project, funded by SSHRC, to develop startegies for exploiting multiple heterogenous literary databases through a single, coherent and user-friendly interface. The initial databases used were Satorbase, Hyperlistes, and Le Thésaurus des motifs merveilleux. I managed the technical components of the project and contributed to the programming; I manage the overall project with Madeleine Jeay.
  • Mandala Browser. The Mandala Browser, funded by SSHRC is a rich prospect browsing concept that allows users to explore a data set using multiple criteria. Unlike boolean searching, the Mandala Browser permits a more nuanced search by allowing users to determine the strength of each criterion. Its design allows enormous flexibility in terms of the number of criteria used, the number of items represented, and the types of items represented. I lead the technical development of the Mandala Browser and manage the project with Stan Ruecker and Sandra Gabriele.
  • Watching the Script. Watching the Script, funded by SSHRC, is an environment for reading, exploring, and directing plays. Rather than present the text from a script in sequence, the system displays the text where actors might say the words, and as such it provides a theatrical representation of the text as if one were watching the script. I led the technical development of Watching the Script and manage the project with Stan Ruecker and Sandra Gabriele – the project is now dormant.
  • BonPatron. BonPatron is an onling grammar checker that finds common spelling errors and grammatical mistakes in French. The site boasts an average of 40,000 visitors per day and processes an average of 200,000 texts per day. I am the sole programmer of BonPatron and I manage the project with Terry Nadasdi.
  • SatorBase. Satorbase, funded in part by SSHRC is a database of literary topoï (repeating motifs) for French literature from 1200 to 1800. The content has been accumulated over the course of more than 20 years by the SATOR, an international association of literary scholars. I was the sole developer of the original Satorbase during the end of the 1990s and since then I have managed the project and several development initiatives to improve the resource.
  • HyperPo. HyperPo was the first web-based text analysis environment. available to humanities scholars. Its focus on usability and literary applications has been a distinguishing factor, and it has established several conventions for web-based tools of its kind. I was the sole developer and programmer of HyperPo – the project is now dormant.

Presentations

  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “The Voyeur API,” Methods Commons Workshop, University of Alberta, August 15, 2010.
  • Rockwell, Geoffrey, Stéfan Sinclair, Stan Ruecker, Megan Meredith-Lobay, Peter Organisciak and Kamal Ranaweeram. “A Day in the Life of Digital Humanities,” Digital Humanities 2010, King’s College London, July 7, 2010.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Building from the Ground up: Training Digital Humanities Scholars as Developers,” Digital Humanities 2010, King’s College London, July 7, 2010.
  • Roberts-Smith, Jennifer, Stéfan Sinclair, Teresa Dobson, Stan Ruecker, Sandra Gabriele, Matt Bouchard, Shawn DeSouza-Coelho, Annemarie Kong, David Lam, Omar Rodriguez and Karen Taylor. “Literary Theory and Theatre Practice: A Comparative Study of Watching the Script and the Simulated Environment for Theatre,” Digital Humanities 2010, King’s College London, July 7, 2010.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Voyeur: Seeing What You Get (And Writing About It Too),” Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June 8, 2010.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan and Cyril Briquet. “A Day in the Life of Digital Humanities,” SDH/SEMI 2010, Concordia University, June 7 to July 7, 2010.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan, Cyril Briquet and James Chartrand. “Building a Paper Drill in INKE,” SDH/SEMI 2010, Concordia University, June 7 to July 7, 2010.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Building from the Ground up: Training Digital Humanities Scholars as Developers,” SDH/SEMI 2010, Concordia University, June 7 to July 7, 2010.
  • Gabriele, Sandra, Stéfan Sinclair, Jennifer Roberts-Smith, Teresa Dobson, Stan Ruecker, Annemarie Hong, David Lam and Omar Rodriguez. “From Surface to Space: Adding a Dimension to a Theatrical Visualization Interface,” SDH/SEMI 2010, Concordia University, June 7 to July 7, 2010.
  • Organisciak, Peter, Geoffrey Rockwell, Stéfan Sinclair and Stan Ruecker. “Text Analysis for me Too: An embeddable text analysis widget,” SDH/SEMI 2010, Concordia University, June 7 to July 7, 2010.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Challenges and Opportunities of Web-Based Analytic Tools for the Humanities,” Cyberinfrastructure Days, University of Notre Dame, April 29, 2010.
  • Rockwell, Geoffrey, Stéfan Sinclair, Stan Ruecker, Garry Wong and Megan Meredith-Lobay. “Big See: Large Scale Visualization,” 2009 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, University of Chicago, November 14, 2009.
  • Stan, Ruecker, Stéfan Sinclair, Milena Radzikowska, Christian Vandendorpe, Ray Siemens, Teresa Dobson, Lindsay Doll, Mark Bieber and Michael Eberle-Sinatra. “Drilling for Papers in INKE,” INKE 2009: Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age, University of Victoria, October 24, 2009.
  • Roberts-Smith, Jennifer, Ruecker Stan, Stéfan Sinclair and Sandra Gabriele. “The Text and the Line of Action: Re-conceiving Watching the Script,” INKE 2009: Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age, University of Victoria, October 24, 2009.
  • Rockwell, Geoffrey, Stéfan Sinclair and Stephen Downie. “T-Rex: A Text Analysis Research Evaluation eXchange,” Digital Humanities 2009, University of Maryland, June 24, 2009.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “TADA Research Evaluation Exchange: Winning 2008 Submissions,” Digital Humanities 2009, University of Maryland, June 24, 2009.
  • Rockwell, Geoffrey, Stéfan Sinclair, Stan Ruecker and Peter Organisciak. “Ubiquitous Text Analysis,” Digital Humanities 2009, University of Maryland, June 24, 2009.
  • Rockwell, Geoffrey and Stéfan Sinclair. “Animating the Knowledge Radio,” Digital Humanities 2009, University of Maryland, June 23, 2009.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan and Geoffrey Rockwell. “Hermeneuti.ca: The Dialogue between Tools and Interpretation,” SDH/SEMI 2009, Carleton University, May 25, 2009.
  • Rockwell, Geoffrey, Stéfan Sinclair, Stan Ruecker, Peter Organisciak and Susan Brown. “Mashing Texts: Exploring New Possibilities in Rapid Research Document Management,” SDH/SEMI 2009, Carleton University, May 25, 2009.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Web-based HPC: Oil and Water?,” Sharcnet Research Day 2009, University of Waterloo, May 21, 2009.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan, McDonald Andrew, Amit Kumar, Matt Bouchard, Alejandro Giacometti, Stan Ruecker, Matt Patey, Piotr Michura, Milena Radzikowska, Carlos Fiorentino and Catherine Plaisant. “Dozens of Little Radio Stations: Getting Technologies Talking in the MONK Workbench,” Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) Colloquium, November 1 to 3, 2008.
  • Brown, Susan, Jeffery Antoniuk, Sharon Farnel, Isobel Grundy, Stan Ruecker, Matt Patey, Stéfan Sinclair and Milena Radzikowska. “Making Sense of Literary History: The Dense Associative Web of Orlando,” Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) Colloquium, November 1 to 3, 2008.
  • Rodgers, Johnny, Stéfan Sinclair and Shawn Day. “Digital Texts 2.0: Towards Social Networking of Texts,” Canadian Symposium in Text Analysis (CaSTA), University of Saskatchewan, October 16 to 18, 2008.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan, Stan Ruecker and John Unsworth. “Hackey: A Rapid Online Prototyping Game for Designers and Programmers,” Digital Humanities 2008, University of Oulu, June 25 to 29, 2008.
  • Ruecker, Stan, Stéfan Sinclair and Milena Radzikowska. “Hackfests, Designfests, and Writingfests: The Role of Intense Periods of Face-to-Face Collaboration in International Research Teams,” Digital Humanities 2008, University of Oulu, June 25 to 29, 2008.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan, Matt Jockers, Susan Schreibman, Patrick Juola, David Hoover, Jean-Guy Meunier and Dominic Forest. “Text Analysis Developers’ Alliance (TADA) and T-REX),” Digital Humanities 2008, University of Oulu, June 25 to 29, 2008.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan, McDonald Andrew, Amit Kumar, Matt Bouchard, Alejandro Giacometti, Stan Ruecker, Matt Patey, Piotr Michura, Milena Radzikowska, Carlos Fiorentino, Catherine Plaisant and Mike Plouffe. “Late Nights at the Scriptorium: Interim Results from the Interface Cell of the MONK Project,” SDH/SEMI 2008, University of British Columbia, June 2 to 3, 2008.
  • Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, Jeffery Antoniuk, Sharon Balazs, Isobel Grundy, Stan Ruecker, Stéfan Sinclair and Matt Patey. “Thinking Beyond the Text: Using the Mandala Browser to Explore Orlando,” SDH/SEMI 2008, University of British Columbia, June 2 to 3, 2008.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Funding Sources and Professional Recognition,” Digital Humannities and High Performance Computing Workshop, McMaster University, April 21, 2008.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan, Milena Radzikowska, Stan Ruecker and Piotr Michura. “Dynamic List and Humanities Visualization,” The Potential and Limitations of a List: an International Transdisciplinary Workshop, Center for Theoretical Study, the Charles University and the Philosophical Institute of the Academy of the Sciences of the Czech Republic, November 9, 2007.
  • Ruecker, Stan, Stéfan Sinclair, Milena Radzikowska, Susan Brown, Thomas Nelson, Isobel Grundy, Patricia Clements, Sharon Balasz and Jeff Antoniuk. “The Dynamic Table of Contents: Extending a Venerable List in a Digital Context,” The Potential and Limitations of a List: an International Transdisciplinary Workshop, Center for Theoretical Study, the Charles University and the Philosophical Institute of the Academy of the Sciences of the Czech Republic, November 8 to 9, 2007.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan and Ruecker Stan. “Multilevel Displays and Document Blueprints: Dynamic Browsing Using XML Structures and Text Features,” Digital Humanities 2007, June 7, 2007.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan and Rockwell Geoffrey. “Reading Tools, or Text Analysis Tools as Objects of Interpretation,” Digital Humanities 2007, June 6, 2007.
  • Stan, Ruecker and Stéfan Sinclair. “The Mandala as an Interface to a Textual Database,” Digital Humanities 2007, June 5, 2007.
  • Rockwell, Geoffrey and Stéfan Sinclair. “Social Aspects of Text Analysis,” SDH/SEMI 2007, May 30, 2007.
  • Rockwell, Geoffrey and Stéfan Sinclair. “Text Analysis Portal for Research, Using the Public Release,” Digital Humanities 2007, May 30, 2007.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Wikis and Blogs: The Latest in Web Based Technology for Research Administration,” Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (CAURA Ontario 2006), November 12, 2006.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan, Stan Ruecker and Anthony Sapp. “Experimental Reading: A Humanities Visualization Toolset for the TEI,” TEI Annual Members’ Meeting, October 27, 2006.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Defining Text and Tools in Text Analysis,” Digital Humanities 2006, August 8, 2006.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “From HyperPo to HyperPoets,” Society for Digital Humanities (SDH/SEMI) 2006, May 31, 2006.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan, Geoffrey Rockwell and James Chartrand. “[TEXT, ANALYSIS, TOOLS].define(),” Society for Digital Humanities (SDH/SEMI) 2006, May 31, 2006.
  • Cheypesh, Oksaka, Costanza Pacher, Sandra Gabriele, Stéfan Sinclair, Drew Paulin and Stan Ruecker. “Centering the Mind and Calming the Heart: Mandalas as Interfaces,” Society for Digital Humanities (SDH/SEMI) 2006, May 29, 2006.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan, Stan Ruecker, Sandra Gabriele and Anthony Sapp. “Digital Scripts on a Virtual Stage: The Design of New Online Tools for Drama Students,” Fifth IASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education (WBE 2006), January 23, 2006.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Vers une poétique de la visualisation,” La pensée, les réseaux et l’ordinateur, Université Laval, 9, 2005.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan, Geoffrey Rockwell and James Chartrand. “Supporting Research Projects withing the TAPoR Portal,” ACH/ALLC 2005, University of Victoria, 29, 2005.
  • Ruecker, Stan, Stéfan Sinclair and Milena Radzikowska. “Interface Design,” ACH/ALLC 2005, University of Victoria, 29, 2005.
  • Nadasdi, Terry and Stéfan Sinclair. “Le Patron: Un système multilingue de correction de grammaire,” COCH/COSH 2005, University of Western Ontario, May 30, 2005.
  • Rockwell, Geoffrey, Stéfan Sinclair and James Chartrand. “TAPoR: Five Views Through a Text Analysis Portal,” COCH/COSH 2005, University of Western Ontario, May 29, 2005.
  • Toms, Elaine, Geoffrey Rockwell, Stéfan Sinclair and Ray Siemens. “Modelling the humanities scholar at work,” Face of Text, McMaster University, November 21, 2004.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “HyperPo: A Longitudinal Perspective,” Face of Text, McMaster University, November 20, 2004.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Envisioning Visualization in the Humanities,” New Directions in the Humanities, Stanford University, November 15, 2004.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Reading and Studying Texts with Computers,” Humanities Computing Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June 26, 2004.
  • Gouglas, Sean and Stéfan Sinclair. “Winter Nights in Alberta: Computer Role Playing Games and Digital Narrative in the Classroom,” ALLC/ACH 2004 Joint Conference, Göteborg University, June 15, 2004.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan, Eric Homich and Stan Ruecker. “Text Document Prospect,” ALLC/ACH 2004 Joint Conference, Göteborg University, June 12, 2004.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Text Analysis Markup Language (TAML),” ALLC/ACH 2004 Joint Conference, Göteborg University, June 11 to 16, 2004.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Modelling Expert Reading,” COCH/COSH 2004, University of Manitoba, June 1, 2004.
  • Toms, Elaine, Geoffrey Rockwell, Ray Siemens and Stéfan Sinclair. “Text analysis Research: What is Being Done and What is Needed,” COCH/COSH 2004, University of Manitoba, May 31, 2004.
  • Gouglas, Sean and Stéfan Sinclair. “Geeking Havoc: Technical Concepts in Digital Narrative,” COCH/COSH 2004, University of Manitoba, May 30, 2004.
  • Ruecker, Stan, Eric Homich and Stéfan Sinclair. “Watching the Script of Synge’s Playboy of the Western World,” COCH/COSH 2004, University of Manitoba, May 30, 2004.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Humanities Computing: A Glimpse at Some of What We Do on the Other Side of Campus,” University of Alberta, April 2, 2004.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Textual offering: Roundabouts and intersections of literature and mathematics,” Carleton University / University of Ottawa Joint Colloquium Series, Carleton University, March 26, 2004.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “The Future of Humanities Computing,” University of Alberta Humanities Computing Graduate Conference 2003, University of Alberta, December 5, 2003.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Text Analysis Markup Language (TAML),” Canadian Symposium for Text Analysis, University of Victoria, November 14, 2003.
  • Toms, Elaine, Geoffrey Rockwell, Ray Siemens and Stéfan Sinclair. “Text Analysis Needs of Humanists: A Survey,” Canadian Symposium for Text Analysis, University of Victoria, November 14, 2003.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan and Terry Butler. “20th Century Literature: The New Apocrypha,” Archiving Modernism, University of Alberta, July 26, 2003.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Peer Review of Humanities Computing Software,” ACH/ALLC 2003, University of Georgia, June 2, 2003.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan, Greg Lessard and Max Vernet. “SatorDétecte: Using expert-constructed databases to refine computational searches,” C0CH/COSH 2003, Dalhousie University, May 28, 2003.
  • Lessard, Greg, Stéfan Sinclair, Max Vernet, Elisabeth Zawisza, Marie Surridge, Kasareka Kavwariheri and Louis-Emile Fromet de Rosnay. “Pour la reconnaissance semi-automatique des topoï,” Colloque SATOR 2002, Universiversité de Louvain-la-neuve, May 22, 2003.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “HyperPo Usability Study,” Highway Two, University of Alberta, May 15, 2003.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan and Stephanie Posthumus. “Technology and Ecology: Dialogue de Sourds?,” Culture and State, University of Alberta, May 4, 2003.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “An Oulipian Index,” Twentieth-Century French Studies Colloquium , University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, March 27 to 29, 2003.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “The M.A. in Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta,” University of Alberta, November 1 to 30, 2002.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Grantsmanship for Graduate Students,” MLCS Pro-Seminar, University of Alberta, October 11, 2002.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “SatorBase: Faisons les comptes,” Topique narrative de l’étranger (de l’étrange), Queen’s University, October 3 to 5, 2002.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Text Analysis as Exploration,” ACH/ALLC 2002, Universität Tübingen, July 24 to 28, 2002.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan, Terry Butler and Sean Gouglas. “The MA in Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta,” Inter/Disciplinary Models, Disciplinary Boundaries: Humanities Computing and Emerging Mind Technologies, University of Toronto, May 27, 2002.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Humanities Computing Resources: A Unified Gateway and Platform,” COCH/COSH 2002, University of Toronto, May 26 to 28, 2002.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “SatorBase: où nous en sommes et où nous allons,” Locus in fabula: XVe colloque international de la Sator, École normale supérieure, November 26 to 29, 2001.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Présentation de la Maîtrise en informatique dans les sciences humaines à l’Université de l’Alberta,” Univeristé d’Ottawa, November 23, 2001.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Balancing Global and Local Perspectives in a Humanities Computing Curriculum,” Humanities Computing Curriculum, Malaspina University-College, November 9 to 10, 2001.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “La collaboration internationale de chercheurs à l’aide de Satorbase,” COSH/COCH, Université Laval, May 27, 2001.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan and Greg Lessard. “Vinci: Un Outil oulipien,” APFUCC, Université Laval, May 25, 2001.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “SatorBase: Successeur de TopoSator,” XIVe colloque internationale de la SATOR, Universiteit van Amsterdam, June 19 to 24, 2000.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Hypertexte, etcetera: remue-méninges,” L’heure ou le leurre de la communication, University of Western Ontario, March 20 to 21, 2000.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “HyperPo: The Next Generation,” ACH/ALLC’99, University of Virginia, June 9 to 14, 1999.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Le Motif: onde ou particule? L’interaction thématique dans La Disparition de Georges Perec,” Pratique langagières transgressives, University de Sherbrooke, June 3, 1999.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Tout compte fait: L’oulipo sous la loupe informatique,” Lire Oulipo, Université d’Ottawa, May 30, 1998.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “La langue de l’ordinateur: ce n’est pas naturel,” La Langue de l’autre, University of Western Ontario, April 3 to 4, 1998.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Hyperquoi? Le texte et ses strucutres hypertextuelles latentes.,” Paratexte, Queen’s University, October 24 to 27, 1997.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “HyperPo: Exploration des structures lexicales à l’aide des formes hypertextuelles.,” ACH-ALLC’97, Queen’s University, June 3 to 7, 1997.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “L’Oulinpo : Ouvroir de littérature informatique potentielle,” L’Oulipo. Avoir et avenir. 65e Congrès de l’Acfas, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, May 12, 1997.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Une Non-histoire de l’informatique dans les humanités et quelques morales à en tirer,” Prise de parole: Huitième colloque annuel de la Société des études supérieures du Département de français, University of Toronto, April 19, 1997.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan and Robert Paquet. “L’enseignement assisté par informatique: Présentation de nos méthodes,” Séminaire départemental, Queen’s University, March 25, 1997.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Les Enjeux des jeux de mots informatiques,” Jeux: Septième colloque annuel de la Société des études supérieures du Département de français, University of Toronto, May 11, 1996.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “La Roue des sens: Un nouveau modèle sémantique ou la sémantique schizophrène,” Les dixièmes Journées de linguistique, Université Laval, April 2 to 4, 1996.
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. “Un Oulipien peut en cacher un autre,” Séminaire départemental, Queen’s University, March 26, 1996.

Selected Research Grants

  • (2011 to 2014) “Simulated Environment for Theatre (SET): Visualizing the Convergences and Divergences of Text and Performance” SSHRC Standard Research Grant, $150,650 with Jennifer Roberts-Smith (PI), Stan Ruecker, Sandra Gabriele and Teresa Dobson.
  • (2011 to 2014) “Analyse du récit à l’ère d’Internet. Textes, outils et chercheurs en réseau” SSHRC Standard Research Grant, $83,773 with Madeleine Jeay (PI), Francis Gingras, Hélène Cazes, Daniel Maher and Ugo Dionne.
  • (2010 to 2013) “Text Mining and Visualization for Literary History” SSHRC, $249,962 with Susan Brown (PI), Stan Ruecker and Geoffrey Rockwell.
  • (2010 to 2013) “Just What Do They Do?” SSHRC, $164,022 with Geoffrey Rockwell (PI), Stan Ruecker and Eleni Stroulia.
  • (2010 to 2013) “DCI – The Digital Commons Initiative” Humboldt-Transcoop, $27,600 (EUR) (PI) with Jan Christopher Meister (PI).
  • (2010 to 2012) “Viral Analytics: Embedding Voyeur into Web Frameworks” SSHRC, $50,000 (PI) with Geoffrey Rockwell and Stan Ruecker.
  • (2010 to 2012) “The Mandala Browser for Qualitative Data Analysis” SSHRC, $49,800 with Teresa Dobson (PI), Stan Ruecker and Sandra Gabriele.
  • (2010 to 2012) “EXPLOIT – Digital Tools for Harnessing Cultural Plurality in Scholarly Discourse” ALLC, $8,000 (EUR) (PI) with Jan Christopher Meister (PI).
  • (2009 to 2011) “Using Zotero and TAPoR on the Old Bailey Proceedings: Data Mining with Criminal Intent” Digging into Data (SSHRC, NEH, JISC), $300,000 with Rockwel Geoffrey (PI), William Turkel, Joerg Sander, Dan Cohen and Tim Hitchcock.
  • (2009 to 2016) “Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE)” SSHRC MCRI, $3,683,300 with Ray Siemens (PI) and the INKE Group.
  • (2009 to 2010) “Watching the Script” SSHRC, $49,704 with Roberts-Smith Jennifer (PI), Sandra Gabriele and Stan Ruecker.
  • (2009 to 2010) “From Batch to Burst: Designing Real-Time Text Analysis Tools for High Performance Computing” SharcNET, $33,000 (USD) (PI) .
  • (2008) “TAPoR 2: Understanding Rich Digital Content” VP Research, $4,000 (USD) (PI) .
  • (2008 to 2009) “Exploring Convergence & Connectivity of Literary Databases” Arts Research Board, $9,000 (USD) with Madeleine Jeay and Elzbieta Grodek.
  • (2008) “Mandala: Visualization Interfaces for Searching Online Collections” SSHRC, $39,600 (USD) with Stan Ruecker (PI), Sandra Gabriele and Julia Flanders.
  • (2007 to 2008) “Digital Texts 2.0: Towards Social Networking of Texts” SSHRC, $39,500 (USD) (PI) with Geoffrey Rockwell, Stan Ruecker, Amanda Etches-Johnson and Krista Godfrey.
  • (2007 to 2008) “Mashing Texts: New Methodologies in Digital Textuality” SSHRC, $38,000 (USD) with Geoffrey Rockwell (PI), Alexandre Sévigny and Susan Brown.
  • (2007 to 2008) “Metadata Offer New Knowlege” Mellon Foundation, $999,883.41 (USD) with John Unsworth (PI), Loretta Auvil, Martin Mueller, Stephen Ramsay and Stan Ruecker.
  • (2006 to 2008) “Vers des stratégies d’exploitation simultanée de ressources polyvalents” SSHRC, $40,000 with Madeleine Jeay (PI).
  • (2005 to 2008) “Humanities Visualization” SSHRC, $130,000 with Stan Ruecker (PI).
  • (2005 to 2007) “LePatron: Aide à la rédaction du français” SSHRC, $92,000 with Terry Nadasdi (PI).
  • (2005 to 2006) “Text Analysis Summit” SSHRC, $30,000 (PI) .
  • (2005 to 2006) “Réseau Raison” SSHRC, $24,000 with Gilbert Boss (PI), Anne Staquet, Christian Vandendorpe, Maryvonne Longeart, Pierre Lévy and Renée-Marie Fontain.
  • (2003 to 2008) “Interdisciplinary Multimedia Research Centre for the Arts” Canada Foundation for Innovation (New Opportunities), $333,851 with Sean Gouglas (PI) and Harvey Quamen.
  • (2002 to 2007) “Text Analysis Portal for Research” Canada Foundation for Innovation, $6,784,740 with Geoffrey Rockwell (PI), Michael Best, William Coleman, Nicholas Griffin, Antonette Healy, Ian Lancashire, David Miall, Bradford Nickerson, Daniel Poulin and Elaine Toms.
  • (2002 to 2005) “Répertoire informatisé de topoï narratifs” SSHRC, $105,695 with Max Vernet (PI), Greg Lessard, François Rouget and Elizabeth Zawisza.

Selected Activities

  • (2010 to present) Director of the Sherman Foundation Centre for Digital Scholarship, McMaster University
  • (2008 to present) Steering Committee, CenterNet (an international network of digital humanities centres)
  • (2007 to present) Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) Committee on Multilingualism and Multiculturalism
  • (2007 to present) Executive Memeber, Association for Computers in the Humanities
  • (2005 to present) Member of the Academic & Research Advisory Committee, McMaster University
  • (2005 to present) Visualation Editor, Digital Humanities Quarterly
  • (2005 to present) Associate Editor, Literary and Linguistic Computing
  • (2002 to present) Member of the Executive Council, Société d’analyse de la topique romanesque (SATOR)
  • (2002 to present) Member, National Executive Board of the Text Analysis Portal for Research (TAPoR) Project
  • (2009 to 2010) Chair, Graduate Studies Committee, Communication Studies & Mutlimedia, McMaster University
  • (2004 to 2007) Executive Secretary, Association for Computers in the Humanities
  • (2003 to 2006) Executive Secretary, Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des média interactifs
  • (2004 to 2005) Member of the Executive Council, School of the Arts, McMaster University
  • (2003 to 2004) Member, University Technology Planning Committee, University of Alberta
  • (2002 to 2004) Member, Board of Directors and Technical Advisor for Humanitech (a student-run company that provides fee-based computing services to the academic community and the public sector), Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta
  • (2001 to 2004) Co-Director and member of the curriculum committee of the M.A. in Humanities Computing, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta
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