Together

Interdisciplinarity is the key

Our people

The core project team is composed of interdisciplinary researchers in the humanities and computer sciences from LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections (LLILAS Benson) at the University of Texas at Austin (United States); the Digital Humanities Hub at Lancaster University; and Liverpool John Moores University (United Kingdom).

The project brings together as collaborators historians, archaeologists, designers, librarians, computer scientists, and students from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the National Institute of Anthropology and History, Mexico (INAH), the National School of Anthropology and History, Mexico (ENAH), the Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico (BUAP), the University of Lisbon, Portugal (INESC-ID), and the University of Alicante, Spain (UoA). It will also include three industry partners: Tagtog in Poland, Transkribus in Austria, and LucentiaLab in Spain.

The University of Texas at Austin

Our team at UoT is based at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the LLILAS Benson.

Liverpool John Moores University

Our team at LJMU is based at the Liverpool School of Art and Design.

Lancaster University

Our team at Lancaster is based in the History Department and Digital Humanities.

Meet the team

We are a diverse international group of humanists and scientists. Feel free to contact us if you want to know more about our work.

Patricia Murrieta-Flores

Patricia Murrieta-Flores is Co-Director and Professor in Digital Humanities at Lancaster University. She is a computational archaeologist and her main areas of research are Mexican Early Colonial History and the investigation of different aspects of space, place and time using a range of technologies including GIS, NLP, Machine Learning and Corpus Linguistics approaches.

Patricia Murrieta-Flores

Patricia Murrieta-Flores is Co-Director and Professor in Digital Humanities at Lancaster University. She is a computational archaeologist and her main areas of research are Mexican Early Colonial History and the investigation of different aspects of space, place and time using a range of technologies including GIS, NLP, Machine Learning and Corpus Linguistics approaches.

Javier Pereda-Campillo

Javier Pereda is a researcher at the Experimental Technologies Lab, and Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design and Illustration at Liverpool John Moores University. Javier is a Web Scientist and Impact Production specialist. His work explores interdisciplinary approaches into the use of Semantic Web technologies in the Cultural Heritage sector, particularly GLAM institutions. He specialises in the development of Tangible User Interfaces and methods of engagement with complex datasets and digital literacy, particularly with subaltern groups.

Kelly McDonough

Kelly McDonough (Anishinaabe [White Earth Ojibwe] and Irish descent) is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Program in Native American and Indigenous Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her areas of expertise include Indigenous Intellectual Histories, Nahuatl Studies, and Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society.

Albert A. Palacios

Albert A. Palacios is the Digital Scholarship Coordinator at LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin. He holds advanced degrees in Architecture, Information Science, and Latin American Studies, and a doctorate in History on networks in 16th-century Mexico. He also co-directs the NEH-funded “Enabling and Reusing Multilingual Citizen Contributions in the Archival Record” project.

Barbara E. Mundy

Barbara E. Mundy's scholarship dwells in zones of contact between Native peoples and settler colonists as they forged new visual cultures in the Americas. She has been particularly interested in the social construction of space and its imaginary. The focus of her first book, The Mapping of New Spain (Chicago, 1996), was the cartographic corpus of the Relaciones Geográficas from New Spain.

Pablo Escalante Gonzalbo

Pablo Escalante Gonzalbo is professor of History at the Institute of Aesthetic Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His work has focused on the study of Indigenous art and culture of Central Mexico in the Postclassic and after the conquest. He is author of multiple books including "Representación y visión de las nubes. Tradición indígena y creencias cristianas" (Museo Amparo, 2018), and "Los códices mesoamericanos antes y después de la conquista. Historia de un lenguaje pictográfico" (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2010), among many others.

Diego Jiménez-Badillo

Diego Jiménez-Badillo is Senior Researcher at Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH, Mexico). He is also Chairman of RedTDPC (Research Network for the Application of Digital Technologies to Cultural Heritage). His research areas include Computer vision and machine learning applied to cultural heritage; spatial analysis, and 3D modelling among others.

Bruno Martins

Bruno Martins is an assistant professor at the Computer Science and Engineering Department of IST at the University of Lisbon, and a researcher at the Information and Decision Support Systems Lab of INESC-ID, where he works on problems related to the general areas of information retrieval, text mining, and the geographical information sciences.

Mariana Favila-Vázquez

Mariana Favila-Vázquez is a Doctor in Mesoamerican Studies. She is a research associate of the project “Digging into Early Colonial Mexico: A large scale computational analysis of historical sources” (Lancaster University, Templo Mayor Museum) and a post-doctorate fellow at the Geography Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Her research has focused on the Prehispanic navigation systems and in studying historical landscapes with digital technologies.

Lidia Gómez García

Lidia Gómez García is a professor of History at the University of Puebla in Mexico. Her main research interest is the Indigenous history of Mesoamerica ranging from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, particularly in the Puebla-Tlaxcala region. She has an extended publication record in the field, and she collaborates with multiple international projects.

Aban Flores-Morán

Aban Flores-Morán is a permanent lecturer at the Art Department in the Center for Education for Foreigners (CEPE-UNAM). He holds a doctorate in Art history. His research line focuses on studying the transformations, continuities, and co-existences of the indigenous and western image during the sixteenth century in New Spain.

Gustavo Candela

Gustavo Candela holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Alicante where he is an associate professor. His main areas of research interest are Semantic Web and Collections as Data. He has been involved in the integration of Linked Open Data in libraries. He is involved in the International GLAM Labs aiming at reusing digital collections in inspiring and creative forms.

Javier López Camacho

Javier López Camacho is a professor in Archaeology at the National School of Anthropology and History of Mexico. Since the 1980s he coordinates the National Archaeological Atlas of Mexico. His teaching and research at the Archaeology Department focus on Prehispanic Mayan agronomy, hydraulics, and urban studies in southern Quintana Roo and Campeche. He leads the Mapping and Survey Laboratory where his research group designs advanced methods for the mapping and aerial detection of archaeological sites.

Günter Mühlberger

Günter Mühlberger works at the University of Innsbruck, Department for Germanics, and leads the Digitisation and Digital Preservation group. He also heads the Digital Humanities Research Centre at the University of Innsbruck, and he is chair of the European Cooperative Society READ-COOP SCE. Günter was responsible for several national and international research projects, among them the H2020 project READ, where the Transkribus platform was developed.

Alexander Sanchez

Alexander Sánchez Díaz is currently an associate professor at the University of Alicante, Spain. He is graduated from Computer Science at the University of Havana. He heads R&D in Lucentia Lab company. He obtained the title of Specialist in Parallel and Distributed Computing at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. His PhD in Applied Informatic with CUM LAUDE honours was awarded by the University of Alicante in 2011. His research interests focus on NLP, Big Data, Artificial Vision and Machine Learning.

Juan Miguel Cejuela

Juan Miguel Cejuela holds a PhD in Computer Science from TU Munich. The focus of his research is on Text Mining and Machine Learning applied to bioinformatics. His contributions to the field include semi-supervised learning methods to increase the efficiency and accuracy of text annotation. Juan Miguel published multiple papers on this topic, and he is a regular contributor to the NLP community. He has co-founded the startup tagtog, a text annotation platform, to democratize NLP.

Jorge Campos

Jorge Campos holds an MSc in Computer Science and Engineering from the UAH, Madrid. He has 10-year experience building professional web-based software products and leading cross-functional teams. Jorge has co-founded the startup tagtog, a text annotation platform, and now he steers its product vision with the aim of democratizing NLP

Meet our contributors

Marco Ambrosi de la Cadena (Universita Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy)

Abel Marcelo Aravena Zamora (Universidad de Playa Ancha, Chile)

María Elena Arias-Zelidón (University of California, Merced, USA-California)

Ronny Adelcrin Azuaje Capielo (University of Alabama, USA-Alabama)

German Campos-Muñoz (Appalachian State University, USA-North Carolina)

Eduardo Dawson (University of Notre Dame, USA-Indiana)

Ann De León (University of Alberta, Canada)

Tiarna Doherty (University of Delaware, USA-Delaware)

Caroline Egan (Northwestern University, USA-Illinois)

Jorge Pavel Elías Lequernaque (Universidad de Piura, Peru)

Mariana Favila Vázquez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)

Mario Gómez-Zamora (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA-California)

Bryan Green (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile)

Henrry Ibáñez (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru)

Natalia Kolpakova Pérez (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia)

Diego Felipe López Aguirre (University of Notre Dame, USA-Indiana)

Arisbel López Andraca (University of Texas at Austin, USA-Texas)

Rahma Leila Maccarone (Georgetown University, USA-Washington, D.C.)

María Victoria Márquez (CONICET/Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)

Michelle McKinley (University of Oregon, USA-Oregon)

Yole Mónica Medelius Olcese (Peru)

Mary Katherine Newman (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)

Diomelca Rivas (City University of New York, USA-New York)

Mercy Sandoval (CIESAS – Peninsular, Mexico)

Yamile Silva (University of Scranton, USA-Pennsylvania)

Brian A. Stauffer (Texas General Land Office, USA-Texas)

Cristian Miguel Torres-Gutiérrez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)

Luis Tadeo Valverde Molina (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)

Carlos Benjamín Zegarra Moretti (Universidad de Bonn, Germany)