Willard McCarty is Professor of Humanities Computing, King’s College London, and Professor, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Western Sydney. From 2005-2008 he was Visiting Professor, University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He took his PhD in Seventeenth-Century English Literature at the University of Toronto in 1984. Currently he is Editor of the British journal,
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (2008-), founding Editor of the online seminar Humanist (1987-) and founding Convenor of the London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship (2006-). In 2005 he received the Award for Outstanding Achievement, Computing in the Arts and Humanities, Consortium for Computers in the Humanities/ Consortium pour ordinateurs en sciences humaines, Canada, and in 2006 the Richard W. Lyman Award from the U.S. National Humanities Center and the Rockefeller Foundation for contributions to humanistic scholarship and teaching through the innovative use of information technology. He is editor of Text and Genre in Reconstruction (2010), author of the first comprehensive theoretical treatment of his field, Humanities Computing (2005) and is currently writing a history of literary computing, 1949-1991. He has lectured widely in Europe, North America and Australia. More is available from staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/.