Faiza Bashir, is a motivated and ambitious young professional in the field of library and information science. Currently she is obtaining her PhD in information management from University of the Punjab, Lahore. At present she is working as an assistant professor in library science/ head of department at Government College for Women, Township, Lahore. She has completed her MPhil from the Minhaj University, Lahore. Faiza holds two masters degrees; master’s in library science (2003) and MA in history (2006) from University of the Punjab, Lahore. She has published her research work in well reputed international and national journals. In addition, she has presented research papers in conferences as well.
José de Souza Muniz Jr. holds a PhD in sociology from the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. He is currently a professor and researcher at the department of language and technology (DELTEC) of the Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Brazil. He is one of the coordinators of the Laboratory for Professional Writing and Publishing Processes (LABEPP). He also participated in the program for the study of books and publishing (IDES, Buenos Aires, Argentina) and is a member of the international staff of the project “New Strategies of Cultural Promotion: International Book Fairs and their Guests of Honour” (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain).
María Camila Palacio received a BA in literature from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and, most recently, an MA in digital humanities from Loyola University, Chicago. Currently, she is a PhD student of Spanish and Portuguese at Northwestern University. She has collaborated with several digital humanities projects, like the 1968 Democratic National Convention virtual reality experience made by the Chicago History Museum, the Lili Elbe Digital Archive from Loyola University, and her own project, "Periodismo en Tiempos de Guerra", which aims to serve both as an archive of the armed conflict coverage in Colombia and a tool to compare and study how mediums have narrated this conflict. Currently, María Camila is interested in studying contemporary narratives of the conflict in Colombia. She would also like to explore how the use of tools and practices such as mapping, data visualization, and text analysis, could contribute to her research.
Lino Mioni is a PhD candidate in Italian studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is a HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) scholar with the Indiana University Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities. He is the recipient of the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2018/2019. He received the 2018 University of Chicago Library Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship, and the 2017 The Getty Research Institute/Mellon Foundation Fellowship for attending the Mellon seminar in Italian paleography. He has previous degrees in linguistics, Italian studies, and library sciences. His interests include food history, history of the book, and material history.
Dr. Saira Hanif Soroya is an energetic and ambitious young professional in the field of information management. Currently she is serving as assistant professor at the department of information management, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. She has published her research work in well reputed international and national journals. In addition, she has presented her research papers in international and national conferences. She is the winner of international paper contest 2017 by SIG-III, Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). She is also serving as a chair, InfoShare Program, SIG-III, Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) for the year 2018/2019. She is a professional trainer and served as a resource person in several trainings in various universities of Pakistan. She has also served as managing editor of International Journal of Information & Management Sciences.
With a degree in hispanic philology from the University of A Coruña (2012), she has completed a master's degree in Spanish and Latin American literature: advanced studies at the University of Salamanca (2013) and she has recently finished her PhD at that same University (2018). Her thesis deals with the correspondence, relationship and editorial world between Giambattista Bodoni and José Nicolás de Azara; in other words, 18th century cultural studies, book history and epistolography. Currently, she forms part of the editorial committee of Bodoni Library as technical and editorial coordinator, she is a member of the Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and of digital humanities (IEMYRhd, Salamanca), the Feijoo Institute for Studies of the 18th Century (University of Oviedo, Spain), the Spanish Society for Eighteenth Century Studies and the International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ISECS).
It was an interesting cultural and ideas exchange. It has made me learn to address different persons and their needs or moods in many different effective ways."
I will feel more able and confident to attend conferences in the future."
My technical skills were improved and I enjoyed the experience of chairing sessions. I also learned from presenters whom I otherwise may not have chosen."