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Communications Team

The Communication team advises on ADHO’s overall communications strategies and manages public communications channels via the ADHO website, social media, and related email lists. They also provide guidance on how to improve its web site, social media presence, and visibility as an inclusive, diverse organization.

Communications Officers

  • Communications Officer: Hannah Jacobs (Duke University) (2020-2023)
  • Deputy Communications Officer: Erdal Ayan (University of Kassel, TH-Koeln) (2023)

ADHO Communications Fellows

ADHO’s Communications Fellowship is offered annually for 2 students, early career scholars, and/or practioners in digital humanities. Fellows work several hours per week to promote information shared by ADHO, its COs, Journals, and SIGs. They also take on special projects as identified by the COB and/or EB.


2021 & 2022:

  • Erdal Ayan is currently a PhD candidate in the department of English and American Studies at University of Kassel and a part-time master student in the Web Science Master Program at TH-Koeln. He is holding two bachelors (English Language and Literature and Sociology) and two masters degrees (English Language Teaching (ELT) & Computer Education and Instructional Technologies). He has got a broad research interest and/but his main focus is on data/text mining, sentiment analysis (opinion mining), topic modeling, network analysis (community detection), web development. He worked as teacher and lecturer for English before moving to Germany in 2017. He completed his voluntary internship in the Computing Centre at Philipps University Marburg between 2018 and 2019. Mr. Ayan worked as an academic assistant at Herder Institute from 2017 to 2020. He was part of REDE Project as an IT staff in Sprachatlas at Philipps University Marburg until June, 2021. He is the founder of Digital Humanities Turkey.
  • Anna Sofia Lippolis is a Research Fellow at Italy’s National Research Council (CNR)’s Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC). After her BA in Philosophy, she received her MA in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge at the University of Bologna with a project on the quantitative analysis and visualization of authorial corrections. Her interests include cultural analytics, quantitative approaches in literature studies and semantic technologies. Before joining ADHO communications team, she took part in organising two conference cycles about the present and future of Digital Humanities, ‘Digital WHOmanities’.


  • Mariana Zorkina is a PhD student at the Asien-Orient-Institut at the Zurich University. She received her MA in Asian and African Cultures at the St. Petersburg State University with a project on reflection of Daoism in Chinese literature. Currently she studies Tang dynasty “poems on things” and is applying computational methods to the study of language patterns in poetry. She is actively promoting quantitative approaches in literature studies, has introduced courses on Digital Humanities to two universities and has given several public talks on the topic. Before joining ADHO communications team, she acted as editor-in-chief in a Russian online media on Digital Humanities, ‘Sysblok’.
  • Nabeel Siddiqui is an Assistant Professor of Communications at Susquehanna University. His research focuses on the digital humanities, the history of information science, communications, new media rhetoric, and science and technology studies. Currently, he is completing a manuscript entitled Byting Out the Public: Personal Computers and the Private Sphere, which analyzes the personal computer’s domestication during the 1970s and 1980s.


  • Randa El-Khatib
  • Anna-Maria Sichani


  • S.E. Hackney
  • Maribel Hidalgo Urbaneja


  • Candice Lanius
  • Pietro Santachiara


  • Hannah Jacobs
  • Jesica Jayd Lewis