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My academic career thus far.

Basics

Name Michael Falk
Label Computational Literary Scholar
Email michael.falk@unimelb.edu.au
Url https://michaelgfalk.github.io
Summary A Romanticist and Digital Humanist, working in Naarm/Melbourne, and living on Gundungarra country in the Blue Mountains.

Work

  • 2023.08 - Pres
    Senior Lecturer in Digital Studies
    Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne
    Co-ordinating the Digital Studies Minor, and conducting original research in Digital Humanities.
    • Set up Digital Studies minor
  • 2023 - 2023
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Digital and Social Media, University of Technology Sydney
    Researcher on ARC-funded project, Wikipedia and the Nation's Story.
    • wikkitidy R package
    • wikihistories reports website
    • wikihistories 2023
  • 2021 - 2022
    Community Technical Advisor
    Heurist Network, University of Sydney
    User support for Humanities Data Management app.
  • 2019 - 2021
    Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature
    School of English, University of Kent
    Teaching and research position in large English department.

Education

Certificates

Machine Learning
Coursera 2018

Publications

Skills

Literature
Close Reading
Distant Reading
Algorithmic Criticism
Programming
R
Python
LISP/Scheme
JavaScript
PHP
Digital Methods
Text analysis
Network analysis
Mapping
Public Speaking

Languages

English
Native speaker
German
Fluent
French
Reading

Interests

Literary History
Romanticism
Colonial Australian Literature
Depictions of AI
History and Philosophy of Computing
Computational Creativity
History of AI
Machine Learning
Symbolic AI
Critical Code Studies
Intellectual History
History and Philosophy of the Self
History and Philosophy of the Human Sciences

Projects

  • 2023 - Present
    wikihistories
    wikihistories is an ARC-funded project based at the University of Technology Sydney (DP220100662), and is led by Heather Ford. It aims to uncover how Australia is represented in Wikipedia, and provide a model for further national studies of the encylcopaedia.
    • Wikihistories Reports
    • Wikkitidy R package