Meet the Team


The Open Library of Humanities team are based at Birkbeck, University of London, and are part of the Department of English, Theatre and Creative Writing in the School of Arts, and the Centre for Technology and Publishing.

Director

Dr Rose Harris-Birtill

Rose Harris Birtill is the Acting Director and Managing Editor of the Open Library of Humanities. Rose has a PhD in English from the University of St Andrews, where she is also an Honorary Lecturer, and is Head of Editorial at OLH. She is the editor of the C21 Literature journal special collection on David Mitchell, author of David Mitchell's Post-Secular World: Buddhism, Belief and the Urgency of Compassion (2019), and Secretary for the British Association of Contemporary Literature Studies.




Editorial and Marketing

Paula Clemente Vega

Paula Clemente Vega is the Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities where she is in charge of OLH memberships and of increasing the visibility of the OLH through outreach, marketing and advocacy. She is a doctoral candidate in arts and humanities at Birkbeck, University of London and a co-editor of the Open Library of the Humanities journal special collection "Colonialities in Dispute: Discourses on Colonialism and Race in the Spanish State".


Dr Eleanor Careless

Eleanor Careless is the Editorial Officer for the Open Library of Humanities where she oversees editorial processes and production. She has a PhD from the University of Sussex and is a co-editor of the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry special collection on Anna Mendelssohn/Grace Lake.



Dr Simon Everett

Simon Everett is an Editorial Officer for the Open Library of Humanities, where he oversees editorial processes and production. He is a poet and poet-translator; his work has appeared in Free Verse journal, Chinese Arts and Letters journal and STAND magazine. His latest pamphlet of poetry, Tamám, was published by Litmus Press in 2020. Simon holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Essex and is the Editor-in-Chief of Muscaliet Press.



Technical and Development

Andy Byers

Andy is a Senior Publishing Technology Developer at Birkbeck, University of London, operating as part of the Centre for Technology and Publishing. Andy leads development of the Janeway journal management system project and is also the principle contact for all things Janeway as a service.



Mauro Sanchez

Mauro is a Senior Publishing Technology Developer at Birkbeck, University of London, operating as part of the Centre for Technology and Publishing. Mauro is in charge of managing development processes and operations for the Janeway project.



Joseph Muller

Joe is a Publishing Technologies Developer at Birkbeck, University of London, operating as part of the Centre for Technology and Publishing. His primary role is that of a developer on the Janeway project. Joe holds an MA in English from Georgetown University and an MS in Information from the University of Michigan.



CHASE Interns

Lindsey Beth Zelvin

Lindsey is in the first year of her PhD in Narrative Nonfiction at the University of Kent in Canterbury. Her work investigates the methodologies and ethical responsibilities involved in creating narrative representations of chronic mental illness.



Founders

The Open Library of Humanities was founded by Professor Martin Paul Eve and Dr Caroline Edwards.

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