Matthew Milner

Matthew Milner is Assistant Director of the McGill Centre for Digital Humanities, and an Academic Associate in the Department of History at McGill University. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Warwick, and a Licentiate in Mediaeval Studies from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto. His historical research focuses on the nature of sense perception and religious life in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century England. Among his publications are The Senses and the English Reformation, the first full-length study of the history of the senses in the Reformation (Ashgate, 2011), ‘The Senses in Religion’, in A Cultural History of the Senses: The Renaissance (Bloomsbury, 2014), and ‘The Physics of Holy Oats’ (JMEMS, 2013). As a digital historian, his interests centre on collaborative research environments, linked open data, chronometry, and historical social network modeling. He is currently working on an event / interaction documentation tool, Nano-History, which harvests open data from historical sources to allow scholars to produce compliant RDF models of past historical events as networks. As part of the Conversions digital humanities team, he’s used his open data experience to create new metadata for the EEBO corpus for the DREaM project.