Dr Jason Ensor works at the forefront of academic technologies. With nearly two decades in arts humanities and digital arenas, he has built a reputation for developing, supporting and fostering the innovative use of technology within higher education research as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination. A highly productive professional and scholar, he has spent the past four years developing the digital humanities program at Western Sydney University, which has helped position the Digital Humanities Research Group at the forefront of the field in the Asia-Pacific region.
In his current research and technical development position, Jason provides vital academic, management and technology expertise as well as enabling, developing and coordinating digital humanities projects. Embracing core values that mix integrity with innovation, he has primary responsibility for designing and maintaining project infrastructure, as well as providing direct scholarly and methodological consultation for individual projects through their full life-cycle. Jason holds four degrees in related arts humanities fields and is an experienced business professional in software development and print publishing. He is a distinguished speaker on research problems and digital solutions, presenting regularly in national and international scholarly forums.
In 2017-2018, Jason is Visiting Professor at the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, University of Victoria, Canada, and Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies, Radboud University, The Netherlands. In 2018, he will convene the 26th conference for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, an international scholarly event being held for the first time in Australia.