Shawn Day is Lecturer in Digital Humanities at University College Cork. Formerly he lead the Digital Humanities Observatory, a project of the Royal Irish Academy. He also lectures in Social Computing and the Philosophy of Technology at Trinity College Dublin, Queen’s University Belfast and University College Dublin. His research explores the social and economic circumstances of the nineteenth-century retail liquor trade and its impact on family and social respectability. He applies digital, spatial and social network analysis to the study of the relationships between credit, respectability, and order in the Victorian community. Recent articles have examined the social dimensions of the Victorian public mental hospital using GIS and statistical modeling tools. Shawn has been involved in a number of successful and innovative digital humanities projects throughout Canada and Ireland including the large manuscript census databases in the 1871/1891 census project (University of Guelph), the TAPoR text analysis portal project, the Canadian Network for Economic History (CNEH) and the Network for Canadian History and the Environment (NiCHE – UWO). Shawn is Communications Director for EHFF.