Our Team

Our team of Nyingarn chief investigators work alongside communities and project partners to identify and access early language manuscripts in national and international collections, develop protocols and permissions, and build and test the Nyingarn workspace and repository. Our goal is to make as many early manuscripts easily accessible and searchable by communities.

The core team responsible for the design and development of the Nyingarn Platform (this site, the workspace and repository):

Project lead: A/Prof Nick Thieberger
         As project lead Nick is responsible for overseeing the project and ensuring the work on the platform is consistent with the needs of the community.
Project Manager: Dr Sophie Lewincamp
         Sophie is responsible for community engagement, management, training and outreach. Sophie has loaded, or helped load, most of the 500 manuscripts and counting!
Platform design and development: Dr Marco La Rosa
         Marco designed and developed the Nyingarn Platform (Workspace and Repository). Marco translates user requirements into capabilites, develops them and manages the
         platform services.
TEI / XML development: Conal Tuohy
         Conal is the Text Encoding Inititative (TEI) / XML expert. Conal designed and developed the XML processing infrastructure that is a central capability in the workspace.
Nyingarn Logo Design: Nina Fitzgerald
Nyingarn Poster: Allyra Murray

Chief Investigators in the ARC LIEF grant
A/Prof Nick Thieberger, University of Melbourne (project lead)
Prof Clint Bracknell, University of Western Australia
Lauren Reed, Australian Institute for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies
Prof Jane Simpson, The Australian National University
A/Prof Stephen Morey, La Trobe University
Prof Linda Barwick, The University of Sydney
Prof Jakelin Troy, The University of Sydney
Prof Nicholas Enfield, The University of Sydney
A/Prof Myfany Turpin, The University of Sydney
A/Prof Robert Amery, The University of Adelaide
Prof Trevor Cohn, The University of Melbourne
Dr Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller, The Australian National University

We are guided by the Australia Council for the Arts Protocols for using First Nations Cultural & Intellectual Property in the Arts