Elena González-Blanco is a Faculty member of the Spanish Literature and Literary Theory Department at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia UNED (Open University) of Spain in Madrid. Her main research and teaching areas are Comparative Medieval Literature, Metrics and Poetry, and Digital Humanities. She holds a Ph.D in Spanish Literature, a M.A. in Digital Libraries and Information Systems, a M.A. in Spanish Philology and an M.A. in Classics. Her academic career is characterized by international mobility, as she speaks fluently English, French, German and Italian. Elena has spent research stays in Germany (Munich 1997, 2001 and Bonn 2002), USA (Chicago 2003, Boston 2007-09 and 2010), United Kingdom (London 2009 and Oxford 2011), Italy (Florence 2004), Swiss (Bern 2012), Hungary (Budapest 2013), Argentina (2013) and Mexico (2014).
She has a high publication record with 45 papers in academic journals and book chapters published and she has presented papers and talks in many international conferences.
She is the Director of the Digital Humanities Lab at UNED: LINHD (Laboratorio de Innovación en Humanidades Digitales) http://linhd.uned.es, constituent member of the first Clarin-K Center, and organizer of the last DayofDH 2015 http://dayofdh2015.uned.es.
She has been the Academic Secretary from the Faculty of Philology at UNED (2011-12), she is the Coordinator of the Masters program Máster en Formación e Investigación Literaria y Teatral en el Contexto Europeo and she is the Director of the professional program Experto Profesional en Humanidades Digitales: http://linhd.uned.es/p/titulo-propio/ and the coordinator of the institutional UNED linked data project UNEDATA http://unedata.uned.es
Elena González-Blanco is a very active member of the Digital Humanities community. She is member of the Executive Committee of EADH since 2013 www.eadh.org, member of Centernet International Executive Committee for DH centers www.centernet.org, member of the Executive Committee of the ADHO SIG GO::DH http://www.globaloutlookdh.org/ since 2013, and the President of the Spanish Association for Digital Humanities: HDH (Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas, Sociedad Internacional) http://www.humanidadesdigitales.org, whose 2nd International Conference will be held by UNED in Madrid in October 2015 www.hdh2015.linhd.es. She also takes part of the editorial board of http://dirtdirectory.org. She has worked in collaboration of the Cost Action Medioevo Europeo www.medioevoeuropeo.org. She leads the project ReMetCa www.remetca.uned.es (Digital Repertoire on Medieval Castilian Metrics, built with TEI-XML), and DiRePo (Digital Repertoire of European Poetry).