An Interview with Hannah Jacobs

Hannah Jacobs was the primary organizer of the Triangle Digital Humanities Institute on DH Pedagogy earlier this year. She works at the Duke Wired! Lab as a digital humanities specialist who helps faculty and students with consultations, project development, and technical support. As a significant emerging figure in digital humanities (not just in the triangle … Continue reading “An Interview with Hannah Jacobs”

John Taormina on his DH Bibliography

John Taormina

John Taormina, Director of the Visual Media Center Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University recently released his comprehensive DH Bibliography, which has been the focus of his work for the past two years. Taormina took the time to answer some questions about his work on the Bibliography, which is now available through … Continue reading “John Taormina on his DH Bibliography”

Hunter Corb: Social Networks of Women in the Book Trade

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Hunter Corb is a second year Master of Library Science candidate at UNC’s School of Library and Information Science. With a focus in archives and rare books, Corb is currently working on a digital humanities master’s paper to finish up his degree. The project is a social network analysis investigating the role of women in … Continue reading “Hunter Corb: Social Networks of Women in the Book Trade”

An Interview with Ryan Shaw

Ryan Shaw is an associate professor at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science and a well-versed digital humanities scholar. Read his interview about past influences, current projects, and future ambitions here: Did you first learn about DH from a computing or a humanities perspective? What is your background, and how did it lead … Continue reading “An Interview with Ryan Shaw”

“Pirating Texts” – an Interview with Grant Glass

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Grant Glass is a PhD student at UNC Chapel Hill and a Graduate Fellow at Duke University, focusing on work in digital humanities and British literature. Grant led a research team during the summer of 2018 to create Pirating Texts, a project related to his dissertation work using algorithmic text analysis to find social, historical, and literary … Continue reading ““Pirating Texts” – an Interview with Grant Glass”

Interview with Sean Swanick

Small collection of books at Ezbikiyya

I had the opportunity to interview Sean Swanick, Duke’s Librarian for Middle East and Islamic Studies. We discussed the librarian’s role both supporting and participating in digital humanities projects. Describe your involvement with DH projects at your institution. Currently there are three DH-related projects at Duke University which relate to the Middle East and Islamic … Continue reading “Interview with Sean Swanick”

“Intimate Fields” – an Interview with Helen Burgess and Maggie Simon

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Helen Burgess and Maggie Simon, both English professors at NC State, recently published their project Intimate Fields as part of the Kits for Cultural History series through The Maker Lab in the Humanities (MLab) at the University of Victoria. Check out the original publication here, and read about the project in their own words below: … Continue reading ““Intimate Fields” – an Interview with Helen Burgess and Maggie Simon”

Interview with John Wall of the Virtual Paul’s Cross Project

Image taken from the immersive experience of the Virtual Paul's Cross Project.

The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project recreates the experience of being at Saint Paul’s Cathedral and hearing the preacher John Donne deliver the Gunpowder Day sermon of November 5, 1622 using historical documentation of the sermon. In 2014, the Virtual Paul’s Cross Project won the Award for Best DH Data Visualization in the 2014 DH Awards. … Continue reading “Interview with John Wall of the Virtual Paul’s Cross Project”

Open Access Week – An Interview with Todd Bowser

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What is Open Access to you, and why does it matter? Open Access is a means of reclaiming the authors’ rights of individuals who do research, and leveraging those rights to create permanent and equitable access to the intellectual output of research communities. Not enough people talk about the idea of a public knowledge commons, … Continue reading “Open Access Week – An Interview with Todd Bowser”