Digital Humanities Working Group
The Washington and Lee Digital Humanities (DH) Working Group, formed in August 2012, consists of faculty and staff from various departments and units interested in the intersection of information technology and humanities research and teaching. Using both digitized and born-digital material, DH takes advantage of traditional humanities methodologies and computing tools like visualization techniques, data mining, statistics, and computational analysis. Currently DH is an emergent field at Washington and Lee. For example, read about our Digital Humanities Scholars of the Month and our Digital Humanities Pedagogy Incentive Winners.
The goal of the working group is to lead the way in establishing DH as a more commonly accepted method of teaching and research. We have recently begun to network with other institutions with active DH centers and programs to discuss best practices and to lay the groundwork for future collaborative research and teaching efforts.
If you are member of the faculty or staff at Washington and Lee and are interested in learning more about DH, receiving invitations to DH workshops, or subscribing to the DH Sakai site (login required), contact Paul Youngman (email@example.com). If you have a DH project idea and want to discuss how to approach it, contact the Digital Humanities Action Team (DHAT).
- Faculty Chair: Paul Youngman, Associate Professor of German Studies
- Rebecca Benefiel, Associate Professor of Classics
- Brandon Bucy, Senior Academic Technologist, ITS
- Alston Brake Cobourn, Assistant Professor and Digital Scholarship Librarian
- Sarah Horowitz, Assistant Professor of History
- Dick Kuettner, Director, Tucker Multimedia Center
- Julie Knudson, Director of Academic Technologies and Client Services, ITS
- Yolanda Merrill, Associate Professor and Humanities Librarian
- Nicolaas Rupke, Johnson Professor of History
- Sara Sprenkle, Associate Professor of Computer Science
- John Tombarge, University Librarian
- David Saacke, Chief Technology Officer, ITS
- Suzanne Keen, Dean of the College and Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English