Are you involved in Digital Humanities in New England? Define that however you like! From the geek in grad school who’s the only one in hir humanities classroom to be taking notes on a laptop to the manager of massive institutional digital project, we want to know who and where you are!

After THATCampNewEngland, some of us were talking about a DH pub night, or DH work days, or some informal gathering where we can get together, skillshare, network, or even just kvetch about the things that keep breaking in our work! Since Cliotropic has so generously set up this space for us, I thought, hey! why not use it?

To kick us off: I’m Marta, recent Ph.D. in English from Tufts University. My website is I got into digital humanities years before I knew there was a term for what I did! Also years before I knew anyone else was doing it! Confusing! But eventually I stopped reinventing the wheel and learned that there’s a community of people who think about tools the way I do. (Disclaimers: I don’t promise never to reinvent the wheel again, and not everyone in DH thinks about tools the way I do. Broad strokes here!) My current interests include digital scholarly editions, digital productivity tools, and digital teaching tools. I’m currently involved in learning XML.

So, who are you? What do you do? What events would you like to see in New England?


If you’re interested in learning more about digital-humanities methods and/or looking for a working vacation next summer, mark your calendars for June 6-9, 2011. The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria (British Columbia) is one of the best opportunities for researchers of all backgrounds to pick up new skills from experts. Their courses include something for everyone, from digitization fundamentals to multimedia to GIS to text analysis.

Graduate students: sponsored tuition scholarships are available, first-come-first-served. Applications just opened today.

(Summer being what it is for scholars, DHSI is cross-scheduled with several other conferences; yours truly will be at the triennial Berkshire Conference on the History of Women at UMass Amherst. I’d be happy to hear from other Big Berks attendees who are interested in talking about digital research methods and/or publication.)