Digital Humanities (potential) at Florida State University

Working up this list for a LibGuide I’m co-working on with my colleague and Humanities Librarian Abby Scheel. Sometimes I’m bummed at how slowly FSU seems to be making the DH turn, but when I see this list and the great potential we have here, it is really encouraging. I’m sure there’s more that could be added here that I am not yet aware of. Work to be done. 

Digital Humanites (potential) at FSU

History of Text Technologies (HOTT) is an interdisciplinary certificate program which combines studies in the history of the book and media cultures. The curriculum explores the changing material and aesthetic technologies of cultural transmission in scribal, print, visual, and digital forms. Affiliated faculty from English, History, Art History, Modern Languages, Religion, Information Studies.

Program in Interdisciplinary Computing (PIC) develops, supports and promotes a comprehensive range of application-oriented classes focusing on current and emerging computer and information technology needs and trends. They also host DigiTech, an annual campus-wide program of events showcasing digital projects.

University Libraries is building its infrastructure to support digital scholarship, including the recent hires of an E-Science Librarian, a Scholarly Communications Librarian, a Digital Archivist, a Humanities Librarian with digital interests and two Developers.


Paul Fyfe (English) hosts an interdisciplinary Digital Scholars reading and discussion group devoted to digital humanities, instutional technologies and electronic and online scholarship. Recent discussions have focused on digital work being done by faculty at FSU including Dr. Silvia Valisa (Modern Languages), Dr. Will Hanley (History), Emily Gore (University Libraries) and Owen Mundy (Art). 

Will Hanley (History) received a National Endowment for the Humanties Digital Humanities Start-up grant for his ongoing work on Prosop, a “social networking tool for the past.”

Jennifer Koslow (History) directs the Historical Administration and Public History Program. She is teaching a course on Digital History in the Fall of 2012. She also works closely with the Museum Studies program. 

Owen Mundy (Art) teaches and works in the intersection of data, design and public space. His technical and aesthetic skills combine in a variety of projects including data vizualizations and manipulations.

Richard Urban (Information Studies) researches in metadata, knowledge representation, and human-computer interaction for cultural heritage collections and materials. His is actively involved in projects related to the semantic web and Linked Open Data for Libraries Archives and Museums (LODLAM).

John Corrigan (Religion) teaches American religious history and also works in the emerging area of Spatial Humanities. He is a co-editor of The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanites Scholarship



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