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Inventing the Future of Digital Humanities

October 28, 2015

Jean Bauer
Associate Director of the Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University

Friday, November 6, 2015 at 2 - 3 PM
Seminar Room O’Neill 251
Center for Teaching Excellence
Boston College

Abstract: Digital Humanities, as a community of theory and practice, is continually shaping and reshaping itself. In this talk, Bauer will discuss ways a campus community can think about finding the "DH" that is right for them and how to put it into practice. Topics touched on will include: human and cyber infrastructure for healthy DH projects, finding the right institutional "home" or virtual space for DH on a campus, working with stakeholders including departments, the Library, and Central IT, and how DH has the potential to change a campus culture toward true interdisciplinary and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Photo of Jean Bauer

Bio: Jean Bauer is the Associate Director of the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton University where she leads a team of programmers, project managers, and DH consultants. CDH is research center in the Princeton University Library that collaborates with Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduates, and fellow library staff who are interested in combining humanities sources with computational tools and methods to enhance their research and enliven their scholarly publications. Prior to working at Princeton she was the Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University from 2011-2014. Through a combination of formal training and curiosity Bauer is an early American historian, database designer, and photographer. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago (A.B.) and the University of Virginia (M.A. and PhD), where she developed and built The Early American Foreign Service Database, which she used to do analysis for her dissertation "Republicans of Letters: The Early American Foreign Service as Information Network, 1775-1825." She blogs and tweets at and @jean_bauer, respectively. For more information, see her website

Parking details and directions can be found on this page. This event is being hosted by the Digital Scholarship Group, Boston College Libraries, and Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).