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Adam Balcziunas Adam Balcziunas is the Serials Librarian and liaison for Art & Design, Media & Communication, and Theater Arts at Arcadia University. He has a BA in English from Dickinson College, an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Arcadia. He is also certified to drive a forklift. He currently co-teaches a University Seminar on the topic of copyright and creative expression.
Adeline Koh @adelinekoh Ade­line Koh (http://adelinekoh.org) is an assis­tant pro­fes­sor of lit­er­a­ture at Richard Stock­ton Col­lege. She teaches courses on post­colo­nial lit­er­a­ture and the­ory, twen­ti­eth cen­tury British lit­er­a­ture, lit­er­ary the­ory and fem­i­nist the­ory. She has pub­lished an edited vol­ume of essays on the inter­na­tional Third Cin­ema move­ment , and arti­cles on Joseph Con­rad, Frantz Fanon, race, colo­nial­ism and edu­ca­tion. She is the direc­tor of the Stock­ton Post­colo­nial Stud­ies Project (http://wp.stockton.edu/postcolonialstudies).
Aislinn Pentecost-Farren Aislinn Pentecost-Farren an anthropologist, historian and artist. She is currently the Curatorial Design Assistant at the National Museum of American Jewish History, and has also worked on exhibitions at Slought Foundation and the Raleigh City Museum in North Carolina. She has collaborated on research-based installations with artists such as Mark Dion, J. Morgan Puett, Gene Coleman and Juliet Hinley and had residencies at the Elsewhere Artist Collaborative and Mildred’s Lane. She has a background in ethnography, documentary and alternative education. Her interests include the history of educational display, cartography, Victorian optical tricks, audio tours, and digital/analog hybrids.
Alice Hom As data manager of the Easter Island Statue Project, a large-scale archaeological survey, Alice Hom has learned to look at design processes from the points of view of an archaeologist and archivist. With an interest in exhibition design, visualization, and education: using design as a means to inform and instruct, she is currently pursuing a MFA in graphic design at MICA to further develop skills for supporting cultural projects.
Amanda French @amandafrench I consider myself a member of the community of practice known as the “digital humanities,” which means that I think hard about how the study of literature, history, and philosophy has been and is being and might be changed by computers and the Internet — but I don’t limit myself to thinking; I get my hands dirty, thus causing some of the very change I think about, in an inexcusable breach of objectivity.I am currently THATCamp Coordinator at the Center for History and New Media. Last year, I was an Assistant Research Scholar in the Archives and Public History program at New York University, where I helped develop a model digital curriculum, and where I developed and taught the graduate course “Creating Digital History.” Before that, I taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Victorian poetry and poetics, the Victorian period, and academic research methods for the digital age as a Teaching Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University. I held the Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship from 2004 to 2006.At the University of Virginia, while earning my doctorate in English, I encoded texts in first SGML and then XML for the Rossetti Archive and the Electronic Text Center. I also spent three years as a Teaching + Technology Support Partner training faculty in the English Department to use technology in their teaching and research. My 2004 dissertation is a history of the villanelle, the poetic form of Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night” and Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art.” Named by the Chronicle of Higher Education in April 2009 as one of “10 High Fliers on Twitter,” I am currently at work on a book about the poetics of Twitter.
Amey Hutchins Assistant curator of manuscripts at Penn’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, primarily focusing on medieval and Renaissance manuscripts (cataloging, reference, instruction, digital projects) but also providing reference services for modern manuscript collections.
Anne Garrison @bibliovin I am the Humanities & Book Arts Librarian at Swarthmore College. I’m the liaison to the departments of English, Linguistics, Art History, Classics, Philosophy, Theater, and Film & Media Studies (whew!). I’m interested in in supporting initiatives in the digital humanities and assisting faculty with the integration of new technologies into their curriculum and research. I am also serving as an adviser to the TriCollege Undergraduate Digital Humanities Conference taking place at Swarthmore this year.
Anne Harlow @librarydancer I am reference librarian, subject specialist for music, dance, and theater at Temple University Libraries, where I serve the performing arts community of the university, the city of Philadelphia, and beyond by providing access to information in all formats and help with research. I have degrees in library science from Drexel University as well as music history from Temple. Prior to coming to Temple, I served as music librarian at Rowan University and reference librarian at the Curtis Institute of Music. I am an active member of the Music Library Association at the local and national levels, and of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Anne Leonard @bklynwaterfront, @718anne I’m a reference and instruction librarian at City Tech in Brooklyn, and a spatial humanities newbie. I’m affiliated with the Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center, newly founded at my institution, and heading up geospatial research initiatives there. With recently acquired funding from the city, I hope to create a spatial humanities incubator to support general education and faculty research and to foster and promote multidisciplinary study of the Brooklyn waterfront.
Aroutis Foster http://drexel.academia.edu/AroutisFoster
Ashley Harper @ShleeHarper I am a member of our digital team at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. During my time here we have migrated our data into a new digital asset management system, have gotten N.E.H funding for 2 year long grants (which included a heavy digital component) and have purchased new studio equipment to improve our digitization quality.
Barbara Weir I oversee technical services and digital initiatives at Swarthmore College. While I am comfortable with technology, I do not have a deep understanding of some of the available technologies. One of my responsibilities is the library assessment and involves the collection, analysis and presentation of library data, so I am particularly interested in the workshop on data manipulation. As part of a consortium, the management of projects involving staff from other institutions is also interesting to me.
Brian Jacobs I’m a user interface and web designer in Philadelphia, currently employed at Azavea. I’ve been involved with local online projects like PhillyHistory.org and The Greater Encyclopedia of Philadelphia. I’m interested in new and better ways we can interact with historical, particularly visual media, and how emerging but widespread web technologies can help to make this happen.
Caroline Rossy Caroline Rossy is the Membership and Marketing Coordinator at the American Swedish Historical Museum. A native of Philadelphia, Ms. Rossy has a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Art History and Italian from Vassar College and a Master of the Arts degree in Museum Studies from the University of the Arts, where she studied Museum Communication. Prior to working at the museum, she was employed as an artist’s assistant and as an associate in a contemporary art gallery in Miami, FL. She first came to the ASHM in 2007 as a graduate intern, and worked on cataloguing the Rare Books collection in the Rambo Library. In 2008, she joined the full-time staff as the Membership and Visitor Services Coordinator, and since 2009 she has also been responsible for the museum’s marketing and PR.
Cathleen Lu I received my MLIS from Drexel University in Philadelphia and currently work at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Digital Center for Americana project. I come from a background that includes science, language, sound, and performance art, and have long been interested in the intersection between humanities and technology.
Cecilia Razak @crazak I’m a content strategist at interactive design firm Bluecadet. I work mainly with universities and museums, often with large amounts of content. Previously I was a project manager at the Digital Humanities Workshop at Washington University in St Louis, where I helped digitize and publish a new edition of the complete works of Edmund Spenser.
Charlene Mires @MarchRUCamden Charlene Mires is one of the leaders of a project to create an Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, which will be a digital resource that also leads to print publications. She is an Associate Professor of History and Director of MARCH, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden.
Cheryl Klimaszewski Digital Collections Manager at Bryn Mawr College.
Christa Williford @cwillifo Christa Williford is a Program Officer at the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). She has co-coordinated the Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant program since 2008, in addition to working on programs related to the future of research and the professions of scholarship. She came to CLIR from Haverford College, where she was User Services Librarian. She held a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic Libraries from 2004 to 2006 at Bryn Mawr College, and a fellowship in Theatre and I.T. Modelling at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2004. Williford holds an M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Theatre History from Indiana University.
Christiana Dobrzynski Grippe I will be finishing up my MS(LIS) with a concentration in Archival Studies from Drexel University in December 2011 and am the Events Coordinator for Drexel’s student chapter of the Society of American Archivists.
Christina Patton I am the Adult/Teen Librarian at the Widener Branch Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia. This was my neighborhood branch as a kid and I have always felt a special connection to the branch. Public service is my passion and I love challenging reference questions.
Colin McNulty I am a history student at Villanova, in my past life I was an intel officer for the army.
Corey Chao Corey is an ethnographer, media educator and documentarian. Most recently, he has managed Scribe Video Center’s community-produced documentary programs. He has also produced and collaborated on projects at the Refugee Legal Aid Program in Istanbul, Turkey, Appalshop Media Center, Humanities Tennessee and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Dan Royles @yeolderoyletwit I received a B.A. in history from U.C. Berkeley, and now I’m a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in history at Temple University. My research interests include histories of gender, sexuality, and the body in modern American, particularly the ways in which ideas about the human body naturalize relationships of social, economic and political power by locating the source of inequality in abnormal or aberrant embodiments. I’m working on my dissertation, which deals with the political culture of African American AIDS activism from about 1983 to 2003. My research for that project includes a number of oral histories, which will be available through the Urban Archives at Temple after the project is complete.
Dana Dorman I am currently the project manager for a new digital history project at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania focused on the early years of the Great Depression. I also work as a researcher for HSP’s Research by Mail service and blog about digital public history for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden. I have an MA in history from Temple University.
David Pettegrew @dpettegrew David Pettegrew is Assistant Professor of History at Messiah College in Grantham, PA. He is an ancient historian and archaeologist who conducts archaeological fieldwork in Greece, Cyprus, and central Pennsylvania. He manages blogs and websites related to ancient Corinth in Greece, an archaeological project in Cyprus, and a history department at his college. He is attending THATCamp Philly as a representative of a Digital Humanities working group at Messiah College.
David Uspal David Uspal is a member of the Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library Technology Development Team, which works to create and implement research technology that make research easier for faculty, students and staff. To this end, the Technology Team’s main function is the design and development of major features for the Falvey Memorial Library web site. Implementation of this site is accomplished by the team via a mix of open source technology and custom built applications. As well, the technology team either leads or is involved with many technology and library community open source projects, including leading the VuFind (a library resource portal), VuDL (a digital library administration application) and Community Bibliography (a community publications repository) projects as well as involvement in the OJS (online journal publishing) and Concrete5 (a content management system) communities.
Dawn Childress Dawn Childress is a Humanities Librarian at Penn State University and serves as liaison to the German, Slavic, French, Philosophy, and Comparative Literature departments. Her current research revolves around research methods in the humanities, digital humanities, and technology in research and teaching. When she has the time, her other research interests include history of books and printing, book illustration processes, and translation studies.
Deborah Boyer @debsting I serve as a project manager at Azavea, a Philadelphia based geographic and spatial analysis software firm. I also serve as the project manager for PhillyHistory.org, a website that provides access to historic photographs from the Philadelphia City Archives and four other local organizations. My background is in public history and my particular areas of interest are photo archives, the use of geography in the digital humanities, and collaborative digital initiatives.
Deborah Gussman @debgussman My teaching and research focuses on early and 19th-century American literature, and more recently, digital humanities. In particular, I am interested in the recovery of works by early American women writers, an interest that has been enhanced by the ever-increasing availability of primary sources via massive collections such as Google books, smaller library and museum collections, and digital editions. I have published articles on several 19th-century writers, including Lydia Maria Child, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, William Apess, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. I am currently working on a print edition of Sedgwick’s final novel, _Married or Single?_and a digital collection of her tales and sketches.
Diane Biunno I work as an Italian Lecturer at Villanova University, and I received my Ph.D in Italian from Rutgers University in 2009.
Diane Skorina Diane Skorina is a librarian at Ursinus College. When she first arrived 6 years ago, the library still relied on a 20 year old “legacy” text-based catalog system, and its website hadn’t been updated in almost as many years. A special collection of rare Pennsylvania German materials languished unused. Collaboration with the instructional technologists was unheard of and the term “information literacy” brought blank stares. Over the course of Diane’s tenure, the only constant has been change, some through luck (the library was forced to purchase an ILS) and some through hard work (collaboration with the instructional technologists, the development of a plan for information literacy, inventorying of the Pennsylvania Folklife Collection, and many web changes). With the new president on campus talking about Digital Humanities, Diane is excited to continue her work with the Instructional Technologists on campus wide initiatives like digital repositories and innovations in teaching.
Diane received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania, worked in the corporate training industry for three years, and then received her MLS from Drexel. She interned at the libraries of Temple and Swarthmore. She teaches a 1-credit online Introduction to Research course for undergraduates at the University of Maryland University College.
Eleanor Goldberg @EllieGoldberg I am a reference and instruction librarian for the social sciences at Delaware County Community College, located in suburban Philadelphia.
Elizabeth Alsop Elizabeth Alsop is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center, and the inaugural Instructional Technology Fellow at the New York City College of Technology (NYCTT), where she helps support users of the college’s new digital platform, the OpenLab. Her research interests include early 20th Century American and Italian literature, narrative theory, and film studies, and she is currently at work on a dissertation about the uses of dialogue in modernist fiction. An aspiring digital humanist, Elizabeth is particularly interested in network theory, computational stylistics, and the role of instructional technologies in promoting writing across the curriculum. Before becoming an ITF at City Tech, Elizabeth taught world literature and film at Queens College and Hunter College, and worked as a Writing Fellow at York College.
Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez Elvia is the current 2010-2012 Diversity Librarian Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh.She is originally from the Southern Californian region, having earned her BA in Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles. As an undergraduate student, she had the opportunity to work at UCLA’s Performing Arts Special Collections and the Los Angeles County of Museum Art’s Balch Research Library, contributing to projects of digitization, indexing, and processing.A recent MLIS Pitt alum, she has joined the Special Collections Department at the University of Pittsburgh and will oversee the processing of various archival collections for the 2011-2012 academic school year.
Eric Behrens @ebehrens Eric Behrens is Associate Chief Information Technology Officer and Director of Academic Technology at Swarthmore College. Among his many projects, Behrens works on nurturing communities of digital practice, advancing web and mobile communications, and spearheading a major digital storytelling initiative at Swarthmore. His administrative areas of expertise include strategic planning, intercollegiate consortial collaborations, and IT/library partnerships. He has worked in higher education IT since the early 1990’s.
Eric Schnittke @archivesschnit From the banks of the Olentangy to the shores of the Delaware, Eric is a recent transplant from Ohio and is loving every minute he has been in Philly. After receiving his MLIS from Pitt, he worked at the Ohio Historical Society for two years heading their initial contribution to the National Digital Newspaper Program before hitting the East coast this past fall. He has been at the Penn Museum for 8 months as an archivist. Professionally, Eric is interested in preservation and access, particularly digitally. He is also interested in internet users’ rights, net neutrality, and open-source anything. If you really want to going, just bring up college sports.
Erin McLeary @mclerin I’m an exhibit developer for the National Constitution Center and also work as an independent curator on projects relating to the history of science & medicine.
Erin Zellers @ezellers Erin is a special collections and humanities librarian, who is seeking employment. She specializes in introducing and growing web 2.0 utilities as part of library outreach. She also has over four years of experience in creating interactive web content and providing reference and specialized instruction services.
Evan Towle I serve as the Librarian for Reader Services at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, working with curators, conservators, educators, volunteers and outside scholars on scholarship related to works of art. Previously, I held the position of Visual and Digital Resources Librarian. And before that, worked at Temple University’s Urban Archives as the Assistant Archivist and Photograph Curator.
Faith Charlton Currently, Faith Charlton is Assistant Archivist at the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center. She is also Project Assistant for the Greenfield Digital Editing Project at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. She holds an MSLIS degree with a concentration in Archival Studies from Drexel University as well as an M.A. and B.A. in History from Villanova University and The College of New Jersey respectively.
Gabriel Farrell @g5f Gabriel is the Library Systems Developer at Drexel University. He received his MLS from Pratt Institute, which he attended while a library assistant at Columbia University. Over the past decade he has developed content sites and applications for a number of organizations, including college departments, radio stations, and food co-ops. His work focuses on interfaces that facilitate the organization and discovery of collections of heterogeneous data.
Glen Muschio Glen Muschio is an Associate Professor in Digital Media at Drexel University. He is the founding director of the Digital Media Program and served as Program Director from September 1998 to January 2010. Glen is a media producer/anthropologist who has produced award winning corporate and educational media, and multimedia museum exhibits. His current interests are in new media uses for cultural heritage study and exploration.
Heather Myers @phmc I am the web administrator for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I have a Web Development and Design degree and am working on an Information Science and Technology degree.
Holly Mengel @PACSCL_CLIR I am the project manager for the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) Hidden Collections grant project, funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The project has just completed processing 125 collection that were previously inaccessible to researchers and now are available via the PACSCL Finding Aids site (findingaids.pacscl.org). Also an organizer of THATCamp Philly.
Holly Tomren @htomren Holly Tomren is the incoming Head, Metadata Services at the Drexel University Libraries. She was previously Head of Monograph, Electronic Resources & Metadata Cataloging at the University of California, Irvine Libraries, where her responsibilities included facilitating access to UCI’s electronic and digital resources. Her research interests include metadata literacy, mobile electronic resources in libraries, electronic resources management, and emerging technologies in technical services. Holly received her MLIS from San Jose State University and was a 2009 American Library Association Emerging Leader.
Jack McCarthy I am a certified archivist who has been active as an archival/historical consultant in the Philadelphia area for many years. I have worked with numerous historical organizations and managed many history and archival projects. I am currently serving as Project Director for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Small Archival Repositories project.
Jacqueline Reid-Walsh I am an Associate Professor in Curriculum and Instruction at Penn State University cross-appointed with Women’s Studies. I am a researcher of children’s literature and of girlhood studies and have published a fair bit in both fields as well as co-editing a journal in the latter area.
James Padilioni, Jr. James is a senior at West Chester University studying history and music history. This past summer he was an intern with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as a first-person interpreter in the military and African-American music programs. He also works as an interpretive tour guide at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, and is a campus coordinator with Students For Liberty. James is a member of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, Nu-Sigma chapter, and he presented the paper “Life, Liberty, and Property: An Exploration into Revolutionary Rhetoric in America” at the Mid-Atlantic Conference at Villanova University in April 2011. James plans on attending graduate school and focus his studies on slave resistance and the creolization of African and European cultural styles in the eighteenth-century South. James is also a strong believer in public history as a bridge between the academy and the general public, and the critical role public historians have as being the liason between the two.
Jana Beck @jana_beck I received my B.A. in Individualized Study from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University in 2007 with a concentration derived from study in a variety of fields: philosophy, Classical Studies, and linguistics. After spending a year in the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, I started a Ph.D. in linguistics at the same institution. The focus of my Ph.D. research is change in the syntax of Greek (mainly focusing on change between Homeric Greek and post-Classical New Testament and Hellenistic Greek). Towards this end I am in the process of building a syntactically parsed corpus of Greek (built from the texts made freely available by the Perseus Digital Library). The corpus is described in more detail on my website: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~janabeck/greek-corpora.html. Because of my experience starting to build a corpus, I have developed interests in the digital humanities, and I’m working towards learning more about various technologies (including XML, TEI, writing schemas with RELAX NG to automatically check the syntactic annotation in my corpus, database design to integrate different levels of annotation in my corpus) that could prove useful as my corpus project expands.
Jane E. Boyd I am an independent curator, museum consultant, and freelance writer and editor based in Philadelphia, specializing in the history and visual culture of science, technology, and medicine. Current and recent exhibition projects include “Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits: Injury, Death, and Healing in Civil War Philadelphia” at the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (opening 2013); “Secrets of the Diorama” (opening early 2012) and changing exhibits in the Art of Science Gallery at the Academy of Natural Sciences; and “Of Elephants and Roses: Encounters with French Natural History, 1790-1830” at the American Philosophical Society Museum (on view through December 2011). I have also worked on webpages and web exhibits for the College of Physicians and the American Philosophical Society Library, and am a contributing writer for the magazine of the Chemical Heritage Foundation. I graduated from Bryn Mawr College and received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History and a Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Delaware. For more information, please visit my website at www.jane-e-boyd.com.
Janine Utell @janineutell Janine is Associate Professor and Chair of English at Widener University. She is active in faculty development, assessment (especially of writing and critical thinking), and general education initiatives on campus. Her teaching responsibilities include first-year writing, gen ed literature courses, and upper-level courses in the English major focusing on 19th and 20th century British literature, as well as a senior capstone on James Joyce’s Ulysses. As a teacher, she tries to foster a collaborative, dialogic approach, thinking about ways to facilitate the co-creation of knowledge and ethos in the classroom. Off-campus she is active in the cultural community in the Philadelphia area, working with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Delaware County Public Library System and running a Finnegans Wake Reading Group. Janine is a regular blogger on issues in higher ed for University of Venus at Inside Higher Ed, and an occasional one for ProfHacker at the Chronicle of Higher Education. She has published a book on James Joyce and is currently working on another one about life writing.
Janneken Smucker Janneken is Content Specialist for Night Kitchen Interactive, a Philadelphia design firm specializing in websites, interactive exhibitions, and apps for museums and cultural institutions. She has worked on projects for clients including the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (monticello.org), the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Janneken earned her PhD in American Civilization from the University of Delaware, where she specialized in material, visual, and consumer culture. She serves as Secretary of the Alliance for American Quilts, a national board with a mission of preserving and sharing the stories of quilts and quiltmakers using online technologies.
Jean Bennett @genniebeannie Jean Bennett is a multimedia instructional technologist at Ursinus College. She brings eighteen years of prior educational experience and leadership into her sixth year at the college. Jean enjoys working with faculty to bring about sound pedagogical inactivates in teaching and student learning. Through collaboration with all constituencies on campus she feels that ideas are better understood and develop a productive working environment.An important tool in Jean’s professional development is planning, attending, and presenting at conferences. She has done so with several members of her campus community at local and national conferences.Jean received her BS in mathematics and secondary education from Cabrini College and holds a MA in Education and Human Development with the concentration in Educational Technology Leadership from the George Washington University Graduate College of Education. She holds her certification as an Instructional Technology Specialist K-12 from the State of Pennsylvania.
Jeff Bullard @Bibliodelphia One of the great things about being a librarian is all the people you meet from all walks of life. Another great thing about being a librarian is facilitating access to all this cool information. But the truly greatest thing about being a librarian is the synergy created when those people come together with that information and the amazing outcomes that result.
Jeff Mummert @jsmummert High school history teacher and Social Studies Department Chair at Hershey High School in Hershey, PA, American History adjunct at York College of Pennsylvania, and graduate level instructional technology instructor at Harrisburg University.
Recent obsessions include the Civil War Augmented Reality Project, the “Jewel of the Valleys” alternate reality game, building multi-touch tables for classroom use, and developing mobile games on the ARIS platform.
Jenna Marrone I am a grad student in Temple University’s Public History program, and am studying to be an archivist. I’ve worked with the National Park Service and am currently (or by the time this posts, formerly) a processor with the PACSCL project. My academic interests focus on American history and material culture. In closing, archives are rad.
Jennifer Donsky @FLPHotSpots I am the Free Library’s first Public Services Technology Library Coordinator. I am working on implementing ‘Hot Spots’ throughout the city–public computing centers in community organizations located in underserved areas of Philadelphia that provide free access to computers, broadband and trained computer assistants. The library is one of seven partners in this highly collaborative endevor. The partnership finds its unique strength and deep reach in the intruiging and supportive blend of government, higher education and non-profit organizations.
Jennifer Redmond @RedmondJennifer Jennifer Redmond is a Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow at Bryn Mawr College where she is the Project Director of the Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education. Jennifer has a PhD in women’s history from the School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin and has research specialties in women’s social history, digital humanities and migration studies.
Jennifer Spohrer Jennifer Spohrer is currently working as an instructional technologist at Bryn Mawr College, on a Next Generation Learning Challenge grant-funded project to study blended learning approaches in a liberal arts setting. Prior to this she held a position as an assistant professor of modern European history, with a focus on media history and the history of technology. She received a PhD in modern Western European history from Columbia University in 2008. Before returning to academia, she worked for several years as a documentation writer and graphic designer within the computer game industry and authored a number of books in this field.
Jessica Aberle @jess_aberle I just graduated with a Ph.D. in Architectural History and started the transition into the Alt-Ac world through my CLIR Fellowship at Lehigh University.
Jessica Lydon My name is Jessica Lydon and I recently completed the MS(LIS) program at Drexel. I hold a BA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Visual Arts from Eckerd College. I’ve completed internships at the Drexel University Archives, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s McLean Library and the Biddle Library Archives at Penn Law. Currently I am interning at the Special Collections department at Temple University and working as a consultant at the Franklin Institute Science Museum to create a processing plan for a legacy collection.
Joel Nichols @joelanichols Joel Nichols is a Children’s Librarian and writer who lives in West Philly. He works at the Parkway Central Library, and in addition to Children’s work, serves on the Virtual Library Services committee and teaches public computer classes. He studied German at Wesleyan U., Creative Writing at Temple U., and Library Science at Drexel U., and is interested in delivering analog library services (such as storytimes or special collections) digitally and information literacy as social power. He also adjuncts in English at Community College of Philadelphia, and used to work for a streaming video company.
John Anderies @cccamac John is Head of Special Collections at Haverford College where he oversees the Quaker Collection, College Archives, rare books and manuscripts, and fine art. He also manages the digitization of these collections. He has worked at Haverford for 10 years. John holds a Bachelor of Music from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music, a Master of Arts from Case Western Reserve University, and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University, Bloomington. He is one of the organizers of THATCamp Philly.
John Hepp I’m an associate professor of history at Wilkes University. My teaching and research interests center on how economic and technological change affected everyday urban life. My latest project compares the changing urban images of Philadelphia and Glasgow over the last three hundred years.
John Pettit @jrpettit John Pettit works as Assistant Archivist at Temple University Libraries Urban Archives. Additionally he works in documentary film and oral history through Scribe Video Center. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in Public History from Temple University.
John Theibault @jtheibault I am Director of the South Jersey Center for Digital Humanities at Stockton College. My academic training is in the history of early modern Europe, especially Germany.
Jon Sweitzer-Lamme I am an undergraduate student, Class of 2014, interested in digital humanities and the future of libraries, archives and museums.
Jonathan Cain @walesinterest I am an Librarian and Researcher. My interests focuses on the relationship between Government Information and its accessibility to the general public, especially those with limited internet access. I have also been working in Grey Literature and data management, particularly for non traditional consumers of these media. I have a background in health sciences reference, Africana studies, Information Science and Political Organization.
Jun Okada Jun Okada is Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at SUNY Geneseo. She is currently working on a book manuscript, Making Asian American Media: Institutional Frameworks and the Production of Identity. Her research and teaching interests include cultural studies, American film history and digital culture.
Kate Duffy @wunderplatz Hello world! I am a masters student in American history (also pursuing a certificate in Museum Studies) at the University of Delaware. Things I’m excited about include urban history, collective memory, women’s history, and historic places.
Katharine Chandler @freyjawaru I am a reference librarian in the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, where we have a dizzying collection of manuscripts, Poe, Dickens, Beatrix Potter, and many other fantastic items. I am also a graduate student in the history department at Villanova University. I am interested in discussing the future of collaboration between institutions with digital collections of rare materials. We are in the process of digitizing many of our collections and are constantly having to determine how to present the material. I would love to talk with other special collections people at the non conference.
Katherine C Grier Katherine C. (Kasey) Grier is professor of history and director of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware. For the 2011-2012 academic year, she is also heading strategic planning for the Department of History’s Media Center, exploring expanding offerings in digital history for both undergraduate and graduate students. A specialist in material culture studies, Grier’s current research explores the history of animal-human interaction. She is the author of Pets in America: A History (2006) and curated a travelling exhibition and a digital exhibition on the topic.
Katherine Haas @KHHaas Kathy Haas is the Assistant Curator at the Rosenbach Museum & Library, where she has worked for seven years. She has made forays into the digital realm through projects such as 21stCenturyAbe.org, which incorporated historic documents, artist interpretations, and visitor contributions, and Today in the Civil War (www.rosenbach.org/civilwar) which rolls out digitized images and transcriptions of Civil War holdings over the course of the sesquicentennial. She also oversees object cataloging and the museum’s online object catalog. Because she is married to a computer programmer, everyone assumes that she knows something about computers and she is looking forward to attending ThatCamp and learning from others who actually do.
Katherine Somerville I am a graduate student at Villanova University, hoping to integrate the research skills that I’ve gained with the more technical and digital aspects of museum work today. I’ve work in a couple of museums in Rochester, NY and am currently looking for a job in a museum or other cultural institution.
Kathleen Leonard I’m going for a Masters degree in History concentration in Public History at Rutgers-Camden.
Katie Ehrlich I just entered my second year student in NYU’s Masters program in Archives and Public History. I am also the graduate assistant at the New York University Archives. I have processed archival collections at NYU as well as the American Museum of Natural History. I am also on a curatorial team working on an exhibition on Staten Island for the Museum of the City of New York. I hope to continue to work with collections and organizations that deal with New York City history.
Keith Minsinger I have worked in museums in various capacities since 2006, both in the Mid-Atlantic and my native Vermont. I am 2009 graduate of the University of Delaware’s Museum Studies program, and I currently work as the collections manager for the state of Delaware’s Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. I am also is the curator for the Arden Craft Shop Museum of Arden, Delaware. While there, I have helped to create an online presence for the museum and moved the museum towards making the collections available online. I hope to start to begin a digitization of the collections of the State of Delaware and to help create online exhibits for both institutions. I currently live in Newark, Delaware.
Kenneth Finkel @kenfinkel I’ve worked across the Philadelphia cultural landscape since 1977 — first as curator of prints and photographs at the Library Company of Philadelphia, then as a program officer at the William Penn Foundation. In 2000, I became executive director of WHYY’s Arts & Culture Service and since 2008 I’ve held the position of Distinguished Lecturer in American Studies at Temple University, where I also work with the General Education Program developing partnerships with cultural institutions. My interests range from material culture to public history, non-profit governance to best practices. I’ve written about Philadelphia in books, exhibition catalogues, articles and blogs since 1980 and currently post weekly at http://www.phillyhistory.org/blog/
Kristin Sawka @roorants Kristin is a NE Philly girl through and through. Born and bred in the Far NE, she attended Archbishop Ryan HS before attending West Chester University for a teaching degree. She worked at Franklin Mills Mall when it first opened, Tower Records Northeast, and Pizza City in Academy Plaza, to name a few. She began working for the Free Library of Philadelphia in November 1998 and has felt at home ever since. She was lucky enough to be to accepted into the library trainee program, which paid for her Master’s in Library Sciences from Drexel. She’s held a variety of positions and done many different things, most notably running citywide programs such as Online Summer Reading and Science in the Summer, posted booklists to their websites, and done staff trainings. She is a member of several committees, including Virtual Library Services . She is currently branch manager at the Bustleton Branch, right next to George Washington HS, doing her best to work with teens and seniors.
Larry Milliken @larrymilliken Larry Milliken, MA., MLIS is Liaison Librarian for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Drexel University. Prior to becoming a librarian, he earned a Masters Degree in Medieval Studies at Fordham University and was a doctoral student in medieval European History at CUNY. As a librarian, he is interested in partnerships between librarians and historians in digital humanities projects. As a historian, he is interested in the use of spatial analysis for history, particularly regarding the travels of monks and friars. The missions of Franciscan friars to the Mongol Empire in the thirteenth century is a chronic focus. He is one of the organizers of THATCamp Philly.
Laura Bang @laurabang I am a librarian in Special Collections and the Digital Library at Villanova’s Falvey Library. I work on a little bit of everything for both of those areas, including (but not limited to) rare book cataloguing, scanning, metadata, and exhibit design. In addition, I brainstorm, investigate, and (hopefully) implement new ideas for creativity and innovation in the library. Two such projects are photographing and cataloguing the trees on campus and coordinating an effort to create mobile tours/games highlighting library content. I’m also a bit of a social media maven, managing six accounts on behalf of the Digital Library.
Laura Deutch @messagesnmotion Laura Deutch is a Philadelphia-based media artist and educator, committed to using media as a tool for social justice, creative expression and community organizing. She creates interdisciplinary projects that explore the relationship between individuals and their environment. Her most recent project, Messages in Motion, a mobile media studio, works with neighborhood programs and community-based organizations to produce, distribute and exhibit short form documentary. MIM was selected for the People’s Biennial, where the videos have been showcased in cities throughout the US. She recently completed the feature-length documentary, El Sol Sale Para Todos, which chronicles the development of the Mexican community in South Philadelphia which premiered at the Scribe Video Center Producers’ Forum. She is a board member of the Termite TV Collective and holds a BA in Media Studies from Ithaca University and an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University.
Laurie Allen @librlaurie After years as a Research Librarian, Data Librarian, and dabbler in all things digital, I am now excited to start work as the Coordinator for Digital Scholarship and Services at Haverford College.
Leslie Barnes I am a graduate student in NYU’s English Department, studying Victorian book history. I’m interested in the impact of mechanization, standardization, and republication and reprinting on writing genres. I also work as a photography assistant at NYU’s Digital Library Technology Services. Digitally migrating archival materials made (and make) me wonder about standards, long-term access, and the institutional protocols that affect preservation.
Linda Berger I have 25 yrs versatile experience as an inter disciplinary artist in a non-profit museum garden setting with historic buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including administrative and management support of facility services and operations and special events. Special love for studying conservation and hands-on restoration of architecture and artifacts and learning to be a museum professional.
Linda Friend Linda Friend
Head, Scholarly Communication Services, Penn State University
I’m part of a growing program at our university designed to consult about, develop, offer, market, expand, and assess digital and related services within scholarly communication (includes intellectual property, e-resource management and access, development of specific digital projects, etc.)
Maggie Schreiner Maggie Schreiner is an MA candidate in Archives and Public History at NYU. As an academic and activist, she is interested in the creation of historical memory in organizing for social justice. Since moving to New York City in September 2010, she has worked at the Tamiment Library, processing collections from the Communist Party USA, and has interned at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and Radical History Review. This fall she will be joining the NYU Digital Library Technology Services team as a digital imaging assistant. Currently, she is working on a collaborative digital history project with the Metropolitan Council on Housing.
Mandi Magnuson-Hung @mandialyse I am a second year graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in public history. I interned at Salem County Historical Society, and ended up knee-deep in the digital archiving of oral histories. This fall I started working for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities.
Marcy Bidney @maplibrarian Marcy Bidney is the Head of the Donald W. Hamer Maps Library at Penn State University. In addition to her responsibilities for the management of a large map library Ms. Bidney has served as the Chair of the Map and Geography Roundtable of ALA, Co-Chair of the Cartographic Users Advisory Council and is the Geography subject editor for Resources for College Libraries. Ms. Bidney’s research interests involve mapping technology, geographic education, the history of cartography and the digital humanities.
Margaret Fraser Margaret received her BA in history from Bryn Mawr College in 2009 and an MA from the Archives and Public History Program at NYU in May 2011. Her interest in working with oral histories stems from working in archives, though she was first introduced to oral history by her grandmother who has done interviews for the local historical society in western Minnesota. Margaret is currently working on the New York City Taxi Driver Oral History Project (http://nyctaxisoralhistory.com). She hopes to continue to work with oral histories, promoting their access and use in archives, libraries, museums and beyond.
Margaret Graham @visiblehistory Archivist of ten years after freelancing as a commercial photographer and video producer (and starting a family). Very interested in the online and digital media experience of history and primary source materials as well as cross-discipline collaborations that lively up kids’ experience with history. Curious about digital humanities potential in the City of Brotherly Love. Currently the Managing Archivist at the Drexel U College of Medicine Legacy Center and also a fine art photographer.
Maria Mazzenga @MMazzenga Dr. Maria Mazzenga is Education Archivist at the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, where she manages educational programs related to the American Catholic experience. In addition to preparing archives-based educational presentations aimed at both the CUA community and the general public, she manages the American Catholic History Classroom, a website featuring over 150 primary documents and educational materials on topics such as Catholics and race, education, industrialization, politics, and Catholic-Jewish relations. After receiving her Ph.D. in U.S. History at Catholic University in 2000, Dr. Mazzenga taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, and The Catholic University of America. Her research and publications focus on U.S. society and culture in the 1920-1950 period and, more recently, on American Catholic life, and on Christian-Jewish relations in the 1930s and 40s. Her most recent publication is “Condemning the Nazis’ Kristallnacht: Father Maurice Sheehy, the National Catholic Welfare Conference, and the Dissent of Father Coughlin” (U.S. Catholic Historian, Fall 2008) She is also editor/contributor of a book based on a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum funded workshop, American Religious Responses to Kristallnacht (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
Matt Herbison @herbison I’m a member of the organizing group, so I hope you let me in. [We’ll think about it.]
Matt Shoemaker Matt Shoemaker spent the first five years of his professional life performing IT work for the corporate sector after pursuing a degree in computer science. He soon desired a change and came to Philadelphia following graduation from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2009 with an MA in History and MLIS with a concentration in archives. Matt currently works for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania as the Director of Digital Collections and Systems where he strives to improve online access, discoverability and other services for the digitized and born digital materials of HSP. His research interests include archives and technology, digital preservation, and the colonial period (specifically the French in North Africa).
Maura Elizabeth Cunningham @mauracunningham A Philadelphia native but now honorary Southern Californian, I am a PhD candidate in Chinese history at UC Irvine, working on a dissertation about cartoons and other children’s media during the twentieth century. I am also a freelance writer/book reviewer, and for the past two years I have been an editor of The China Beat, a UCI-based blog that features commentaries on China by a wide range of academics and journalists seeking to bridge the divide that often separates scholarly and popular writing. I’m continuing that type of work during the 2011-2012 academic year as a fellow at the Asia Society in New York, where I’m on the editorial staff of a new site called “ChinaFile.” In addition to thinking, writing, and talking about China, I knit, watch practically any movie that comes my way (but not horror films), cheer for the Phillies, and strive to become a better cook.
Maureen Callahan @meau Maureen Callahan is an archivist at the Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University, where she works with public policy papers and is knee-deep in digital archives projects. She has previously worked as a digital projects manager at George Washington University, an archivist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and as a student archivist at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. She earned her MSI from the University of Michigan’s School of Information and her BA in history from Bryn Mawr.
Maureen Lane @maureenlane Collections and Digital Media Manager at the Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College. Specialization in the legal, ethical and physical management of museum collections; collections information management; improving intellectual access to collections and exhibitions through technology and digital media. Particularly interested in the intersections between physical objects, collections information, and digital environments. Graduated with an M.A. in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University in December 2010, focusing in collections and information management. Also hold an M.A. in American Studies (focus on art and material culture) from Penn State University. Current projects include inventorying and cataloging the museum’s collection; developing museum’s online collections database; collaborating with other regional heritage organizations to develop online database of Pennsylvania German material culture; cultivating the museum’s facebook and blog communities; creating a Google Earth Sculpture trail and outdoor sculpture mobile tour, developing platforms that allow staff, students, faculty and visiting scholars to enhance and distribute collections-based research.
Melissa Mandell Melissa Mandell is the Project Manager for Education and Interpretation at the Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center. Prior to joining the Legacy Center, she was the editor and coordinator for the PhilaPlace.org neighborhood history project at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) for four years, and before that served as editorial assistant for two HSP publications, Pennsylvania Legacies magazine and the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Before receiving her MA in American and Public History from Temple University in 2007, she worked in education and development at the Rosenbach Museum & Library and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. In a former life she was an independent producer at DUTV, Cable Channel 54.
Melissa Sullivan @MLSulli Melissa Sullivan is an assistant professor of English at Rosemont College, where she teaches nineteenth- and twentieth century British literature, Irish literature and Writing, and also directs the First Year Seminar program. Her research is on cultural hierarchies and the middlebrow in Britain and she has articles on Virginia Woolf, Rose Macaulay, E.M. Delafield, and the periodical _Time and Tide_. She also the co-editor of the Spring 2011 issue of _Modernist Cultures_ on “The Middlebrow, Within and Without Modernism.”
Michael Dwyer @popthought I’m an Assistant Professor of Media and Communications at Arcadia University. I teach courses in writing, media studies, cultural studies and film, as well as supervising some campus media projects. My research interests are primarily in the relation of nostalgia and cultural memory to practices of citation, quotation, and homage in film, tv, music and other popular media. I’m also one of the founders of RustBeltRising.com, which features listings for DIY art and music in the rust belt region, as well as a monthly music podcast.Other interests/activities: American soccer, pub trivia, karaoke versions of “No Diggity,” and lots and lots of time on the internet.
Michelle Moravec Historian of social movements, oral historian, sometime art catalog essay author, I’m looking for a way to move into the digital humanities in an way that combines the visual and spatial with action.
Mitch Fraas I’m currently the Bollinger Fellow in Library Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania which is part of the Council on Library and Information Resources postdoctoral program. Prior to coming to Penn I was in the history department at Duke University where I got a PhD in legal history. Beyond my academic work on law I take an active interest in cartography, the history of printing and the book, the digital humanities, as well as the future of scholarly publishing and copyright.
Nicole Joniec I have worked at the Library Company of Philadelphia as the Print Department Assistant and Digital Collections Manager for over two years. My primary responsibilities are handling the rights and reproductions operation as well as overseeing digitization efforts and the ever-growing digital collections. Previous to working at the Library Company, I worked at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and also assisted as a volunteer intern in their Rights and Reproductions department. I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Library and Information Science at Drexel University and previously received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, where I concentrated in Photography and Art History studies.
Nicole Scalessa @nscalessa Nicole Scalessa specializes in the planning, design, and management of digital resources for non-profits and small business. Nicole is currently the IT Manager at The Library Company of Philadelphia & a freelance website designer.
Pamela Williams Always willing to learn.
Patricia Hswe @pmhswe I work as Digital Collections Curator at Penn State University Libraries. I have an MSLIS from U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with specialization in digital libraries. I also hold a PhD from Yale in Slavic Languages & Literatures (specializing in 19th- & 20th-century Russian lyric poetry and Russian narrative). My research interests include use and users of digital resources and digital library services; representation and relevance of digital collections to teaching, learning, and research activities; humanities data curation; the challenges of collaboration across campus units and across institutions on DH projects; and project management issues.
Patricia Keller @materialculture Patricia Keller is a material culture scholar and historian of American social practice currently serving as Curator of Digital Collections for the NEH-funded Sampler Archive Project, developing a digital archive and searchable database of samplers stitched by early American schoolgirls. This DH project is a collaborative effort of the University of Delaware and University of Oregon. Keller received her M.A. in American material culture from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture (UD) before serving as Director/Curator for The Heritage Center of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a history/decorative arts museum. Keller completed her doctorate in the Winterthur/University of Delaware PhD Program in the History of American Civilization; her dissertation focused on patterns of consumption and production derived from analyzing data from 3,200 American household inventories. Keller served as an Officer & Board Member of The Alliance for American Quilts, a national humanities nonprofit, and assisted with developing The Quilt Index online sortable database; she also co-founded the online quilters’ oral history project, Quilters’ Save Our Stories – S.O.S. Since conferral of her Ph.D. Keller has studied information technology and taught material culture methodologies at Millersville University (History.) She currently serves as Curator for Berrett Studio, providing curatorial services to regional cultural history organizations.
Patrick Alexander @publisher2b Patrick H. Alexander is the director of The Pennsylvania State University Press and the codirector of the University Libraries’ Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing. He has been involved in academic publishing for more than twenty-five years. He has been active in publishing-related events such as the Charleston Library Conference and the Association of American University Presses, where he serves as the chair of the AAUP’s Press–Library Relations Committee. He along with Ellen Faran of MIT co-chairs the AAUP/ARL Task Force on Scholarly Communication. He serves on the editorial board for SPARC’s campus-based publishing initiative. He has consulted internationally with Aspect Consulting (Brussels, London, Gaborone) on matters regarding scholarly publishing, including writing a business plan for establishing the University of Botswana Press, Gaborone, Botswana. He has run an annual workshop for the Fund for Theological Education for more than fifteen years which is designed to help fellows understand academic publishing and write their dissertations. He is the author of several articles concerning issues scholarly publishing, including essays on peer-reviewing and marketing scholarly works. He has been conducting workshops on scholarly communication, writing, and academic publishing for more than twenty years.
Patrick Grossi I am a third-year PhD student at Temple University with a strong interest in public history and public programming. Research interests include but are not limited to urban planning and development, architecture, green space, transportation, and municipal politics. I hope to apply the skills learned during graduate study toward a career in the public humanities.
Pete Powers @peterkpowers I am Dean of the School of the Humanities at Messiah College, a position I’ve held for three years now. In my other incarnation I am a professor of English with a main area of expertise in Multi-Ethnic American Literature and a current scholarly interest in the changing nature of books and reading. I am heading up an interdisciplinary group at my college that is looking at digital humanities, trying to understand the dimensions of the field and what might be possible or appropriate for us to work on collaboratively in the context of a relatively small college that is putting more and more emphasis on technology.
Peter Lehu I am the branch manager and adult/teen librarian at a small public library in West Philly. Previously, I worked as a reference librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Library where I coordinated a computer instruction program and created digital guides, among other roles. I have published on literary research skills and the intersection between library outreach and social responsibility. I also have experience in progressive political activism.
Rachel Hayes I am currently a Library Assistant who provides General Information about Free Library of Philadelphia services and resources. I also work as a part-time Librarian at Parkway Central Senior Services Center, providing reference and computer assistance to patrons 50-years-old and older.I have received my Master of Library and Information Science degree from University of Pittsburgh in 2009,which I am applying towards my current job and will apply towards my future Librarian career.
Rob Sieczkiewicz @archiwicz I am an archivist at Drexel University and teach history and humanities classes at community colleges now and then. I am endlessly interested in ways of making primary sources accessible and relevant to users of all ages and interests.
Samantha Slade @UrbanMamahood Samantha Slade is a freelance web developer and archival consultant, who specializes in front-end development and information management for non-profits, academic institutions and local artists. She hold a BA in Visual Arts from Naropa University, and a MLS from Clarion University, and has worked in academia and architecture before going independent in March 2011. Her first love is physical objects, and her technological work stems completely from there.
Sara Borden I am a recent graduate of Temple University’s Public History program with a concentration in archives. I currently work on the project called PhillyHistory.org, a joint venture between the City of Philadelphia and Azavea. PhillyHistory’s agenda is to digitize and make readily available the 2 million photographs and negatives currently housed in the City Archives.
Sara Scully @scullyone Sara Scully, President, Scullyone Productions has been a Producer for nearly a decade, with experience digital media production, public relations and special events. Motivated by a commitment to progressive social change, she has dedicated her career to serving primarily educational and non profit clients. Her media production credits include: educational video projects for Scholastic Publishing, New Visions for Public Schools and documentary films for cable and HBO. She has created public relations campaigns for SAGE (Senior Adults for Greater Education), and Blue Hair Studio/Ray of Hope Project, which have included media production, messaging and special events.In addition, Sara Scully has combined her passion for media and education by creating, producing and promoting two successful film programs, NICKELODEON NIGHTS and the ACME Screening Room. She also teaches courses on “Gender and Popular Culture” and “Gender and Technoculture,” as an Adjunct Professor at The College of New Jersey’s Women’s & Gender Studies Department.Prior to starting Scullyone Productions, Sara Scully worked on independent documentary projects such as: the Oscar-nominated film, The Weather Underground; Trembling Before G-d; Cancer: Evolution to Revolution; and The Paper. She also produced her own documentary in development with HBO, You Again: A Human Cloning Love Story; and a documentary short, Public Weapon, narrated by legendary activist, Kathleen Cleaver, which premiered at The Black Panther Film Festival.Sara Scully is a graduate of Bard College. She received a merit scholarship and graduate teaching fellowship from Tufts University, where she completed her Masters Degree in History in 1998. In her spare time she enjoys making art, gardening and community volunteer work.
Sarah Newhouse @ArchivistSarah Sarah Newhouse is the project archivist for phase two of the Digital Center for Americana project at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, which aims to describe, arrange, and digitize immigrant and ethnic history collections. Previously she worked in Philadelphia area archives as a processor for the PACSCL-CLIR Hidden Collections project and at the Camden County Historical Society. Sarah has an MLIS degree from Drexel University and an M.A. in English from the University of Tennessee.
Sarah Rice Scott @CUAarchives I have an undergraduate background in History and a masters in Public History. I live in Washington, DC and I am currently working on a Library Science degree and working full time in the archives at the Catholic University of America. Prior to moving to DC, I lived and worked in Raleigh, NC at an university special collections/archives and at the State Archives of North Carolina as a reference archivist. I ride my bicycle around DC quite a bit. I like to cook/bake. I like to play sad songs on the ukulele (implied here is an interest in paradox).
Scott Nesbit @csnesbit Scott Nesbit is the Associate Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond and a PhD candidate in History at the University of Virginia. He cut his DH teeth on the Valley of the Shadow and is committed to working in the spatial humanities, and especially interested in exploring how old genres like the atlas change when they become digital objects. Recently he’s been working on a range of projects, including Visualizing Emancipation, an NEH-funded project attempting to map the end of slavery during the Civil War. He spent his college years studying Classics at Swarthmore and is glad to be able to return to Philadelphia to participate in THATCamp.
Scott Williams @williamssco I’m the Penn Museum Collections DBA. I mostly do digital collections management but I’ve got my fingers in a lot of pies these days. .
Seth Bruggeman Seth C. Bruggeman is an Assistant Professor of History and American studies at Temple University where he also directs the Center for Public History. His projects include *Here, George Washington Was Born: Memory, Material Culture, and the Public History of a National Monument (University of Georgia Press, 2008), *Born in the USA: Birth and Commemoration in American Public Memory* (forthcoming from University of Massachusetts Press, 2012), and a history of American maritime museums stemming from his involvement in recent efforts to preserve the USS Olympia.
Shawn Martin Shawn Martin is Scholarly Communication Librarian at the Van Pelt Library of the
University of Pennsylvania. He has a BA in history from Ohio State University and an MA in history from the College of William and Mary. He has worked for several years in digital libraries including the Digital Library Project at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Ohio Memory Project at the Ohio Historical Society, and, most recently, the Text Creation Partnership at the University of Michigan. Shawn is also active in several library and scholarly associations and serves as the Executive Director of the American Association for History and Computing.
Siobhan Phillips @siobhanphillips I am an assistant professor of English at Dickinson College and the author of The Poetics of the Everyday: Creative Repetition in Modern American Verse (Columbia UP, 2010). My scholarly work has appeared in PMLA, Twentieth-Century Literature and ESQ, among other journals, and my poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Southwest Review, Hudson Review, and Yale Review, among other publications. My teaching and research interests include poetry, contemporary literature, modernism, and American literature. I am working on a second book about the importance of poets’ letters to post-war literary culture.
Stephanie Sendaula @sendaulas I’m a graduate student at Drexel University interested in digital collections and the intersection between archives and technology.
Steve Newman I am an associate profesor of English at Temple University and the author of _Ballad Collection, Lyric, and The Canon: The Call of the Popular from The Restoration to The New Criticism_ (Penn, 2007) as well as various articles on the elite appropriation of ballads, personal statements for medical school, and on Scottish literature during the Long Eighteenth Century. I am currently working on a book tentatively entitled, Time for the Humanities: Competing Narratives of Value from the Scottish Enlightenment to the Twenty-First Century Academy.
Susan Dreher Susan Dreher is the Visual Resources and Initiatives Librarian at Swarthmore College. In addition to managing digital image projects, she designs graphic materials and co-coordinates the exhibition program for McCabe Library.
T Chhangte Linguist documenting lesser known languages, cultures through collection of oral texts, videos, photographs.
Tatiana Bryant @bibliotecariat I am a Librarian/Archivist working at NYU Libraries with previous experience in cultural institutions throughout NYC.
Travis Kirspel @travisakirspel Travis Kirspel is Curator of Digital Assets for the State of Delaware’s Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs. He is a graduate of Oglethorpe University with degrees in history and psychology is currently pursuing graduate studies in historic preservation at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Kirspel has worked on community research and development for Atlanta’s Buckhead Heritage Society and as a museum educator at the Atlanta History Center.
William Patrick Wend @wpwend42 Lecturer in the English department at Burlington County College in Pemberton NJ. I am a lifelong tech enthusiast with a deep interest in New Media and Electronic Literature. I am deeply invested in the role of technology in the classroom.

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