Andrea Horbinski

How do you Define DH?

DH is the application of digital and computational methods, often data-intensive, to the traditional concerns of the humanities. These new methodologies and tools are not ends in themselves, but rather means of asking old questions in new ways, identifying new questions, and introducing new questions to the field that can only be asked through collaboration both among individual scholars and between scholars and software applications.


University of California, Berkeley


Andrea Horbinski is a PhD student in modern Japanese history with a designated emphasis in New Media at the University of California, Berkeley. This year, she is the Digital History Coordinator at Berkeley’s D-Lab. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit dedicated to the protection, support, and preservation of fan works, and on the advisory board of the Ada Initiative, a nonprofit that supports women in open technology and culture. She was previously a Fulbright Fellow to Japan, studying hypernationalist manga in Kyoto, and she has discussed anime, manga, fandom, and Japanese history at conventions and conferences including WisCon, AnimeExpo, the Popular Culture Association, and HASTAC.