Constance Crompton

How do you Define DH?

Last year, I simply said “DH is humanities inquiry using computational methods” but this year I should expand that definition, borrowing from Matt Gold: DH is at the intersection of traditional humanities and computing, and brings the two together through a methodological commitment to making as a way of knowing.


University of British Columbia, Okanagan


Constance Crompton is an assistant professor of Digital Humanities at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus with research interests in data modelling and curation, textual editing, queer history, and Victorian popular and visual culture. She is a member of Implementing New Knowledge Environment’s Modelling and Prototyping team and co-director of Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada, an infrastructure pilot project of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory at the University of Alberta. Her work has been published in the Victorian Review, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, Scholarly and Research Communication, and The UBC Law Review.