Patrick Murray-John

How do you Define DH?

Short definition: Taking the Humanities, smashing it into computers, and seeing what happens.
Long definition: Starting with “texts”, defined as broadly as the Humanities can sustain, seeing them as “data” (as broadly as Computer Science can sustain), and using that view of the text/data to formulate and respond to new questions or issues in the Humanities.


Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media


Ph.D. in Medieval Lit from UW-Madison, then hunted a TT track job, was Visiting Ass’t Prof. at University of Mary Washington, then switched to instructional technology at UMW. Joined RRCHNM in February 2011 — woohoo! Love to talk all things Omeka, Linked Data, Drupal, Zotero. Preferably over beer.