Digital Humanities


Allukian, Kristin

Kristin Allukian, PhD, is involved in several digital humanities initiatives at the University of South Florida. Some of these include The Suffrage Postcard Project, her graduate and undergraduate courses, and a digital pedagogy workgroup for instructors.

The Suffrage Postcard Project is run in her Feminist Digital Humanities Lab, which is an interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. The Suffrage PostCard Project is an Omeka-based project co-authored with Ana Stevenson, PhD, which analyzes images of masculinity that circulated in early twentieth-century suffrage postcards and explores how feminist digital humanities practices engender new visual historical narratives of masculinity and how the visual rhetoric of gender, as depicted in these postcards, contributed to the suffrage debate. You can follow The Suffrage Postcard Project on Twitter at @Suff_Postcards.

Introduction to Feminist Digital Humanities, a new course proposal that has recently been passed through Florida legislature, is offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels and now counts toward the newly created graduate certificate in digital humanities. The course presents many opportunities for students' intellectual and creative risks. For example, assignments ask students to imagine and construct their own feminist reading, writing, and coding processes in digital forms, not only to incorporate the visual, electronic, and written aspects of communication into their work but to invent new models of these aspects through the digital.

Allukian also runs a weekly digital pedagogy workshops for instructors, discussing theory and digital tools to help instructors incorporate technology into their classrooms.

Jones, Emily

Emily Jones enjoys exploring a range of digital pedagogies in the classroom, from using collaborative annotation software to create a shared student edition of "Paradise Lost" to exploring online fan appropriations of Shakespeare. Before coming to USF, she worked with the Global Shakespeares team at MIT, where she developed online modules with video archives for teaching and researching "Hamlet" and "The Tempest" in global performance. She is currently at work on a new project about fan culture in the early modern period which she plans to supplement with DH initiatives, such as using stylometry to study Milton's character creation and mapping tools to navigate Spenser's world-building.

Jones, Steven

Steven Jones is DeBartolo chair in liberal arts and professor of digital humanities. He is project director for "Reconstructing the First Humanities Computing Center," supported by a major level II digital humanities advancement grant from the NEH ($75,000; 2017-2019). He helped to create and directs the graduate certificate program in digital humanities, and founded and coordinates USF DHLabs (beginning 2019), a shared space for collaborative research in the College of Arts and Sciences. Before coming to USF in 2016 he was distinguished visiting professor at CUNY Grad Center in New York (2014-2015) and taught for 28 years at Loyola University Chicago, where he co-founded and co-directed the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, helped to create and directed an MA in digital humanities, and served as co-researcher on a number of funded research projects at that Center. In 1996, with Neil Fraistat, Carl Stahmer, and Donald Reiman, he co-created the Romantic Circles website, which was supported in part by a $230,000 NEH grant he directed (1999-2001), and still serves as co-general editor of the site. He served on the Founding Steering Committee and Executive Board of the Mellon-funded NINES project directed by Jerome McGann, and more recently collaborated on the ARCScholar project directed by Laura Mandell.

He is author of numerous essays and books in the fields of digital humanities, media studies, and platform studies, including for example essays in "PMLA" (2009), "Digital Humanities Quarterly" (2018), "The Routledge Companion to Digital Studies and Digital Humanities," ed. Jentery Sayers (2018), "Debates in the Digital Humanities," ed. Matthew K. Gold (2016), and "A New Companion to Digital Humanities," ed. Susan Schreibman, et al. (2016). His books in the field include "Roberto Busa, S.J., and the Emergence of Humanities Computing" (Routledge, 2016), "The Emergence of the Digital Humanities" (Routledge, 2014), "Codename Revolution: The Nintendo Wii Platform," with coauthor George K. Thiruvathukal (MIT Press, 2012), and "The Meaning of Video Games: Gaming and Textual Strategies" (Routledge, 2008).

Runge, Laura

Laura L. Runge, PhD Emory University, is a professor of English and department chair. She teaches a variety of courses with a DH foundation focused on bringing students to the awareness of digital tools, platforms, and methodologies that revolutionize how we teach and conduct our research. Of particular interest to her are digital publishing and open-access scholarship, digital literacy and teaching with Wikipedia, corpus analysis and visualization. Her DH projects include the Florida Digital Postcard Environment and "ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830." She has articles in progress on teaching Eliza Haywood using DH and computational criticism on Jane Austen's oeuvre. She has begun work on a new collaborative project with Jenny Keith (UNC Greensboro) and Catherine Ingrassia (Virginia Commonwealth) that aims to map the relationships among the female authors of the restoration and early eighteenth-century, starting with Aphra Behn, Anne Finch, and Elizabeth Thomas.