Why I want to attend PhillyDH@Penn: Responses as of May 28, 2013

Susan Anderson: I am part of Philly DH and helping to organize the unconference. I would be happy to assist Doreva in the Angel room and orient attendees to the various workshops and sessions being offered. Personally, I would like to get a better handle on WordPress and Omeka.

Faye Anderson: I’m interested in the intersection of technology, popular culture and civic engagement.

Alexis Antracoli: I hope to learn more about local digital humanities efforts, and work related to born digital materials.

Regina Austin: I teach a visual legal advocacy seminar, write about law-genre documentaries, and do various video projects on social justice issues.  The line between visual legal research which draws on the humanities and social sciences and visual legal advocacy is one that I am trying to clarify.

Karen Beckman: Am interim directing PHF next year and want to learn more about digital humanities initiatives at Penn.  Am also planning an arts and  humanities conference for Sept. 2014 and I hope it will have a substantial digital humanities component.

Elizabeth Bennett: I’m working on supporting DH projects in Princeton’s history department. I have experience with DH going back to the 1980′s, when I wrote a dissertation in medieval economic history that required building a small database and crunching numbers. Since then, I’ve also worked for JSTOR and on the CPANDA data archiving project (, so I have experience with large-scale digitizing projects. I hope to learn about current tools, and to take what I learn back to the history grad students here.

Hannah Bennett: It’s a great opportunity to take part in really focussed discussions about the many components of digital humanities. I’m eager to hear more about the different technologies and apply what I learn to some special digital projects on my own horizon.

Deborah Bishov: I’m a student in the Library & Information Science Masters’ program at Drexel. As a history major with a background in education and a fondness for maps, I’m completely fascinated by the scholarship possibilities offered by the digital humanities.

Diane Biunno: I hope to learn more about DH and network with others to create more DH projects.

Sharon Black: Interested in learning more about Omeka and EAD, hoping those workshops aren’t scheduled on top of each other!

Laura Blanchard: I hope to learn more about the Philadelphia-area digital humanities community and ways in which PACSCL can benefit from, and contribute to, any initiatives.

Diane Bockrath: I am the founding archivist at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. When I say founding, I mean literally starting from scratch. We have tremendously interesting materials from one of America’s great art collecting families that have never been cataloged and have remained entirely inaccessible to the outside world. I’m only at the very beginning of the process to arrange and describe the collection to archival standards, but I’m looking ahead and thinking about ways to bring my archives and people together. The digital humanities community is an exciting one, and one that I think will carry our institutions into the future. I want to explore what’s cool and what’s possible.

William Bolton: I am a recent PhD in the traditional humanities and just want to get more involved with the digital ones.

Christine Boyland: I’m especially interested in new digital resources and emerging instructional technologies, as well as multimedia applications.

Donna Brandolisio: To meet others in the PhillyDH community.

Christine Brennan: I am currently finishing a master’s degree at UPenn-GSE & am certified to teach secondary history & English. I’m interested in interdisciplinary work at all levels, particularly the combination of history, literature, and art.

I am semi-familiar with DH at the higher ed level (but would love to learn more) and would like to explore DH possibilities at the secondary ed. level.

Alex Brey: I’m doing a Ph.D in the history of art and I’m excited to learn how people are using technology for teaching and research in the humanities.

Daniello Cacace: I have 4 years experience in digital video archives working for The ACT UP Oral History Project ( and just finished my first year in the Rutgers MLIS program.

I would really like to attend the conference as it would be my first experience in a professional networking environment. I’m also really interested in expanding my knowledge of a few tools that I’ve only recently become aware of, particularly the workshops on Drupal 7 and OpenRefine.

Beth Camden: To become more engaged with digital humanities.

Bojorquez Caridad: It seems like an interesting set up– really looking forward to knowing more about the workshops.

Olivia Castello: I’m interested in re-connecting with local colleagues and checking out the geographic and other data wrangling sessions.

Frank L Chance: As a humanist and a longtime user of Blackboard, PowerPoint, and other digitally basic tools, I am exceptionally interested in listening and learning about directions for the humanistic digital future.

Faith Charlton: As an archivist that has worked in the Philadelphia area for the past several years, I have increasingly become involved in digital humanities projects. For example, I was project assistant at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania working on its first digital history project that just went live last month. I have also attended the past couple THATCamps Philly. So, I’m familiar with aspects of digital humanities, but would like to continue to learn about new technologies and what others are doing, and apply these emerging technologies to my work as much as possible.

Melissa Clemmer: Particularly interested in Creating Video, and Open Access Visual Data sessions.  I have years of experience researching historical digital images for exhibits and graphic design, but hope to learn about new resources…

Tiffany Collier: Our archive has many digitization initiatives and we believe this would be good conference to attend to learn more about how other organizations/archives are digitizing their collections.

Jennifer Conway: Social Media Workshop and general get-to-know.

Philip D’Andrea: I currently work in the Digital LIbrary Initiatives department of the Temple lIbraries.  In addition to our own digitization efforts which draw on our own collecitons we are moving towards support for DH projects proposed by faculaty, librarians and staff/students.  I have attended a number of DH events on-campus and at THATCamp Philly and would like to continue leanring more about Digitial Humanities.

Julie Davis: I’m hoping to make the leap into the future of digital humanities, from getting my research materials into new forms to building digital projects in support of research, teaching and exhibitions.

Andrew Diamond: I want to learn about what others are doing in the digital humanities, understand where the funding comes from and what the future may hold.

Michelle Dimeo: I look forward to learning new skills in the workshops and I’m interested in hearing about my colleagues’ new projects during the lightening talks.

Dana Dorman: Looking forward to spending a day with other DH folks to hear about best practices, new tricks, and share experiences.

Jessica Dummer: I am interested in meeting people from many different institutions to learn from each other about where digital humanities is heading.

Anne Dutlinger: I am interested in learning everything I can about Digital Humanities. I have substantial digital design skills. Correcting color in Photoshop, creating clear and elegant typography/information architecture using InDesign (and even in MSWord!), or vector images in Illustrator, I can help. I was a rare book conservator before becoming a designer—rare books were my first design teachers. I want to attain skills in Digital Humanities to build myself into a better hybrid. My goal is develop the expertise to contribute to research projects for Penn’s Special Collections.

Roger Easton: Assess the value of advanced imaging techniques for humanities.

Sierra Eckert: As a digital  humanist, I am constantly looking to learn new digital tools/skills and collaborate with other like-minded digital scholars to share projects, ideas, and best practices. I’m particularly excited to attend workshops on programming and other TEI-like skills that are specifically geared toward DH work.

Danielle Emerling: I’m well-versed in EAD, so happy to help if I can. I’d like to learn more about OpenRefine and Omeka.

Doug Emery: In July I’ll start work for the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at Penn and will begin doing Digital Humanities work full time. My background is in web applications development and data management for cultural heritage digitization projects like the Archimedes Palimpsest Project and the Walters Art Museum’s manuscript imaging projects. I’ve done a lot of content production, and I’m keen to learn about tools to work with content, what tools there are and how people use them and how I can begin creating new tools.

Elizabeth Erwin: I’m interested in exploring more about using video in the digital humanities as well as advanced WordPress.

Janet Evans: I need so tech inspiration and this looks like fun!

Erin Fallon: To learn about new technologies, Interact with other technology support providers, networking.

John Fea: I am a blogger and have spearheaded social media efforts in the history department in which I chair.  I am excited about this conference because it looks to be much more geared for beginners, unlike the THATCamps.  I want to learn more about Word Press and

Regina Fitzpatrick: I would like to learn about EAD and basic wordpress skills.  I am a librarian who volunteers at two small historical repositories, and would like to help my organizations by improving my skills.

Benjamin Fleming: I am always interested in learning about new approaches that intersect technology with both academic research and teaching. I hope that this unconference will offer up some new ideas.

Robert Fletcher: I’m a Victorianist at West Chester with a pretty long-standing interest in DH and New Media (pedagogical, scholarly, critical).  I’ve attended both DHSI at UVic and DHWI at Maryland.  My department is starting to develop a DH concentration, so I am looking to expand my skills and knowledge of the field.

Susan Garfinkel: I got my start in “humanities computing” long ago now, as a Penn undergrad, and in grad school worked with Al Filreis on virtual classrooms when Modern & Contemporary Poetry was in a MOO rather than a MOOC. I currently work at the Library of Congress with digital collections. I’m also a serial THATCamp attendee, and since I’ll be in town… I look forward to seeing the new Special Collections Center, catching up with old friends and Twitter friends in person, and learning more about Philadelphia’s emerging DH community.

Amy Gilley: To learn more about digital humanities in order to begin a digital humanities project.

David Giovacchini: I am very curious about DH, and always take advantage of such opportunities as this program to learn more.

Larisa Grollemond: Hoping to learn some technologies (video editing, etc.) for possible use in a classroom/teaching setting and techniques for organizing data/material in my own research.

Deborah Gussman: Interested in the workshops on WordPress, Omeka, TEI. Developing a digital collection of uncollected periodical works by 19th century author Catharine Maria Sedgwick. Would like to hear about other projects, pedagogies, theories and to connect with other DH folks in the tri-state area.

Geoffrey Gust: I dabble in various ways in the Digital Humanities: I use Twitter for class, have a YouTube channel, maintain the website for the Delaware Valley Medieval Association, and host a film series at Temple (if that counts). But more than anything, I think it’s an important moment in the study of the Digital Humanities — which is an important, emergent field. So I’m just interested in chatting about various things and seeing what people have to say!

Audrey Hamelers: I am beginning a Digital Humanities position at the University of Delaware in July and I’d like to participate in and learn from the wider Digital Humanities community.

Cathy Hannabach: My teaching and research foreground digital and public pedagogy, and their intersections with queer, feminist, anti-racist, and disability movements. I integrate extensive digital technologies into my gender and sexuality studies courses (this semester, we’re using WordPress, Twitter, iMovie, YouTube, and Google Maps), and I’d love to hear what other folks have done with these and other technologies in the gender and sexuality studies classroom (Omeka, Dipity–which I’ve used in teaching but with mixed results, Evernote, etc.).

I’m the Director of the Philadelphia Queer Media Activism series, a community-based series exploring how marginalized communities are harnessing media/digital technologies in the service of feminist, queer, anti-racist, disability, and anti-capitalist social justice projects. I am interested in getting ideas for how to maximize social media and public digital technologies in this project to promote community collaborations beyond the walls of the university.

While I have been using some of the technologies mentioned above for several years, some of them are still very new to me, and I would really love the chance to meet with smart digitally-inclined folks from various disciplines and organizations to learn how to best organize digital assignments, hear about and try out some new technologies, and talk to other people about the larger political and cultural significance of a feminist/queer/anti-racist/disability digital humanities (and public humanities) approach to pedagogy and activism.

Overall, I’d love the chance to learn with other folks interested in the intersections of social justice work and technology.

Pamela Harris: Hope to learn about new ways of bringing digital scholarship projects and awareness to my campus community.

Valerie Harris: Working on a biography of a local artist of the early – mid 20th century, so lots of  archival, historical newspapers and image research required. How best to find it, retrieve it, organize it, store it– I hope the conference can help me with all of that!

Kerry Hasler-Brooks: I plan to learn more than I can contribute at this point. My DH interest is influenced by my research, but at this point, even more by my teaching. I am particularly interested in collaborate digital writing forums and using/creating digital maps or mapping programs.

Denise Henderson: As an archivist, I am dedicated to preserving and providing access to archival materials.  The archival profession is at a pivotal point in our profession balancing traditional processing practices with new, dynamic ways to present and provide access to archival holdings.

Marissa Hendriks: Professional development.

Maggie Hobson-Baker: I would like to gain new insights about developing Digital Humanities Projects in courses.

Jessica Hoffman: I am a new MLIS graduate student at Drexel. I am unsure about my professional ambitions at this point, so I’m trying everything I can, and meeting as many people as possible! PhillyDH@Penn sounds like a great opportunity to meet professionals in the field. I’m also starting a part-time volunteer position at the South Asian American Digital Archive, and I think attending this conference will aid me in my work there.

Renata Holod: I have several projects, among these a digital re-presentation of a ms in the PENN Museum, a virtual lighting on interiors and an archaeological mapping project. All deal with the problem of digital presentation and analysis.

Carmen Iannacone: Join my colleague Mike Edson as a part of his speaking engagement.

John Joergensen: I’m signed up as a presenter.  I also hope to meet more digital library folks.

Ben Johnston: I would like to attend PhillyDH@Penn because I am part of a growing community of people at Princeton University involved with the Digital Humanities.  For the last year and half under the title Digital Humanities Initiative, we have been working to gain funding for a DH Center at the University and to increase awareness of DH techniques in Humanities scholarship. Meeting and conversing with people from other institutions would be extremely valuable in helping us to formulate plans at Princeton.

Anita Juni: I am a student teacher at the moment with ideas of how to connect the insights from across the social sciences and humanities. I want to learn here how those in educational endeavors (students and teachers) can link up and create effective collaborative learning experiences. What is around other than wikis?

Veronica Jurkiewicz: I’d like to learn more about social media tools, as well as creating more effective/interesting/practical digital designs for logos as well as print advertising.

Hillary Kativa: As HSP’s Rights and Reproductions Associate, I interact with many departments at HSP, from archives and public services to development, education, and publications.  As such, I can contribute a broad, holistic view of the digital humanities and how such projects address and compliment institutional goals and priorities.  By participating in PhillyDH, I hope to brainstorm strategies for increasing on-site use of digital humanities resources and making digital materials a greater part of the researcher experience.

Tammi Kim: I want to connect with other librarians, archivists, academics, etc. to talk about Digital Humanities tools and projects and how we can collaborate together on DH projects for archival collections.

Brianna LaCasse: As a History student, I am interested in learning more about the opportunities and developments in the Digital Humanities.

Stephanie Lampkin: I am an aspiring Digital Humanist and I want to attend more workshops and training sessions in order to improve my DH skills.

Stephen Lang: I’m interested in Omeka, Photo Editing, Video creation, and Word Press.

Jung Lee: I am in the field of Instructional Technology. I attended one DH meeting, and I learned a lot.

Heather Love: I have been learning a lot about DH over the last couple of years; I will be teaching a course that includes DH training for grad students in the fall at Penn; I am currently working on a collaborative DH project in literary studies. I would like to get a sense of the larger Philly DH community.

Nenette Luarca-Shoaf: I’m a relative beginner and want to get a better sense of the types of projects which are possible/appropriate using different digital tools. I also hope to get some ideas for future projects that could be carried out in the classroom as well as for museum audiences as I work in both environments.

Deborah Lubken: I’ve recently been hired as an archivist for the Elihu Katz Papers, a newly conceived digital collection at the Annenberg School. At present, I’m trying to gain a working knowledge of Omeka and EAD (so hopefully these workshops will be scheduled at different times). I’m also finishing my dissertation at the Annenberg School and hope to learn about useful tools.

Katherine Lynch: I am teaching a workshop on Drupal Gardens at this event.  I would also like to connect with colleagues in the area dealing with similar unique problems and solutions for digital preservation of large files and more.

Brennan Maier: I’m fairly new to the digital humanities, so I’m hoping to at least begin to get up to speed.

Stacey Maples: The workshop lineup looks fantastic.  I’m already pretty well versed in much of the topics, but these topics are likely to attract a great group, so the UnConference component should be quite topic rich.  I’m currently interested in crowdsourcing of historic material transcription, georeferencing/geocoding of historic data/maps, etc…

Jaime Margalotti: I believe that it is important for librarians and archivists to support DH activities in their institutions.  In order to do so properly, we need to stay informed about the latest developments.  I have now attended several workshops on topics such as data mapping, TEI, teaching DH skills, etc. I want to provide access to our collections in new and interesting ways.

John Mark Ockerbloom: Hope to learn more about more about DH activities in the area. Happy also to talk about some of my own work, much of it involving bibliographic and authority data and related linked data (e.g. subject maps, linking between libraries and WIkipedia, VIVO)

Mary Mark Ockerbloom: I’m interesting in attending to hear more about projects in the Digital Humanities.

Vickie Marre: I’ll be co-presenting on social media tools with Anu Vedantham, and I hope to learn what other DH projects folks are working on in the Philly area.

Jack McCarthy: Learn how to use or broaden my (limited) knowledge of digital humanities resources.

Stephen McLaughlin: I’m currently an associate editor at PennSound, an online archive of poetry recordings. I’m also a participant in the year-long High Performance Sound Technologies for Acess and Scholarship (HiPSTAS) workshop based UT Austin, for which I’m developing a paper on statistical analysis of the PennSound collection. I expect to be dealing with large digital media collections for many years to come.

Erin McLeary: I’m interested in how tools and techniques from the digital humanities can be incorporated into museum exhibition practices.

Ben Mearns: I have recently doing a lot of work with folks in Digital Humanities around geospatial visualization (and potentially analysis of their work).  They want to see DH on Maps!  I’m always curious about data visualization and analysis options … whether explicitly geospatial, or not.  I worked with Omeka (and Neatline) in one recent project.  I have a general background in other technologies, particularly for the web, including wordpress, drupal, php, javascript, python, etc.

Maria Mejia: As both a staff member and a MLA candidate, I would like more exposure to DH initiatives across campus, how IT can make a difference in these areas.

Robin Miller: I will be doing my PhD in Sociology, have a MSEd in Education–Learning Technologies, and want to learn ways of better using techology for research and for information gathering and transmission.

Rosina Miller: I’m looking to connect with the DH community in Philadelphia and learn more about local projects. I may soon be hiring an instructor for a DH-related undergraduate elective.

Rachel Moloshok: I’m currently working on two TEI-based digital history projects (manager of one, assistant for the other) and am looking for ideas, tips, and warnings from others who’ve worked on or are currently working on digital history projects. I’d also be glad to share some of my experiences and ideas based on my DH work thus far.

Jim Moss: Learn what I don’t know, but particularly interested in Omeka.

Michelle Moyes: I am the Gutman fellow in Digital Humanities. I work on the Early Novels Database at Penn.

Christopher Murphy:  I can contribute very basic tutorials: Twitter and Literature, or how to build a webpage, blog, or hyperlinked text.

Really, I am curious.

I want to learn how better methods for incorporating digital technology into my classrooms. I hope to learn how others are using computer programs so that I can incorporate such methods into my research in WW1 literature.

Chris Mustazza: I’m interested, both from a professional and academic standpoint, in how to use technology to:
1) create new forms of art
2) study the Humanities in new ways
3) preserve and archive born-digital poetry

Alyssa Mt. Pleasant: I’ve done some work developing a portal for accessing primary sources in American Indian Studies and I also developed a restricted access wiki for a course I teach. I hope to learn more about the technical side of this work, and find inspiration for new projects.

Chad Nelson: I’m a librarian and a developer interesed in learning more about current metadata usage. I’d also very much like to integrate Philly gov open data with the rich historical data in Philly’s many digital collections.

Sarah Newhouse: I worked on my first DH project this year (TEI encoding and Drupal 7). Would like to a) learn more about this stuff and b) contribute back to the Philly DH community.

Will Noel: I want to meet the Digital Humanities Community in Philly and at Penn in order to best fit into an ecosystem of collaboration and creativity. I also want to learn some basic skills in the workshops.

Christopher Nygren: As a young academic, I’m trying to figure out how to incorporate the myriad digital resources at my disposal into my classroom teaching in the most productive way possible. I don’t want to be left doing this five years from now! And I am trying to soak up as much exposure to DH as possible.

Grace Olamijulo: I am a second year doctoral student at the school of nursing. For my disertation my area of interested is in the development of digital games and apps for sexual health education. More broadly, I would ultimately like to work on a team that makes games for health promotion. I have been working as a clinical nurse on an oncology unit for almost two years. From this workshop I hope to network with others interested in technology and innovation for healthcare. I also hope to learn about funding opportunities.

Cecilia Orphan: I want to learn more about the Digital Humanities.

Samantha Parish: I am the organizer for THATCamp Pittsburgh and would like to attend to get ideas, network and give input. In addition, I will be interning at The Library Company of Philadelphia this summer, and I would love to make new contacts in the DH community.

Robert Paustian: Meet colleagues, learn about new technology tools and visit the new Penn facility.

Anna Peak: Hope to learn more about setting up searchable archive of Victorian representations of China.

Karrie Peterson: I am interested in discussing how scholars see the changes in the information ecosystem — e.g., as research corpora become as important as monographs, as self-publishing becomes a real option, etc — how does the support role of the library change?

Ian Petrie: What can I contribute? Very little, except bonhomie. And curiosity.

I’m hoping to learn about tools for my own teaching, and to inform my consultations with faculty and graduate students about their teaching.

Jefferson Pooley: Interested in digital archiving of scholarly papers.

Dot Porter: Extensive history of work in digital humanities and digital libraries, particularly focused on the medieval studies.

Jen Rajchel: I hope to attend PhillyDH@Penn to connect with Philly DH community and to learn about new projects. I am particularly excited by the session on “Strategies for Mobile Technologies in Special Collections.” I recently curated a transmedia exhibit for Haverford College’s Special Collections titled “Who Killed Sarah Stout?” It is a location based game that asks visitors to solve a 17th Century historical murder using our Special Collections holdings and interfacing with the characters through a mobile device. When planning the exhibit, I was able to brainstorm some of this work at THATCamp Philly. The participants were both incredibly generous and generative! I hope to share the lessons I learned creating the exhibit, hear about other projects, and start thinking about my next digital scholarship project.

Jennifer Redmond: Love to learn more about latest developments in DH tools, learn about local DH projects and here what Penn is doing also

Simon Richter: I want to find out how DH works and whether there are any attractive applications for my research.

Amanda Ross: As the Nixon Tapes Team works towards building a digital portal for the Nixon-era White House tapes, we are essentially creating a digital humanities hub not only for the tapes content, but participants, subjects, and chronologies of a presidential administration and an important era in American governance. I am molding our big data and our use of EAD, EAC, TEI, METS, and MODS with eye toward digital humanities strategies and techniques.

At PhillyDH@Penn, I hope to augment my awareness of trends in the field of digital humanities, discover potential models for the Nixon Tapes digital portal, make connections with and learn from special collections and humanities professionals, and share in the enthusiasm.

Jacqui Sadashige: As someone who teaches Critical Writing through Cinema Studies, I like to see what others are doing at the cutting edge of digital humanities. It’s always hard to say what I hope to learn at events like this because a lot of the fun and “aha moments” come from discovering something I didn’t even know existed or was possible!

Hiroyo Saito: Want to learn what kinds of DH projects people are working on!

Christine Schwartz: I’m interested in exploring OpenRefine and strengthening my knowledge of EAD and TEI. I’d also like to share how I use the XQuery programming language to transform, map, and manipulate, metadata (a possible lightning talk).

Eric Schnittke: My professional interests lie in digital humanities and I look to continue my exploration of the subject.

Johanna Seasonwein: Newbie to DH, which is growing at Philly. Interested in ways the Princeton University Art Museum can be involved in the conversation, both on campus and regionally.

Eleanor Shevlin: I’d like to attend for various reasons.  Besides directing a center devoted to manuscript, print, and digital cultures and teaching courses that treat the digital as part of a continuum in the history of the book, I coauthor a blog, Early Modern Online Bibliography( in which a range of digital matters are addressed. Currently I am constructing a digital archive of 18th-century illustrations. I find events like these intellectually invigorating and excellent means of learning about new developments, sharing ideas, and developing new skills.

Rob Sieczkiewicz: As an institutional archivist, I want to explore new approaches and tools for presenting/celebrating/promoting the history of the university for users who may never set foot in the archives.

Tim Siftar: My perspective is derived from tracking the work being done on big data among other frontiers at Drexel’s College of Information Science & Technology, with its interdisciplinary perspective and many masters level students in library and information science. That plus a background from corporate knowledge sharing and innovation, and a current position in a dynamic academic library gives me something to contribute wherever information is at issue.

Elena Sisti: to find out what happens when the humanities and technology collide, to see the new Special Collections Center, to learn from and share with colleagues.

Adam Smith: Two interests basically:

  1. Use of interactive displays of digitized rare books and manuscripts in combination with more conventional museum exhibitions of material objects.
  2. E-texts of difficult, non-alphabetic, partially-deciphered orthographies, early Chinese inscriptions in particular, but other difficult-to-transcribe East Asian logographic scripts also.

A number of the workshops appeal – OpenRefine and Open Access Visual Data.

Courtney Smerz: I am interested in learning more about what other institutions/people are doing!  This is especially important to me now, as I am getting started on a digital collection component of the archival processing project I am working on.

Brad Smith: I hope to learn more about tools that I could use in my classroom or rehearsal settings.  I would also like to learn how to create my own website or wordpress site.

Kelly Smith: I want to stay up-to-date on technology that is useful for promoting collections and for accessing collections.

Jennifer Spohrer: I am always looking for new ideas and tools to pass on to faculty at my college, and for ways to connect people with similar DH interests.

Silvia Stoyanova: I’ve been working on a TEI project in collaboration with a technologist and would like to learn more about TEI. I’m also interested in digital humanities application to academic scholarship, in particular hypertext.

Sharon Strauss: Looks like a great great conference. I look forward to seeing what sorts of projects people have done, and sharing any knowledge or perspective I can.

Melissa Sullivan: I can discuss collaborative projects (wikis and websites) my students have completed.

I’d like to hear more about the work colleagues are doing; Rosemont is a small school and professional development opportunities aren’t always diverse enough.

Karin Suni: I think that the field of Digital Humanities is fascinating and want to see what others are doing and how they are doing it as a springboard for ideas on ways that the Library can move forward with and develop new DH initiatives.

Ariel Tabritha: I work on a project to digitize The Walters Art Museum manuscript collection. I know all about making great data and I want to learn more about the possibilities for that data! This is a great opportunity to hear a different perspective on the digital assets we are creating and to learn more about the best way to take advantage of those digital assets.

August Tarrier: I’m interested in creating online workshops and in networking with others visionaries who are creating content.

Laura Tillery: Using DG in the classrooms (specifically to undergraduates at Penn); open source images for art history.

Camille Tomlin: I’ve been a web developer for over 10 years and hope to share and garner ideas from the group.

Christy Toms: Starting this summer I will be developing a digital collection for Scarborough Library at Shepherd University.  I thought this workshop with help me with this endeavor.

Jay Treat: When I came to Penn to doctoral study in 1986, I worked with the Center for Computer Analysis of Text, and in particular the project, Computer Assisted Tools for Septuagint Studies. I’ve taught courses in computer analysis of text. I’m particularly interested in computer applications in papyrology. Currently, I assist faculty (especially in the Humanities) in the use of IT for research and teaching. I’m interested in networking and finding out what other people are doing in Digital Humanities today.

Ashley Truehart: I am very interested in film, media and cultural studies. I have an undergraduate degree in film, and am interested in pursuing film studies on a graduate level.

Janine Utell: I’ve attended the 2011 and 2012 THATCamps; I’d like a new experience, and I find the planned tool-centric workshops appealing. I’m always looking for new ideas to bring back to my campus.

Chella Vaidyanathan: I am interested in learning more about WordPress. I would also like to attend the Finding Open Access Visual Data workshop.

Helene van Rossum: I would like to learn more about possibilities for advocating our history and archives online.

Anu Vedantham: Narrow interest, based on my dissertation, in gender-related aspects of how people learn new technologies such as video creation. Broad interest, based on my work, in how new media is transforming teaching and learning.

Bill Walker: I am working to grow DH programs at Miami via a partnership between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Library.

Alison Warner: EAD workshop.

Mary Wasserman: Interested in your program and how it can inform what we do in my institution.

Jean Whelan: I have directed and completed several digitzation projects sponsored by the Bates Nursing History Center.
Audra Wolfe: I’m in the midst of a massive archival collection that, so far, I have been organizing in Zotero. This is my first large project using archival photos rather than archival note-taking, and I’m looking to learn more about how DH practices can help me make the most of my databank. 

Wendy Woloson: In the fall I’m beginning a tenure track position at Rutgers-Camden as Assistant Professor of Digital/Public History and I’m looking for opportunities to network with other people working in the digital humanities and to learn new technical skills and approaches, especially digital tools I can incorporate into my history and public history courses.

Anne M. Yoder: 1/ Want to try creating EAD finding aids through Archivists Toolkit, but have forgotten much of what I knew about EAD ten years ago.

2/ Want to start thinking about how to design our websites and finding aids for users of I-phones, for instance.

Caroline Young: I am generally interested in all things Digital, although I am a beginner.  Also John Joergensen is my Director and I want to hear him speak!

Laura Zelasnic: I have started a blog on wordpress but its not really together.

Shengwei Zhao: I want to learn more about the digital tools I may use in the future in my word and life.

Arleen Zimmerle: Networking and picking up new skills.

Carla Zimowsk: I have provided technical support and leadership to the Princeton University History Department for 14 years through various phases of technology and scholarship. My most recent initiative is the Digital History Lab as a response to the growing demands and questions related to digital research. I can offer many bits and pieces of knowledge/experience from the perspective of an IT professional within a humanities department but I hope to also learn many things beyond the sometimes limited scope of my own vantage point.

Diane Zorich: I have been involved in researching and writin on digital humanities issues since 2008 (most recently in the art history community, where I published a report for the Kress Foundation on digital scholarship in the discipline).  I would like to attend PhillyDH@Penn to learn about digital humanities activities in the Philly area (I am based nearby in Princeton, NJ), update my understanding of some of the new issues and concerns emerging in the digital humanities, and take advantage of some of the event’s workshops to build up my own skill set in this area.

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PhillyDH@Penn Storify

To capture the energy, enthusiasm, and excitement that ensued at PhillyDH@Penn (and in the following weeks!), Mitch Fraas and I put together a Storify to re-cap the day. Our story highlights tweets, Instagram pictures, blog posts, and links to sites and materials from workshops and unconference sessions. Check out our story and let us know what you think!


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