On December 15th, DHi will host Angela Bennett Segler in her DHi Speaker Series presentation, "Medieval Manuscripts and their (Dis)contents: Digital Corpus Graphing and Analysis in Medieval Manuscript Networks." Angela Bennett Segler is a Mellon Fellow at New York University working on issues of manuscript materiality and creating new digital and scientific means for incorporating that materiality into literary and textual studies.Data visualizations and code from her project on the Piers Plowman manuscripts can be seen online at materialpiers.wordpress.com while her work on manuscripts and scholars' queer relation to the past through them has been published by Punctum Books and in international scholarly journals.
Janet Thomas Simons is Hamilton College's Digital Humanities Initiative Co-Director of Technology and Research. Her responsibilities include oversight and direction of the daily activities of the DHi to develop a collaborative community in which creativity, technology, and innovation lead to new methods of research, learning, and publication. This includes strategic planning in the use of technology, collaboration on grant proposals and budgets, management and communication of DHi projects, coordination and teaching of DHi's undergraduate research fellowship program CLASS and creation of direct connections between DHi projects and the curriculum. She is engaged in faculty outreach and development; project management; identification and research of technologies appropriate to research projects and learning goals; and coordination of academic support services to meet teaching, learning, and research needs. Janet is involved in the development of sustainable digital scholarship infrastructure and models for support of digital humanities projects at liberal arts institutions. She recently collaborated with over 23 liberal arts colleges to develop the Institute for Liberal Arts Scholarship (ILiADS.org). She co-teaches “Models for liberal arts and four year colleges at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (dhsi.org). Janet has presented regionally and internationally on learning design, collaboration, media scholarship, and models for digital scholarship. Janet has co-authored articles in the Journal of Political Science Education, Educause Quarterly, and Collaborations in Liberal Arts Colleges in Support of Digital Humanities. Janet holds an M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. @janettsimons