Digital Humanities 2018 Speaker Series

All lectures are free and open to the public. For those who cannot attend, we will be live-tweeting using #usLdh via our Twitter handle, @AppRecovery. We will also be live-streaming and recording the lectures. This video feed will be available on our Facebook page. You can also access the public lecture videos here.

This series is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Trevor Muñoz

Public lecture: "Beyond the White Digital Humanities"
October 12, 2018 | 10:00am-11:30am |Arte Público Press, Building 19, UH Energy Research Park

Muñoz is Interim Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) and Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research at the University of Maryland Libraries. He works to foster digital projects that involve close collaboration between librarians, archivists, and other digital humanities researchers. As part of this work, he has written, spoken, and consulted about the strategic opportunities and challenges of doing digital humanities work within the institutional and cultural structures of academic research libraries. Muñoz holds an MA in Digital Humanities from the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London and an MS in Library and Information Science from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He currently serves as a co-Principal Investigator for the “African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities” (AADHum) initiative. [Click here for Flyer] [Video (FB live)]

Thomas Padilla 

Public lecture: "Ways of Seeing, Ways of Doing"
October 26, 2018 | 10:00 am-11:30 am |Arte Público Press, Building 19, UH Energy Research Park

Padilla is Visiting Digital Research Services Librarian at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He is Principal Investigator of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supported Collections as Data: Part to Whole and the Institute of Museum and Library Services supported, Always Already Computational: Collections as Data. [Click here for Flyer.] [Video.] [Slides.]

Jennifer Guiliano, Ph.D.

Public lecture: "Indigeneity, Open Access, and the Digital Humanities"
November 9, 2018 | 10:00 am-11:30 am |Arte Público Press, Building 19, UH Energy Research Park

Guiliano is  co-director with Trevor Muñoz of the Humanities Intensive Teaching + Learning Initiative (HILT:, former president of the Association for Computing in the Humanities (ACH) Executive Council (2016-2018), and co-author with Simon Appleford of, a resource for digital humanities project development. She is Associate Professor of History, Adjunct Assistant Professor of American Indian Programs, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of American Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She has served as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant and Program Manager at the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (2008-2010) and as Associate Director of the Center for Digital Humanities (2010-2011) and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of South Carolina. She most recently held a position as Assistant Director at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland where she also served as an adjunct instructor in the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Digital Cultures program in the Honor’s College.  [Click here for Flyer.] [Video (FB Live)]

Julia Flanders, Ph.D.

Public lecture: "Challenges of Designing for Diversity"
November 29, 2018 | 4:00 pm-5:30 pm |Arte Público Press, Building 19, UH Energy Research Park

Dr. Flanders is a professor of the practice in English and the director of the Digital Scholarship Group in the Northeastern University Library. She also directs the Women Writers Project and serves as editor in chief of Digital Humanities Quarterly, an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal of digital humanities. Her apprenticeship in digital humanities began at the Women Writers Project in the early 1990s and continued with work on the development of digital humanities organizations such as the Text Encoding Initiative and the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. She has served as chair of the TEI Consortium and as President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities. She has also taught a wide range of workshops on text encoding and served as a consultant and advisor on numerous digital humanities projects. Her research interests focus on data modeling, textual scholarship, humanities data curation, and the politics of digital scholarly work. She is the co-editor, with Neil Fraistat, of the Cambridge Companion to Textual Scholarship, and is currently co-editing, with Fotis Jannidis, a book on data modeling in digital humanities. [Click here for Flyer.]