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First Name
Last Name
Bates College
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atlantic, digital, digital humanities, technology, philanthropy, disaster, famine, humanitarianism
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About Me

My research focuses on the nineteenth-century origins of international humanitarianism, and particularly the ways in which philanthropic donations were used as proxies for arguments about governance in the middle decades of the nineteenth century.

I am also a digital humanist – I am currently the historian in a department of digital and computational studies, where I teach on historical data production, quantitative methods for history, and algorthmic thinking.

Recent Publications

“’Starting From Scratch’? Workshopping New Directions in Undergraduate Digital Humanities” with Caitlin Christian Lamb.   Forthcoming (Vol. 11, No. 3, 2017, Digital Humanities Quarterly) co-authored with Caitlin Christian-Lamb

“A ‘Voice of Benevolence From the Western Wilderness’: Native Philanthropy and Political Critique in the Trans-Mississippi West” (Winter 2015, Journal of the Early Republic)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, North America, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
Computational, Politics, Public History, Science