2019 Participants

Laura Williamson Ambrose (Saint Mary’s College) : Laura Williamson Ambrose is an Associate Professor of Humanistic Studies at Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN). Her research and published work examine the literature and culture of early modern England, namely travel writing, domestic mobility, women’s travel, and the history of cartography.

Eduard Arriaga (University of Indianapolis): Eduard Arriaga is an Assistant Professor of Global Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies. He is the Project Director “Data in Humanities. Humanities in Data” a workshop series sponsored by Indiana Humanities and University of Indianapolis. He has published articles and books on Latin American literature, Afro-Latin@ cultures and Digital Humanities


Brett Beasley (University of Notre Dame): Brett Beasley is the Associate Director of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership and a Concurrent Assistant Teaching Professor in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, where he teaches an introductory course in business ethics. He received his PhD from Loyola University Chicago, and his research explores the relationship between language, narrative, rhetoric, and moral psychology. He also regularly writes about research for a non-specialist audience.


Hanna Bertoldi (University of Notre Dame): Hanna Bertoldi is the Collections Database Coordinator at Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame. Originally from Hartford, CT, Hanna has a B.A. in Classics from Franklin & Marshall College and an M.A. in Archaeology from University College London. She specialized in central Italian Iron Age funerary rituals and spent summers working on an Etruscan site in Tuscany. At the Snite, Hanna manages the collections management database EmbARK including developing and implementing strategies for data cleanup. She is currently working towards The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant with Hesburgh Libraries to create a unified preservation and exhibition platform for library and museum collections.


Kaitlin Emmett (Saint Mary’s College):
Kaitlin Emmett is an undergraduate student studying English Literature and Writing at Saint Mary’s College. She is hoping to gain a more extensive background of the Digital Humanities in hopes that it will guide her future career and research.


Matthew Hannah (Purdue University):
Matthew Hannah is an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at Purdue University in the Libraries and School of Information Studies. He manages a DH Studio space and teaches courses in DH.


Eva Hooker (Saint Mary’s College): Sister Eva Hooker is a Sister of the Holy Cross and a Professor of English at Saint Mary’s College. She specializes in Poetry, and her most recent poetry collection, Godwit, was published in 2016.


Erika Hosselkus (University of Notre Dame): Erika is a special collections curator and Latin American Studies librarian at the University of Notre Dame. Her research focuses on the experiences of indigenous residents of colonial Mexico.


Ashley Howdeshell (Loyola University, Chicago): Ashley Howdeshell is the Assistant University Archivist at Loyola University Chicago. She has her Master’s of Library Science with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from Indiana University and is a Certified Archivist in the Academy of Certified Archivists.


Anna Ioanes (University of St. Francis):
Anna Ioanes is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of St. Francis (Illinois), where she teaches courses in American literature and writing. Her scholarship appears or is forthcoming in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the minnesota review, the Journal of Modern Literature, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She is co-editor of a special issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory entitled Violent Feelings and a contributing editor at ASAP/J.


Elizabeth Joyce (Edinboro University):
Elisabeth Joyce is a professor at Edinboro University. She conducts research on contemporary American poetics and online communities.


Sarah Kasten (University of Notre Dame): Sarah is a librarian currently working as Services Analyst for the Resource Acquisitions and Discovery Program at Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame. In this role she is focused on knowledge management, skills development and project management, and is also leading metadata management and RDF/linked data projects. Sarah has a BA in Environmental Studies from Bard College and an MSLIS from Simmons College.


Erika Mann (Purdue University Fort Wayne): Erika Mann is a Digital Initiatives Librarian at Purdue University Fort Wayne and has a background in publishing. She has presented at local and national conferences as well as organized a THATCamp unconference. She is interested in digital scholarship, particularly with an arts or humanities focus, and open access and its affects in developing nations.


Hildegund Muller (University of Notre Dame): Hildegund Müller works on late ancient literature, in particular on Augustine of Hippo. She has recently finished a critical edition of an exegetical work by Augustine (Enarrationes in Psalmos 61-70). She became interested in digital humanities only recently, through the possibilities of text mining and visual character recognition.


Amber N. Nickell (Purdue University):
Amber is a Ph.D. Candidate in the history department at Purdue University and Fulbright Ukraine alumna. Her primary teaching and research field is Modern Central and European History; however, her past and current projects traverse these temporal and geographic boundaries, and employ interdisciplinary methodologies, like the Digital Humanities. Prior to her doctoral studies, Amber received a M.A. in American History and B.A. in European History from the University of Northern Colorado, in addition to a A.A. in Liberal Arts from Aims Community College.


Clare O’Hare (University of Notre Dame):
Clare is a second year PhD student in Notre Dame’s political science department where she is examining the role of corporate lawyers in the diffusion of English common law norms to civil law countries.


Carlos Diego Arenas Pacheco (University of Notre Dame): Carlos is a second-year grad student at the Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame. His main research interest is the history of education in 16th-century Mexico, particularly the special kind of Latin and Humanist education that young Aztec noble received from the Franciscans. He is working on a TEI-edition of “Rhetorica Christiana” (1579) by Diego de Valadés (1533-1582).


Hannah Peckham (University of Notre Dame): Hannah Peckham // Bio: Hannah is a PhD student in the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame, where she studies 20th century American political and intellectual history. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, she earned a master’s degree in religious history from Yale University’s divinity school and a bachelor’s in history from Duke University.


Trey Proctor (Denison University):
Frank “Trey” Proctor, Professor of History at Denison University, specializes in colonial Latin American History with focus on African slavery in Spanish America. Currently, among his many research interests, are digital/spatial projects focused on marriage patterns of enslaved Africans in colonial Mexico City and the colonial New England rum/molasses trade.


Martha Smith Roberts (Denison University): Martha Smith Roberts is an Assistant Professor of American Religions at Denison University. Her research and teaching focus on American religious diversity and pluralism, with a particular emphasis on race, ethnicity, embodiment, and material culture.


Kevin Andrew Spicer (University of St. Francis): Kevin Andrew Spicer’s background is in Medieval Literature, Shakespeare, and post-Kantian Continental Philosophy. He is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL.


Tim Tomasik (Valparaiso University):
Timothy J. Tomasik is Professor of French and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Valparaiso University. He specializes in early modern French literature studies, with a particular emphasis on culinary discourses. He is currently working on producing digital scholarly editions of two Renaissance French cookbooks as part of a larger digital archive of cookbooks printed in France between 1486 and 1650.


Scarlett Wardrop (University of Notre Dame): Scarlett Wardrop is an MFA Candidate in Poetry at the University of Notre Dame. She is interested in the intersection of poetry and technology, both in language and form.


Sue Wiegand (Saint Mary’s College):
Sue Wiegand is the Periodicals Librarian at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. As liaison to the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Studies, Justice Education, and Social Work and Gerontology, she also provides library instruction and collection development in collaboration with classroom faculty, and researches the integration of library and classroom learning. Sue has a B.S. in Biology from Purdue University, and an M.L.S. in Library Science from Indiana University. She has worked in various capacities in academic, public, and law libraries.


Arnaud Zimmern (University of Notre Dame): Arnaud Zimmern is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Notre Dame where he teaches and researches on literature, medicine, and religion in early modern Europe. His work is forthcoming in ‘The John Donne Journal’ and ‘The James Joyce Quarterly’ as well as online with ‘Women Writers in Context.’