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Panel Discussion: Digital Pedagogy in a Liberal Arts Context
Event Info
Date:Wednesday, 10/26/2016
Place:Alderman Library, Room 421
Registration:Required! Details below.

For the last few years, UVA graduate students have had the opportunity to visit Washington and Lee University to facilitate workshops and give lectures on digital humanities topics. On Wednesday, October 26th W&L Faculty and UVA graduate students will speak about the collaboration, discussing lessons learned from digital humanities in a liberal arts context and possibilities for future collaborations. The panel of speakers will discuss a range of topics broached in these classroom visits, including collaborative digital annotation, introductory project management for digital work, and humanities software development for non-programmers. Throughout, the presenters will focus on the professional, pedagogical, and personal opportunities that can be gained by graduate students gaining experience teaching in a liberal arts environment. We will have ample time for conversation, as we hope the event will seed future collaborations among researchers at both institutions.


Paul A. Youngman is Professor of German, Head of the Department of German and Russian, and Chair of the Digital Humanities Working Group at Washington and Lee University. His research focuses on the German cultural reception of various technologies. He has also published widely on Nanoscience and technology.  To learn more about Professor Youngman and his research, please visit

Mackenzie Brooks is Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Librarian at Washington and Lee University. Prior to her current position, she worked as Metadata Librarian at W&L and at the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library. As a member of the Digital Humanities Action Team, she advises faculty and students on best practices for metadata standards in digital humanities projects. Additionally, she teaches undergraduate courses on scholarly text encoding and digital humanities.

Holly Pickett is Associate Professor of English at Washington and Lee specializing in Religion and Early Modern Drama.

Brandon Walsh is Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor in English at the Washington and Lee University Library. He received his PhD from the University of Virginia. He works at the intersections of modern and contemporary literature and culture, sound studies, and digital humanities.

Sarah Storti is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Virginia. She was a 2011-12 Praxis Fellow, 2010-11 and 2012-13 NINES Fellow, and is currently working on a dissertation about Letitia Elizabeth Landon’s poetics of representation.

Kelli Shermeyer is a doctoral candidate in English who works on modern and contemporary literature with a focus on drama and theater studies. She’s interested in how the digital humanities can help to record, preserve, and better analyze performance events.

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