Redesigning WOAH: Women of Ancient History

For a long time now, I have been interested in the ways in which digital humanities projects can be used to amplify, to visualize, and to give agency to underrepresented groups. Put another way: How can digital humanities contribute to social justice? One of the shining examples of this type of DH project is theContinue reading “Redesigning WOAH: Women of Ancient History”

You Are What You Eat: The Politics of Eating On Campaign From Ancient Rome to Trump

Over on my Forbes blog, I discuss how leaders use food as a political message, from Hannibal all the way to Donald Trump. Ever since I began doing a lot of writing and teaching about the ties between food and identity, I have gotten a little obsessed with what the candidates choose to eat on theContinue reading “You Are What You Eat: The Politics of Eating On Campaign From Ancient Rome to Trump”

Mapping the Digital Humanities at the University of Iowa

As I drove from Milwaukee to Iowa City last year, I thought about the digital humanists at the University of Iowa and the diversity of their work. Though the richness of the digital interfaces for the projects had drawn me in, it was their scope – the methodologies, the content, the geographic focus – that grippedContinue reading “Mapping the Digital Humanities at the University of Iowa”