Visiting Catalyst Tom Scheinfeldt
Tom Scheinfeldt, PhD, Director of Digital Humanities at the University of Connecticut,joins us this week (June 8-12) in Newport for his residency, which explore collaboration, design, and digital humanities.
In addition to a public talk that he will give on Tuesday, June 9, Scheinfeldt will facilitate a two-day workshop with a Local Action Team by which the group designs an approach for local and visiting scholars and researchers to engage with a diverse group of historical professionals, artists, designers, and digital media specialists to discover new approaches to both scholarly research and policy-relevant questions; open pathways for discovery, analysis, and interpretation; and propel implementation and application. The process will aspire to become a tool for policy makers, scholars, artists, educators . . . anyone looking for a new way of thinking and approaching old problems.
Tom Scheinfeldt is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Design and Director of Digital Humanities in the Digital Media Center at the University of Connecticut. Formerly Managing Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Scheinfeldt brings more than a decade of leadership in digital humanities research and management to UCONN.
Dr. Scheinfeldt received his undergraduate degree (A.B. in History and Science cum laude) from Harvard and his graduate degrees (M.Sc. in History of Science and D.Phil in Modern History) from Oxford. Scheinfeldt’s award-winning, grant-funded research projects include groundbreaking experiments in digital archives such as the September 11 Digital Archive; scholarly open source software projects such as Omeka; generative web events such as One Week | One Tool; and boundarytesting efforts in scholarly communication such asTHATCamp and ConnecticutHistory.org.