Sharon M. Leon is an Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University, where she is developing projects on digital public history and digital networking projects related to enslaved communities in Maryland. Leon received her bachelors of arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in 1997 and her doctorate in American Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2004. Her first book, An Image of God: the Catholic Struggle with Eugenics, was published by the University of Chicago Press (May 2013). Prior to joining the History Department at MSU, Leon spent over thirteen years at George Mason University’s History Department at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media as Director of Public Projects, where she oversaw dozens of award-winning collaborations with library, museum, and archive partners from around the country. Leon continues to serve as the Director of the Omeka web publishing platform.
Public Library Director interested in creating digital local history.
I’m currently a postdoctoral fellow in Digital Public Humanities at Brown University‘s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage. I’m interested in digital humanities, digital archives, public history, public humanities, the history of reading, libraries, new media, poetry, and comic books.
Marko Demantowsky, PhD (*1970), is full professor for modern history and history education at at the School of Education FHNW (Departement for Social Sciences Education) and a member of the Institute for Educational Sciences at the University of Basel. Previously assistant professor for history education at the University of Bochum (07-12) and interim professor at Jena University (07-08) and Siegen University (06/07). Research assistant at the universities of Leipzig, Dortmund, Münster 1998-2007. In July 2020 appointment to a chair for Public History at the University of Vienna, accepted in May 2021. His main research interests focus on the digital transformation particularly in Public History, the (digital) cultural anthropology of public history, and the theory and history of historical education. He has created and developed, and now co-manages some multilingual infrastructures in the field of digital history. Selected List of Publications and Presentations
Anne Mitchell Whisnant is a professional historian whose teaching, research, speaking, consulting, and writing focus on public history, digital and geospatial history, and the history of the U.S. National Parks. She is a public historian in private practice, working with her husband David Whisnant as co-principal of the public history consulting firm Primary Source History Services, based in Chapel Hill, NC.
I currently work in the Acquisitions department at the State University of New York Press as an Editorial Assistant, where I work with authors and editors to publish scholarship in the fields of history, politics, religion, and more.I have experience in writing, editing, curatorial practice, teaching, web development, and event management. I am interested in the intellectual and physical spaces in which the past and present collide. In my personal work, I focus especially on writing history for digital and print media and examining the role of the activist-scholar through public history and public memory projects.
Anne Ladyem McDivitt is the Digital Humanities Librarian for the University of Alabama Libraries. She supports faculty and graduate students in creating digital projects at the University, as well as facilitates digital pedagogy in the form of tools and workshops. Her research is on the history of the video game industry in the 1970s and 1980s, with a particular interest in issues and effects of gender. She received her PhD in History with a minor in Digital History from George Mason University and her MA in History with a minor in Public History from the University of Central Florida. In her free time, she plays video games and co-hosts a podcast about video games, anime, and manga. You can follow her on Twitter @anneladyem or on her blog at anneladyem.com
I am an anthropological archaeologist, specializing in an eclectic mix of digital technology, transatlantic history and public heritage. My research explores the material manifestations of heritage, reconstructing social memory and material history, particularly in the transatlantic worlds of the UK, Barbados, and Canada.
early modern English literature, eighteenth-century English literature, drama, theater, print culture, history of science, economic history, public spheres, digital humanities, databases, text analysis, visualization, media archaeology, writing across the curriculum