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For more information about the University of Cincinnati’s Digital Scholarship Center or the Digital Humanities program, please contact us via email, phone, or visit us in person at the Walter C. Langsam Library.


Walter C. Langsam Library
460 Langsam Library
Cincinnati, Ohio

Phone | 513.556.1417

About the Digital Scholarship Center

The University of Cincinnati's Digital Scholarship Center, located in the Walter C. Langsam Library, is a joint venture between the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences and the University Libraries.

On campus and in the community, we serve as a catalyst for hybrid forms of research and teaching, bringing together humanistic methods with technical innovations to test paradigms and to create new knowledge at the boundary between disciplines as they are conventionally imagined in humanities.

Our Research Methods

We use methods such as data visualization, computational text analysis, digitization/imaging/3D modeling, and geographic information systems (GIS), among many other approaches, to discover new dimensions of complexity and nuance in humanistic and cultural datasets that conventionally have not been studied by these digital techniques.

Work With Us!

We are located in Langsam Library 460. The UC Libraries, working in collaboration with A&S and IT@UC and the 3rd Century eLearning Initiative, received support from the Office of the Provost to create a collaborative, technology-enabled space for faculty and group work with hardware, software, and tools to support digital scholarship and pedagogy.

“The establishment of UC’s first Digital Scholarship Center will take advantage of opportunities present not only at UC, but also on national and regional levels. The Center will serve as a base to expand UC’s scale of impact in the broader DH/DS conversation by showcasing the range of existing as well as new projects and collaborations that UC faculty have developed.”

Peter Landgren, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

James Lee, PhD

My research and teaching focus on Renaissance literature and culture (including Shakespeare and Milton) and the digital humanities. I also serve as the co-director of the Digital Humanities / Digital Scholarship Center, hosted in the UC Libraries.

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Arlene Johnson, MLS

As Associate Senior Librarian with UC Libraries, since 2014 my focus has been on Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship. I chaired the Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Strategic Initiative and developed the “Digital Humanities Speaker Series” and THATCamp UCincinnati events. I currently serve as the co-director of the Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Center. I have been with UC Libraries since 2000 and previously served as head of Circulation and Multimedia Services. Since 2007, I have has served as selector and liaison for the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. My previous professional experience includes both medical and public libraries, including Director of Libraries at the University Affiliated Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders.

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Erin McCabe

In 2018, I joined the  Digital Scholarship Center as the Digital Scholarship Library Fellow, one of several Mellon grant funded positions supporting research on machine learning and data visualization. I work on several research teams across disciplines and acts as liaison between academic and technology units. I previously worked on data analysis projects with academic publishers at JSTOR and in reference services at the Brooklyn branch of Long Island University. I have an undergraduate degree in French from Concordia University in Montréal, and an MLIS with an advanced certificate in Digital Humanities from Pratt Institute in New York.

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Zhaowei Ren

I am a software engineer for the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC), and work on research projects funded by the Mellon Foundation award. My interest focuses on Python back-end development, text search, text analysis and machine learning. My main responsibility at DSC is building a text analysis pipeline which helps users retrieve articles from large-scale text database and analyze search results using machine learning methods. I also collaborate with other researchers and analyze text data based on their customized needs.


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Ezra Edgerton

I am the Data Visualization developer for the DSC, and work on research projects funded by the Mellon Foundation award. I previously worked on designing and building custom visualizations and running natural language processing models for the DSC as a consultant. I graduated from Grinnell College in 2016 with a BA in Computer Science and Studio Art.