MLIS student to serve as HASTAC Scholar

Dana Bublitz is one of ten UW graduate students nominated by The Simpson Center to serve as HASTAC Scholars for the 2013-14 academic year based on their advancement of digital scholarship at the University of Washington.

With a BA in Classics and Religion from Reed College and an Master of Letters in Mediaeval Studies from the University of St Andrews, Bublitz’s academic interests have focused on the ways in which medieval women transcended gender roles—writing on topics ranging from women’s involvement in the Crusades to Christine de Pizan’s political and religious thought in 15th century France.

Her current focus at the iSchool is the intersection of academic libraries and the emerging field of digital humanities. She is especially interested in the digitization of manuscripts and digital tools to aid in reading and transcribing primary sources.

HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboration) is a network of individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer for shaping how people learn, teach, communicate, and organize local and global communities. It was created to look toward the future of higher education in a digital age with a three-pronged focus on new media and technologies, critical thinking, and participatory learning.

The HASTAC Scholars Program seeks to bring the innovative work and events taking place in the institutions, communities, and regions of HASTAC Scholars to the attention of the HASTAC network. As HASTAC Scholars, students represent their home institutions to the national consortium by participating in online intellectual dialogues and networking with scholars face-to-face to discuss theoretical, critical, and technical matters related to digital culture.