Kirsten C. Uszkalo selected as a finalist in the Nebraska Digital Workshop

For Immediate Release

Date: October 10, 2011

Contact: Katherine Walter, co-Director CDRH, (402) 472-3939 or

Kirsten C. Uszkalo, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University, selected as a finalist in the Nebraska Digital Workshop; Professor Susan Brown joins Workshop faculty.

--Lincoln, Nebraska, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, October 10, 2011.

Kirsten C. Uszkalo, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Simon Fraser University, has been selected as a finalist in the sixth annual Nebraska Digital Workshop, sponsored by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.  Her topic is titled: The Witches of Early Modern England (WEME) Project.

The goal of the Workshop is to enable the best early-career scholars (pre-tenure faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students) in the field of digital humanities to present their work in a forum where it can be critically evaluated, improved, and showcased.

Applicants from institutions throughout North America and Europe competed for the Workshop.  Only three scholars were selected to present their work in digital humanities. 

Other finalists are:

Jentery Sayers, University of Victoria, How Text Lost Its Source: Magnetic Recording Cultures.

Colin Wilder, Brown University, Republics of Literatures: Considerations on How to Construct a Database with People and Texts in the German Enlightenment and Beyond

Under the auspices of the CDRH faculty and staff, the Nebraska Digital Workshop endeavors to foster a network of digital scholars who will come together across disciplinary boundaries to advance humanities computing.  For information about the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, see

The Workshop has invited two nationally-recognized scholars in digital humanities to participate and work with the scholars whose work is selected for presentation.  In 2011, the two digital humanists who have been invited to participate on the faculty of the Workshop are:

  • Susan Brown, Professor of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.  Professor Brown is a founding member of Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles, a project on Victorian women’s literature of the British Isles, available through Cambridge University Press, and leads the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory at the University of Alberta.
  • William G. Thomas, III, is the John and Catherine Angle Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the History Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Thomas leads a major digital project titled Railroads and the Making of Modern America, is the recipient of a Digging Into Data grant, and his book, The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America, was recently published by the Yale University Press.

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