The Productive Scholar: The Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton

Topic: The Center for Digital Humanities at PrincetonCDH-logo
Speakers: Jean Bauer and Ben Johnston

Time: Thursday, November 20, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: New Media Center (NMC), 130 Lewis Library, First Floor

(co-presented with the Center for Digital Humanities)

Lunch will be provided. To register for this session:
(Registration is not required for attendance, however refreshments may be limited.)

The  Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) is a new Princeton University Library research center located in Green Hall. The CDH is here to collaborate with Faculty, Graduate Students, and Undergraduates in the Humanities who are interested in using computational tools and methods to enhance their research and enliven their scholarly publications. This session will provide a brief history of the Center and the Digital Humanities Initiative from which it arose, and give an overview of the work of the Center.

Jean Bauer is the Associate Director of the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at Princeton University. Through a combination of formal training and curiosity Bauer is an early American historian, database designer, and photographer. She is finishing her dissertation “Revolution-Mongers: Launching the U.S. Foreign Service, 1775-1825” in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, and has developed The Early American Foreign Service Database (  For more information, see her website

Ben Johnston is Humanities Computing Specialist in the Center for Digital Humanities. Ben has over fifteen years’ experience working with faculty to integrate technology into teaching, learning, and research at Princeton University’s Educational Technology Center in the Office of Information Technology, Bryn Mawr College, and Columbia University’s Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.