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Hello, UO World! Welcome back to a new school year.

We’re excited to begin a new year of DH speakers, programs, workshops, and RIG meetings. Information about topics, dates, and locations will be posted to our calendar shortly. We’ll also send announcements out through the DH blog.

I have a few newsworthy items to share. You may remember Dr. Matt Hannah, Assistant to our DH initiatives over the last year.



Matt has left UO to begin a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa. Matt will teach DH courses, help faculty and graduate students with the development of DH projects, and advance his own project on Networks of Modernism. Although we will all miss Matt, I’m thrilled that he’s moved on to an incredible opportunity where he can continue to develop his interests in the Digital Humanities and Modernism.

I’m also thrilled to introduce you to our new Assistant, Rachel Rochester.



Rachel is a PhD candidate in the English department. Her work in postcolonial ecocriticism draws from her interests in changing perceptions of environmental issues. She recently completed “We’re Alive: The Resurrection of the Audio Drama in the Anthropocene” (Philological Quarterly, Summer 2014) that considers the podcast We’re Alive as instrumental in altering audience perception of climate change and environmental degradation. Rachel’s dissertation focuses on, among other things, digital archives curated by Mars One, NASA, and SpaceX as they launch plans to colonize Mars.

An innovator in the medium of the podcast, Rachel will offer a workshop on how to create or use podcasts in scholarly and pedagogical practice. And once a month Rachel will publish a podcast as the medium for this blog. Topics will cover everything from new digital pedagogy to reviews of DH projects, new books, and media debates.

We’ll be in touch soon about events for the coming year. In the meantime, please feel free to get in contact with either of us ( or ( about DH at UO, project ideas, requests for workshop topics, or opportunities to present your work at our RIG meetings.

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