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Textual Studies at UW

Interdisciplinary study of the history, present and future of texts, from scrolls, manuscripts and printed books to archival documents, digital texts and textual data. Explore how texts have been written, published, read, circulated and archived from antiquity to today.

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Minor in Textual Studies and Digital Humanities

A new Interdisciplinary Minor for UW students interested in editing, publishing, preservation, libraries and archives. Learn to work with archival materials in Special Collections and discover techniques for building digital editions and textual databases.

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Students enrolled in any MA or PhD program at the UW can complete a 16-credit Graduate Certificate in Textual and Digital Studies.

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Discover core and elective courses in the TXTDS curriculum and affiliated programs.

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TDS Alumnus Receives Bibliographical Society of America’s Award

Textual Studies Alumnus, Andreas P. Bassett, received the Bibliographical Society of America’s 2024 Katherine F. Pantzer New Scholar Award. This award comes with an invitation to give a talk at their 2024 annual meeting and submit a publication to their journal Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. Bassett is a doctoral candidate in the Department […]

Nikita Willeford Kastrinos on Researching Dracula and Yellowback Novels at Emory University

Nikita Willeford Kastrinos is a PhD candidate in the Department of English who earned her Graduate Certificate in Textual and Digital Studies in spring 2022. Her research focuses on the intersection of literary form and material format in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British novel. In her own words she describes her experience conducting research at […]

Cataloguing Rare Books in the Archdiocese of Seattle

Kenzie Brown and Eric Flores, who earned their Graduate Certificates in Textual and Digital Studies in spring 2023, worked on cataloging the Rare Books Collection in the Archdiocese of Seattle from January 2023 to May 2023 as part of their capstone project for their Master’s of Library and Information Science degree and the TDS capstone. The Seattle Archdiocese […]

Digital Humanities this Summer!

Faculty and Graduate Students affiliated with the UW Textual Studies Program developed exciting projects in Digital Humanities, as Digital Humanities Summer Fellows, at the Simpson Center for the Humanities! Hannah Frydman (French & Italian Studies) was awarded a Digital Humanities Summer Fellowship to work on her project Between the Digital Sheets: Research and Teaching Methods […]

Textual and Digital Studies Grad Certificate Capstones!

Thursday, May 25, 3-6pm Seminar Room of the Simpson Center for the Humanities Communications 202 We’ll hear about the following terrific projects from students completing the Textual and Digital Studies certificate. Refreshments will be served. Ashlyn Higareda (MLIS) and Melissa Fallon (MLIS) Petals and Pages: A Blooming Analysis of Floral Illuminations in Medieval Manuscripts Our project […]

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New TXTDS Academic Awards

The Textual Studies Program and our home department French & Italian Studies are please to announce new academic awards for Textual & Digital Studies students in our annual Academic Awards!  All currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students who have completed a project in a  Textual and Digital Studies course (TXTDS) in the Spring 2022 through […]

Awards Beatrice Arduini Book Arts Book History Capstone CFPs Data Science Digital Humanities English Events Fellowships Francesca Colonnese French Studies Funding Gender and Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate Hannah Frydman Humanities Italian Jobs Libraries & Archives Literature Nikita Willeford Kastrinos Popular Culture Print Culture Publishing Sarah Faulkner Special Collections TEI Undergraduate Minor