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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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Pages from William Morris, The Well at the World's End (1896)

Student Spotlight: Piper Thomas & TXTDS Minor Capstone

This guest post is written by Linguistics, French, and TXTDS student Piper Thomas, who recently completed the Textual Studies and Digital Humanities (TXTDS) minor Capstone project. This story has also been posted to the French & Italian Studies website. Photos by Assistant Book Arts Librarian Kat Lewis. About Me I am majoring in Linguistics, and […]

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November Opportunities

This post will be expanded as new opportunities are found. First published October 28, 2022. Latest revision November 23, 2022. Sources: Bibliographic Society of America newsletter, Penn Workshop in the History of Material Texts listserv, Twitter. Events Calls for Proposals Funding & Awards Jobs

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Upcoming Event in Geospatial Humanities

Join the Textual Studies Program at two events related to geospatial humanities here on the Seattle campus: Maps as Text and Text as Maps2:30-4:30 pm, Wednesday, November 2, 2022University of Washington (Seattle campus), Communications Building CMU 202 Talk by Katie McDonough (Alan Turing Institute) followed by a tutorial with Ludovic Moncla (National Institute of Applied […]

Fall leaves on UW campus

October Opportunities

This post will be expanded as new opportunities are found. First published Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Latest revision Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Sources: Bibliographic Society of America newsletter, Penn Workshop in the History of Material Texts listserv, Twitter. Events University of Washington Libraries Special Collections exhibit: In-person exhibit in UW Special Collections, “Invisible Cities: The […]

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Dawg Daze with the Textual Studies Program

We are pleased to announce that the Textual Studies Program will be hosting an event with the UW Libraries Special Collections to promote the new minor in Textual Studies and Digital Humanities for Dawg Daze, new students’ week-long introduction to all things University of Washington! Old Books, New Technologies: UW Special Collections and the new […]

Call for Submissions: ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geospatial Humanities

The 6th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geospatial Humanities will be held in conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2022 International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems in Seattle, WA in November 2022. The workshop is concerned with the use of geographic information systems and other spatial technologies in humanities research and seeks to bring together […]

Awards Book Arts Book History Capstone CFPs Data Science Digital Humanities English Events Francesca Colonnese French Studies Funding Gender and Sexuality Studies Geospatial Data GIS Graduate Certificate Hannah Frydman Humanities Italian Jobs Katie McDonough Libraries & Archives Literature Ludovic Moncla Nikita Willeford Kastrinos Popular Culture Print Culture Special Collections TEI Undergraduate Minor