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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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March Opportunities

This post will be expanded as new opportunities are found. First published February 28, 2023, latest revision March 8, 2023. Sources: Bibliographic Society of America newsletter, Penn Workshop in the History of Material Texts listserv, Twitter, TXTDS-affiliated faculty. Events Calls for Proposals Funding & Awards Jobs, Internships & Fellowships

Textual Studies minor Alex Seo standing over a book in a cradle, in the UW Special Collections classroom.

Student Spotlight: Alex Seo & TXTDS Minor Capstone

This guest post is written by Linguistics and TXTDS student Alex Seo, who recently completed the Textual Studies and Digital Humanities (TXTDS) minor Capstone project. Images courtesy of Assistant Book Arts Librarian Kat Lewis. Introduction I am a Linguistics major with a minor in Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, and a minor in Data Science. I […]

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Melanie Walsh Receives NEH DH Advancement Grant

Congratulations to iSchool Professor and Textual Studies faculty Melanie Walsh, who has received a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities! Walsh is a co-project director with Matthew Wilkens and David Mimno from the Department of Information Science at Cornell University. Their project, “BERT for Humanists,” will develop case studies about and […]

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February Opportunities

This post will be expanded as new opportunities are found. First published January 27, 2023. Latest revision February 24, 2023. Sources: Bibliographic Society of America newsletter, Penn Workshop in the History of Material Texts listserv, Twitter, TXTDS-affiliated faculty. Events Calls for Proposals Funding & Awards Jobs, Internships & Fellowships

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Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

Submissions are now being accepted for the Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will take place on Friday, May 19, 2023.  To present your work at this event, you must submit an application by Friday, February 12, 2023. The application and information about the Symposium may be found on the Undergraduate Research Program’s Symposium Page. The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate […]

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Call for Student Journal Editorial Roles

Process, a journal for undergraduate research and creative writing run by graduate students, is looking for new Editorial Board members. Please see below for their calls for board members, managing editor, and co-editor-in-chief. Board Members Process: Journal of Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Scholarship is excited to announce we are seeking new editorial board members to support our […]

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