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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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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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