C21 Institutional Climates for C19 Data

Lauren Coats

Louisiana State University

Lauren Coats is associate professor of English and Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL) at LSU. She researches and teaches early and nineteenth-century American literature, with emphases on digital humanities, archives, and travel and exploration. For the DSL, Coats collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to advance digitally enabled scholarship.  She leads a digital project on The Broadway Journal, and nineteenth-century literary magazine. Founding editor of Archive Journal, Coats’s work has been published in J19, PMLA, Lehigh University Press Digital Scholarly Editions, and more. She is currently completing a book, “Archives of Discovery: Mapping North America 1728-1850.”

Nicole Gray

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Nicole Gray is a research assistant professor in the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an associate editor of The Walt Whitman Archive. She has co-edited a range of documents for the Whitman Archive, including Franklin Evans, Whitman’s short fiction, and Spanish translations of “Poets to Come.” Her articles on American literature and book history have appeared in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Nineteenth-Century Literature, The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, and PMLA.

Sarah Patterson

University of Massachusetts, Amhert

Sarah Patterson teaches African American Literature in the English department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She specializes in 19th c. African American (women's) literature, print culture and the digital humanities. Sarah’s dissertation examines Black intellectual cultures and ideals, particularly through the lens of Black women's educational philosophies in literature, 1856-1910. Sarah is a co-founder and a national faculty director for the Colored Conventions Project. She is co-editing the forthcoming volume, Colored Conventions in the Nineteenth Century and the Digital Age. @sarah_patterson

Jacqueline Wernimont

Arizona State University

Jacqueline Wernimont is an anti-racist, feminist scholar working toward greater justice in digital cultures. Assistant Professor of English at Arizona State University, she writes about long histories of media and technology—particularly those that count and commemorate—and entanglements with archives and historiographic ways of knowing. She is a network weaver across humanities, arts, and sciences. This work includes co-Directing HASTAC and ASU’s Human Security Collaboratory. She also runs Nexus: A digital research co-op and is a fellow of the Global Security Institute.

Ed Whitley

Lehigh University

Edward Whitley is associate professor of English and director of the Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative at Lehigh University. He is the author of American Bards: Walt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet (2010) and essays in journals such as American Literary History, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and ELH. He is a contributing editor to The Walt Whitman Archive, and with Robert Weidman he is the co-director of The Vault at Pfaff’s: An Archive of Art and Literature by the Bohemians of Antebellum New York.


“C21 Institutional Climates for C19 Data” Chair:      Lindsay Van Tine, University of PennsylvaniaPanelists: Lauren Coats, LSU              Nicole Gray, University of Nebraska, Lincoln              Sarah... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lauren Coats (Louisiana State University)
  2. Nicole Gray (University of Nebraska, Lincoln)
  3. Sarah Patterson (University of Massachusetts, Amhert)
  4. Jacqueline Wernimont (Arizona State University)
  5. Ed Whitley (Lehigh University)

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P72 » C21 Institutional Climates for C19 Data: A Roundtable (10:15 - Saturday, 24th March, Fiesta III-IV)

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