Laura Mandell

director, center of digital humanities research
idhmc [at] tamu [dot] edu

Laura Mandell

director, initiative for digital humanities, media, and culture
professor, department of english
email: idhmc [at] tamu [dot] edu

Full CV

Laura Mandell is the author of Breaking the Book: Print Humanities in the Digital Age (2015), Misogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1999), and, recently, "Gendering Digital Literary History: What Counts for Digital Humanities," in the New Companion to Digital Humanities (Blackwell 2016). She is Project Director of the Poetess Archive, an online scholarly edition and database of women poets, 1750-1900 (, Director of 18thConnect (, and Director of ARC (, the Advanced Research Consortium overseeing NINES, 18thConnect, and MESA. Her current research involves developing the multigraph to replace the monograph, imaging "multigraphs" as Virtual Research Environments that incorporate annotations and data manipulations not as paratext but as text proper. Over the last three years, she has spearheaded the Early Modern OCR project or "eMOP" (, a project concerned with improving OCR for early modern and 18th-c. texts via high performance and cluster computing.

Launched in 2015
For more information, visit the ARC Website and see the screencast,
“New Modes of Scholarly Research: How Libraries Can Help.”

Nancy Sumpter

Program Coordinator, Center of Digital Humanities Research

Nancy Sumpter is the Program Coordinator for the Center of Digital Humanities Research

Daniel L. Schwartz

Associate Professor, Department of History
Associate Director, Center of Digital Humanities Research

Daniel L. Schwartz is Associate Professor of History and affiliate faculty with the Religious Studies Program. He is the director of and the editor of’s SPEAR project (Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations), an online prosopographical research tool. He is the author of Paideia and Cult: Christian Initiation in Theodore of Mopsuestia and the editor, with Neil McLynn and Arietta Papaconstantinou, of the forthcoming Conversion in Late Antiquity: Christianity, Islam, and Beyond. His work has also appeared in the Journal of Early Christian Studies. He is currently working on a book on crowds in Late Antiquity.

Liz Grumbach

IDHMC Staff Research Associate
Project Manager, Advanced Research Consortium
Project Manager, 18thConnect

Liz Grumbach has been on staff as the IDHMC Research Associate since September 2012. She supports IDHMC faculty, staff, graduate students, and fellows by conducting research into Digital Humanities topics and software, as well as coordinating events and meetings. As Project Manager of ARC, Liz provides technical and research-related support for ARC’s digital research environments: NINES, 18thConnect, MESA, REKN, ModNets, and Studies in Radicalism Online. Liz was also co-Project Manager for year two of eMOP, provides internal support for grant-seeking committees and IDHMC grant applications, and maintains the IDHMC’s Drupal and WordPress projects.