Faculty, staff, and students interested in the Digital Humanities are invited to come meet other practitioners and share information about projects and ideas for the coming year.
Wesley G. Phelps received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of North Texas and his Ph.D. in history from Rice University. He is currently an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where he teaches courses on recent United States history, the American South, and LGBTQ history. His current research focuses on gay and lesbian political activism in the late twentieth century.
About the Award
Sponsored by the UNT Libraries, the 2017 UNT Scholarly Works Outstanding Contributor Award recognizes contributors whose items included in the UNT Scholarly Works institutional repository were accessed the most frequently and/or had the highest number of downloads. Awards are made in two categories: UNT Libraries Employees and Other UNT Community Members. Previous winners were ineligible.
Laura Forsberg is currently a long-term National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the Huntington Library. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2015 and has taught at Concordia University Texas since 2014. Her articles on Victorian literature and culture have been published in Victorian Studies, SEL: Studies in English Literature 1600-1900 and Papers of the Bibliographical Society.
Linzee Kull McCray is a writer and independent curator with a focus on art, textiles, and craft. She was a writer and editor of publications for the University of Iowa, has a master’s degree in journalism from the University, and taught magazine writing and reporting to UI journalism students. Her writing appears regularly in magazines and online.
Tom Phillips is an independent historian and has a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. His special interest is African American soldiers who served in the U.S. Army between the end of the Civil War and the early 1900s. He is the co-author of a book about these troops, The Black Regulars, 1866-1898, published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2001.
Thomas Labé enjoys a multifaceted career as a pianist, recording artist, published scholar and educator. Performing, teaching and presenting have taken him to all seven continents. He has been at the forefront of bringing his passion for music to the classroom, the hybrid and the online learning environments in the most vital and effective ways possible. He has given presentations on the creative use of technology for teaching at several eLearning conferences ranging from Oklahoma to Hong Kong. He is currently Professor of Music (piano) at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma.
A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities (Day of DH) is an international celebration of technology in the service of the humanities. Join UNT librarians, faculty, staff, and students April 5, 2017 to learn about digital humanities concepts, projects, and tools. Help us build a great line up of speakers, workshops, and collaborative events. All UNT faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate and propose sessions.
The call for proposals for the 2017 Digital Frontiers Conference and THATCamp is now open! Digital Frontiers is the largest and longest-running digital humanities conference in Texas. This year's conference is September 21-23 at the University of North Texas, and features Keynote Speakers Jacqueline Wernimont and Stacie Williams.