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Erica O’Neil and Kate MacCord learn to be Digital Humanists

History of medicine and the digital age collide!

On April 11-13, CBS PhD candidate Erica O’Neil and Project Coordinator Kate MacCord participated in the “Images and Texts in Medical History” workshop hosted by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The workshop, which was supported by the Welcome Library, the National Library of Medicine, and Virginia Tech, took place at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Over two and a half days, O’Neil and MacCord went through rigorous training in the digital humanities. Prominent digital humanists Benjamin Schmidt and Miriam Posner led participants through tutorials on how to mine texts and images for data, and how to apply the latest and greatest computational tools.

The workshop also included a keynote lecture on the history of telemedicine from historian of medicine, Jeremy Greene.

With over 75 participants and observers, this workshop highlighted the strength and appeal of the emerging digital humanities field.

O'Neil, MacCord, and other participants live tweeted the event under the hashtag #medhistws

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