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PhD Lab welcomes new Co-Director Victoria Szabo and 36 Scholars!

PhD Lab welcomes new Co-Director Victoria Szabo and 36 Scholars!

The PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University is pleased to welcome HASTAC Steering Committee member Victoria Szabo as co-director of the lab. Victoria Szabo is Associate Research Professor focused on Visual Studies and New Media in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies. She is Program Director for Information Science + Information Studies and Core Faculty of the Wired! Lab for Visualizing the Past. At the FHI, she is Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative and Co-Director of the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge. Her primary research interest is in digital media authorship and its potential to transform scholarly research and its expression, especially in the humanities. Most recently she has been focusing on how spatial media forms – maps, virtual worlds, games, and data viz – might converge in diverse, multimodal, immersive, shared hypermedia places and spaces.

In September, the PhD Lab also welcomed 36 PhD Lab Scholars from Duke University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. They come from a variety of disciplines, including Communications, English, German, Anthropology, Education, Romance Studies, Philosophy, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Genetics & Molecular Biology, Experimental Documentary Arts, Environmental Science & Policy, and Information & Library Science. The PhD Lab Scholars are in the process of forming working groups for the year. More information will be available on the PhD Lab website soon.

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