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Hello and Greetings from Seattle!

Hello and Greetings from Seattle!

I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Germanics at UW Seattle. My academic interests revolve around film, new media, documentary and Digital Humanities (digital pedagogy and online publishing.) In my dissertation (“The Documentary Tradition in the Age of the Internet: Narrative, Authorship, and Archive”), I mainly compare traditional documentaries with web documentaries, discussing issues of authorship, databases and storytelling. Supported by the DH Commons Summer Fellowship from the Simpson Center of the Humanities here at UW Seattle, I am also working on publishing my chapter on databases with the online platform Scalar. I have also been enjoying attending the DHSI in Victoria for the past 3 years (courses on Web Design, on building an App for the Ipad and on online, scholarly collaboration). During the 2014/15 academic year, I am looking forward to facilitating a DH workshop, to launching the Environmental Humanities Transatlantic Network Commons (a project that is lead by Sabine Wilke, Prof. in Germanics at UW Seattle), and to giving a talk at NeMLA (in Toronto, 2015) on “Digital Dissertations: Issues, Tools, and Their Pedagogical Use.”

The view from my living room window:






Well, I'm definitely jealous of the view.

I'm also always excited to see someone working on a digital dissertation, and I hope to hear more about it, from both a pragmatic viewpoint and in terms of what your research has produced.


Hi Verena! I visited the UW Seattle campus this past summer and plan to go there for graduate school too. Seattle is beautiful. I can't wait to go back. 


Accidental double post, sorry! I'm just that excited about Seattle apparently.