Michael Widner

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I am a medievalist and digital humanities scholar working in the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at Stanford. In 2014, I received my Ph.D. from the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. My dissertation "Genre Trouble: Embodied Cognition and Medieval Literature" establishes the importance of genre to interpretation and a theory for genre based in findings from cognitive science about how the human mind categorizes. My digital work focuses on developing research tools for the humanities, data visualization, text-mining, and other fun things. I am also the Director of Technology for Lacuna Stories (http://www.lacunastories.com), a digital reading and annotation platform for the humanities classroom.

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Stanford University Libraries' Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research seeks a new software developer

October 14 2015
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The Stanford University Libraries’ Center for Interdisciplinary Research (CIDR) is seeking an innovative, experienced, team-oriented software developer to build sophisticated, sustainable, and generalizable tools and infrastructure in order to support interdisciplinary digital research in the...
Stanford, CA
United States
Academic Technology Specialist, Department of English, Stanford University

Academic Technology Specialist, Department of English, Stanford University

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Stanford University is hiring a new Academic Technology Specialist to focus on online learning for the English Department. This is an exciting #alt-ac digital learning and pedagogy position. Here's the full description: Stanford's Academic Technology Specialists (ATSs) collaborate with faculty and...
Stanford, CA 94305
United States
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