OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Tom Scheinfeldt

Portrait of Tom Scheinfeldt
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Tom Scheinfeldt is Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Connecticut, where he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Digital Media and Design and the Department of History. Tom is also Director of Greenhouse Studios, a transdisciplinary research unit aimed at reframing the practices, pathways and products of scholarship in the digital age through. Formerly Managing Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Tom has directed several award-winning digital humanities projects, including The September 11 Digital Archive, THATCamp, Omeka, and his current project, Sourcery, an application for remote access to archives. Trained as an historian of science and public historian with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and master’s and doctoral degrees from Oxford, Tom has written and lectured extensively about the history of museums and the role of history in culture. Tom is a contributor to Debates in Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press) and co-editor of Hacking the Academy (University of Michigan Press). You can follow Tom on Twitter.

Featured Lecture

OAH Lectures

As all scholarship becomes digital scholarship, distinctions between digital history, public history, and traditional history fall away.
Digital projects succeed when they are structured like the network itself.
Straight talk and no holds barred advice for historical organizations (museums, archives, historical societies) looking to meet the challenges of the digital age.