GW Digital Humanities Institute

Strengthening connections between the arts, humanities, and digital cultures.

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Official GW Digital Humanities Institute Website


The GW Digital Humanities Institute is a hub of research, teaching, and outreach activities around digital and new media. It is founded upon the core belief that the arts and humanities actively transform and are transformed by digital cultures. We support --through grants, workshops, symposia, exhibitions--collaborative endeavors in scholarship and multimodal venues of teaching and learning. We seek to increase public engagement with digital humanities projects within and beyond the GW community and greater DC area.

Founding Co-Directors

Alexa Huang and Jonathan Hsy

Ex Officio Board Members

Steven Lerman, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Leo Chalupa, Vice President for Research
Paul Schiff Berman, Vice Provost for Online Education and Academic Innovation
Stephen Ehrmann, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Geneva Henry, Vice Provost for Libraries
Geralyn Schulz, Associate Dean for Research, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Derek Malone-France, Executive Director of the University Writing Program
Robert McRuer, Chair, English Department
Jeffrey Cohen, Director, Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute

Graduate Assistant, Elizabeth Moser, for 2015-16

Contact Information

GW Digital Humanities Institute
802 22nd St. NW Suite 760, Washington, DC 20052, USA // [email protected]


Picture of Alexa Joubin

Dr. Alexa Alice Joubin

Alexa teaches in the English department, and co-founded the GW Digital Humanities Institute and directs the Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare (a signature program of GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences). At MIT, she is co-founder and co-director of the open access Global Shakespeares digital performance archive.
Jonathan Hsy

Jonathan Hsy

Jonathan Hsy is Founding Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Institute and Associate Professor of English. He specializes in late medieval literature and culture, and his research and teaching interests span the fields of translation studies and disability theory.