Benjamin W. Hicks

Digital Humanities Developer

Benjamin W. Hicks
  • PhD in Classics, Rutgers University (2011)
  • BA, Washington and Lee University (2005)


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Ben received his Ph.D. in Classics from Rutgers in 2011. His expertise is in database development, systems administration, web framework coding, and data science in R. As a member of our development team, Ben engages in coding and data modeling, and consults on DH projects at various stages of development. A liaison between Research Computing and the CDH, Ben works half-time in Research Computing with a particular emphasis on deploying CDH projects.


Along with presentations at called conferences and professional meetings including DH2017 (Montreal) and DH2018 (Mexico City), his publications in Classics include:

  • “Roman religio as a Framework at Tacitus’ Histories  4.83-84,” Journal of Ancient History 1 (2013): 70-82.
  • “The Prosecution of M. Plautius Silvanus (pr. 24),” Ancient History Bulletin 27 (2013): 55-64.
  • Benjamin Hicks and T. Figueira, “Spartan kings,” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Ancient History (2012)