Natalia Ermolaev

Associate Director

2016-2019 Assistant Director

2014-2016 Project Manager

Natalia Ermolaev
  • Ph.D. Slavic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University
  • MLIS, Rutgers University


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As Associate Director, Natalia Ermolaev works with the Faculty Director to shape the vision for CDH programs and scholarly initiatives, and is responsible for overseeing Center staffing and personnel, budget, operations, intellectual community, and slate of projects, programming and grants. Along with the Faculty Director and Executive Committee, Natalia helps build and sustain campus, national, and international partnerships to advance the Center’s goals and strategic plan. Natalia has been with the CDH since it started in 2014.

Natalia’s scholarly background is in Slavic languages and literatures, and her research interests include Russian émigré writing, Russian religious thought, periodical studies, digital libraries and archives. She is active in promoting digital humanities in the Slavic Studies field, especially through Princeton’s Slavic Digital Humanities Working Group. Natalia is also the Project Archivist for the Serge Prokofiev Archive at Columbia University, and has served as Project Manager for Princeton’s Blue Mountain Project.

With expertise in literary studies, project management, archives and library science, Natalia offers consultations and workshops on project design and implementation, grant writing, metadata (MODS, EAD, TEI), and projects related to Slavic and East European material. Her current DH research includes the Serge Prokofiev Archive as Data and a project reconstructing the readership of the Turgenev Library, the Russian lending library in Paris.

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April 29 is Day of DH!

Join us at 2 pm EDT on April 29 for a Zoom hangout, co-hosted by CDH and our friends at Haverford, Rutgers, and Swarthmore, to recognize Day of DH, an international celebration of the work digital humanists do.