This fall, the Center for Digital Humanities welcomed three new team members. Hannah Stamler, Dylan Principi, and Gyoonho Kong join the CDH as part of the Graduate School's University Administrative Fellowship Program, through which current Princeton graduate students gain work experience throughout the University.
Hannah Stamler is a Ph.D. candidate in History and IHUM, working on modern European cultural history. She holds a B.A. from Cornell University and before starting her Ph.D. worked for several years in art publishing as a writer and marketing manager. As an administrative fellow at the CDH, she is helping to create and launch an exciting new event program. Called "How We Work," the series will profile CDH staff members, introducing attendees to different career paths within the digital humanities, and showcasing the day-to-day experience of working in the field. Hannah's UAF mentor is CDH Faculty Director Meredith Martin.
Dylan Principi is a Ph.D. candidate in musicology (music theory track) who researches interactions between music analysis and the philosophy of mind. His dissertation considers the rise of topic theory (a theory of musical textures) as an outgrowth of the New Musicology in the 1990s, which marked a fin-de-siècle upheaval over the enduring nineteenth-century idea that music is autonomous. He is co-chair of the Music and Psychoanalysis Interest Group of the Society for Music Theory and curriculum coordinator of music theory for the Temple University Music Preparatory. As a UAF, Dylan is working to establish a forum of lectures and practical workshops that raises awareness for digital privacy and encourages the use of privacy-respecting technologies throughout the University community. Grant Wythoff, Digital Humanities Strategist, is Dylan's mentor at the CDH.
Gyoonho Kong is a Ph.D. candidate in the German department, whose project focuses on games and its cultural effect in Germany. His dissertation investigates the interactive nature of games from both sociological and philosophical standpoints, and how the collective experience induced by the ludic interactivity became an important agent of the German state’s project to build a modern nation during the period of rapid industrialization. Before coming to Princeton, Gyoonho studied Comparative literature and German literature at Washington University in St. Louis, and served two years in the Korean military as a military intelligence interpreter. As a UAF, Gyoonho is working for CDH Associate Director Natalia Ermolaev. He assists her on the project " New Languages for NLP: Building Linguistic Diversity in the Digital Humanities,” which has recently received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. “New Languages for NLP” helps teams of scholars who study under-represented languages in digitized archives.
We're excited to have Hannah, Dylan, and Gyoonho on the CDH team!