John A. Walsh

Associate Professor
Department of Information and Library Science
School of Informatics, Computing, & Engineering
Indiana University

About

I am an Associate Professor of Information and Library Science in the School of Informatics, Computing, & Engineering at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. My research applies digital and computational methods to the study of literary and historical documents. My research interests include: digital and computational literary studies; textual studies and bibliography; text technologies; book history; 19th-Century British literature, poetry, and poetics; and comic books.

I also have served, since its founding in 2007, as the Technical Editor for Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ), the online journal of Allied Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). In 2022 I was appointed as one of four General Editors for DHQ.

In 2017, I was appointed the Co-Director and since 2019 serve as the Director of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), where we develop infrastructure, tools and services for research and analysis of content in the HathiTrust Digital Library. In 20

Research Projects

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The Algernon Charles Swinburne Project is a digital collection devoted to the life and work of Victorian poet Algernon Charles Swinburne.

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The Chymistry of Isaac Newton is a digital edition of the alchemical writings of Isaac Newton, of which only a fraction has been previously edited and published.

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Comic Book Markup Language (CBML) is a TEI/XML-based vocabulary for encoding comics, comic books, and graphic novels.

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The Comic Book Readership Archive (CoBRA) is building a digital archive—of primary source material and related data sets—to document American comic book readership and fandom.

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The Petrarchive is a digital edition of Petrarch’s songbook, the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta (Rvf).

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HathiTrust Research Center is a research initiative to develop infrastructure, tools, and services develop infrastructure and tools for research and analysis of content in the HathiTrust Digital Library.

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TEI Boilerplate is a lightweight solution for publishing styled TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) P5 content directly in modern browsers

Teaching

I teach, or recently have taught, the following courses: