Digital Humanities Research Institute: Binghamton 2019

Faculty and Graduate Assistants


NANCY UM is Professor of Art History at Binghamton University. Her research explores the Islamic world from the perspective of the coast, with a focus on material, visual, and built culture on the Arabian Peninsula and around the rims of the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. She is the author of The Merchant Houses of Mocha: Trade and Architecture in an Indian Ocean Port (University of Washington Press, 2009) and Shipped but not Sold: Material Culture and the Social Order of Trade during Yemen's Age of Coffee (University of Hawai’i Press, 2017). She has led workshops on various topics related to digital art history, such as data visualization for humanists, approaches to digital mapping, and issues in digital publishing.


JASON TERCHA is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Binghamton University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History (with a minor in Civil War Era Studies) from Gettysburg College, a master’s degree in American Studies from The George Washington University, and a master’s degree in History from Binghamton University. His research involves the political economy and environmental history of the nineteenth century United States and is currently working on his dissertation titled, “Networking American Landscapes: Railroads and their Social Effects on Antebellum American Landscapes and Communities.” Jason received the Top Graduate Award for his poster at the Data Science Student Poster Competition at Binghamton Research Days in April 2018. He has a broad interest in the digital humanities, but focuses his work on geographic information systems (GIS) and methods of data visualization and analysis.

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