Meet Evelyn Baldwin

Humans are complicated creatures, so it seems silly to try and introduce myself solely based on my academic career. Instead, here are a few of the major puzzle pieces that make up Evie: I am a book hoarder and am constantly buying books and rearranging my bookshelves, my self preservation flies out the window when I see a cute animal, and movement of any kind is the cure for any blues.

I envy my peers for knowing what they wanted to do their whole life. Until I was halfway through my undergraduate degree in English Literature and Language I had no idea what my future would look like. A spur of the moment decision to Minor in History to fill up some extra credits led me to meet the amazing Professor Matelski who changed how I looked at the world. From there it was a whirlwind of learning that public history existed and realizing that I could bridge the gap between my love for literature and my need to constantly learn.

Professor Matelski introduced me to Digital History during an interdisciplinary class co-taught by an English professor and the language of Voyant and Giphe became ingrained in my vocabulary. Up until now, I have used these tools for large text based analysis, such as creating a corpus and analyzing word association for my thesis, but I am excited to learn about other avenues for Digital History. The world has already shifted to digital platforms and I can not wait to learn all of the ways history can be approached online.

Exploring in Greece

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