Digital Humanities Specialist
Hannah provides instruction and conducts research in digital concepts and tools for Wired! courses and projects. She leads tutorials and workshops, collaborates with faculty to develop and implement digital humanities projects in the classroom, consults on faculty research, offers advising on digital tools for undergraduate and Master’s student theses, provides technical support for lab projects, and liaises with other digital humanities staff at Duke.
Hannah holds an MA in Digital Humanities from King’s College London (2013) and a BA in English/Theatre from Warren Wilson College (2011). She is currently pursuing an MS in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2018-present). She is interested in challenges of conducting and representing historical research via data and visualization; project management in digital humanities; applications of digital technologies in humanities pedagogies; and potentials of visual interactive storytelling for scholarly communications, public outreach, and education. She is also a practicing ceramicist, making functional wheel-thrown pottery.
Image Credit: Kaley Deal
Publications & Presentations
Jacobs, Hannah L. “Collaborative Teaching & Digital Visualization in an Art History Classroom.” Visual Resources Association Bulletin, forthcoming.
Baltes, Elizabeth P., Caroline Bruzelius, Hannah L. Jacobs, and Timothy Shea. “Digital Thinking and Art History: Re-Imagining Teaching, Research, and the Museum.” Intermezzo Speaking Series, Art, Art History & Visual Studies. Duke University, Durham, NC. September 29, 2015.
Bruzelius, Caroline, and Hannah L. Jacobs. “Wired! Full Immersion: Neatline and the Digital Syllabus.” Media Arts + Sciences Rendezvous. Duke University, Durham, NC. March 19, 2015.
Bruzelius, Caroline, and Hannah L. Jacobs. “Demonstration: Using a Neatline Syllabus in the Introductory Art History Survey.” Art Historians Interested in Pedagogy and Technology: “A Signature Pedagogy for Art History in the Twenty-First Century.” College Art Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. February 3, 2016.
Holloway, Carson, and Hannah L. Jacobs. “DEVONthink.” DH Studio Workshop, Digital Scholarship Services. Duke University, Durham, NC. March 25, 2015.
Jacobs, Hannah L. “Visualizing the New Woman.” DH Sandbox Chats, Digital Scholarship Services. Duke University, Durham, NC. February 4, 2015.
Jacobs, Hannah L. “Teaching & Learning with Virtual Reality: Learn About It & Experience It.” Learn IT @ Lunch Speaking Series. Duke University, Durham, NC. September 9, 2015.
Jacobs, Hannah L. “Reflections on Uses of Spatiotemporal Visualization in a Humanities Classroom.” Visualization & Interactive Systems Friday Forum Speaking Series. Duke University, Durham, NC. October 16, 2015.
Jacobs, Hannah L. “Digital Curation in the Arts: Working with the Wired! Lab.” Duke Library Advisory Board. Duke University, Durham, NC. April 8, 2016.
Jacobs, Hannah L. “Collaborative Teaching & Critical Digital Making in an Art History Classroom.” Digital Humanities 2016. Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. July 15, 2016.
Jacobs, Hannah L., and Victoria Szabo. “Digital Archiving & Storytelling in the Classroom with Omeka & CurateScape.” Digital Humanities 2016. Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. July 12, 2016.