Hi! I’m Scott B. Weingart (@scott_bot), a historian of science, librarian, data gremlin, and occasional circus performer.
By day, I direct the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship at the University of Notre Dame. Evenings and weekends are dedicated to family, adventuring, and the circus.
My work wanders between categories, but some highlights of efforts to which I have contributed follows:
- Books including The Network Turn (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and The Historian’s Macroscope (Imperial College Press, 2015), as well as a couple earlier digital-only volumes.
- Research articles spanning folklore (Fortier prize winning), philosophy, data ethics, science modeling, archaeology, biodiversity, history, networks, computer vision, web archiving, and others.
- Popular press pieces, including Vice’s The Route of a Text Message.
- Research software and platform development, including the Sci2 Tool, the Network Workbench, the Digits platform, and others.
- Many web-based projects, a small selection of which include Six Degrees of Francis Bacon, the Digital Humanities Literacy Guidebook, the ePistolarium, the Index of Digital Humanities Conferences, ETHOS, the Frankenstein Variorum, Shakespeare-VR, and the Internet Philosophy Ontology Project.
- Creative works, including an AI-assisted short story co-authored with Robin Sloan: the Center for Midnight.
In addition to my day job, I volunteer for several organizations, including as the Deputy Treasurer / Incoming Treasurer-Elect at the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, a member of the Library of Congress’s Copyright Public Modernization Committee, and an ambassador / host of the Places & Spaces Mapping Science Exhibit. Some previous roles I’m proud of include serving on the Executive Council of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and directing a digital humanities program at Carnegie Mellon University.
I often teach both within and outside my university (e.g., taught a few network analysis courses at Victoria’s Digital Humanities Summer Institute), and lecture publicly (including keynote addresses at HASTAC, the Digital Humanities Forum, and elsewhere).
Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara and I have a years-long project on the history of digital humanities, spanning several publications, presentations, blog posts, and web projects. One day we’ll assemble links for that project, or maybe put a book or something together, but for now just reach out for details (or do some googling).