Mathematical Humanists


George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, and Virtually



August 2024. Additional workshops will be held in 2025 and 2026.



Many humanists have not had the opportunity, or have faced barriers, to receiving instruction in higher mathematics, particularly topics that provide a conceptual foundation for understanding the assumptions made in common DH methods. Mathematical Humanists will conduct a series of in-person and online workshops to guide participants through fundamental mathematical concepts underpinning these methods, including statistics, network analysis, and text mining and analysis.

The workshops will introduce participants to mathematical notation, theories, and application using a learner-centered, case-study approach, contextualizing each lesson with real humanities data and questions. We seek a diverse cohort of participants doing DH research, instruction, and/or related scholarship who wish to learn about the mathematics behind common DH methods, especially those who have not had access to this training before.

Funding Information: Details about the Grant

Project Director(s)

Jessica Otis, Ashley Sanders