Amanda French

Amanda French

Digital Humanities Scholar

Location
Charlottesville, Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia Area)
Industry
Higher Education

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Amanda French's Summary

PhD in English Language and Literature with a specialty in poetry and poetic form, 19th- and 20th-century British and Irish literature, and digital humanities.

Specialties

Poetic form, XML markup, user-centered design

Amanda French's Experience

THATCamp Coordinator

Center for History and New Media

March 2010March 2014 (4 years 1 month) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Primary manager and research scholar for the free, open, international unconference for humanists and technologists called THATCamp, The Humanities and Technology Camp.

Digital Curriculum Specialist

New York University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

2008January 2011 (3 years)

In this grant-funded position, I helped the Archives and Public History program at NYU incorporate digital technologies throughout its curriculum and internship programs.

Coordinator of E-Learning

Emory University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

20072008 (1 year)

In this position, I managed the open source software project ReservesDirect, coordinated content collection for the iTunes U project, performed usability tests on library websites, and participated in several other initiatives related to teaching and learning with technology.

Teaching Assistant Professor

North Carolina State University

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

20062007 (1 year)

I taught 6 graduate and undergraduate courses in this full-time temporary position: the undergraduate courses "History of English Literature II" and "The Victorian Period"; the Honors seminars "Literary Scandals" and "Academic Research Skills and Issues"; and the graduate courses "Victorian Poetry and Poetics" and "Bibliography and Methodology."

Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellow

NCSU Libraries

20042006 (2 years)

Studied issues in academic librarianship that urgently affect humanities scholarship; attended seminars with prominent librarians, university administrators, and foundation officials; co-taught an undergraduate honors seminar on information skills and issues, served on library committees, conducted website usability tests and designed web pages; and managed a major scholarly digital project.

Amanda French's Languages

  • French

  • German

Amanda French's Skills & Expertise

  1. Research
  2. History
  3. Teaching
  4. Library
  5. E-Learning
  6. Archives
  7. Digital Libraries
  8. Curriculum Design
  9. Literature
  10. Poetry
  11. Project Management
  12. Digital Humanities
  13. Usability Testing
  14. Higher Education
  15. Usability
  16. User-centered Design
  17. Grant Writing
  18. Academic Writing
  19. University Teaching
  20. Editing

Amanda French's Projects

  • THATCamp Bay Area

    • 2010 to 2011
    Team Members: Amanda French, Jon Voss, Barbara Hui, Lori Lindberg, Glen Worthey, Cameron Blevins, Shannon Supple, Dave Lester, , Aditi Muralidharan, Shawn Simister

    THATCamp Bay Area: The initial San Francisco Bay Area installation of “The Humanities and Technology” unconference took place in October 2010 and was attended by leading scholars, technologists, and enthusiasts. The event is supported entirely by sponsors. In 2010 it was hosted by WordPress, in 2011 it was hosted by Google.

  • THATCamp Bay Area

    • 2010 to 2011
    Team Members: Amanda French, Jon Voss, Barbara Hui, Lori Lindberg, Glen Worthey, Cameron Blevins, Shannon Supple, Dave Lester, , Aditi Muralidharan, Shawn Simister

    THATCamp Bay Area: The initial San Francisco Bay Area installation of “The Humanities and Technology” unconference took place in October 2010 and was attended by leading scholars, technologists, and enthusiasts. The event is supported entirely by sponsors. In 2010 it was hosted by WordPress, in 2011 it was hosted by Google.

  • Proceedings of THATCamp

    • March 2014 to Present
    Team Members: Amanda French, Aram Zucker-Scharff, Boone Gorges, Kim Nguyen

    Worked with team to develop improvements to the project's WordPress theme, BuddyPress profiles and to extend BuddyPress's activities functionality towards a more useful favorites system.

  • HiLo Heroes

    • 2009 to Present
    Team Members: Amanda French, Joshua Glenn, Joe Alterio, Matthew Battles, Franklin Bruno, Patrick Cates, Adrienne Crew, Erik Davis, Mike Fleisch, Alix Lambert, Chris Lanier, Mimi Lipson, McGovern Adam, Devin McKinney, Tom Nealon, Annie Nocenti, Lynn Peril, Dan Reines, Greg Rowland, Elina Shatkin, Marilyn Snell

    A series of 1,000+ posts — at HiLobrow.com — celebrating our favorite high-, low-, and no-brows. Edited by Joshua Glenn.

  • Kern Your Enthusiasm

    • August 2014 to August 2014
    Team Members: Amanda French, Matthew Battles, Joshua Glenn, McGovern Adam, Douglas Wolk, Joe Alterio, Suzanne Fischer, Tom Nealon, Tony Leone, Chris Spurgeon, Helene Silverman, tim spencer, Cintra Wilson, Jacob Covey

    A series of 25 posts — at HiLobrow.com — in which 25 culture critics celebrated and analyzed specific typefaces. Edited by Joshua Glenn.

  • THATCamp HBCU

    • June 2012 to June 2012

    Coordinated THATCamp 2012, (The Humanities And Technology Camp) at Atlanta University Center Library in June 2012.

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Amanda French's Education

University of Virginia

Ph.D., English

19932004

Activities and Societies: Graduate Student Council President

University of Colorado Boulder

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English Language and Literature, General

19871992

Cherry Creek High School

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