Dana Bublitz is the Web Tech & Communications Graduate Assistant at the Simpson Center and a student in the Master of Library & Information Science program at the UW iSchool. She maintains the Simpson Center’s online presence through the Center’s website, events calendar, e-mail communications, and social media, coordinating with the Communications & External Affairs Specialist.
With a BA in Classics and Religion from Reed College and an Master of Letters in Mediaeval Studies from the University of St Andrews, Dana’s academic interests have focused on the ways in which medieval women transcended gender roles—writing on topics ranging from women’s involvement in the Crusades to Christine de Pizan’s political and religious thought in 15th century France.
Her current focus is the intersection of academic libraries and the emerging field of digital humanities. She is especially interested in the digitization of manuscripts and digital tools to aid in reading and transcribing primary sources.