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Harvey Quamen, PhD (Penn State), MA (Iowa), BA (Minnesota)

Associate Professor of English & Humanities Computing


English and Film Studies | Interdisciplinary Studies

About Me

I am an Associate Professor of English and Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta. My scholarly and teaching work is best described as Digital Humanities, although that encompasses science and technology studies, 19th- and 20th-century literary studies, as well as cyberculture. I have written and published on HG Wells, on the open source software movement, and on the implications of "database culture" for the humanities. I have participated in several digital humanities projects, including Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC), Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE), and the Canadian Writers' Research Collaboratory (CWRC). I am currently at work on a book tentatively entitled Database Concepts for Digital Humanists.


  • Digital Humanities
  • Science and Literature (especially 19th- and 20th-centuries)
  • Cyberculture and Internet Culture
  • Data Visualization