University of Wisconsin–Madison

Martin Foys, Professor of English

Martin Foys is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He has been involved with digital humanities since graduate school, when he decided to digitize, and then publish a digital edition of the Bayeux Tapestry. In his interview he discusses the digital humanities with a depth of understanding that only comes with experience, including the incumbent successes and challenges of multiple and varied projects.  He still gets exited about humanist data and has reason to since he just released his most recent project, Digital Mappa, “an online resource that allows you to take collections of digital images and texts and begin to annotate them and link them together.” You can learn more about Digital Mappa at digitalmappa.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to the highlights of Martin’s interview here:

 

Listen to the podcast here: