Aaron Smith | April 22, 2015
Douglas Duhaime, Ph.D. student in Notre Dame’s Department of English, is busy expanding the possibilities of humanities research in the digital realm. Very busy.
While embarking upon a dissertation project that will use computational models to improve our understanding of early modern book culture, Duhaime has also taken a position with ProQuest, a global information content and technology company, to develop a text and data mining service for researchers.
“My interest in the digital humanities springs from my interest in innovative and efficient research,” Duhaime said. “For many years, humanists advanced arguments based on the available evidence base, which was limited by the amount of data a given researcher could assemble and study within a given period of time.