Tanya Clement

Tanya Clement

Associate Professor, Department of English


Tanya Clement studies the dynamic interplay of digital information systems and scholarly research in the humanities. Just as researchers in science and technology studies (STS) examine how scientists employ
technology and health informatics scholars study the
information-seeking behaviors of patients, Clement conducts research in humanities informatics (Europe) or digital humanities (United States) to investigate the increasing use of digital information systems in humanities scholarship and in cultural heritage
institutions. In her research, she considers the data, algorithms,software, platforms, and networks that comprise digital information systems as co-constructed with the services, practices, and policies
that enable scholarship. Often working colaboratively, she leads teams to build and analyze digital information systems in the humanities,and uses the findings these acitivies generate to advance theory. Her work involves imagining what we don't know by evaluating and
rethinking how scholars and institutions generate, curate, and interpret humanities data in contexts that are constantly shifting due to rapidly changing resources and technologies.


A.B. in American History and Literature, 1994, Harvard University; M.F.A in Fiction, 2000, University of Virginia; PhD in English Literature and Language, 2009, University of Maryland, College Park

Areas Of Specialization

Sound Studies
Digital Humanities
Digital Libraries
Scholarly Information Infrastructure
Literary Study
Humanities Data Curation

Recent Publications

Clement, T. Early Information Theory and Cultural Studies of Sound. Information & Culture (accepted for publication).

Pfannenschmidt*, S. and Clement, T. Evaluating Digital Scholarship: Suggestions and Strategies for the TEI. Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (accepted for publication).

Clement, T. The Information Science Question in DH Feminism. digital humanities quarterly (accepted for publication).

Clement*, T., Tcheng, D., Auvil, L., Capitanu, B., and Barbosa, J. Distant Listening to Gertrude Steins Melanctha: Using Similarity Analysis in a Discovery Paradigm to Analyze Prosody and Author Influence. LLC: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 28.4 (2013): 582-602.

Clement, T., Hagenmaier, W. and Knies, J.L. Towards a Notion of the Archive of the Future: Impressions of Practice by Librarians, Archivists, and Digital Humanities Scholars. The Library Quarterly. 83.2 (2013): 112130.

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Recent Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourseSyllabusNotes
2024FallINF 383HIntroduction to Digital Humanities
2023FallINF 383HIntroduction to Digital Humanities
2022FallINF 383HIntroduction to Digital Humanities
2020FallINF 383HIntroduction to Digital Humanities
2019FallINF 383HIntroduction to Digital Humanities
2018FallINF 391D.12Disciplinary Foundations For Information Studies
2018SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Critical Perspectives On Cultural Data Analysis
2017FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Critical Perspectives On Cultural Data Analysis
2017FallINF 383HIntroduction to Digital Humanities
2017SpringINF 350EInformation Technology Introduction to Digital Humanities
2017SpringINF 391D.12Disciplinary Foundations For Information Studies
2017SpringINF 383HIntroduction to Digital Humanities