About

The Humanities Computing Curriculum Committee (HC3), launched in AY 2019–2020, brings together humanists, technologists, and administrators across Princeton to promote the integration of scholarly approaches from the humanities and computer sciences in undergraduate curriculum. Emerging methods in data science promise new insights into human history and culture, and the humanities are vital to developing and applying ethical and equitable technology in the world today. The tools, methods, and practices that we apply to humanities data of the past are just as relevant to our present moment.

More specifically, members of the HC3 work collaboratively to:

  • Uncover pathways through existing curricula at Princeton that will help COS concentrators and other BSE students receive the cultural, historical, and ethical fluencies they will need in their careers.
  • Advise humanities concentrators on how to attain the digital literacies and technical competencies necessary to understand and thrive in a rapidly changing world.
  • Develop and support workshops, labs, speaker series, and community partnerships that work toward digital equity.
  • Design new undergraduate interdisciplinary course modules based on the integration of humanities and computer science methods.
  • Work to make humanities data sets more accessible across campus and especially to COS and SML researchers.

In AY 2021–2022, the HC3 includes the following faculty, administrators, and students across Princeton:

  • Amina Elgamal, Undergraduate in Computer Science, Co-organizer of Technology for a Just Society
  • Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Assistant Professor of African American and Black Diasporic Art and Department of Art and Archaeology.
  • Anna Shields, Professor of Chinese Studies; Chair, Department of East Asian Studies
  • Barbara Engelhardt, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Brandon Stewart, Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • Brian Kernighan, Professor of Computer Science
  • Brigid Doherty, Associate Professor of German and Art & Archaeology
  • Daisy Yan Huang, Lecturer; Center for Statistics and Machine Learning
  • Emily McGinn, Humanities Computing Curriculum Specialist, Center for Digital Humanities
  • Grant Wythoff, Digital Humanities Strategist, Center for Digital Humanities
  • Helmut Reimitz, Professor of History; Director, Program in Medieval Studies
  • Jérémie Lumbroso, Lecturer of Computer Science
  • JP Singh, Professor, Computer Science Department; Director, Program in Applications of Computing
  • Katherine Stanton, Associate Dean and Director, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Kathleen Crown, Executive Director, Humanities Council
  • Kavita Kulkarni, ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow, Center for Digital Humanities
  • Kinohi Nishikawa, Associate Professor of English and African American Studies
  • Meredith Martin, Associate Professor of English; Director, Center for Digital Humanities
  • Olga Russakovsky, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Peter Ramadge, Professor of Electrical Engineering; Director, Center for Statistics and Machine Learning
  • Rachael DeLue, Chair and Christopher Binyon Sarofim ’86 Professor in American Art; Art & Archaeology
  • Rebekah Massengill Peeples, Associate Dean, Office of the Dean of the College
  • Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies
  • Sam Wang, Professor of Neuroscience
  • Starry Schor, Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Professor of American Jewish Studies and Professor of English; Chair, Humanities Council
  • Thomas Dayzie, Undergraduate in English, Co-organizer of Nuclear Princeton
  • Tithi Chattopadhyay, Associate Director, Center for Information Technology Policy