MSLIS, Pratt Institute, New York, NY.
Certificate, Digital Humanities.
2018–2021. With distinction
MA, Classics and Ancient History. University of Exeter, Exeter, England.
Thesis: Reflections of the State in Imperial War Monuments: The Ara Pacis and the Columns of Trajan and Marcus Aurelius.
BA, Classics; Electronic Media & Art. Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA.
2008–2012. Summa cum laude
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY.
Digital Humanities Librarian: July 2022-present.
- Support faculty and students interested in pursuing Digital Humanities projects
- Support activities related to the $1.5 million Humanities for All Times grant
- As part of Research Services team, provide general research consultations for students
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Librarian: January 2022–June 2022.
Library Assistant: May 2018–December 2021.
- Create and maintain reference materials on the Foundation’s intranet
- Catalog, route, and perform retention maintenance of the library’s serial collection
- Identify and purchase library materials and assist with interlibrary loan
- Research and manage library programing for Foundation staff, including reading groups, instruction sessions, and exhibitions
- Perform research and fact checking services for Foundation staff
Pratt Institute, New York, NY.
Graduate Assistant (Part-Time): September 2019–May 2021.
Supervisor: Chris Alen Sula
- Assist with researching and planning a HASTAC Conference to be hosted at Pratt
- Research and source syllabi for digital humanities curricula at iSchools and ALA accredited library schools and assist with data analysis
PUBLICATIONS AND BOOK REVIEWS
Sula, C.A. and Berger, C. (forthcoming). “Training Information Professionals in the Digital Humanities: An Analysis of DH Courses in LIS Education.” College & Research Libraries.
Dennis, M., Hayes, K., Berger, C., Lee, J., Sula, C. A., & Talbot, B.* (2023). Countermapping Plants and Indigenous Lifeways in North America: A Case Study of Tending to Turtle Island. In Routledge Handbook of the Digital Environmental Humanities (pp. 126-142). Routledge.
Berger, C. (March 2021). “Collaborative Book Review for Putting the Humanities PhD to Work: Chapter 3.” Published as part of the HASTAC Scholars’ Collaborative Book Review of Putting the Humanities PhD to Work by Katina L. Rogers.
*Author order was randomized.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS
Gil, A.; Dombrowski, Q.; Berger, C.; Weingart S.B. (May 2022). “Checking In: Digital Humanities Librarians Staff Summer Chat.” Alternative format session held virtually at DH Unbound 2022.
Berger, C. (May 2022). “Embodied Data Visualizations: Integrating Crafting into Digital Humanities.” Paper presented virtually at DH Unbound 2022. (Transcript available here.)
Berger, C. (October 2021). “Native Land: Connecting Virtual Attendees to Physical Spaces.” Paper presented virtually at WAML 2021.
Berger, C. (July 2021). “The Importance of Names: Acknowledging the History of Plants in New York City.” Lightning talk presented virtually at ACH 2021.
Sula, C. A.; Berger, C. (October, 2020). “Digital Humanities Among LIS Programs: An Analysis of Courses” Paper presented virtually at ALISE 2020.
Sula, C. A.; Wang, X.; Park, H.; Berger, C. (July, 2020). “Digital Humanities among the iSchools: An Analysis of DH Courses.” Poster presented virtually at DH2020.
Berger, C. (October, 2019). “The Importance of Reflection: A Call for Slow Digital Humanities.” Paper presented at Digital Frontiers. Austin, TX.
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Early Career Librarian Scholarship, Western Association of Map Libraries, 2021
Excellence in Academic Achievement Award, Pratt Institute’s School of Information, 2021.
HASTAC Scholar, 2019-2021.
Embodied Data (2022)
An experimental digital humanities project exploring the role of crafts and physical data visualizations in digital humanities and data pedagogy.
Understanding the Plants of Central Park (2021)
A digital mapping project providing information about the history of the plants in Central Park.
Tending to Turtle Island: Indigenous Peoples, Settler Colonialism, and Plants in North America (2020)
A digital mapping project exploring the connections between plants, colonialism, and Indigenous knowledge. A group project, primarily responsible for the Native Plants of the High Line section.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Land Acknowledgement Advisory Committee, Member, 2022.
Inclusive Language Working Group, Member, 2020-2022.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Member, 2019-2022.
Mellon Student Group, Co-Chair 2019-2021.
Space Committee, Member, 2021.
School of Information Faculty Council, Student Representative, 2019–2021.
Space + Technology Committee, Student Representative, 2019–2021.
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
Arts Faculty Search Committee, Student Representative, 2010-2011.
Reviews Editor, 2022-present.
METRO Library Council
Programming Advisory Committee, 2022-present.
Programming Committee, Member, 2021-present.
Logistics Committee, Member, 2019-2021
Western Association of Map Libraries
Scholarship Committee, Member, 2021-2022
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
DH 2023 Peer-Reviewer, 2023
DH 2022 Peer-Reviewer, 2022
Digital Library Federation Forum
Fellowship Committee, Member, 2022
Association of Computers and the Humanities
ACH 2021 Peer-Reviewer, 2021.
Global Digital Humanities Symposium
Open Peer-Reviewer, 2019.
Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World
Assistant Organizer, 2013.
- Association for College and Research Libraries – New York Chapter (ACRL/NY)
- Association of Computers and the Humanities (ACH)
- Beta Phi Mu, Theta Chapter
- New York Library Association (NYLA)
Data Analysis and Visualization tools:
ArcGIS, Carto, Gephi, Leaflet, OpenRefine, Tableau, TimelineJS, Voyant
Computer – CSS, HTML, Python (Pandas, APIs, web scraping), TEI Simple
Written/Spoken – Latin (advanced)
Connexion, Koha, LibGuides, Sinopia, Zotero
Office and Other tools:
Audacity, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Zotero
Web Publishing Platforms:
ArcGIS Experience Builder, Django, Omeka, StoryMaps, WordPress