About

Newbook Digital Texts was founded in 2012 by University of Washington faculty Walter Andrews, Sarah Ketchley and Mary Childs.  It has come to include a group of scholars who envision easy, open access to less well known literary and historical texts, and like works in the humanities and social sciences that might not otherwise be published by conventional academic presses.

Project Directors

Walter G. Andrews PhD is founder of the Ottoman Text Archive Project, and co-founder of Newbook Digital Texts. Walter is a Research Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Literature; he has translated and published several works on Ottoman and modern Turkish poetry and culture. walter@uw.edu

Mary E. Childs PhD, is a co-founder of Newbook Digital Texts. Mary is a specialist in late- and post-Soviet Literature, both Russian and Georgian, and gender studies. She is a translator of Georgian literature, and a lecturer at the University of Washington, both in the Slavic Department and in Comparative History of Ideas; and an adjunct Professor of Russian Culture at Seattle Pacific University. mchilds@uw.edu

Sarah Ketchley PhD, is an Egyptologist with a specialty in art history in the first millennium BCE.  She is co-founder of Newbook Digital Texts and teaches ‘An Introduction to Digital Humanities’ at UW.  Inspired by intrepid women travelers of the 19th century, she has been working with student interns to digitize and publish the Nile travel diaries of Mrs. Emma B. Andrews.  Working computationally to analyze the content of Emma’s writings, Sarah and her students have created an extensive digital biographical database, interactive maps and an archive of encoded primary source material.  Sarah is the digital Project Manager of the Baki Project, which aims to identify and transcribe the many poems of Baki, arguably the most famous Ottoman poet of all.   ketchley@uw.edu

Consultant

Stacy Waters PhD, has been the technical consultant on the Ottoman Text Archive Project and Svoboda Diary projects. He has taught courses in Digital Arts for the Humanities, and provided consulting for projects at CARTAH (Center for Advanced Research Technology in the Arts and Humanities) at the University of Washington. He is a specialist in medieval English texts. stacy@uw.edu

Student Interns

Each year we have been fortunate to have a group of student interns working for Newbook Digital Texts, helping with tasks from transcribing and editing, to technical aspects of the projects as well as marketing, grant writing and project management.