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Connie Moon Sehat <email@example.com>
Digital Scholarship, German and European Cultural Studies
|List Affiliations:||Web Editor for H-German
|Interests:||European History / Studies
Library and Information Science
Zotero Integration Advisor, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Sep 2009 - present
Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University, Dec 2008 - present
Consulting Web Editor, H-German, Dec 2008-July 2010
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Technological Culture, Communication and Semantic Web, Education, Utopia, Public Sphere
Ph.D. in History, Rice University, Texas, May 2006
Dissertation title: “Education and Utopia: Technology Museums in Cold War Germany”
Qualifying fields: Modern Germany, Enlightenment Europe, Modern Japan
B.A. in History of Art, University of California at Berkeley, California, December 1996
Director and Senior Strategist, Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Emory University Libraries, October 2008 – September 2009
Responsible for heading a new digital studies center – the Digital Scholarship Commons – and other digital initiatives out of the Libraries. Also helping the formation of a Certificate program in Digital Scholarship coursework for Ph.D. students in the Institute for Liberal Arts at Emory University.
Digital Scholarship Programs Creative Lead, Librarian, Emory University Libraries, August 2008 – September 2008
Responsible for helping to create a new Digital Humanities Center and digital initiatives out of the Libraries.
Associate Director of Research Projects, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Dec 2007 – June 2008
Co-director of the Center for History and New Media overseeing a staff of forty employees and research projects including the bibliographic research application Zotero (www.zotero.org) and long-term repository archival issues.
Digital Historian, Assistant Research Professor, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, July 2007 – June 2008
Executive co-producer and manager of Internet projects on the History of Science and Technology (echo.gmu.edu); researching social issues related to Open Source, facilitating virtual scholarship communities, administrating grants and consulting for digital humanities projects.
Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Spring 2007
Topics in Twentieth Century Europe, graduate-level seminar
ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Operations, Houston, Texas, 1997-2000
Developed applications for the NASA International Space Station Mission Control Reconfiguration Team. Designed and directed telemetry application projects. Constructed training courses for developers as well as NASA operatives.
New Media Team Intern, University Art Museum, Berkeley, California, Fall 1996
Created web pages and updated UNIX-based background scripts for the top-rated museum website.
Summer Intern, Informix Database Incorporated, Menlo Park, California, Summer 1995
Redesigned and coordinated Informix NewEra 2.0 for Windows installation process. Assisted editing and writing software manuals and design specifications.
Scheduler, Group Leader, Workstation & Microcomputer Facilities, UC Berkeley, Feb - Dec 1994
Scheduled 60 employees and managed timesheets; co-managed staff of 100 student consultants in collaboration with a team of other Group Leaders to operate general use computer facilities. Taught classes on computer applications to UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty.
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Rice University History Department Fellowship, 2000-03, 2004-06
Dean’s Fellowship, School of the Humanities, Rice University, 2000-03, 2004-05
Lodieska Stockbridge Vaughan Fellowship, Rice University, 2003-04
University-wide competitive award given to one student in social sciences, one in humanities, one in science, and three in any discipline who show evidence of “outstanding achievement and promise.”
James T. Wagoner Foreign Studies Scholarship, Rice University, 2003-04
University-wide competitive scholarship to support research abroad.
Russell Pitmann Graduate Fellowship in History, Rice University, 2003
Department award to support summer research abroad.
Summer Seminar in Germany, German Historical Institute –Washington D.C., June 2003
Nationally competitive program initiating ten junior scholars into archival research at Cologne, Gotha, and the Federal Archives of Germany in Koblenz.
James Scott Peterson Distinguished Service Award in History, Rice University, 2003
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Alumni Association Scheibe Memorial Scholarship, 2002
One of three U.S. recipients of a special scholarship for language training in Germany.
Charles Garside, Jr. Prize in History, Rice University, 2002
Competitive departmental fellowship to support summer language study in Bremen, Germany.
PUBLICATIONS AND WORKS IN PROGRESS
“Life before specialization,” review of Harmonious Triads: Physicists, Musicians, and Instrument Makers in Nineteenth-Century Germany by Myles W. Jackson, H-German, May 2008.
“Canons of Utopia: Iris Murdoch, Christa Wolf, and Marilynne Robinson on fiction, femininity, and universals,” paper for the “Utopias, Human Rights, and Gender in Twentieth Century Europe” Workshop for Book Project, Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Vienna, in conjunction with Cooper Union New York and the Freud Museum (Vienna), December 2007.
“The curious puzzle of technological success,” review of Motor ohne Lobby?: Medienereignis Wankelmotor 1959-1989 by Marcus Popplow, H-German (http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=113401179935325), April 2007.
“The Future of Digital Scholarship: A Look at Environments and Education,” Emerging Fields of Study: New Research, Environments, and Credentials Colloquium, Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington DC, to be delivered December 2008.
“Digital Collections and Historical Research,” The Work of Art History in the Digital Age Colloquium, Council on Library and Information Resources and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, June 2008.
“’Historical thinking’ in the digital classroom,” Introduction to Secondary Education Seminar, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University, April 2008 and November 2007.
“The Educational Politics of Interconnectivity,” American Historical Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, January 2007.
“Rational Utopias for Children: German Technology Museums in Cold War Germany,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 2005.
“’The Principle of Hope’: Intellectuals and the Search for Constructive Knowledge in Christa Wolf’s Cassandra,” Ninth Biennial Historical Symposium, University of Texas at Austin, October 2001.
“‘Thinking means venturing beyond’: Intellectuals and Society in Christa Wolf’s Cassandra, Literature and History Graduate Student Symposium, Rice University, February 2001.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE
Organizer, Designing Curricula for Digital Scholarship Preparation Colloquium, Emory University and Council for Library and Information Resources, Emory University, to take place April 2009
Panelist, Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, National Endowment of the Humanities, December 2008