Scott Paul McGinnis

PhD Candidate, History
BIDS Data Science Fellow, Moore/Sloan

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Scott Paul McGinnis

Scott Paul McGinnis is a PhD Candidate in History, specializing in early China.  His dissertation research explores the intersection of technical disciplines and historical practices during the Han period (206 BCE - 220 CE).  At the same time as studying early Chinese history, Scott has been learning everything he can about Digital Humanities and Data Science.  His current activities in these areas include: teaching a course on XML at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (University of Victoria); developing a new digital edition of the first-century history, the Han shu (DH at Berkeley); working with the Computational Text Analysis Working Group to make a research-ready Congressional Record (Social Science Matrix and D-Lab); leading a multi-campus graduate student working group (UC Humanities Research Institute); and being one of the coordinators of the Berkeley Digital Humanities Working Group (Townsend Center for the Humanities).