Scott Paul McGinnis

Alumni - BIDS Data Science Fellow

Real name: 
Scott Paul McGinnis

Scott Paul McGinnis wass a Berkeley PhD candidate in History, specializing in early China.  His dissertation research explored the intersection of technical disciplines and historical practices during the Han period (206 BCE - 220 CE).  Concurrently, Scott was learning everything he could about Digital Humanities and Data Science.  His activities in these areas included teaching a course on XML at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, developing a new digital edition of the first-century history Han shu, working with the Computational Text Analysis Working Group to make a research-ready Congressional Record, leading a multi-campus graduate student working group, and coordinating the Berkeley Digital Humanities Working Group at the Townsend Center for the Humanities.