Laura Leibman

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My area of research is primarily on Sephardic Jews in the American colonies, with an emphasis on the Caribbean. I work both with texts and material culture, and I have several online databases. The Jewish Atlantic World Database http://cdm.reed.edu/cdm4/jewishatlanticworld/, for example, is a collection of images related to early American Jewish material culture. Much of my digital humanities work focuses on how digital media can allow us to create a dynamic, multimedia environment for interdisciplinary scholarship, though I also use my online databases as a platform for doing seriation studies. The classes I teach often involve a digital humanities component. I am eager to learn more about what technologies people are using and what they are doing with them.