Anelise Hanson Shrout


I’m a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Studies (formerly a Visiting Assistant Professor of History) at Davidson College, with a PhD in history from New York University. My work focuses on the nineteenth-century origins of international humanitarianism, and particularly the ways in which philanthropic donations were used as proxies for arguments about governance in the middle decades of the nineteenth century. I'm intrigued by the possibilities inherent in intersections between history and technology, and by student interactions beyond the classroom. I’m also interested in how the ‘internet age’ changes the way we interact with sources and with students – and in how the digital humanities shape what we do both as scholars and as teachers.