David Staley Named Interim Director, Humanities Institute
David Staley, associate professor in the Department of History, has been named interim director of the Humanities Institute at the university, effective Aug. 15, 2017 to May 15, 2018. The Humanities Institute is dedicated to promoting collaborative research within the faculty of The Ohio State University, and in translating that research for the benefit of the wider public.
Staley’s research interests include digital history, the philosophy of history, historical methodology and the history and future of higher education. He has published widely on the intersection of technology and scholarship, and is the author of Brain, Mind and Internet (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Computers, Visualization and History, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2013) and History and Future: Using Historical Thinking to Imagine the Future (Lexington Books, 2007).
In addition to his written work, he has designed and curated both online and physical exhibitions and has published numerous visual compositions in digital media. From 2003 to 2008, Staley was the executive director of the American Association for History and Computing (AAHC).