Andy Janco is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Haverford College. His work focuses on new methods for research in digital archives using natural language processing and computer vision. He is the co-director of an NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities at Princeton University in partnership with the Library of Congress Labs and the European Union’s Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH). Andy received his PhD in Russian history from the University of Chicago and a master’s in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Andy is a leader and co-founder of the ASEEES Digital Humanities Affiliate Group (SlavicDH). He organizes the SlavicDH pre-conference workshop, including the THATCamp in Washington DC, the 1990s Sourcebook workshop in Boston, a year-long partnership with Prozhito for San Francisco, and a workshop on early Soviet art periodicals for the upcoming virtual conference. Together with a team from SlavicDH, Andy co-authored a forthcoming article for Slavic Review about race in Slavic Studies scholarship using machine learning to identify macroscopic patterns and changes over time in more that 100,000 texts.
As a Member-at-Large on the ASEEES Board, Andy would represent the views of contingent faculty, librarians, and graduate students. He would work to promote collaborative scholarship, digital research methods, and open knowledge among ASEEES membership.