Author Archives: Vanessa Varin

About Vanessa Varin

Vanessa Varin is associate editor for web content and social media at the AHA.

She manages the AHA Today blog, the AHA’s web and social media properties, and is a regular contributor to Perspectives on History. Vanessa writes primarily about web ethics; trends in the webisphere; beyond the professoriate careers; graduate students and early career; digital humanities; and news and events in the discipline.

Before coming to the AHA, Vanessa worked in the digital services department at the Hill Memorial Special Collections Library at Louisiana State University (LSU). She received her Bachelor of Arts in American History at the University of California, Los Angeles; her Master of Arts in American History and MLIS in Information Management at LSU. Her master’s thesis explored the history of nativism and political culture in antebellum St. Louis, Missouri. Her research interests include urban history, the history of nativism, intellectual history, and digital humanities.


Digital Projects on Display at NEH Tech Fair

Recently, the National Endowment of Humanities’ Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) offered a briefing for congressional staff, alternatively described as a “technology fair” or an “open house,” to help educate staffers and promote NEH-funded projects.