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Meet our new Digital Scholarship Assistants

Owen Avery ‘25

My name is Owen Avery, and I am a first year student here at Conn. While I have not declared a major yet, I am very interested in double-majoring in Computer Science and English. Although these topics are usually thought of as having little to no overlap, I believe that if you do just a little bit of digging, there are tons of ways to apply CS skills and use technology to learn more about the humanities! 

This semester, I am working at the Digital Scholarship and Curriculum Center (DSCC) and I hope to learn more about specific technologies and their applications in the humanities. Currently I am working on digitizing the Shain Library’s collection of Japanese Ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) for the online campus art collections database. I am also researching web scraping/analysis tools and helping professors who want to apply these skills to their own research.

Outside of academics, I love music, especially experimental and avant garde, and will soon be hosting a radio show on WCNI!

Anna Batelli ‘25

My name is Anna Batelli, and I am a first year student at Conn. This semester, I began working as an assistant in the Digital Scholarship and Curriculum Center (DSCC). I recently began a digital humanities project with a collection of journals held in the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives. Using the handwritten journals of Mary Williams Crozier (1864-1955) where she recorded her travels in Asia, I will create an interactive digital map about her experiences abroad. 

I am currently undeclared, but I am considering majoring in Slavic Studies and International Relations. Outside of class, I am a member of the women’s cross country and track and field teams, running distance events. I consider myself to be both a coffee and tea enthusiast and can typically be found at any of the on-campus coffee shops. I am so excited to be a part of the DSCC this semester!