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Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History
Tom Ewing, Virginia Tech

Grant details:

Not a Fair Fight: ‘Viruses Don’t Play By Our Rules,’ Says MacPhail (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Carla Garnett
Publication: NIH Record
Date: 3/9/2018

Virginia Tech Publishing launches first peer-reviewed book under its own imprint (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Elise Monsour Puckett, Peter Potter
Publication: VT Tech Daily
Date: 6/7/2019
Abstract: Virginia Tech Publishing, Virginia Tech’s scholarly publishing hub housed in the University Libraries, recently launched “Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History,” the first peer-reviewed book to be released solely under the Virginia Tech Publishing imprint.

Viral Networks workshop to use digital humanities tools to illuminate medical history (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Paula Bryon
Publication: VT Tech Daily
Date: 12/18/2017

Open-Access Book Based on 2018 Viral Networks Workshop Now Available (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Alan Carr
Publication: National Library of Medicine Newsbits
Date: 3/12/2019
Abstract: The new open-access book, Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History, comprising a collection of research papers, is now available from VT Publishing and NLM Digital Collections. The book is the product of the January, 2018, Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History, hosted by the National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division, supported by the Office of Digital Humanities of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and organized by Virginia Tech, and was a collaborative outcome of NLM’s ongoing collaboration with the NEH.

Viral Networks, Reconnected: Scholars Use Digital Tools to Explore Medical History (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Dana Talesnik
Publication: NIH Record
Date: 7/12/2019
Abstract: Some medical historians are looking at their research in a whole new light. Three of these scholars recently described their experiences using new digital platforms to bring a fresh perspective to their historical data. The scholars, who spoke at an NLM forum recently in Lister Hill Auditorium, were among 10 researchers featured in the new peer-reviewed, open-access book Viral Networks: Connecting Digital Humanities and Medical History. The forum reunited the trio a year after a 2018 workshop at NIH where they explored how network analysis can provide useful insights into their data. The workshop, forum and book are part of a long-standing digital humanities partnership between NIH and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

VT Publishing makes scholarly work in Blacksburg accessible to the world (Media Coverage)
Publication: Roanoke Times
Date: 8/3/2019
Abstract: VT Publishing has been particularly helpful for university researchers in advancing scholarship in their respective fields. Tech history professor Tom Ewing credited the library’s employees in making a reality the book he co-edited with Tech graduate student Katherine Randall . “Viral Networks” was published late last year as the first peer-reviewed academic book produced by VT Publishing. The book is a collection of academic essays that “explores the power of network thinking and analysis for humanities research.” The book is based on a 2018 conference in Bethesda, Maryland, that reviewed the study of medical networks and what they can tell researchers about medical history. The professionals at VT Publishing brought “technical skills and capacity” to the project, Ewing said.