Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Visual Media Workshop, Department of History of Art and Architecture & Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship, University of Pittsburgh
Alison Langmead currently holds a joint faculty appointment at the University of Pittsburgh between the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (DSAS) and the School of Information Sciences (SIS). At DSAS, Langmead serves as the Director of the Visual Media Workshop (VMW), a digital humanities lab focused on the investigation of material and visual culture—historical or contemporary—in an environment that encourages technological experimentation. At SIS, she teaches courses on digital preservation and the digital humanities. In her research, she designs and produces digital humanities projects that investigate visuality and materiality as a multivalent, interactive process. She also studies the practice of information management as a historically-complex, transformative environment that can inform our understanding of contemporary information awareness and digitality. Langmead is the Principal Contact for the DHRX: Digital Humanities at Pitt faculty research initiative, which represents a transdisciplinary network of scholars at the University of Pittsburgh who use digital methods to study the ways in which humans interact with their environments, whether social or cultural, natural or human-created. She holds a PhD in medieval architectural history from Columbia University as well as an MLIS from the University of California, Los Angeles.