Arts and Humanities Research Computing, informally known as Digital Arts and Humanities (DARTH), provides software engineering, consultation, and instruction to support faculty digital research initiatives. We work at all stages of the research data lifecycle, but particularly excel at modeling complex humanities data, helping organize and analyze data, and building innovative web platforms that showcase and visualize the results. In addition, DARTH sponsors lectures, workshops, and symposia related to emerging trends in technology for artistic creation and scholarship.

DARTH partners closely with the FAS Academic Technology Group, the Harvard Library, the Harvard Art Museums, the Digital Scholarship Support Group (DSSG), and various other individuals and organizations on and off campus to share ideas, pioneer common standards, and advocate for the unique priorities of a networked university.

Ready to start a new digital project, or get support on an existing initiative? Contact DARTH

Arts & Humanities Research Computing Staff

Rashmi Singhal

Director, Arts and Humanities Research Computing (DARTH)

Rashmi is a software developer who specializes in digital humanities applications for pedagogical and scholarly application. She previously worked for HarvardX, the Library of Congress, and the Perseus Digital Library. She holds a BS in Computer Science and Archaeology and a MS in Computer Science, both from Tufts University.

Cole Crawford

Senior Software Engineer, Humanities Research Computing, Arts and Humanities Research Computing (DARTH)

Cole uses his background in research software engineering and literary studies to help humanities scholars build digital infrastructures and projects in order to model, collect, process, and analyze their data and reach wide audiences with their research. He holds an ALM in Software Engineering from Harvard Extension, an MA in Literature and Culture from Oregon State University, and a BS in Computing Science and Informatics and English from Creighton University. You can find him on GitHub or Twitter (for now).

David Flood

Software Engineer, Arts and Humanities Research Computing (DARTH)

Equally at home when presenting at an academic conference or collaborating with other humanities researchers to explore the use of software in their research, David has found a home in the digital humanities realm. He is a PhD candidate at University of Edinburgh (UK) researching the textual criticism of the New Testament, Greek catenae manuscripts, and the development of software for textual scholarship. Find David on GitHubTwitter, and his website.

Yoni Gutenmacher

Associate Software Engineer, Arts and Humanities Research Computing (DARTH)

Yoni is a software engineer and writer from New York. He is currently an M.F.A. student at Brooklyn College studying fiction. Yoni is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.A. in English and Computer Science, and he was formerly a software engineer at Blackstone.

Ryan Muther

Software Engineer, Arts and Humanities Research Computing (DARTH)

Ryan is a software engineer from Boston with an interest in applying computational tools to humanities research. She holds a PhD in computer science from Northeastern and a BS in computer science and history from Union College. Prior to coming to Harvard, she worked as a software developer and researcher for the KITAB project, applying natural language processing to the study of the classical Arabic written tradition.

Tracy Stuber

Digital Humanities Specialist, Arts and Humanities Research Computing (DARTH)

Tracy Stuber provides digital humanities expertise and project managementt for faculty-led research initiatives. Prior to Harvard, she was Research Specialist for the Digital Art History department at the Getty Research Institute, where she focused on the use of emerging technologies such as computer vision and machine learning to discover new research possibilities within photographic archives. She is inaugural co-editor of “Digital Dialogues,” a forum for digital projects and issues in Panorama, Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art. She received her PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester.


Former Staff and Fellows

Christopher Morse

Former Senior Humanities Research Computing Specialist

Gosia Stergios

Former Fellow

Jud Harward

Former Director

Nicole Legnani

Former Fellow

Sarah Winifred Searle

Former Fellow