sarah v. melton

// digital humanist // open advocate



Welcome! I’m the head of digital scholarship at Boston College Libraries. Our department explores and documents new tools and supports teaching and research in a variety of areas that utilize broad methodologies in the digital humanities.

I received my PhD from Emory University’s Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts. My dissertation examines how public histories of the U.S. civil rights movement and South African anti-apartheid resistance “travel” locally, nationally, and globally in museums.

Previously, I was the digital projects coordinator at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS). I served as the project manager for the mapping platform ATLMaps, Unpacking Manuel’s Tavern—an immersive archive of Atlanta’s left—and several open access publications.

I work with the Open Access Button and am a review editor for DH+Lib.

You can reach me at sarah.melton (at) bc (dot) edu.

An almost-always updated version of my CV can be found here.

My ORCID id is 0000-0003-3780-5577, and my Google Scholar profile can be found here.