Digital Humanities (DH) Project Management



A job title like “Project Manager” can mean lots of things, but that’s exactly what I found myself doing...
lots of things. 

I’m a big-picture kind of thinker, so I love the thrill of rolling out a mastermind strategy of how all the points of a larger goal will eventually connect if you plan for it well and stay light-footed.

Software like Trello, iCalendar, and clean data management practices kept my colleagues and myself on track every step of the way. I also loved the challenge of creating new ways and strategies to keep audiences engaged and attract new followers.
(︎ humble brag: I grew the @mcgilldigihum following from 200 to 1,500 & Master’s degree applicants increased from 2-3 yearly to over 15).

Well, if I were to try and narrow it down, the projects I managed for the Digital Humanities program at McGill University fell into two main categories:

* Content Writing & Web Management 
- website & content manager for McGill DH 
- website auditor and user experience tester
- creator and content writer of the Digihum Brief monthly digital newsletter
- listserv & e-mail list manager 
- social media manager

* Research & Cultural Administration
- principal researcher and draft writer of provincial dossier for creation of a non-thesis MA degree in DH
- co-organizer of a virtual lecture series 
- co-organizer of research colloquiums 
- co-organizer and fundraiser for a digital art exhibition project