esten-2.jpegI am a digital scholar, a public human[ities] practitioner, and a public historian.


I believe that using new media in cultural institutions can bridge communities, ignite excitement, and reinvent cultural spaces. Blending modern technology and a fascination with history, I support creative activities in digital scholarship. Thinking critically about technology & community engagement, I hope to build innovative digital projects to engage audiences with collections and ideas. 

Broadly speaking, I’m interested in digital humanities, public history, public humanities, and digital culture. Check out the rest of my site to learn about the projects I’ve worked on and the organizations with which I’ve collaborated.

I am pretty easy to find on Twitter (@sheishistoric). You can also email me at estenemily[at]gmail[dot]com. Feel free to check out my Experience or Projects to learn more about my work!

Current Projects:

  • Serving as the Digital Humanities Fellow at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
  • Working as a researcher and collaborator on Mapping Violence, a Refusing to Forget project
  • Building Twitter bots
  • Blogging about digital public humanities for HASTAC