Bethany Farrell (Digital Franklin Fellow) is a Ph.D. Candidate at Temple University, her dissertation focuses on the sixteenth-century painter Bronzino’s art production and its relation to the bureaucracy and transnational exchange of Cosimo I’s court. Since beginning her graduate studies, Bethany has pursued a focus in digital humanities. She began her training at the Getty Foundation funded Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media summer institute at George Mason University. Bethany continued to hone her skills as a fellow at Temple University’s Digital Scholarship Center (now the Loretta C. Duckworth Scholar’s Studio) for two years. Her use of digital methodologies has allowed her to resolve primary dissertation inquiries as well as assist and collaborate on diverse DH projects ranging in time and space from Bronze Age Oman to twentieth-century science fiction. Bethany will be activating her digital humanities skills along with her knowledge of economic history and paleography in her position as the Digital Franklin Fellow.
Research Project: Digitization of Benjamin Franklin’s account books