People //Laura Newman Eckstein
Former Judaica Digital Humanities Coordinator, Founding Member of Judaica DH at the Penn Libraries
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Laura worked as the Judaica Digital Humanities Coordinator at the Penn Libraries from October 2016-June 2018. She left the position in order to pursue her PhD in Early Atlantic Jewish History at University of Pennsylvania. Laura holds a bachelor’s degree with the highest honors in religion from Haverford College. Laura’s senior thesis at Haverford focused on Jewish peddlers, their business networks, and their religious practices along the Lower Mississippi River between 1820-1865. Laura is the recipient of a 2014 Tri-College, Mellon Foundation Digital Humanities Fellowship where she where she worked with Professor Ryan Cordell in his lab for Viral Maps, Texts and Networks at Northeastern University, mapping the spread and reprinting of 19th century newspapers and magazines. Laura is also the recipient of a John B. Hurford Arts and Humanities Center Summer Research Fellowship.