Associate Professor of History
Kathryn Tomasek co-directs the Wheaton College Digital History Project with Wheaton College Archivist and Special Collections Curator Zephorene L. Stickney. Students in her courses do original research with documents from the founding period of the college. Tomasek's research project, Encoding Financial Records, received a Start-Up Grant from the Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2011.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Rice University
U.S. Women's History
19th-century United States
Encoding financial records
Travel in the nineteenth century
Historical constructions of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation in the United States
The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) in teaching history to undergraduates
Uses of technology as a tool to enhance learning
Women in North America
Sex and Culture in the Nineteenth-Century U.S
The History Engine as a tool for teaching conventions of historical writing
The Wheaton College Digital History Project: Undergraduate Research in a Local Collection. Invited. In Writing History in the Digital Age, ed. Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nowrotski (University of Michigan Press; undergoing open peer review, fall 2011).
The Wheaton College Digital History Project: Digital Humanities and Undergraduate Research, in Digital Humanities 2011: Conference Abstracts (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Library, 2011), 377-379.
Digitizing Ephemera and Parsing an 1862 European Itinerary, with Zephorene L. Stickney, in Digital Humanities: DH 2010, Conference Abstracts (London: Office for Humanities Communication and Centre for Computing in the Humanities, Kings College London, 2010), 377-379.
Teaching with the History Engine: Experiences from the Field, with Lloyd Benson (first author), Julian Chambliss, Jamie Martinez, and Jim Tuten, Perspectives (May 2009).
Digital Technologies: Teaching and Expanding Access to Archival Documents, in Women’s Memory: The Problem of Sources (Istanbul: Women’s Library and Information Centre Foundation, 2009), 400-408.
Duaterra's Tattooing: Marking Bodies in Lydia Maria Child's "Mary Howard" and The Girl's Own Book, Letterature d' America (Italy), 25, no. 106 (2005): 5-27.
Not a Nervous Man: Gender Anxiety and Women's Rights in Antebellum Bangor, Maine, in Of Place and Gender: Essays on Women in Maine History, ed. Marli F. Weiner (Orono, Maine: University of Maine Press, 2005), 27-50.
A Greater Happiness: Searching for Feminist Utopia in Little Women, in Little Women and the Feminist Imagination, ed. Jan Alberghene and Beverly Lyon Clark (New York: Garland, 1999, 237-259.
Children and Family in Fourierist Communities, Connecticut History, 37, No. 2 (Fall 1996-Spring 1997): 159-173.
The Wheaton College Digital History Project has used collaborations among faculty, students, and members of the staff of Library and Information Services to digitize primary sources related to the founding of Wheaton Female Seminary since 2005. In the summers of 2005-2008, students transcribed, encoded and proofread the travel journal and diaries of Eliza B. Wheaton. In spring 2009 and 2010, students in History 302 transcribed and encoded transactions from the account books of Laban Morey Wheaton.