Laura C. Mandell

Professor, English, Digital Humanities

Current CV

Laura Mandell is Professor of English at Texas A&M University where she founded, and for 12 years directed, the Center of Digital Humanities Research. (more about CoDHR Find out more)

Breaking the Book

Selected as a Texas A&M Presidential Impact Fellow in 2017, Dr. Mandell is the author of Breaking the Book: Print Humanities in the Digital Age (2015), Misogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1999), and numerous articles and chapters:

Dr. Mandell is Project Director of the Poetess Archive, an online scholarly edition and database of women poets, 1750-1900 (
Poetess Archive, new interface

Acquisitions Editor of 18thConnect (

and Director of ARC (, the Advanced Research Consortium overseeing NINES, 18thConnect, and MESA.

She spearheaded the Early Modern OCR project or “eMOP” (, a project concerned with improving OCR for early modern and 18th-c. texts via high performance and cluster computing. (video Find out more; more information available.Find out more / Find out more)

Dr. Mandell's digital projects include the Digital New Variorum Shakespeare ( out more

TypeWright (a crowd-sourced OCR correction tool available at out more,

and the Big Data Infrastructure Visualization Application ( Big ScreenFind out more / Little ScreenFind out more

Laura Mandell (she/her/hers), English, 4227 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4227. ORCid.