ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Talya! 

I'm a digital historian, museum educator, and library professional. My Bachelor’s degree is in Political Science and History from Trinity College Dublin, and I have both a Master’s degree and a doctorate in History from Brown University. Currently, I work in museum collections at the Longfellow House/Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site. From leading tours, teaching classes, creating social media posts, and writing digital textbook chapters - diverse audiences and settings have familiarized me with a multitude of ways to connect people with stories.

My own scholarship uses digital tools  to explore the stability of sexual crime and gendered violence in the English Civil Wars and Interregnum. This scholarship involved building a relational database (the Sexual Crimes and Gendered Violence database) which turned me from technophobe to technophile. I have worked on numerous digital publications for various public history organizations. See below for more information on my work, work affiliations, and work sites.

Ph.D.

History

2019

Brown University

A.M.

History

 

2013

Brown University

B.A.

History & Political Science

 

2011

Trinity College Dublin

DEGREES

Miscellany of Henry Oxinden

Folger Shakespeare Library

Check out this  17th century miscellany which

I co-edited!

EnCompass

Rhode Island

Historical Society

An online digital textbook on Rhode Island History.

Check out my contributions to Chapter 2!

Miscellany of Henry Oxinden

Folger Shakespeare Library

Check out this  17th century miscellany which

I co-edited!

EnCompass

Rhode Island

Historical Society

An online digital textbook on Rhode Island History.

Check out my contributions to Chapter 2!

SELECTED DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS

CURRENT & FORMER WORKSITES

Fenton House

& Gardens

National Trust

 

 

Hampstead, UK

Roger Williams

National Memorial

 

National Park Service

 

Providence, RI 

Longfellow House/ Washington's Headquarters

National Park Service

 

 

Cambridge, MA

PRESENTATIONS AND TALKS

North American Conference

on

British Studies

Brown University

Center for

Digital Scholarship

American

Historical

Association

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS