The NYCDH award was conceived as a way to honor an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to digital humanities in the region. The winner(s), selected by the NYCDH Steering Committee, are asked to present a speech at the annual DH Week kickoff gathering. 

Previous winners include:

  • 2017: Dr. Steven Brier, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The NYCDH Steering Committee is proud to announce that this year’s winner of the NYCDH Award is Matthew K. Gold. Matt has made significant contributions to not only the growth of the New York DH scene, but has increased awareness of the field both nationally and internationally. Matt will be presented with the NYCDH Award during the NYCDH Week 2020 Kickoff Event by previous NYCDH Award winner Dr. Steven Brier, one of Matt’s long time mentors, collaborators, and colleagues at CUNY. Please join us in congratulating Matt and thanking him for his enormous contributions to the NYCDH community.

NYCDH Award 2020 Winner – Matthew K. Gold

Matthew K. Gold

Matthew K. Gold is Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

At the Graduate Center, he holds teaching appointments in the Ph.D. Program in English, the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies (MALS), the M.A. Program in Digital Humanities, the M.S. Program in Data Analysis and Visualization, and the doctoral certificate programs in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy and American Studies. He is Director of the M.A. Program in Digital Humanities and the M.S. Program in Data Analysis and Visualization. He serves as Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, Director of the CUNY Academic Commons, Co-Director of the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative, and Director of the GC Digital Scholarship Lab.

He is series editor (with Lauren F. Klein) of the Debates in the Digital Humanities book series (University of Minnesota Press) and has published work in The Journal of Modern Literature, Kairos, and On the Horizon, as well as in the edited collections The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media, Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics, From A to <A>: Keywords of Markup, and Learning Through Digital Media: Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy.

His collaborative digital humanities projects, including Looking for Whitman, Commons In A Box, Social Paper (with Erin Glass), DH Box (with Stephen Zweibel), and Manifold Scholarship(with Doug Armato) have been supported by grants from the NEH Office of Digital Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. He currently serves as President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and President of the Constituent Organization Board of the Association for Digital Humanities Organizations.