We are thrilled to announce that Emma Wiley joined the CTH staff this month. Emma’s work as Digital Humanities Assistant will be integral to expanding our digital humanities projects to encompass a greater diversity of stories and voices.
Emma is a public history professional with a special interest in connecting and strengthening communities through their historical and cultural resources. She received a B.A. in History with a double minor in Anthropology and Education from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Most recently, Emma served as an AmeriCorps member at Wheeling Heritage in Wheeling, West Virginia, where she researched and wrote historical content to help connect local communities to their historical and cultural resources. In addition, she has experience in archaeology, material culture, and community engagement. Emma is dedicated to pursuing and creating a more diverse, reflective, and accessible humanities discipline.
According to Emma, “the humanities are a crucial and profound aspect of how we connect, share, and understand our society. Connecticut Humanities is uniquely positioned to develop and champion the use of public humanities across the state and I am excited to join the team in this endeavor!”
Fun Fact: Emma loves water activities and is on a mission to kayak the entire Northern Forest Canoe Trail over the course of her lifetime!