Hi, my name is Doug Duhaime and I'm a doctoral researcher studying digital approaches to eighteenth-century literature and science at the University of Notre Dame. I created this site to share some of my working notes, code, and preliminary findings with other researchers, in the hopes that such efforts might help inspire collaborative dialogue. I hope you'll feel free to leave a comment or get in touch. 

In 2015, I joined ProQuest, where I'm currently serving as the Text and Data Mining Product Manager. Before moving to Ann Arbor, I taught classes on digital rhetoric and composition with the University of Notre Dame's Writing and Rhetoric Department, and served as Assistant Editor of Early American Fiction. Online, you can also find me in the following places: TwitterDHCommonsLinkedInGitHub

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, English, 2016 (expected)

M.A. University of Notre Dame, History and Philosophy of Science, 2016 (expected)

M.A. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, English, 2011

B.A. University of Connecticut-Storrs, English, 2007


Taylor, Gary; Duhaime, Douglas: “A New LION Tool: Engineering, Application, and the Additions to The Spanish Tragedy” in Shakespearian Authorship: A Companion to the New Oxford Shakespeare, Ed. Gary Taylor and Gabriel Egan. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2016).

Duhaime, Douglas: "Textual Reuse in the Eighteenth Century: Mining Eliza Haywood's Quotations" Digital Humanities Quarterly (forthcoming).

Duhaime, Douglas: “Between Inanition and Excess: Tobias Smollett's Medical Model of the State” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 26.4. 

Duhaime, Douglas: “Swift, Natural Theology, and the Crisis of Newton's Chronology” Swift Studies 29.

Honors and Awards

Advanced Collaborative Research Grant, HathiTrust Research Center, 2015.

Summer Fellow, The Programming Historian, 2015.

Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grant, 2014. “French Pamphlets at the Newberry: The Formation of the Concept of 'Revolution' and Revolutionary Ideology,” a workshop on research methods and pamphlets from the French Revolution. Leader: Dale Van Kley.

NEH Institute Participant at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 2013. “Early Modern Digital Agendas,” a three-week research summit on computational approaches to early modern English literature and history. Leader: Jonathan Hope.

Digital Humanities Winter Institute Student Scholarship, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, 2012. “Large Scale Text Analysis with R,” a course on natural language processing and statistical analysis in R. Leader: Matthew Jockers.

Digital Humanities Summer Institute Student Scholarship, University of Victoria, 2012. “SEASR Analytics,” a course on dynamic topic modeling and grammar-based named entity recognition computing in SEASR. Leaders: Loretta Auvil and Boris Capitanu.

Presidential Fellowship, State University of New York-Buffalo (Declined).

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Frederick J. Hoffman Award, 2011.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, James A. Sappenfield Fellowship, 2010.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Competitive Teaching Scholarship, 2009-2011.

Central Connecticut State University, Faculty-Student Research Grant, 2008.

Conference Papers

"Detecting Literary Plagiarisms: The Case of Oliver Goldsmith" HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp. Ann Arbor, Michigan. March 2015.

"Algorithmic Approaches to the Study of Influence in Eighteenth-Century Literature" 46th Annual Congress of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Los Angeles. March 2015.

"Algorithmic Approaches to Intertextuality in Early Modern Literature" Modern Language Association 130th Annual Convention, Vancouver, British Columbia. 

“New Approaches to Digital Text Analysis: Introducing the Literature Online API” Digital Humanities Summer Institute. University of Victoria, British Columbia. June 2014.

“Dynamic String Matching and the Early Modern Corpus: An Algorithmic Approach to Influence” Beyond Authorship Conference. University of Newcastle, Australia. June 2014.

“Dark Hermeticism: Alchemy and Ecology in Elias Ashmole's Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum,” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 27th Annual Meeting. University of Notre Dame. October 2013.

“Defoe, Foucault, and the Politics of Plague,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Durham, North Carolina. November 2012.

“The Search for a Unified Field, in Olson and Beyond,” American Literature Association's 23rd Annual Conference. San Francisco, California. May 2012.

“Reductio ad Absurdum: The Dedalian Logic of Joyce's Ulysses,” Hybrid Irelands Conference. University of Notre Dame. March 2012.

“Reading Wittgenstein Reading Tolstoy: Saying and Showing in 'The Three Hermits,'” 126th Annual Congress of the Modern Language Association. Los Angeles. January 2011.

Teaching Experience

University of Notre Dame:
Introduction to Multimodal Writing and Rhetoric
Invited Lecture on “Keats and the Second-Wave Romantics” in Dr. Yasmin Solomonescu's course “Introduction to Literary Study”

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee:
College Writing and Research
Introduction to College Composition

Summer Institute for the Gifted, Yale University:
Writing Matters: Crafting Short-Form Fiction
Word Power: Introduction to Etymological Research

Professional Service

Digital Humanities Quarterly, Reviewer, 2015

Text Mining Working Group, Founding Member, University of Notre Dame, 2014

Bamboo DiRT Digital Humanities Research Tools Registry, Board Member, 2014

American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Webmaster, 2014

Early American Literature, Assistant Editor, 2013

Digital Humanities Now, Editor-At-Large, 2013

Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference Committee Member, 2013

English Graduate Student Association, Chair of Professionalization, 2013-2014

University of Notre Dame English Department, Graduate Student Mentor, 2012-2013

University of Notre Dame Poetics Colloquium, Member, 2012-2013

University of Notre Dame Digital Humanities Working Group, Member, 2012-2013

Professional Affiliations

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations

Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts

History of Science Society

Modern Language Association