Dan Howlett in a blue suit

Dan Howlett is a currently a PhD candidate at George Mason University. His dissertation project Embodied Providence in Early America looks at the relationship between disability and religion in constructing ideas of morality on the body between the 1660s and 1820s. He is also a former Digital History Fellow and Graduate Research Assistant and current Graduate Student Affiliate at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. He has worked on various digital projects including Death By Numbers and DataScribe. In his spare time he serves as a moderator for r/AskHistorians and coaches the GW Fencing Club. He is also a board member-at-large for the United State Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs.

Contact: dhowlett [at] gmu [dot] edu

Courses Taught:

Spring 2023 Hist 390: The Digital Past

Select Presentations:

Poster, “162 Questions about Afghanistan: A Case Study of Current Events and Digital Public History on Reddit”, American Historical Association 2023

Paper, “Birth, Death, and the Hand of God in the London Bills of Mortality”, Death by Numbers: Digital History and the Seventeenth Century London Bills of Mortality, Southern Historical Association 2022

Poster, “Being Something Hard of Hearing: Disability During the Salem Witch Trials”, American Historical Association 2019

Speaker, Talkback for Saltonstall: One Man’s Stand Against the Salem Witch Trials directed by Myriam Cyr, written by Myriam Cyr and Michael Cormier, 2018