Michael Widner

Academic Technology Specialist for the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Mike Widner
(650) 723-6099

I work as the Academic Technology Specialist for the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL). My role is to work with faculty and their research assistants as a consultant, collaborator, and innovator in DLCL-based digital humanities and instructional technology projects. I also organize and present workshops and lectures on practices and theories in these realms. 


  • Ph.D., English, The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., English, Southern Methodist University
  • B.A., English and French, The University of Texas at Arlington

Selected Publications 

Medieval Worlds / Digital Worlds: How the Future is Transforming the Past,” in Humanities and the Digital. Ed. David Theo Goldberg and Patrik Svensson. MIT Press, 2015. Co-author with Geraldine Heng.

Samson’s Touch and a Thin Red Line: Reading the Bodies of Jews and Saints in Bury St Edmunds,” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 111.3 (July 2012): 339–359.

More about me 

I am the Director of Technology for Lacuna, a digital platform for reading, annotating, and writing. I am the Project Director for Bibliopedia, a platform for the organization, analysis, and sharing of digital research objects. I am active on twitter @mwidner and blog at Manuscripts and Machines