The English Department at Virginia has a venerable history of digital humanities scholarship and education. Professor Jerome McGann's Rossetti Archive, constructed at UVA between 2000 and 2008 according to a plan he developed in 1993, comprises the complete writings and pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the form of a hypermedia archive. Professor Alison Booth's Collective Biographies of Women, based on a comprehensive bibliography she created for her 2005 How to Make it as a Woman, received ACLS and NEH funding for its development by IATH and the Scholars' Lab. Associate Professor Brad Pasanek's website The Mind is a Metaphor is a database collection of eighteenth-century metaphors of mind appealed to by the novelists, poets, dramatists, essayists, philosophers, belle-lettrists, preachers, and pamphleteers of the long eighteenth century, and serves as the basis for Metaphors of Mind: An Eighteenth-Century Dictionary.
Alumni of the departments graduate program have gone on to notable success in the digital humanities. (list to follow)