Carolyn Herbst Lewis Biography

Carolyn Herbst Lewis is Associate Professor of History. Her courses explore the histories of U.S. women, sexuality, and medicine, as well as historical research methods and practice. In 2012, she co-founded the scholarly blog Nursing Clio, serving as an author and editor until January 2015. She incorporates various digital humanities components into her courses, especially blogging, podcasts, and digital research tools. Students in her course American Medical History contribute to a public blog, and students in Sex in American History work in groups to produce podcasts on their research projects. In 2016, she and Helen Eckhard ’18 compiled the Digital Sexuality Archive in consultation with the DLAC and the Libraries with funding from Digital Bridges. “DIG Sex” is a gateway to some of the digital resources available on sex and sexuality in the United States.