Matthew N Hannah

University Title:
Associate Professor
Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Library
Stewart Center

Professional Information

Faculty Rank:
Assistant Professor
Liaison Areas:
Digital Humanities
Courses Taught:
AMST 301: American Conspiracy Theories
ILS 490/HONR 399: Diplomacy Lab
HONR 399: #Anonymous
ILS 395: Digital Cultural Studies
ILS 300: Age of Mis/Dis/Malinformation
HONR 399: Dead Media
ILS 630: Digital Humanities Foundations
ILS 695: Computational Text Analysis
Research Areas:
Digital Humanities, digital rhetorics, media studies and archaeology, critical theory, information studies, political economy, conspiracy theories
PhD (English), University of Oregon
Professional Experience:
Fulbright Specialist, World Learning
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar in Public and Digital Humanities, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa
Assistant Director of Digital Humanities, University of Oregon
Honors and Awards:
Dean’s Award for Significant Advancement of a Libraries Strategic Initiative
Joanne Troutner Innovative Educators Program Award, Purdue University, 2022
John H. Moriarty Award for Excellence in Library Service to Purdue University Faculty and Students


Recent Publications
Hannah, Matthew. "Toward a Political Economy of the Digital Humanities.” Debates in the Digital Humanities 2023. Eds. Matthew Gold and Lauren Klein. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2023.

Hannah, Matthew. "Information Literacy in the Age of Internet Conspiracism." Journal of Information Literacy, 17(1): 204-220.

Hannah, Matthew. “A Conspiracy of Data: QAnon, Social Media, and Information Visualization.” Social Media + Society, July 2021, doi:10.1177/20563051211036064.

Krieg, Parker and Matthew Hannah. “Thick Mapping for Environmental Justice: EJScreen, ArcGIS, and the Contemporary Novel.” Routledge Handbook for Digital Environmental Humanities. Charles Travis, Deborah P. Dixon, Luke Bergmann, Robert Legg, and Arlene Crampsie (eds.) London: Routledge, 2022.

Brenner, Aaron, Sarah Connell, Jennifer Grayburn, Matthew Hannah, Brad Rittenhouse, Brandon Walsh. “The Life of a Digital Humanities Lab.” Digital Humanities Laboratories: Global PerspectivesRoutledge, 2024

Hannah, Matthew and Hérubel, Jean-Pierre. “Mapping the Topography of Periodical Studies: an Exploratory Sounding.” Journal of Magazines and Media Volume 22, Numbers 1-2. Fall 2021-2022, pp. 30-61.

Hannah, Matthew. “QAnon and the Information Dark Age.” First Monday 26 (2).

Hannah, Matthew. “Toward a Political Economy of the Digital Humanities.” Debates in the Digital Humanities 2022. Eds. Matthew Gold and Lauren Klein. (forthcoming 2022).

Hannah, Matthew, Erla Heyns, and Rikk Mulligan. “The Role of Library Liaisons in Digital Scholarship Centers.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 20.4 (Oct. 2020): 693-714.

Hérubel, Jean-Pierre, Benjamin Sloan, and Matthew Hannah. “Evolution of a Canonical Art History Text: Charting Bibliographic Elements in Gardner’s Art Through the Ages.” Art Documentation 39.1 (2020): 12-23

Hannah, Matthew, Sarah Huber, and Sorin Adam Matei. “Collecting Virtual and Augmented Reality in the Twenty-First-Century Library.” Collection Management 44.1-2 (2019): 277-95.


“Weaponization of Information in Politics,” Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement, Purdue University, October 2023.

"The Rise of John Q. Public: Conspiracy Theories and the Public Sphere." International Conspiracy Theory Symposium. University of Miami. March 2023

QAnon Conference. Virtual. March 2023

Contemporary Matters: Media and Democracy. Purdue Policy Research Institute, Purdue University, October, 2022.

“QAnon: A Crisis of Information.” Panel. Critical Digital Humanities International Conference. Toronto, Canada. September 2022.

“Global Perspectives on Critical Infrastructure and the Digital Humanities Lab.” Panel. Digital Humanities 2022. Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. Tokyo, Japan. July 2022 (Organizer and presenter).

“Digital Humanities from Below.” Panel. Digital Humanities Unbound. Virtual. May 2022. (Presenter).

“Extending Metadata of Interactive Media for Better Precision and Accessibility.” Roundtable. Association for Computers in the Humanities. Houston, TX. July 2021.

“A Political Economy of the Digital Humanities: New Directions.” Roundtable. Association for Computers in the Humanities. Houston, TX. July 2021 (Organizer and presenter).

“Information Literacy in the Age of Internet Conspiracy.” National Humanities Conference. Facilitated Conversation. Online. 2020.