Spencer Roberts

Spencer Roberts

Spencer Roberts

war of 1812, gender history, digital history

Spencer Roberts is a research assistant and former Digital History Research Fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and a Ph.D. graduate student at George Mason University in the Department of History. His major research field is American History with emphasis on the nineteenth century. His minor fields are digital history and gender history, and he is also completing a graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies.

His dissertation topic covers the experiences of women and children who lived under enemy occupation along the Niagara River during the War of 1812; he plans to represent their stories in an interactive digital format that allows users to see and participate in the process of creating history and understanding the past.

Selected Publications

Turkel, William J., Kevin Kee, and Spencer Roberts. “A Method for Navigating the Infinite Archive.” In History in the Digital Age, edited by Toni Weller. Oxford: Routledge, 2013.


Master of Arts, History, Brock University, 2012
Bachelor of Arts, History and English Literature, Brock University, 2011

Recent Presentations

“Digitizing the Humanities and Humanitizing Computing: An Introduction to DH Graduate Course,” Conference Paper, Digital Humanities 2013, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, July 16-19, 2013. Co-presenter.

“The War of 1812 in Niagara-on-the-Lake: An Interactive Mobile History,” Conference Paper, Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN) Annual Conference 2012, May 28-30, 2012.