Work Forest


Students in Phoebe Zerwick’s WRI 105 course created a Tumblr titled “Work Forest” that presents portraits and interviews with people who work at Wake Forest in a wide range of contexts. Viewed together these representations of laborers reclaim the term “Work Forest,” which is commonly used to refer to the heavy academic workload carried by Wake Forest University students. The Tumblr “Work Forest” more holistically characterizes the labor and laborers who support the Wake Forest community as a whole.

What will you build?

A digital map? A web exhibit? A course blog anthologized at the end of the semester? A collaboratively annotated critical edition of primary sources? Paintings or art prints digitized to support deep zoom? Or something else?

Whatever you imagine, we can build with you.

  • Digital Humanities Research Designer

    Carrie consults on the development of digitally-inflected scholarly projects. She assists faculty and faculty-student research teams in deciding the best platforms for showcasing their work and for visualizing their data. Recently Carrie has collaborated with faculty to design digital exhibits of rare materials using Omeka and has assisted with integrating technology into class projects.

  • Scholarly Communication Librarian

    Molly consults on copyright and author rights management issues for scholarly projects and products. She assists faculty in understanding their intellectual property rights as content creators, and in assessing rights and permissions when projects incorporate others’ copyrighted works.