Matthew Lincoln

  • Digital Humanities Developer • Carnegie Mellon University Library

Dr. Matthew Lincoln is a research software engineer at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, where he focuses on computational approaches to the study of history and culture, and on making library and archives collections tractable for data-driven research.  His current book project with Getty Publications, co-authored with Dr. Sandra van Ginhoven and supported by a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, uses data-driven modeling, network analysis, and textual analysis to mine the Getty Provenance Index Databases for insights into the history of collecting and the art market. He was previously a data research specialist at the Getty Research Institute, a curatorial fellow with the National Gallery of Art, and the inaugural honorary fellow in digital art history at the Frick Art Reference Library. He has been a recipient of awards from the Getty Foundation, the Association for Computers and the Humanities, and the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. He is the lead technical editor of The Programming Historian.