Richard Cullen Rath

I am associate professor of history here at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  I teach courses on early America, Native Americans, digital history, and the history of media and the senses.  I am the author of How Early America Sounded and I am currently working on two books, one an introduction to the history of hearing and the other comparing the rise of print culture in eighteenth-century North America to the rise of internet culture today.  I have also written three award-winning articles on music, creolization and African American culture. 

Since 2012, I have been a member, then director, of the Digital Arts and Humanities Initiative at UH.  For Fall 2015 I will be teaching two  courses related to digital humanities, HIST 400, Digital History in the Global Village, and HIST 605, a Graduate Seminar in Digital Humanities.

You can find out a little more about me—including some of my music, and copies of some articles I've written—here. Also, students at Oberlin College, Hamilton College, and UHI helped me develop a musical hypertext edition of W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk.  Although the interface is ancient, the content and the music is still very useful.

That's it for now!

Rich Rath