This page provides links to all of my work. You can also see a formal CV


ORCID: + Google Scholar


Ortiz Baco, Joshua, Sarah H. Salter, Benjamin Charles Germain Lee, and Jim Casey. “Towards An Experimental Bibliography of Hemispheric Reconstruction Newspapers.” Criticism 64.3 (2022).

Casey, Jim. “We Need a Press—A Press of Our Own: The Black Press Beyond Abolition.” Civil War History, 68 (2): 117-130, 2022.

Casey, Jim and Sarah H. Salter. “With, Without, Even Still: Frederick Douglass, L’Union, and Editorship Studies.” American Literature, 94 (2): 245–272, 2022.

Lee, Benjamin, Joshua Ortiz Baco, Sarah H. Salter, and Jim Casey. “Navigating the Mise-en-Page: Interpretive Machine Learning Approaches to the Visual Layouts of Multi-Ethnic Periodicals.” Computational Humanities Research, 2021.

Casey, Jim. “A Committee of the Whole.” Current Research in Digital History, 2019.

Book chapters

Casey, Jim. “Colored Conventions.” Frederick Douglass in Context, edited by Michael Röy, Cambridge University Press (2021).

Casey, Jim. “Social Networks of the Colored Conventions, 1830-1864.” The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century, edited by P. Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey, and Sarah Lynn Patterson, UNC Press, 2021.

Casey, Jim, P. Gabrielle Foreman, and Sarah Lynn Patterson. “How to Use This Book and Its Digital Companions: Approaches to and Afterlives of the Colored Conventions.” The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century, edited by P. Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey, and Sarah Lynn Patterson, UNC Press, 2021.

The Collective Wisdom Handbook: Perspectives on Crowdsourcing in Cultural Heritage, eds. Mia Ridge, Sam Blickhan, and Meghan Ferriter, with 15 co-authors, 2021.

Casey, Jim. “Parsing the Special Characters of African American Print Culture: Mary Ann Shadd and the Limits of Search Algorithms.” Against a Sharp White Background: Infrastructures of African American Print. Eds. Jonathan Senchyne and Brigitte Fielder. University of Wisconsin Press, 2019.

Co-edited publications

Co-editor, The Colored Convention Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century, edited by P. Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey, and Sarah Lynn Patterson, UNC Press (2021).

Co-editor, forum on “Locating the Practices of Editors in Multi-Ethnic Periodicals,” American Periodicals, 30.2 (Fall 2020)

Book & Digital Project Reviews

Casey, Jim and Eden Mekonen. Review of CUNY Distance Learning Archive in Reviews in Digital Humanities (forthcoming). 

Casey, Jim. Review of The Speeches of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner: The Press, the Platform, and the Pulpit (UP of Mississippi, 2023) in The Journal of Southern History (forthcoming).

Casey, Jim. Review of Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade in The Journal of American History (forthcoming).

Misc. Writing

Smith, Justin, Courtney Murray, and Jim Casey. “Creating and Recreating Virtual Community on Douglass Day.” Startwords, no. 2, 2021.

“Convention Minutes and Unconventional Proceedings.” Common-Place 16.1, 2015. (link

“Year in Conferences, 2014: Report on the C19 Convention.” Co-authors: Jim Casey, David K. Lawrimore, Jenny LeRoy, Fiona McWilliams, Samantha Sommers. ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance. 61.1, 2015.


“Editing Forms: The Emergence of Editorship in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Periodicals” (2017) Advisor: John Ernest.

Conferences Organized

“Editorship as Collaboration: Patterns of Practice in Multi-Ethnic Periodicals”

Co-organized with Sarah H. Salter

American Antiquarian Society, 2018

About: This symposium considered how editorship has shaped literary history across boundaries of race, ethnicity, and language. A featured poster session involved digitizing a number of rare periodicals for open research and teaching uses. Keynote speakers Frances Smith Foster, Kirsten Silva Gruesz, and Bénédicte Deschamps. Supported by funding from the Research Society of American Periodicals, the Princeton Center for Digital Humanities, and the Isaiah Thomas Society of the AAS.

“Colored Conventions in the Nineteenth Century and the Digital Age”

Co-organized with P. Gabrielle Foreman and Sarah Patterson

University of Delaware and Delaware Historical Society

About: The first-ever symposium on the Colored Conventions, supported by a grants from the Delaware Humanities Forum and the UD College of Arts & Sciences. Brought nationally-recognized scholars from English, religion, history and anthropology—along with community partners—for two-day symposium at UD and the Delaware Historical Society.

Digital Projects

The Colored Conventions Project (2012-present)

Douglass Day (2017-present)

Editorial Networks of the Antebellum African American Press (companion to dissertation; 2016-17)

Black DH Projects & Resources Open Google Doc (; 2017-present)

Recipes for Public Digital Projects (textbook + tutorials; 2018-present)

Editorship Studies Collective (2020-present)



Black Digital Studies
Penn State, African American Studies, History, and English

Themes in African American Digital Humanities
Penn State, African American Studies

Weird Data

Princeton University, Center for Statistics and Machine Learning, Spring 2019

Introduction to Digital Humanities
Princeton University, Humanistic Studies 346, Spring 2018

Critical Reading and Writing
University of Delaware, Department of English, English 110, 2010-2014 (7 semesters)

Rewriting New York City
University of Delaware, Honors Program, English 110H

Workshops Taught

“Spaces and Stories in the Black Public Humanities”
Humanities Intensive Learning & Teaching (HILT)
University of Pennsylvania
June 4-8, 2018
Co-taught with Sarah Patterson

“Grants in the (Public/Digital) Humanities”
Princeton University, Center for Digital Humanities
February 28, 2018
View Slides & Grant Writing Guide

“Recounting Evidence in African American Digital Studies”
Studio@Butler, Columbia University Library
January 6, 2018
Co-conveners: Trevor Muñoz, Katie Rawson, Caitlin Pollock, and Sarah Patterson

“An Intro to Digital Humanities”
Humanities New York – Public Humanities Fellows
See the materials from 2018, 2019, 2020

“Developing Public Digital Projects with Omeka”
Loyola University, Baltimore, MD.
August 3-4, 2017

Black Publics in the Humanities: Critical and Collaborative DH Projects
Humanities Intensive Learning & Teaching (HILT)
University of Texas, Austin
June 5-9, 2017
Co-taught with Sarah Patterson

Reading Groups

“What can the public digital humanities be?”
Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University
Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Diet Digital Humanities”
“Each meeting is 30 minutes; never more than 30 minutes to prepare.”
University of Delaware
Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

Grant Writing Guide

View Slides from a 2018 workshop
See my living Grant Writing Guide


Puerto Rico Map-a-thons
Princeton Center for Digital Humanities & Pace Center for Civi Engagement.
Oct & Nov 2017

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Women and People of Color
University of Delaware
April 2014