Research Associate Professor at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

Senior Associate Editor, Walt Whitman Archive

319 Love Library
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-4100
Barney CV

Brett Barney became interested in digital humanities when he was hired as a research assistant for the Walt Whitman Archive in 2000. Since joining the staff of the Center's predecessor the following year, he has worked on a variety of projects, including the Willa Cather Archive and the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Online. He is Research Associate Professor at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and Senior Associate Editor of the Walt Whitman Archive.

He served two terms (2010-2013) on the TEI Consortium’s Technical Council and is currently engaged in an NEH-funded project to test and enhance the TEI's provisions for documentary and genetic editing.


  • "Digital Editing with the TEI Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," Textual Cultures 7.1 (Spring 2012).
  • Encyclopedia of American Literature, Volume II: The Age of Romanticism and Realism, 1816-1895. New York: Facts on File, 2007. [co-editor with Lisa Paddock]
  • Critical Histories: Walt Whitman. ProQuest [editor/compiler]
  • "Ordering Chaos: An Integrated Guide and Online Archive of Walt Whitman's Poetry Manuscripts." Literary and Linguistic Computing 20 (June 2005): 205-217. [co-author with Mary Ellen Ducey, Andrew Jewell, Kenneth M. Price, Brian Pytlik Zillig, and Katherine L. Walter]
  • "Whitman and Traditional Literary History: A Recently Recovered Dialogue." Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 20:1 (Summer 2002). 30-35.
  • "'Each Part and Tag of Me Is a Miracle': Reflections after Tagging the 1867 Leaves of Grass." Walt Whitman Archive>
Brett Barney