Kalani Craig

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of History

Co-Director, Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities

Affiliated Faculty, Learning Sciences

Affiliated Faculty, Cognitive Science

Department of History

IU, IU Bloomington

Full Biography

My research and teaching specialties are at the intersection of digital methodologies and medieval history. I use digital methods like text mining, spatial history and network analysis to explore conflict in medieval European history, and my history-pedagogy research makes similar use of these approaches. I am also the PI on Net.Create, an NSF-funded exploration of network analysis in history reading comprehension. Together with Michelle Dalmau, I co-direct the Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities, which provides digital-methods and digital-pedagogy consulting and research services to the Indiana University-Bloomington arts & humanities community. Prior to returning to the scholarly world, I spent ten years managing Web sites and the technical and creative people responsible for creating those Web sites.

Honors and Awards

  • NSF EAGER grant recipient: $300,000 for Net.Create, a new network analysis tool and classroom activity system to support history reading comprehension, recall and argumentation (PI, with Co-PIs Joshua Danish and Cindy Hmelo-Silver)
  • 2015-17 Mosaic Faculty Fellow
  • 2016 Learning Analytics Fellow

Research Interests

  • Conflict resolution in late Antique and medieval Europe
  • Digital history, including spatial history, natural language processing and network analysis
  • Medieval historiography
  • History pedagogy


  • Ph.D., History, Indiana University (2013)

Courses Taught

  • History in the Digital World (graduate)
  • Digital History (undergraduate)
  • Medieval Saints & Sinners (undergraduate)
  • The Black Death (undergraduate)
  • Crisis and Culture in the Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean (undergraduate)