Gabor Mihaly Toth

Postdoctoral researcher

Digital history & historiography
Gabor is a postdoctoral researcher

Gabor Mihaly Toth obtained a PhD in medieval history from the University of Oxford, Balliol College. In his thesis he investigated knowledge and thinking in late medieval Florentine diaries and notebooks. Following his PhD he was assistant professor of digital humanities at the University of Passau. In 2016 he moved to the United States where he worked as research fellow in digital humanities at GMU, Yale, and USC. Specifically, he worked in digital archives of Holocaust testimonies (Yale Fortunoff Archive, USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive). His research focuses on the application of data science for historical research. He is the author of two monographs. With Barbara Mcgillivray he wrote Applying Language Technology in Humanities Research (Palgrave Macmillan: 2020). He is the author of the digital monograph, In Search of the Drowned: Testimonies and Testimonial Fragments of the Holocaust (Yale Fortunoff Archive: 2021, He also has a background in information culture;  he researched and published about Venetian ambassadorial reports and early modern handwritten news. Currently, he applies dynamic system modelling, simulation, and Bayesian statistics to study early modern news sheets. He also enjoys teaching digital humanities. For instance, he taught computational text analysis at the Oxford DH Summer School. Before joining the C²DH, he was a research fellow at the University College, Cork.