Since Jessica Richardson Smith and Thomas Smith met in Bloomington, Indiana in 2012, they have collaborated on a number of technology projects. The HistorySmiths was officially founded in 2017 and cements their partnership and commitment to working with humanities groups.
Over the years, Jessica and Thomas have collaborated and produced custom digital technology and platforms to best showcase their projects and those of their clients. Their major collaboration, Wymer's DC, has been used by thousands of people and been featured in major local news outlets. Most recently, they created the ArchiBox Labeler software in 2017 and HomeBASS in 2018.
Co-founder & museum anthropologist
Jessica Richardson Smith
Jessica is an anthropologist with more than six years of hands-on experience working with archaeological and archival collections in an institutional setting. Her academic interests are focused on the overlap between museum collections, digital humanities, and public engagement. She is presently the Research Services Librarian at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. where she focuses on library reference services.
Bachelors of Arts and Sciences, 2014
Anthropology with Honors,
Latin & Greek, Geology
The George Washington University
Masters of Arts, 2016
Anthropology with a concentration in Museum Training
American Library Association
Association of College and Research Libraries
Association for Computers and the Humanities
co-founder & software engineer
Thomas G. Smith
Thomas is a software developer with ten years of experience working at the intersection of science, the humanities, and code. Eager to work directly with clients, Thomas can help you answer a research question, make a database more accessible, or create a new experience for the public. He currently works with the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
Bachelor of Arts, 2007
Computer Science cum laude
Previous Clients and Employers
Center for Knowledge Diffusion
Center for Research on Learning and Technology
Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center