The Association for Computers and the Humanities is sad to share the news of Ángel David Nieves’ passing on December 5, 2023. Ángel served on the ACH Executive Council from 2019-2021. While on the exec, Ángel was involved with the mentoring program. Most recently, Ángel was Dean’s Professor of Public and Digital Humanities and Professor of Africana Studies and History and Director of Public Humanities at Northeastern University. For many years prior, he co-directed the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) at Hamilton College, where his beloved husband, Richard Foote, an architect who passed earlier this year, designed the space for the DHi Collaboratory.
Ángel was a defining thinker and maker in digital humanities. He is known best for his innovative work on 3D spatial histories and models of sites in apartheid South Africa, recovering stories, including those of queer histories, erased by the apartheid-era regime. Ángel was especially proud of his first book, An Architecture of Education: African American Women Design the New South, which Richard edited.
Click here to read the ACH community’s tributes to Ángel.