In anticipation of my work on the Sidney circle coming out soon with the Women Writer’s Intertextuality Project, I’m uploading the Twine version of the project. This was meant to give audiences, especially those who might not be familiar with computational research, some insight into the recursive, experimental, and frequently sometimes frustrating process of teaching… Continue reading Multimedia and archival research
School starts next week! And I’m nervous. About teaching, a little; I’ve been teaching since my 2nd year in grad school, and I’ve taught just about every kind of class you can imagine. Still, that first day with new students and a new set of people to learn about always gives me anxiety dreams. But… Continue reading Reflections on a new semester, and a new job season
This is a much longer version of the talk I gave at DH2018 in Mexico City; we had 5 minutes, and as always it is impossible for me to keep myself that short! So here are all the things I had wanted to say; the presentation itself is mostly drawn from Part II below. Thanks… Continue reading DH 2018: or, what happens when elite SLACs are resistant to DH praxis.
The recording of today’s No-Tech Introduction to Computational Image Processing for Humanists is posted! Thanks to the nearly 20(!) people who came from all over the 5 College Consortium, and thanks to the Center for Humanistic Inquiry as always for a fabulous space.
In her recent article for the Chronicle Review, titled “Not Here to Make Friends,” Katie Fitzpatrick shares her personal trajectory from self-described “reality show villain” whose “few close friendships…[in her] first and second year were largely built around the ritual of transmuting our own anxieties into criticism of others” to a person who, as she… Continue reading Solidarity, Not Friendship
My most recent No-Tech Intro to DH took place today (February 12, 2018). Audio and powerpoint are here; perhaps someday I’ll get ambitious and include video!
Well, it took a long time, but here is the audio recording of my talk from December 7th; unfortunately, the screen capture didn’t work, so my demonstrations of the tools that I talk about are not replicated. Still, you can hear my commentary, and a great discussion from generous participants who helped me dive in… Continue reading No-tech intro, updated
The second no-tech introduction to digital humanities took place today in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry, and in broad strokes introduced text analysis (including text mining, topic modeling, web scraping, and visualization) to an audience of 15 faculty, staff, and post-baccs from across the Five College community. The presentation was recorded, but the program is… Continue reading Second No-tech Intro
Today I’m working on an abstract for the Shakespeare Association of America’s annual conference, and I’m totally stuck, so I’m going to write about being stuck as a way to un-stick myself. I’m participating in a seminar on the languages of Tudor Englishness, broadly conceived; shifts in political and cultural dynamics meant that new vocabularies… Continue reading The Englishness of Tudor Poetry
Thanks to a grant from the Center of Humanistic Inquiry (CHI) at Amherst College, I am holding a series of informal faculty seminars providing a no- to low-tech introduction to some key DH topics and tools. I held the first of these on November 9, 2017, and focused on a broad overview of DH as… Continue reading No-Tech Intro to Digital Humanities