Yesterday morning, I arrived at the Lab early, grabbed a cup of coffee, and began to work on a series of slides for an upcoming data management for humanities and social science graduate students workshop. As I worked, the Lab slowly, then more quickly, filled with my incredible colleagues, students, and one very adorable baby.…. More.
This year’s Praxis fellows are in the last couple weeks of programming before our release of the new Ivanhoe Game (rebuilt as a WordPress Theme), and we are looking for people to test the program. The Ivanhoe Game is a pedagogical and critical tool which enables scholars or students to generate discussion and criticism on…. More.
During the Fall semester, Scholars Lab Design Architect, Jeremy Boggs and I spent time conceptualizing and sketching a web interface to house a perusable version of my ethnographic composition, Community Listening in Isle Royale National Park. Check out the project abstract below. This blog post is the first of many posts that will track our…. More.
Whenever I’ve taught folks how to do some basic HTML and CSS, the first thing they want to change are the styles for links on the page. And who can blame them? The default colors for links are pretty lame, as you can see in my first example page on CodePen. For those who don’t…. More.
[Cross-posted from dclure.org] Click here to view the exhibit. I’ve always been fascinated by the geometric structure of text – the fact that literature is encoded as physical, space-occupying symbols that can be described, measured, and manipulated just like any other two-dimensional shapes. There’s something counter-intuitive about this. When I look at a letter or…. More.
Several years ago I worked on a project to take recordings made of William Faulkner while he was the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Virginia in 1957 and 1958. The project, Faulkner at Virginia, transcribed the audio and then keyed the main components of the audio to the text using TEI. In order to provide…. More.
[Cross-posted from dclure.org] Last semester, while giving a workshop about Neatline at Beloit College in Wisconsin, Matthew Taylor, a professor in the Classics department, noticed a strange bug – Neatline was ignoring negative years, and parsing BC dates as AD dates. So, if you entered “-1000″ for the “Start Date” field on a Neatline record,…. More.
[Cross-posted at my personal website] I am delighted to announce the release of a report, executive summary, data, and slides from the Scholarly Communication Institute’s recent study investigating perceptions of career preparation provided by humanities graduate programs. The study focused on people with advanced degrees in the humanities who have pursued alternative academic careers. Everything…. More.
[Cross-posted from dclure.org] I’m fascinated by this question. Really, it’s more of an academic problem than a practical one – as an engineering practice, testing just works, for lots of simple and well-understood reasons. Tests encourage modularity; the process of describing a problem with tests makes you understand it better; testing forces you to go…. More.
The charismatic Alex Gil submitted a feature request to Neatline asking to be able to browse Neatline exhibits on your Omeka home page. Turns out you can already specify which page you want as your home page in Omeka 2.0, so that helped with Alex’s original query. But as we discussed the issue, Alex also…. More.
- Digital Humanities
- Experimental Humanities
- Geospatial and Temporal
- Grad Student Research
- Research and Development
- Visualization and Data Mining
- Criminal Women, Misdirection, and Learning to Listen: A Conversation about the Digital Humanities
- Podcast: Micki Kaufman on Quantifying Kissinger
- More Better Breaking
- (Digest #6) Announcing the Ivanhoe Information Website and Beginning of Testing
- Documenting Ivanhoe
- All Together Now
- Day of DH 2014
- New adventures
- Creating themes for individual Neatline exhibits
- NeatlineText: Connect Neatline exhibits to documents