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Digital Readings & “Ferny, Mossy Discoveries”

admin 10/09/2015

The following is excerpted from a talk I gave at Middlebury College on February 24th, 2016 as part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series. It’s a literature talk which means major spoiler alerts! The data & code for many of the visualizations below are available here. This is very much a work-in-progress talk, and I welcome feedback, questions, suggestions, and collaborations!  Introduction Early last year, the award-winning writer and scholar Robert Macfarlane published an… Digital Readings & “Ferny, Mossy Discoveries”

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The Challenges of Preservation in the Prospects for the Digital Humanities and the Arts

admin 17/04/2015

This post was originally published as part of the Council on Library and Information Resource’s (CLIR) blog Re:Thinking.  ⌘+ S. We save almost without thinking about it. With the widespread adoption of word processing software, we’ve become thoroughly conditioned to save as we create. Not so with digital projects. There’s no easy equivalent to the ubiquitous “⌘ + S” that would automagically provide long-term preservation of digital objects and projects. As such, the urgent problems of… The Challenges of Preservation in the Prospects for the Digital Humanities and the Arts

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CFP – Un/Earthing Digital Humanities panel proposed for ASLE, June 23-27, University of Idaho

admin 20/10/2014

Few would consider the digital humanities an underground movement. And yet, much of what digital humanists do is perceived as inaccessible, buried beneath layers of technical expertise and politics. Riffing on the theme of the 2015 conference, this panel seeks both to “unearth” and to “earth” digital humanities practices in the context of environmental criticism. That is, we aim to bring to the surface existing environmentally-informed approaches to digital scholarship and to ground digital humanities… CFP – Un/Earthing Digital Humanities panel proposed for ASLE, June 23-27, University of Idaho

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Building Digital Exhibits in the Classroom with Omeka and Neatline

admin 28/04/2014

How can the digital humanities facilitate more direct engagement between academic researchers, students, and public audiences? At Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive, where I am currently Co-Director, we decided very early on that active public participation was integral to the success of the project. In addition to public engagement, we also wanted to create a digital archive that included robust metadata (or information about each of our objects) that would aid future researchers who wanted… Building Digital Exhibits in the Classroom with Omeka and Neatline

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