I’ve written a chapter for a forthcoming collection on history of early modern science and I was just asked to write up the abstract for said piece. In writing, I found myself pretty jazzed about the piece and thought I’d share at least the abstract with you all. I’m particularly tickled by the way the… More Forthcoming: Poetico-Mathematical Women
The EMDA folks spent yesterday afternoon enthralled by Mark Davies’ corpora and his interface for them. Rather than casually noodling around, as I like to say, many of us were in a mad dash to engage with one corpus in particular. Dashing because while Davies had built the thing, most of us had a very… More A Paradox
Because I work on literature and mathematics, I tend to look at a number of different forms, modes, and genres. What this loses in particularity, it makes up for by illuminating shared traditions. Emerging from the discussions at EMDA thisweek, and of the ESTC data in particular, are a number of questions and ideas about… More Exercises
This is an echo of Whitney Trettien’s EEBO Oddities resource on her Whiki. Her links contain the Duke proxy instructions, which I’ve stripped out here – you should be able to either click on the link or copy/paste into a browser window. manuscript wastepaper used http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&res_id=xri:eebo&rft_id=xri:eebo:image:16663 http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&res_id=xri:eebo&rft_id=xri:eebo:image:24806 (with marginal music notes?) http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&res_id=xri:eebo&rft_id=xri:eebo:image:24814:2 http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&res_id=xri:eebo&rft_id=xri:eebo:image:6276 drawings, notes http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&res_id=xri:eebo&rft_id=xri:eebo:image:24767:284… More Echo of Whitney Trettien’s EEBO Oddities
It is day four of the NEH-funded, Folger Library hosted Early Modern Digital Agenda – the conversations have been rich, varied, and exciting. With a toddler here in town with me, there is precious little time at either the beginning or the end of the day for synthetic thinking. I have a rare hour of… More Alternate EEBOs?
I’ve had the pleasure of talking with new editors (I, myself, am relatively new) about Wikipedia editing, both at our WikiStorm event at THATCamp Feminisms this spring and via social media. In my academic circles, which includes a number of medieval and early modern scholars, it’s become pretty popular to edit pages. We have a… More Be Bold! Create a Wikipedia Page and Skip the Review
When is a pesthouse not a pesthouse? When it’s been run through the Library of Congress subject heading ringer – then it’s a hospital. The Counting the Dead project is currently developing a set of XML/TEI encoded texts for use in a future full-scale archive. As a fledgling project, however, that full-scale implementation is a… More A run in with a controlled vocabulary
Courtyard exercises, as led by Amy Hayes Scripps College hosted the “21st Century Shakespeare” faculty workshop this past weekend, which brought a group of Shakespeareans working at liberal arts colleges together to share tools, strategies, and ideas for teaching the Bard’s works in our current cultural context (see our Workshop page for the talks). We were… More Learning from colleagues: Shakespeare, fearlessness, and innovation in teaching