2016 Articles Textual Reuse in the Eighteenth Century: Mining Eliza Haywood’s QuotationsDouglas Ernest Duhaime, University of Notre Dame This article introduces a novel approach to textual reuse in order to identify the sources of previously unattributed quotations within the work of Eliza Haywood. 12 – Debates in the Digital Humanities, sous la direction de Matthew K. Gold Encompassing new technologies, research methods, and opportunities for collaborative scholarship and open-source peer review, as well as innovative ways of sharing knowledge and teaching, the digital humanities promises to transform the liberal arts—and perhaps the university itself. Indeed, at a time when many academic institutions are facing austerity budgets, digital humanities programs have been able to hire new faculty, establish new centers and initiatives, and attract multimillion-dollar grants. Clearly the digital humanities has reached a significant moment in its brief history. But what sort of moment is it? Debates in the Digital Humanities brings together leading figures in the field to explore its theories, methods, and practices and to clarify its multiple possibilities and tensions.
Check Out What You Can Check Out at a Wisconsin Library: An Apple iPad - Ina Fried - Mobile While many libraries lend out electronic books for those who already have a tablet or e-reader, a Wisconsin library is cranking the digital lending up a notch. The Eau Claire, Wis., library is lending out iPads. Some of the iPads are loaned for a week at a time, while others are offered for four hours at a time for use within the libary. Each tablet is loaded with 1,000 books and 10 audiobooks, as well as various apps and Web site links.
Where’s the Beef? Does Digital Humanities Have to Answer Questions? The criticism most frequently leveled at digital humanities is what I like to call the “Where’s the beef?” question, that is, what questions does digital humanities answer that can’t be answered without it? What humanities arguments does digital humanities make? Concern over the apparent lack of argument in digital humanities comes not only from outside our young discipline. Many practicing digital humanists are concerned about it as well. Rob Nelson of the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, an accomplished digital humanist, recently ruminated in his THATCamp session proposal, “While there have been some projects that have been developed to present arguments, they are few, and for the most part I sense that they haven’t had a substantial impact among academics, at least in the field of history.”
Science Probes Why Tweets Go Viral - The BrainYard Whether it's a cat video or a news story, what is a Twitter post's likelihood to spread? The answer has more to do with the structure of the network and our limited attention spans than the content or author, says an Indiana University study. Facebook Apps In Action (click image for larger view and for slideshow) Whether a tweet dies quietly or gets retweeted relentlessly depends more on the structure of the social network and the limited attention span of recipients than it does on the content or author of that Twitter post, according to an academic study. In other words, success or failure at spreading a message through social media looks kind of random.
Infinite E-Lit: A Look from Hispanic Legacies This is the abstract of the talk I will be giving at the Hall Center for Humanities at KU as part of the Digital Humanities Seminar on March 25th. As indicated in the title, this talk is part of the larger research/curatorial project Hispanic Legacies in Electronic Literature that I’ve been working on with Alex Saum-Pascual for the last few months. As the whole project is still a work in progress, please excuse the plethora of developing ideas and feel free to provide constructive feedback.
9 – Matthew K. Gold : Whose Revolution ? What follows is the text of a talk I gave at the 2012 MLA as part of the Debates in the Digital Humanities panel, which grew out of the just-published book of the same name (more about that in a forthcoming post). Many thanks to my fellow panelists Liz Losh, Jeff Rice, and Jentery Sayers. Thanks, too, to everyone who contributed to the active twitter backchannel for the panel and to Lee Skallerup for archiving it.
Blog – Readmill - The Book Report Posted November 6, 2011 The Book Report is a timeline visualization of your books on Readmill. Everything you’ve read is laid out on a long scrolling page for easy browsing. Making Sense of Evidence Making Sense of Evidence This section helps students and teachers make effective use of primary sources. “Making Sense of Documents” provide strategies for analyzing online primary materials, with interactive exercises and a guide to traditional and online sources. “Scholars in Action” segments show how scholars puzzle out the meaning of different kinds of primary sources, allowing you to try to make sense of a document yourself then providing audio clips in which leading scholars interpret the document and discuss strategies for overall analysis.