Toward the Historical Data Forge: What Happens After the Data-Mining?

Bruce Robertson of the Mount Allison University Department of Classics and the Historical Event Markup and Linking Project talks about HEML: Historical Event Markup Language

Pandora and the “genes” of music genres

Hello, it’s been a while since I blogged. You may remember me as the music Ph.D. student who was last heard from pondering the uses of Google Scholar. I’m on a new mission this semester, studying for my comprehensive exams. One of the topics I am researching and preparing an essay on is about genre…. Continue reading “Pandora and the “genes” of music genres”.

Illuminating Historical Architecture

Following up on my introduction to using 3D models to recreate archaeological sites and perform meaningful academic analysis on simulated virtual environments, I will discuss in further detail my current project concerning the recreation of the House of the Drinking Contest in Seleucia Pieria, the port city of Roman Antioch.

Hide and Seek: Blacklight’s Smart Search Functionality

Bethany wrote recently in praise of Bess Sadler’s work on Blacklight, and its recent release (as “VIRGObeta”). I’d like to offer my own (admittedly anecdotal, perhaps insignificant) praise.

Mapping Then and Now: Are We Ready (yet) for Academic Social Systems?

Ian Johnson, Director of the Archaeological Computing Laboratory at the University of Sydney and TimeMap project leader discusses “Mapping Then and Now: Are We Ready (yet) for Academic Social Systems?”

Electronic Text Analysis and the Wary Humanist

For a long list of complicated reasons, most practitioners of my discipline—political theory—tend to be suspicious of, if not altogether opposed to, the integration of computer technology into their research and teaching. While some scholars cite the superfluity of computer technology to the discipline (excepting, of course, Microsoft Word), others argue that the introduction of…. Continue reading “Electronic Text Analysis and the Wary Humanist”.

Mining and Mapping Apocalyptic Texts, Part 2

As I explained in my last blog post, my dissertation will compare several statements about the final fate of humankind in Paul to similar statements in apocalyptic texts. In that post, I described how text-mining could help with the interpretation of the texts which stand at the center of my dissertation. In this post, I…. Continue reading “Mining and Mapping Apocalyptic Texts, Part 2”.

A Kindle for Every Student?

The blogosphere has been abuzz with diverse opinions on the release of Amazon’s new Kindle 2. So far, most of the news has surrounded the controversial text-to-speech function and whether or not it violates copyright law (more on this here and here). Regardless of its legality, the speech sounds mechanical, and I don’t see this…. Continue reading “A Kindle for Every Student?”.

Day of Digital Humanities 2009

Ever wonder how folks in the Scholars’ Lab spend their day?  Bethany Nowviskie, Director of Digital Research & Scholarship at the UVA Library and Joseph Gilbert, Head of the Scholars’ Lab, recently participated in the “Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities” project initiated by our friends at the University of Alberta.  The “Day…. Continue reading “Day of Digital Humanities 2009”.

Scholarly Publishing Today and Tomorrow

Linda Bree from Cambridge University Press talks about “Scholarly Publishing Today and Tomorrow”