Poems with Pattern and VADER, Part 1: Quincy Troupe

(This post is part of a two-post series—I ended up having too much to say about the two poems I looked at with VADER and Pattern, so I split it up. Second half coming soon!) Quincy Troupe’s “Come Sing a Song”—the 11-line poem that opens his 1972 collection Embryo Poems, 1967-1971—welcomes the reader with a…. Continue reading “Poems with Pattern and VADER, Part 1: Quincy Troupe”.

Augmenting an Iconic Structure: The Rotunda

The Praxis team has been hard at work developing our project, and we’re now beginning to unite the various aspects of UVA Reveal, including our work in Unity, our work on linked data, and our work on a website. Part of this unification has involved crafting stories about the university: what do we see, and…. Continue reading “Augmenting an Iconic Structure: The Rotunda”.

Announcing 2018-2019 Fellows!

We are thrilled to announce the 2018-2019 Scholar’s Lab fellows for the Praxis Program, the Digital Humanities Prototyping Fellowship, and the Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities. We are welcoming 11 fellows from 6 disciplines from the arts, humanities, and social sciences and the School of Architecture. Our graduate fellows are joining a robust and…. Continue reading “Announcing 2018-2019 Fellows!”.

Writing in Public (on Purpose) at Washington & Lee University

Makerspace Technologist Catherine Addington went to Washington and Lee University to give a workshop in digital humanities through a Mellon-funded collaboration with the WLUDH. More information about this initiative can be found here. Her post is cross-listed on the W&L blog. I am a graduate student in Spanish, a freelance writer, a newsletter creator, a former full-time media professional, a…. Continue reading “Writing in Public (on Purpose) at Washington & Lee University”.

Starter kit for considering a DH dissertation

Cross-posted on the Modern Languages Association (MLA) Committee on Info Tech blog. Successful non-traditional dissertations include a comic book (Nick Sousanis), a hip-hop album (A.D. Carson), code and design without written chapters (me), and the use of digital formats and methods such as a Tumblog counter-narrative (Jade E. Davis) or topic modeling (Lisa Rhody). Are…. Continue reading “Starter kit for considering a DH dissertation”.

Transcription Is Complicated

In a recent PMLA issue on digital methods, Johanna Drucker concludes her article “Why Distant Reading Isn’t” by claiming that distant reading’s literalness makes it the closest form of reading imaginable. What distant reading lacks is distance. That distance is critical; it is the space between the literal text and the virtual text, between the…. Continue reading “Transcription Is Complicated”.

All About the Archive: Guest Teaching at Washington and Lee

In this post Lauren Reynolds, a former PhD student in Spanish and Makerspace Technologist, describes her work with Professor Andrea LePage’s course at Washington & Lee. This work is supported by an ASC grant expanding collaboration between Washington & Lee and the Scholars’ Lab and supplemented by W&L’s Mellon-funded grant to support digital humanities in the…. Continue reading “All About the Archive: Guest Teaching at Washington and Lee”.

Spring 2018 UVa Library GIS Workshop Series

All sessions are one hour and assume participants have no previous experience using GIS.  Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance.  All sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 10AM to 11AM in the Alderman Electronic Classroom, ALD 421 (adjacent to the Scholars’ Lab) and are free and open to the UVa…. Continue reading “Spring 2018 UVa Library GIS Workshop Series”.

Fellowship Calls and Grad Student Professional Development

I want to share several developments from the grad programs side of the Lab this semester. It’s been a busy fall, and I’m pleased with all the work the team has put into our programs! For one, the CFPs for two of our fellowship programs are now live. The Praxis Program, which will welcome its…. Continue reading “Fellowship Calls and Grad Student Professional Development”.

Call for Spring 2018 Makerspace Technologist Applications

Are you a UVA graduate student or upper-level undergraduate in the humanities? Come join our team as a Makerspace technologist! Our Makerspace is designed to foster experimentation with 3D printing, modeling, and digitization, physical computing (e.g. Arduino, wearables), virtual reality, and more. For humanists, it is a good way to learn more about experimental and…. Continue reading “Call for Spring 2018 Makerspace Technologist Applications”.

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