Transcribing Typography with Markdown

Digital technologies are not new solutions to our old problems, but are new problems asking for us to return to old solutions. People have been transcribing texts for as long as there have been texts. So it is no surprise that some of the earliest applications for computers were concerned with transcribing texts. These applications…. Continue reading “Transcribing Typography with Markdown”.

Neatline 2.5.2

New release! First, a huge thank you to Jamie Folsom and Andy Stuhl from Perfomant Software Solutions LLC, who did the heavy lifting on the coding for this release. We couldn’t have done it without them. We’re grateful, as well, to Neatline community member Adam Doan (@doana on Github) from the University of Guelph, whose code…. Continue reading “Neatline 2.5.2”.

Job Opening: Curious about focusing on DH development?

You might have seen our opening for a Senior Developer—we’re now seeking an additional colleague for our R&D team: DH Developer! Apply here (posting number #0621212), or read on for more information. We welcome applications from women, people of color, LGBTQ, and others who are traditionally underrepresented among software developers. In particular, we invite you to contact…. Continue reading “Job Opening: Curious about focusing on DH development?”.

LAMI Summer Fellows 2017

For the third year in a row, the Scholars’ Lab and the University of Virginia Library are helping host summer fellows from the Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative (LAMI) at UVA. The students will pursue original research this summer at UVA in consultation with a faculty mentor. For our part, the Scholars’ Lab and the Library have…. Continue reading “LAMI Summer Fellows 2017”.

What Should You Do in a Week?

[Cross-posted to my personal blog.] For the past several years, I’ve taught a Humanities Programming course at HILT. The course was piloted by Wayne Graham and Jeremy Boggs, but, these days, I co-teach the course with Ethan Reed, one of our DH fellows in the Scholars’ Lab. The course is a soup-to-nuts introduction to the…. Continue reading “What Should You Do in a Week?”.

Why To Teach Students to Not-Read Novels

Scholars’ Lab Fellow James Ascher went to Washington and Lee University to give a workshop in Prof. Taylor Walle’s ENGL 335 course through a Mellon-funded collaboration with the Scholars’ Lab in the UVA Library. More information about this initiative can be found here. His post is cross-listed on the W&L blog. This post has a simple argument: if…. Continue reading “Why To Teach Students to Not-Read Novels”.

Visualizing Paper Evidence Using Digital Reproductions

Digital images both lie to us and tell us truths that exist outside of our normal perception. The lie comes about through both deliberate distortions and distortions produced by limitations in digital and in other reproduction methods. The limitations of reproductions are easy to see for anyone who considers the situation carefully, but understanding the…. Continue reading “Visualizing Paper Evidence Using Digital Reproductions”.

Accessibility Online–Take aways from the Luis Perez workshop

One of our aims for our summer project is to build a product that is accessible for all users, but I realized today that James and I have a different idea of what it means for digital humanities to be “accessible.” When I think of making a digital product accessible, I imagine a home bound…. Continue reading “Accessibility Online–Take aways from the Luis Perez workshop”.

Introductions: Meet Charm and Wit, or Wit and Charm

Sarah E. Berkowitz I will be working with James Ascher this summer on a Scholar’s Lab Digital Humanities Project Incubator Fellowship. Our project consists of creating a digital edition of “Characters” from Samuel Butler’s posthumous Genuine Remains (1759). James and I are both rising fifth year Ph.D. candidates in the English Department, and we both…. Continue reading “Introductions: Meet Charm and Wit, or Wit and Charm”.

1st Annual Makerspace Hackontest

Egg Drop Hackontest The Scholars’ Lab staff and Makerspace Technologists completed the first ever annual/biannual/semesterly SLab Makerspace Hackontest. The brain-child of Shane Lin, this contest, in short, was to get SLab staff and Makerspace techs together to create something that would keep an egg from cracking; a spin on the traditional egg drop competitions you…. Continue reading “1st Annual Makerspace Hackontest”.

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