Walt Whitman’s Jack Engle and Lola Montez: New from Collective Biographies of Women

By Alison Booth On 14 August 2017 · Add Comment [Edit]   [This is the first part of a short essay I posted on the blog of Collective Biographies of Women and elsewhere on August 15, 2017.  See https://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/CBW_Blog/?p=441&preview=true#_ftn6 for the entirety, with additional notes and references.] In February, 2017, there was some exciting news…. Continue reading “Walt Whitman’s Jack Engle and Lola Montez: New from Collective Biographies of Women”.

Welcome Senior Developer Shane Lin!

The Scholars’ Lab team is thrilled to welcome Shane Lin as our new Senior Developer! Shane first joined the Scholars’ Lab as a Praxis Program graduate fellow in 2012. Since then, he’s served as a Technologist in our Makerspace, where he’s provided invaluable guidance on research and pedagogy related to desktop fabrication and physical computing.…. Continue reading “Welcome Senior Developer Shane Lin!”.

Fall 2017 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 3PM to 4PM in the Alderman Electronic Classroom, ALD 421 (adjacent to the Scholars’ Lab) and are free and open to the UVa…. Continue reading “Fall 2017 UVa Library GIS Workshop Series”.

What can digital humanities tell us about Character?

My part of the collaboration with James has been thinking through what this text has to tell us about “Character” as a literary category and to consider how digital tools can help modern users interact with eighteenth-century characters. There’s been a learning curve for me as I find out more and more about what digital…. Continue reading “What can digital humanities tell us about Character?”.

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”.

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