Grad Student Research

Twitterature: Mining Twitter Data

Hello again, everybody! I’m back this semester as a DH Prototyping Fellow, and together, Alyssa Collins and I are working on a project titled “Twitterature: Methods and Metadata.” Specifically, we’re hoping to develop a simple way of using Twitter data for literary research. The project is still in its early stages, but we’ve been collecting…. Continue reading “Twitterature: Mining Twitter Data”.

Call for Digital Humanities Fellows Applications – 2019-2020

We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 DH Fellows Cohort! Applications are due Friday, November 30th. The Digital Humanities Fellowship supports advanced doctoral students doing innovative work in the digital humanities at the University of Virginia. The Scholars’ Lab offers Grad Fellows advice and assistance with the creation and analysis of digital content, as well as…. Continue reading “Call for Digital Humanities Fellows Applications – 2019-2020”.

A Toolkit […?] the Public Domain

January 1, 2019 is Public Domain Day. This means that all copyrighted works published in the year 1923 will suddenly become available for anyone to publish, distribute, or reuse in their own derivative creations. To seize the moment, our Praxis cohort will spend the next nine months constructing a “public domain toolkit.” Since the project…. Continue reading “A Toolkit […?] the Public Domain”.

Building Ourselves Up to Build Things

I’m a Praxis fellow this year and a PhD student in Spanish. (You might also remember me as the one who really loves public writing; you’re going to be reading a lot of blog posts from me this year.) And I’m a coder, apparently. Some background on that last bit. To start off our inaugural…. Continue reading “Building Ourselves Up to Build Things”.

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”.

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”.

Learning to Augment Reality

The Praxis team is in the midst of defining its project, and for the past few weeks, we’ve been playing around with augmented reality (AR), specifically by using Vuforia and Unity. Learning about AR has been fascinating and, admittedly, a bit frustrating. I won’t go through the process of getting Vuforia and Unity to work…. Continue reading “Learning to Augment Reality”.

Measured Unrest in the Poetry of the Black Arts Movement

As one of the graduate fellows at the Scholars’ Lab this year, I am working on a year-long digital project (that’s also a chapter of my dissertation) in collaboration with the folks at the SLab. To sum it up in a sentence, the project hopes to offer a proof-of-concept for performing sentiment analysis on some…. Continue reading “Measured Unrest in the Poetry of the Black Arts Movement”.

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