Grad Student Research

Individuality and Collective Effort

Hey everyone! My name is Steven Lewis. I’m a second-year Ph.D. candidate in Music. My research interests include late 20th century jazz neoclassicism, early jazz, and 19th century African-American secular music. In my most recent project, I explored jazz performance as a means of constructing counternarratives of black American music history. I earned a BA…. Continue reading “Individuality and Collective Effort”.

Prism in the Classroom: Questions to Frame Discussion

Cross-posted on my personal site. I have been touting the use of Prism in the university classroom for some time now, but a recent exchange with Annie Swafford suggested to me that it might be worth explicitly outlining how I would go about doing so. With that in mind, I’ve composed the following set of questions…. Continue reading “Prism in the Classroom: Questions to Frame Discussion”.

Let’s Play

Hi. I’m Andrew Ferguson. Three years ago, while fighting my way through English Lit exam lists full of doorstop novels and deep-end theory, I decompressed with a hobby that seemed as far from literary scholarship as could be: watching other people play videogames online, in archived or livestreamed forms called Let’s Plays, or LPs. And,…. Continue reading “Let’s Play”.

The Digital Sea of Exchange

Greetings! My name is Jennifer Grayburn and I’m a sixth-year PhD Candidate in the History of Art and Architecture Department at the University of Virginia. My research focuses on medieval Northern architecture and its intersection with Old Icelandic texts. Using cultural memory theory and sea-basin frameworks, my dissertation explores the spread of architectural ideas, especially…. Continue reading “The Digital Sea of Exchange”.

About Whom I Have Become…

Hi everybody! It is not easy to talk about oneself, especially when you are not sure who your audience is. Still, I will not let the amorphous ambiguous unidentifiable audience scare and silence me. For this post, I want the main audience to be the 2014-2015 Praxis Fellows. We are on the way to becoming…. Continue reading “About Whom I Have Become…”.

Hello world

I’m Amy R. Boyd, a third-year Ph.D. student in English. I am interested in the British nineteenth century, especially the intersections between literature, science, and gender, as well as theories of the novel. I took enough computer science classes as an undergraduate to complete a minor in CS, so I’m excited to have the opportunity…. Continue reading “Hello world”.

Ivanhoe considerations for the next cohort

Welcome to the next Praxis cohort! As Purdom mentioned yesterday in her post, the 2014-2015 Praxis Fellows will continue working on the Ivanhoe Game.  As last year’s Praxis project manager, I frequently found myself in the position of spokesperson for Ivanhoe. People would ask me, “What is Ivanhoe?” and I would deliver an answer like…. Continue reading “Ivanhoe considerations for the next cohort”.

The Fellows are Coming! The Fellows are Coming!

As the fall term begins, we are delighted to welcome our 9 (!) SLab Fellows. Ranging across 5 disciplines from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Our Graduate Fellows in the Digital Humanities and Praxis Program Fellows join a distinguished community of past fellows. Graduate Fellows in the Digital Humanities We are excited about the…. Continue reading “The Fellows are Coming! The Fellows are Coming!”.

Prism News – Heroku and LLC

Cross-posted on my personal site This past year the Scholars’ Lab has implemented many performance upgrades and bug fixes for Prism. The most recent upgrade is particularly exciting: users can now deploy their own personal Prism installations to Heroku with the click of a button. Well – it will take the click of a button and a few…. Continue reading “Prism News – Heroku and LLC”.

Welcoming our new Scholars’ Lab Fellows!

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with 9 new graduate fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year! Joining an illustrious community of past recipients of Scholars’ Lab Fellowships, the new cohort hail from 5 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Virginia. James Ambuske, Jennifer Foy , and Emily Senefeld join us as…. Continue reading “Welcoming our new Scholars’ Lab Fellows!”.