Grad Student Research

Preserving, Reconstructing, & Teaching in 3D

The destruction of historic monuments has been a frequent topic in the news lately due to the Syrian and ISIS conflicts. The destruction of historic mosques and, most recently, the Temple of Baal in Palmyra have sent shockwaves through the international community. The public outcry for cultural casualties has been so overwhelming that it has prompted backlash and criticism questioning the value of…. Continue reading “Preserving, Reconstructing, & Teaching in 3D”.

Time and Praxis: 2015-2016

Time is a massive concept. If you were asked to think about it – how it works, feels, changes, what it looks like, how people go about talking about it, or representing it – where would you start? As a person interested and invested in critical theory, my initial reflex would be to go to philosophers,…. Continue reading “Time and Praxis: 2015-2016”.

Introducing the 2015-2015 Scholars’ Lab Fellows

The Lab has been a busy place lately with 8 new fellows from across 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 Fellowship in the Digital Humanities This year, we are delighted to work closely with Veronica Ikeshoji-Orlati and Brandon Walsh. Veronica is…. Continue reading “Introducing the 2015-2015 Scholars’ Lab Fellows”.

Music Genre and Spotify Metadata

Cross-posted on my personal site For the last couple weeks, I have been exploring APIs useful to sound studies for a sound recording and poetry project I am working on with former Scholars’ Lab fellow Annie Swafford. I was especially drawn to playing around with Spotify, which has an API that allows you to access metadata for the large catalog…. Continue reading “Music Genre and Spotify Metadata”.

Virginia Woolf, Natural Language Processing, and the Quotation Mark

[Cross-posted on my personal blog] For my fellowship in the Scholars’ Lab this year I’ll be working with Eric to expand a project we began last year on Virginia Woolf and natural language processing. My dissertation focuses on sound recordings and modernism, and this year I will focus on how Woolf’s quotation marks offer evidence of her engagement…. Continue reading “Virginia Woolf, Natural Language Processing, and the Quotation Mark”.

Announcing 2014-2015 Fellows!

We are thrilled to announce the 2015-2016 Scholar’s Lab fellows for both the Praxis Program and the Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities. We are welcoming 8 fellows from 5 disciplines from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Our graduate fellows are joining a robust and vibrant community of past fellows! Graduate Fellows in the Digital…. Continue reading “Announcing 2014-2015 Fellows!”.

Everything Is (Not Always) AWESOME When You’re Part of a Team!

You have watched The Lego Movie I hope. It is a story about an individual who seems to be happy alone with his own routine as a ‘normal’ person, but one day finds out he is ‘the chosen one’ meant to save people. He does not believe in himself and his ability to be the…. Continue reading “Everything Is (Not Always) AWESOME When You’re Part of a Team!”.

Hearing Silent Woolf

[This week I presented at the 2015 Huskey Research Exhibition at UVA. The talk was delivered from very schematic notes, but below is a rough recreation of what I discussed. The talk I gave is a crash course in a new project I’ve started working on with the generous help of the Scholars’ Lab that thinks…. Continue reading “Hearing Silent Woolf”.

On the Shelf

The past couple weeks, we have been crash-coursing PHP via Wayne Graham’s surely famous slide decks. We’ve been doing this despite not (yet) delivering our task for the fall semester—the redesign of the Ivanhoe webpage. It’s a necessary shift. While we’re fortunate to be assisted by the Scholars’ Lab dev team—including Scott Bailey, a holdover…. Continue reading “On the Shelf”.

Call for Applications, Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

Applications for the Scholars’ Lab‘s prestigious Graduate Fellowships in the Digital Humanities are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applications are due March 23, 2015. The fellowship supports ABD graduate students doing innovative, dissertation-related work in the digital humanities at the University of Virginia. The Scholars’ Lab offers Grad Fellows advice and assistance with the…. Continue reading “Call for Applications, Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities”.