Grad Student Research

Apply for 2016-2017 Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities

The Scholars’ Lab is proud to announce that applications for our prestigious Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities are being accepted for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applications are due February 26, 2016. The fellowship supports ABD graduate students doing innovative work in the digital humanities at the University of Virginia. The Scholars’ Lab offers Grad…. Continue reading “Apply for 2016-2017 Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities”.

Ready for Praxis? Apply by February 26 for the 2016-2017 cohort

UVa grad students! Apply by February 26 for a unique, funded opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of your peers, learning digital humanities skills from the experts, and collaboratively designing and executing an innovative digital project. The 2015-2016 Praxis cohort is in full swing, thanks to a generous support by UVa Library and GSAS.…. Continue reading “Ready for Praxis? Apply by February 26 for the 2016-2017 cohort”.

Classical Archaeology and the Makerspace

A few weeks ago, R. Benjamin Gorham, a Ph.D. candidate in Classical Art & Archaeology at the University of Virginia, visited the Makerspace for a consultation on photogrammetry and 3D printing. Ben has been using GIS, drones, and photogrammetry during his summer excavations in Morgantina, Sicily and wanted to experiment with 3D printing his models.…. Continue reading “Classical Archaeology and the Makerspace”.

Reflections on a Year of DH Mentoring

[Cross-posted on the Digital Humanities at Washington and Lee University blog] This year I am working with Eric Rochester on a fellowship project that has me learning natural language processing (NLP), the application of computational methods to human languages. We’re adapting these techniques to study quotation marks in the novels of Virginia Woolf (read more about the project here). We…. Continue reading “Reflections on a Year of DH Mentoring”.

The Ghost in the Graph: A Recap on Time, Things, and Entanglement

[This post is the protein-rich version of a series of related posts from our Praxis site, with fresh reflections on the process and product now that I’m done. If you want to see originals, check out the project idea, the data itself as I recorded it, a first attempt at a visualization, and a second…. Continue reading “The Ghost in the Graph: A Recap on Time, Things, and Entanglement”.

When Old Technology Meets The New: Accessing Windows 95 CD-ROMs through Wine

Up to this point in my academic career I have worked primarily with physical books and I certainly feel most comfortable with this medium. Anything remotely technological frightens me and I’m particularly inept when it comes to simple computer issues (think: getting my computer to talk to my printer, resolving internet connectivity issues, etc.). All…. Continue reading “When Old Technology Meets The New: Accessing Windows 95 CD-ROMs through Wine”.

Inktober 10/21: When Things Break

[Cross-posted from my post on our Praxis page.] The third of my four installments (here’s one and two of Inktober). And oh boy, get ready for some strange-looking sketches in this one. I tried to use a new kind of pen that has two tips and can make way thicker marks, which has resulted in many…. Continue reading “Inktober 10/21: When Things Break”.

Inktober 10/13: Time Pieces and Graphs

[Cross-posted from my post on our Praxis page.] Hello all – three more images for Inktober. The first is a continuation from my previous Inktober post, very simply, two tubes of toothpaste, both almost empty. Was still thinking of the consumption of objects, for two reasons: first, because of their importance to a historical thinker…. Continue reading “Inktober 10/13: Time Pieces and Graphs”.

Inktober 10/5: Three Sketches

[Cross-posted from my post on our Praxis page.] Wanted to put up a few time sketches for our own version of Inktober. I’m aiming for every other day or so, so here’s three. All three have to do with time and consumption.I love going to the movies, and usually opt for the biggest popcorn possible…. Continue reading “Inktober 10/5: Three Sketches”.

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”.