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Crafting Our Charter – Praxis Program 2017-2018

As a historian, when I think of charters, the first things I think of are royal charters. The first result when you Google charter, on the other hand, is Charter Telecommunications Company because of course. But as members of the new Praxis Fellowship cohort, my fellow fellows and I tried to chart (I’m sorry) a very…. Continue reading “Crafting Our Charter – Praxis Program 2017-2018”.

/etc/rc.local

Hello again, my fine digital-humanist friends! It’s a delight to be back in the Scholars’ Lab this year! For those who don’t know me, my name is Christian Howard, and I am a PhD Candidate at UVA in English literature and one of the 2017-2018 Praxis Fellows. If you do happen to know me, you…. Continue reading “/etc/rc.local”.

About my research, computers and Digital Humanities

In my inaugural post a few days ago, I introduced myself to the world in kind of an oblique way. Some people may wonder what I am studying or what my research interests are. This post is here to mend this omission. In large brush strokes, I will talk about my dissertation and then about…. Continue reading “About my research, computers and Digital Humanities”.

CFP: PMLA Special Issue, Varieties of Digital Humanities

I want to call attention to the opportunity to publish your work in the leading journal in literary studies.  Miriam Posner and I will be co-editing a special issue on digital humanities, and we very much welcome varieties of approaches as well as topics.  PMLA has a very strenuous and blind peer review process that gives ample…. Continue reading “CFP: PMLA Special Issue, Varieties of Digital Humanities”.

Endangered Data Week

A range of Scholars’ Lab and Praxis folks are collaborating with Research Data Services and others in the Library for a series of workshops under the umbrella, Endangered Data, this week. Outline of events: Introduction to Libra Data (Dataverse at UVa) – Monday, April 17th 11am-noon, in Brown Library, Room 133. Introduction to Git/Github –…. Continue reading “Endangered Data Week”.

Topic Modeling Twitter

What is topic modeling? Topic modeling is type of statistical model that sorts through a large corpus of writing through language processing algorithms with the purpose of discovering the broad topics under discussion by grouping together words frequently used in tandem.  This method has been used in the past by scholars working on distant reading,…. Continue reading “Topic Modeling Twitter”.

“Gothic DH” at Washington and Lee

*Cross-posted on the Washington and Lee DH Blog* Toward the beginning of the semester, I was contacted by Brandon Walsh, a UVA alumnus and the current Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow at Washington and Lee. As part of his fellowship, Brandon has been pairing UVA DH folks with professors at Washington and Lee; the initiative is…. Continue reading ““Gothic DH” at Washington and Lee”.

Amanda Visconti Is Our New Managing Director

I am thrilled to announce yet more delightful news: Amanda Visconti will join the Library as Managing Director of the Scholars’ Lab.  We had terrific contenders for this position, and Amanda won us over!  She brings a high level of qualities seldom found in one person: intellectual commitments and depth, knowledge, and training in humanities;…. Continue reading “Amanda Visconti Is Our New Managing Director”.

Brandon Walsh is our New Head of Graduate Programs, starting April 24, 2017

I’m thrilled to announce that Brandon Walsh will join the Library as Head of Graduate Programs in the Scholars’ Lab. This competitive national search revealed the talent that is growing out there: people dedicated to libraries and the pedagogy/service/advanced research model, with the combination of versatile and active technological skills and deep training in humanities…. Continue reading “Brandon Walsh is our New Head of Graduate Programs, starting April 24, 2017”.

Blippar and Augmented Reality Literature

As I was writing about Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being and the various technological innovations that Ozeki’s novel employs, I became increasingly interested in Blippar, an augmented reality application. Blippar is by no means restricted to literary projects, but as this is my primary interest, I naturally focused my search on ways…. Continue reading “Blippar and Augmented Reality Literature”.

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