Of Bummers and Bums

Last night, it was with disappointment (but not with surprise) that I learned that I will not be a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at Stanford next year. I did, however, receive …

Loco/Motion

After a hellish 24-hour journey home, I finally have the mental capacity to begin digesting this weekend’s Nineteenth Century Studies Association conference. Entitled “Loco/Motion” papers ranged from discussions of steam …

Google Ngrams and the Rastaquouère

One of the pieces on which I focus in my dissertation is Antonin Proust’s (no relation) “Paris et les Étrangers.” Proust was Minister of Fine Arts under Gambetta (1881–1882) and …

Disembodied Pedagogy

I’ve always been a very physical presence in the classroom. I’m always moving, miming, dancing out vocabulary or être verbs (anything to avoid the use of English!), imitating characters from …

À la recherche des origines perdues

I am really sorry to have missed THATCamp MLA, especially the sessions on Spatial Humanities and Teaching Digital Archives. That said, I’m noticing an emergent theme in the notes from …

Digital Utopias

I was particularly excited to receive an invitation from NYU’s wonderful Humanities Initiative this morning. The event, which takes place next Wednesday, will celebrate the website launch for the Open …

Undergradsourcing

I’ve just read Rebecca Frost Davis’ excellent post about crowdsourcing & undergraduate education. It (much more eloquently) gets at much I was trying to say below: that DH approaches can …

Waiting for THATCamp

Perusing the Journal of Digital Humanities as I wait for THATCampNY to begin at Fordham University, I’m struck by the possibilities opened up visualizations, graphs, maps, and trees: it is …

Ecclesiastical Proust & Wordle

Today, I spent a lot of time reading about the Digital Humanities and the vast scope of knowledge and potential contained under that umbrella term. I immediately wished I were …