DHSI — and back again

I’m sitting in the airport about to return from the Digital Humanities Summer Institute: the friendliest, most energizing, most enthusiastic (un)conference/summer school/nerdfest ever. I was nervous about taking the time …

Of Man Eaters and Bad Mothers

The chapter on which I’ve been working studies the anxieties that crystallize around representation and regulation of women in the 1880′s (or, conversely, the “crisis of masculinity” Annelise Maugue has …

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 …

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 …

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 …