Digital Approaches to Literary History

Ted Underwood has posted his fascinating talk, "How Well Do We Understand Literary History?", delivered at the Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities on February 7. Basically Ted uses a data mining algorithm to rip through the Hathi Trust's approximately 700,000 volumes of British and North American literature produced between 1700 and 1900, searching for clues as to how literary genres and the use of point-of-view has changed over time.


Dissertating in the Digital Age

In this week's Chronicle of Higher Education, Stacey Patton examines the (sometimes awkward) transition many humanities departments are making as they try to embrace and encourage the digital dimensions of many new dissertations. "Universities face urgent calls to reduce the time it takes to complete degrees, reduce attrition, and do more to prepare doctoral candidates for nonacademic careers," she notes. "Rethinking the academic centerpiece of a graduate education is an obvious place to start if, as many people believe, Ph.D. programs are in a state of crisis."

eHistory Awarded ACLS "Digital Innovation" Grant

The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded eHistory a "digital innovation" grant to produce "CSI Dixie," a web archive that will analyze and make available the extant coroners' reports from selected South Carolina counties, 1840-1880. It is intended as part of a larger website devoted to the health history of the American enslaved population.
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