Editors' Choice: On Capacity and Care

By: Bethany Nowviskie

We are educating new cohorts of students of the liberal arts, both graduate and undergraduate, perhaps best positioned to discover, interpret, and build upon a growing species of understanding—one that may be deeply uncomfortable, yet has been more deeply, fundamentally, and long desired in the humanities: the knowledge of relationships among the largest and smallest of…

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Editors' Choice: Recommendations for Standardized International Rights Statements

By: International Rights Statements Working Group

Currently, there is no global approach to rights statements that works for a broad set of institutions, leading to a confusing proliferation of terms. Simplifying the use and application of Rights Statements benefits both contributing organizations, which share their valuable collections online through aggregators such as Europeana and the DPLA, and the people who engage…

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Editors' Choice: Can We Date Revolutions in the History of Literature and Music?

By: Ted Underwood

Humanists know the subjects we study are complex. So on the rare occasions when we describe them with numbers at all, we tend to proceed cautiously. Maybe too cautiously. Distant readers have spent a lot of time, for instance, just convincing colleagues that it might be okay to use numbers for exploratory purposes. But the…

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Editors' Choice: Notes from a Database of Soviet Prisoners of WWII

By: Seth Bernstein

I have been thinking about POWs and forced laborers lately. My article on digital memory of World War II came out with Memory Studies and in it I analyzed projects like the Russian governments OBD-Memorial, a huge database of Soviet soldiers who died in the war.  I've also been working on a project on the…

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