Editors' Choice: Twitter's Response to "The Digital-Humanities Bust"


By: the Editors

On October 15, 2017, the Chronicle of Higher Education posted a piece by Timothy Brennan entitled "The Digital-Humanities Bust." The piece sparked a conversation on Twitter, including a thread by Ted Underwood and the #DHimpact hashtag. Instead of featuring a blog post as Editor's Choice like usual, we have embedded the tweets below to capture…

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Editors' Choice: Excel vs R - A Brief Introduction to R


By: Jesse Sadler

Quantitative research often begins with the humble process of counting. Historical documents are never as plentiful as a historian would wish, but counting words, material objects, court cases, etc. can lead to a better understanding of the sources and the subject under study. When beginning the process of counting, the first instinct is to open…

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Editors' Choice: The Suffrage Postcard Project - A Replica Archive


By: Ana Stevenson

At the 2017 Australian Historical Association Conference, in a panel about digital history, Professor Victoria Haskins discussed what she described as a “replica archive.”  Haskins’ research is concerned with Indigenous domestic servants in Australia and the United States – women whose lives, she rightly notes, are often difficult to uncover in the archives.  Technology, however,…

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Editors' Choice: What improv comedy can teach us about visualizing data


By: Ryan Morrill

While storytelling can take on many forms and span several disciplines, the techniques and methods we use to tell good stories are fairly similar. Understanding those similarities and what makes a particular story effective on a particular medium can help us become better storytellers. There are certain tricks to improv comedy, for example, that can help…

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