Editors' Choice: Days of Future Past - Augmented Reality and Temporality in Digital Public…


By: Jim McGrath

In July 2017, I presented a version of this talk on a panel on “Temporality” at the Keystone Digital Humanities Conference (#keydh on Twitter) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The project  I discuss here, a digital tour of the Nightingale-Brown House, will debut in September 2017. I’ll update this post with a direct link when we go…

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Editors' Choice: Preprint for “The Spine of American Law”


By: Lincoln Mullen

Kellen Funk and I have co-authored an article titled “The Spine of American Law: Digital Text Analysis and U.S. Legal Practice.” The article has been recently accepted for publication in the American Historical Review. It is currently scheduled for the February 2018 issue. Here is our abstract. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the…

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Editors' Choice: Distributions of Words Across Narrative Time in 27,266 Novels


By: David McClure

Over the course of the last few months here at the Literary Lab, I’ve been working on a little project that looks at the distributions of individual words inside of novels, when averaged out across lots and lots of texts. This is incredibly simple, really – the end result is basically just a time-series plot…

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Editors' Choice: The Form of Digital Projects


By: Nicole Coleman

Unlike print, the form of digital projects has a direct bearing on the ideas they convey. Not too long ago we used word processors to write documents on computers. The act of writing itself was called “word processing.” The excitement around the revolutionary new technology (first electric typewriters, then computer applications) inspired a new name…

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