This is the first in a series of posts which constitute a “lit review” of sorts to document the range of methods scholars are using to compute the distribution of topics over time. Graphs of topic prevalence over time are some of the most ubiquitous in digital humanities discussions of topic modeling. They are used…Read More
A growing number of researchers in the humanities are using computational tools and methods that are more typically associated with social and scientific research. These tools and techniques enable researchers to pursue new forms of inquiry and new questions and bring more attention to—and cultivate broader interest in—traditional humanities and humanities data. This paper from…Read More
A funny thing happened on the way to academic integrity. Plagiarism detection software (PDS), like Turnitin, has seized control of student intellectual property. While students who use Turnitin are discouraged from copying other work, the company itself can strip mine and sell student work for profit. For this bait-and-switch to succeed, Turnitin relies upon the…Read More
The book is now whole! I’m going to be spending this weekend working through revisions to the last section based on all of the great comments I’ve been getting, but I’m also now excited to share both the introduction and the conclusion. Introduction: Beyond Digital Hype and Digital Anxiety Conclusions: Tools for Looking Forward If…Read More
We will be taking a week off for spring break. All posts that are nominated this week will be included for consideration next week. Keep your nominations coming!