Editors' Choice: Taste the Data!


By: Jim Casey

This spring, I taught a new Freshman Seminar at Princeton ( FRS 154) called “Weird Data,” a CDH course sponsored by the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning. The goal of the course was to provide a wide-ranging introduction to the world of data in all its forms, ideas, and, well, weirdness. A key idea…

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Condiments and candy representing data (Photo: Gissoo Doroudian)

Editors' Choice: The Quilombo Activists’ Archive and Post-Custodial Preservation, Part II


By: Edward Shore

... I learned about Carlitos da Silva’s story while conducting archival research at the Articulation and Advisory Team to Rural Black Communities of the Ribeira Valley (EAACONE, formerly MOAB, the Movement of Peoples Threatened by Dams), an Eldorado-based civil society organization that defends the territorial rights of quilombos residing in the Atlantic Forest of São…

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A 1982 newspaper clipping documenting territorial dispossession of peasant communities in the Ribeira Valley.

Editors' Choice: Metamorphic Texts


By: Emily Short

These are some slides and text based on the talk I gave at the British Library’s Off the Page: Chapter Two event on April 13. I was invited to speak about works of mine that make use of classical sources. It’s relatively rare that I get to give a talk actually about classics (even in…

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Editors' Choice: (Re)Animating Queer Life(after?)Death - Queer/ing Multimodality and/as Practicing Mourning


By: Justin Cook and Cody A. Jackson

Content warning: This post will explore topics relating to anti-queer violence and death. In Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age, we see an interestingly multimodal argument for agency beyond the grave. Since, “digital technologies are increasingly intertwined with physical environments” (p. 111) myriad technologies  are offering an embodied mourning experience. Living Headstones…

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Digital Humanities Now will be taking a break until the end of January. On behalf of the DHNow staff, thank you for another great year of publication! A special thanks goes to the generous community of volunteer editors-at-large for dedicating their time and expertise, whether for a single week or throughout the year. We hope you’ll join…

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