The weather prevents me from being there physically, but this is a transcript of my remarks for “Varieties of Digital Humanities,” MLA, Jan 5, 2018. Using numbers to understand cultural history is often called “cultural analytics”—or sometimes, if we’re talking about literary history in particular, “distant reading.” The practice is older than either name: sociologists,…

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From the post: Hosted by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Current Research in Digital History is an annual one-day conference that publishes online, peer-reviewed proceedings. Its primary aim is to encourage and publish scholarship in digital history that offers discipline-specific arguments and interpretations. A format of short presentations provides an opportunity…

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From the Resource: The programming language Python is widely used within many scientific domains nowadays and the language is readily accessible to scholars from the Humanities. Python is an excellent choice for dealing with (linguistic as well as literary) textual data, which is so typical of the Humanities. In this book you will be thoroughly…

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From the Resource: This site focuses on mapping the plot structures of interactive narratives, and in particular gamebooks – that is, playable print stories. The project data mines, analyzes, and visualizes the branching plot structures of hundreds of interactive stories, with examples from different decades, nations, and languages. Find the site here: Transverse Reading Gallery

From the ad: The Assistant Director, Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Library Systems and Collections will share responsibility for strategic planning and resource allocation to develop digital services and steward library collections to support teaching and learning at Salve Regina University. Working with other librarians, staff, and campus partners, the incumbent will envision and implement services for…

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