on digital humanities and 18th-c studies

I have published what is, I think, my first substantial blog entry over at The Long Eighteenth, a blog devoted to eighteenth-century studies.

Go read it, please.

Academic/Geek Gear: a list of mobile essentials

In response to a friend’s request for suggestions regarding what to buy with startup money associated with a new academic job, I came up with the following list, which I present for your consideration. Let’s assume you’ve already worked out your desktop computer, your laptop computer, and your printer/scanner.

Feedback or additional suggestions are welcome!

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Manifestos, heresies, and revolutions

In the comments section below are my notes on a session titled “Manifestos, heresies, and revolutions” at THATCamp 2009. The session grew out of this blog post by Tom Scheinfeldt (a.k.a. @FoundHistory) and the comment thread that followed.

In part, this session is a response to “A Digital Humanities Manifesto.”
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SEASR Data Analytics

In the comments section below are my notes on a session titled “SEASR Data Analytics” at THATCamp 2009.

The Software Environment for the Advancement of Scholarly Research (SEASR.org), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides a research and development environment capable of powering leading-edge digital humanities initiatives.

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THATCamp 2009

Below is my application (which was accepted!) to THATcamp 2009, “a user-generated ‘unconference‘ on digital humanities organized and hosted by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, June 27–28, 2009.”

Many thanks to Jeremy Boggs and Dave Lester for organizing this event!

Discussion Topic: How can digital humanities projects with scholarly significance be designed with the needs of vision-impaired end users at the forefront of consideration while still keeping the needs of vision-enabled end users in mind?
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