Weekly Roundup: April 5


  • Bookworm – a ngram viewer, or tool to visualize trends in texts.
  • This syllabus from Rachel Sagner Buurma, which incorporates digital methods and tools throughout the course

Upcoming: I’m in the middle of writing an account of HTRC 15 (though you can see my tweets and retweets here), and I plan to write a post on Anelise H. Shrout‘s recent visit to my department to give a talk and a workshop (spoiler alert: both were great).


Weekly Roundup: February 8


Digital Currents // Race & Gender

Yesterday I attended the Institute for the Humanities and the Institute for Research on Women & Gender at the U. of Michigan’s one-day conference on “The Data of Life Writing: Gender, Race, and the Digital.” The conference was part of an on-going series at UM on Digital Currents (#digitalcurrents).

To be honest, I wasn’t familiar with life writing as an academic field before yesterday. I’m not sure if this was just a personal lack of familiarity (likely), or if this is one of those interdisciplinary parties that historians show up late to, but it turns out that the study of auto/biographies,etc., is, you know, kind of relevant to historical work.

What I learned! Continue reading