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Learning As We Go Along

DH projects can be fickle beasts. Of course, any sort of research can be unpredictable. Progress often comes in fits and starts and the path forward is rarely clear. Unforeseen obstacles are part of game. But the application of digital methods to humanistic questions adds a twist. Digital tools have a life all their own and sometimes things don’t go […]

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Blake Archive Forever

As Mellon Fellows, Eitan, Serenity, Chris, and I have been semi-strategically embedded into a few faculty research projects that feature strong digital characteristics. We’re there to assist and learn as much as possible. Since I had already attached myself to the William Blake Archive when I first arrived at UR last year, it was decided […]

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Exploring Digital Heritage

Using photogrammetry and other three-dimensional rendering technologies historians can save, restore, and share historical information in dynamic and interactive ways.

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Digital Mapping and the “Sense of Place”

The fetid musk of South Side slaughterhouses, the eclectic sprawl of Dublin, the muck of the Everglades: these sensual ambiences enwrap readers of The Jungle, Ulysses, and Their Eyes Were Watching God. Between those pages, space and atmosphere seems to “thicken, take on flesh,” as Mikhail Bakhtin wrote. These novels are exemplars, of course, but […]

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Prime Time: Diving into TV Guide

In its first semester, Televisual Time encountered some of problems that face many DH projects, specifically around securing a data set; after all, the time-sensitivity of TV Guide epitomizes the ephemerality of the weekly magazine. Case in point: we procured the first few decades on microfilm, but they were reproduced at such a small scale—up to 4 […]

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Recreating Claude Bragdon’s New York Central Railroad Station

There used to be a beautiful train station in Rochester, New York. The Rochester train station and Greyhound Bus stop sit at the corner of Central and Joseph Avenues, just north of Rochester’s infamous “inner loop,” a beltway that encircles downtown Rochester. Both the inner loop and the current transportation center are infrastructural eyesores and […]

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Research Report: The Family We Thought We Knew

Camden Burd reports on how the Seward Family Digital Archive sheds new light on to the interwoven relationships this nineteenth-century family experienced on a daily basis.

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The Seward Family Letters

My entrance into the Digital Humanities is playing out in two complementary acts. The first, as a Mellon fellow, provides me with theoretical and technological training. The second stage of my digital humanities involvement is with the Seward Family Project – a hands-on application of how to “do” DH.