Vignette: Miss Edgworth Temple or James Templeman?

Our newest Stainforth researcher, Faith, sent me a Slack message saying that she found a case of a male author in the Stainforth catalog publishing under the name of a woman. This would be James Templeman publishing as Miss Edgworth Temple, author of The Mysterious Shriek, or, Alexander and Lavinia: a metrical tale. Also, the ancient story of Pluto and Proserpine, and Cupid’s Delirium. From the Greek (1809). Stainforth lists four titles under Temple, Miss Edgworth (page 143): Metrical Tales 1809 Mysterious Shreik or Alcander 1809 Alphonzo + Clementina 1809 Recently, I ran into another case of a man publishing with a…

The Digital Humanities for Lunch, with the Stainforth Team – 11/16, noon, M210 Norlin Library, CU-Boulder

Please join us! The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing project team will be holding a brown-bag lunch on Monday, November 16th, at noon, in Norlin M210. We are a digital humanities group building an electronic edition of Francis Stainforth’s 19th-century private library–the largest private library of women’s writing in the 19th century. This is a great time to chat and ask questions about the digital humanities in general as well specifics about how this very large-scale textual digitization project is progressing. We will also discuss our progress thanks to the Innovative Seed Grant funding that we won for 2015-16. The Stainforth project…

The Stainforth Project and Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College

The Stainforth Library of Women Writers digital archive project now has a second home on Dartmouth’s new Digital Humanities website and among other DH projects at Dartmouth. Projects that it has the most in common with include The Occom Circle project as well as the Media Ecology Project. See below for project descriptions and links. The Dartmouth DH website situates the Stainforth project among other DH projects underway at Dartmouth, including (and there are more!) The Bregman Research Studio’s study “Brain, Music, and Auditory Representational Space” (BMARS) and work on the nature of audio-visual experience seeks to answer questions like:…

Digital Crucible Presentation, Oct. 6-7 (Dartmouth College)

I recently presented a talk at the Digital Crucible conference at Dartmouth College, Oct 6-7, 2014. Here is my original abstract as a placeholder. In the near future, I will post a revised and updated version of the talk I delivered, along with my slides. I am in the process of making revisions to account from some very helpful feedback I received from conference participants. Special thanks to Amanda French, Kelli Towers Jasper, Dan Shore, Ivy Schweitzer, and Tom Luxon for your responses and questions. Original title: 19th-c. Library Catalogs & Stainforth’s Feminist Archive of Women’s Writing Abstract: My talk…

Better Answers: What are “Digital Humanities” and “Alt-Ac”?

Yesterday I presented on a panel in Katherine Eggert’s professionalization seminar for graduate students in English literature at CU-Boulder. I talked about my experience on the job market this past year and the steps that led to the postdoc position I will begin in the fall with Dartmouth’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science. On my handout, I mentioned “Digital Humanities” and “DH” a number of times as well as “alt-ac” to refer to a job I applied for and did not get — Director of the Albert Greenfield Center for the History of Women’s Education at Bryn Mawr. My presentation,…

Day of DH 2014 and The Annual Monitor

Day of DH 2014 has come and gone, but as always, there are blog posts and tweets to mark it. This year I spent the majority of the DoDH writing my dissertation chapter on nineteenth century libraries, which is a media history project and not at all a DH project. However, I have Stainforth data research queries to work on almost every day and The Annual Monitor was an important scenario to think through. Here is the blog post on The Annual Monitor research for the Stainforth project. And here you will find my Storify for Day of DH 2014….

Guest lecture, 1-27-14, “Digital Curation” grad seminar (Mél Hogan, JOUR6871)

I tailored this guest lecture about the Stainforth Library of Women Writers project for Mél Hogan’s graduate course in digital curation (JOUR6871). You will find my slides below. Students came from a variety of departments and, in this course, will build their own archives in WordPress. One important point I wanted to make was to convey the way that the Stainforth project thinks about the archive in contrast to the way traditional humanist scholarship makes use of archives. I also emphasized a theory of the digital archive as creating versions of and access to textual artifacts. During and following the…

Stainforth Library of Women Writers Exhibit at MLA 2014, in Inside Higher Ed

Here is a link to the digital exhibit I made for the recent presentation at MLA on Saturday, December 11, “Digital Humanities from the Ground Up” (session 528). Click on the image of our TOC to go there: The Stainforth exhibit at MLA appeared in an Inside Higher Ed article that covered recent Digital Humanities sessions at MLA14, held in Chicago this past weekend. Clearly, I should have tattooed our project URL to my right arm. Stainforth demo at MLA in Inside Higher Ed The article covers the diverse content and popularity of DH sessions at this year’s MLA, and…

The Stainforth Database: Re-Collecting a 19th-Century Library of Women’s Writing

[Presented by invitation on the CU faculty panel, dh+CU Symposium, CU-Boulder, August 22, 2013] In his keynote this morning, Trevor Muñoz mentioned the importance of Digital Humanists working in teams. Today, I am presenting on behalf of Team Stainforth, which includes: Deborah Hollis in Special Collections, Holley Long of CU Libraries, myself in the English Department, Elizabeth Newsom with CU Libraries, and the support and enthusiasm of Special Collections colleagues Amanda Brown, Susan Guinn-Chipman, Chris Levine, Greg Robl, and past and present students who have helped us with scanning and transcribing. We really are an excited team. Specifically, we’re passionate…

Invited to Present at the “dh+CU Symposium” — August 22, 2013

I’m thrilled to be an invited presenter at the dh+CU Symposium, to be held on August 22, 2013. My talk will focus on The Stainforth Database — a digital archive project that I am collaborating on with CU Libraries. (To read a bit about The Stainforth, see my Day of DH 2013 blog post.) I quote the symposium description below. Find the complete list of presenters here. Find the program here. I am honored to be a small part of a DH event held at CU-B that includes digital humanities experts Trevor Muñoz, John Unsworth, and Katherine Walter, as well as…