Is There a Lab in This Class? Beyond Humanities Seminars

A few days ago, The Chronicle of Higher Education published a piece titled "Undergraduate Science Gains Are Tied to Hands-On Lab Experience," by Paul Basken. The Chronicle article gives a summary of a study published by Tuajuanda C. Jordan et al. in the open-access journal mBio--and the Chronicle author, Basken, emphasizes the success of science students … Continue reading Is There a Lab in This Class? Beyond Humanities Seminars

Digital Culture and Liberal Arts

I was recently prompted (for an application) to write "a statement articulating the role of the digital arts, media, and technology for informing and positioning traditional liberal arts disciplines for success in the 21st century." I didn't have such a statement on hand, and spent several days working on it. Over the past few years, I've written … Continue reading Digital Culture and Liberal Arts

“Lost Children” Texts: Returning to the Archive in the “Google Books Era”

I've been reading Matthew L. Jockers's recent book, Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History (Urbana, IL: U of Illinois P, 2013), and I find it to be a compelling example of asking and exploring significant questions in digital humanities. One thing that Jockers mentioned--and my reaction to it--has been on my mind for the last few days: … Continue reading “Lost Children” Texts: Returning to the Archive in the “Google Books Era”