A while back, I had a twitter conversation about using network visualization tools online for studying the connections between medieval texts and manuscripts. After this exchange, I figured that others might be interested in seeing some of my work and, more specifically, how I went about it. My main interests in network visualizations so far … Continue reading Visualizing Networks of Anglo-Saxon Apocrypha
Source Study in a Digital Age
Like many other medievalists, this past weekend I attended the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. While there, I was privileged to present on a special session titled "Source Study: A Retrospective," sponsored by the Sources of Anglo-Saxon Culture (my thanks to Ben Weber for organizing and for including me). I was … Continue reading Source Study in a Digital Age
“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”
Some Text Mining Results (on Judith blog)
I've been spending some of my time recently running text mining analyses for my project, "Studying Judith in Anglo-Saxon England." I've posted preliminary results and some commentary on them on the project blog.