Digital Scholarship and Humanities Reform

Heather Bowlby is a PhD student in Victorian Literature at the University of Virginia and 2011-2012 NINES Fellow. In a recent article in The Chronicle, “How Not to Reform Humanities Scholarship,” Gary Olson addresses the role of emerging digital methodologies in efforts to reform humanities scholarship. The increasing call to refashion humanities research by means […]

Image of the Week: Valentine’s Day Delight and Vexation

This humorous pre-Civil War Valentine’s Day image comes from an 1855 issue of Harper’s Magazine. Titled “The Valentine: delight, vexation,”  the illustration depicts two extremes of emotions possible in observations of the holiday. For more images like this one, see the New York Public Library’s Mid-Madhattan Picture Collection of African-American life–1850s.

Image of the Week: The Perils of Early Aviation

  Gaston Tissandier (1843-1899) was a French chemist, meteorologist, aviation pioneer, and adventurer. Along with his brother, Albert, he edited the French scientific journal La Nature, which aimed to popularize science. Gaston was particularly interested in ballooning, and during the Franco-Prussian War in September 1870, he made a spectacular escape from besieged Paris by balloon. […]

Digital Pedagogy: Integrating DH in the Classroom

[Heather Bowlby is a NINES Fellow for the 2011-2012 academic year and a fifth-year PhD student in English at the University of Virginia.] Unquestionably, the status of Digital Humanities as a field of research has grown significantly in recent years. DH is now considered a “hot” area of study, and increasing attention is being paid […]

Image of the Week: The World's Columbian Exposition (Looking South between Electricity and Mining Buildings)

Image of the Week: The World’s Columbian Exposition (Looking South between Electricity and Mining Buildings)

  The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago was considered at the time to be an engineering marvel and one of the most significant events in U. S. cultural history. Designed by Daniel Burnham and Frederick Law Olmstead to be the prototype of their ideal city, the massive exposition (which came to be termed “The […]