Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ruminations from a DH Conference

I am very proud of our little group of budding Digital Humanists. I am not too sure if you all realize how far you have gone and what you know, at this point. I am presently at a DH “That … Continue reading

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Bioethics and Nationality: A Romance

In a hilarious skit by British transvestite stand-up comedian/actor Eddie Izzard, Eddie Izzard mocks the difference between British movies and American movies. The British movie, generally entitled something like “Room with a View of a Staircase and a Pond,” is quite subdued–not much action, lots of unuttered affect. “Whenever the movie makes any little bit […] Continue reading

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Departmental written guidelines

I had a lot of questions after reading the following sentence from the MLA website, “Guidelines for Evaluating Work with Digital Media in the Modern Languages”: “Institutions and, when appropriate, departments should develop their own written guidelines so that faculty members engaged … Continue reading

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Evaluating Digital Work

While most of the suggestions in our readings for this week on how to evaluate digital work are eminently practical, there are a couple suggestions that I did question, particularly in the current economic situation. I am not questioning their usefulness, as … Continue reading

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Reflections on Martin Foys’ Visit

After reading Martin Foys’ Virtually Anglo-Saxon and then listening to his lecture, I have done a lot of reflecting on our discussions on remediation.  In particular, Foy’s discussion of digital media as a new form of media, similar to the advent of … Continue reading

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Mediating historical texts through print

I found Foy’s discussion of the mediating and remediating effect of print. Two quotes in prticular struck me. First: “The brief historical and critical survey of the effect of print on Anglo-Saxon writing presented above extends Mitchell’s question and ponders … Continue reading

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Map Accuracy

While reading over the excerpts from Foys’s book, especially Ch 4, I kept thinking of our attempts to map the medieval map onto a modern map while using ArcGIS. I know that we all spent much time connecting green x … Continue reading

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