How Soon is Now?: Being Human in the Digital Humanities

I had the privilege of participating in the Austin College Digital Humanities Colloquium this week.  My talk, “How Soon is Now?: Being Human in the Digital Humanities” presented three case studies for integrating data (i.e. textual evidence) and free DH tools into undergrad teaching.  I borrowed heavily from the idiom of Tumblr to lend a little humor to the talk, and have linked the Tumblr sites I reference below.

My slides from the talk are here:


Google N-Gram Viewer
Voyant Tools


Academic Tim Gunn

office hours are over

Manatee University Strategic Planning

Grumpy Cat


Digital Humanities is what?

Lots of buzz recently (much of it in my brain) about what exactly constitutes “Digital Humanities.” It occurred to me recently (during an interview when I was asked what digital humanities meant to me and my scholarship and teaching) that I didn’t really have a handle on the issues, and after a bit of reading around, it seems like the academy has a fairly contentious range of opinions on what constitutes digital humanities.  Continue reading “Digital Humanities is what?”

Paste Papers & Pamphlet Binding

I’m teaching a two-part class in February and March for the Denver Craft Ninja’s on Paste Papers and Pamphlet Binding. I’m excited to bring 500-year old technologies to 21st century crafters.

Paste paper has been used for book covers and end papers since at least the 16th century. There are a number of variations on the paste recipe, we’ll be using the basic recipe in Jennifer Woods’s How To Make Paste Papers from the Library Company of Philadelphia. Continue reading “Paste Papers & Pamphlet Binding”