• It's alive! The Frankenstein Variorum and adventures in machine-assisted collation

    We have been working on a challenging experiment with automated text-collation to compare and visualize five distinctly different versions of the novel Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley. Working with computer-aided collation involves much testing and refining as the process inevitably does not run smoothly. In our case, the collation process is complicated by our comparison of very differently-encoded digital editions: the Shelley-Godwin Archive's diplomatic TEI edition (encoding page-by-page surfaces and zones as well as marginal insertions and deletions), together with simpler encodings of four other editions mainly representing print publications and their semantic structures (encoded in chapters and letters). I will discuss how we organized the collation process by “chunking” the documents along parallel structures marked in each text, and also how we involve the TEI markup of paragraph and chapter boundaries as well as deletions and insertions in the process to make the markup part of the collated edition. Most importantly, I want to discuss the necessity of good, clear documentation to guide our testing of collation methods and analysis of what can go wrong and how to resolve it.

  • Coding Mary Behrend's 1909 Calendar: A Digital Humanities Challenge

    This presentation shares how a fortunate find of Mary Behrend's loose-leaf 1909 calendar sheets at the Penn State Behrend Library archives helped provide a wonderful teaching on-ramp for students to learn digital humanities over a 100 years later!

  • AI, Text Analysis, Data Ethics

  • Anna Julia Cooper Survey Document Modeling

    presentation for the 2021 Association for Computers and Humanities (ACH) Conference, also for the 2021 Keystone DH Conference.

  • Code

    An orientation to the shell commands for working with git and GitHub.

  • Anna Julia Cooper and the TEI

    presentation for the 2021 Association for Computers and Humanities (ACH) Conference, also for the 2021 Keystone DH Conference.

  • AJC-BlackDH-TEI

    presentation for the 2021 Association for Computers and Humanities (ACH) Conference, also for the 2021 Keystone DH Conference.

  • LearningCSS

    Slides to help with learning CSS

  • learningHTML

    Slides to help with learning HTML

  • Extra Slides Copy of AJC-BlackDH-Keystone

    presentation for the 2021 Keystone DH Conference

  • Building University Infrastructure for Digital Art

  • A Linked-Data Method to Organize an XML Database for Mathematics Education

    paper for Balisage 2021 Conference

  • AJC-BlackDH-TEI

    presentation for the 2021 Association for Computers and Humanities (ACH) Conference, also for the 2021 Keystone DH Conference.

  • Langston Hughes and The Blues: Text Archiving, Analysis, and Black DH for Undergraduates

    presentation for the 2021 Keystone DH Conference

  • Frankenstein Variorum: Orientation to the "Back End"

    An orientation to the collation preparation work of the Frankenstein Variorum project.

  • Thalaba Network Analysis

    an exploration of network analysis applied to mythical and mappable locations as placed in scientific epic poems at the turn of the 19th-century. Featuring Robert Southey's Thalaba the Destroyer (1801) and Erasmus Darwin's The Temple of Nature (1802).

  • Getting to the TEI from crowdsourcing?

    About a pedagogical experiment introducing the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) to my Text Encoding students in Fall 2020.

  • DH and TEI: Text Encoding Initiative

    An orientation to the Digital Humanities via the early history of computing.

  • commandLineNav

    introduction to navigating and organizing computer files at the command line

  • Text Encoding and Processing as Writing Intensive

    slides for Balisage 2020 virtual presentation, 28 July 2020

  • Frankenstein Variorum: January 2020

  • Measurement, Translation, and the Values of Computation

    An orientation to the Digital Humanities via the early history of computing.

  • Visual aids for the Frankenstein Variorum project

  • Document Modeling with the TEI Critical Apparatus

    A panel presentation for the 2019 TEI Conference in Graz Austria

  • MRM Rienzi Prompt Book vs Examiner's Office MS

    An attempt to track all changes in image snips.

  • Tracking Changes in Mary Russell Mitford's Rienzi

    a slide presentation on Mary Russell Mitford's Rienzi as it was altered for performance for Drury Lane theater in London in 1828.

  • The Frankenstein Variorum Challenge: Finding a Clearer View of Change Over Time

    slide presentation for the DH2019 conference, July 9-12 2019 at Utrecht University.

  • Thalaba Locational Network

    an exploration of network analysis applied to mythical and mappable locations as placed in scientific epic poems at the turn of the 19th-century. Featuring Robert Southey's Thalaba the Destroyer (1801) and Erasmus Darwin's The Temple of Nature (1802).

  • zenRaising

    presentation materials for Balisage 2018

  • Reinventing our work together: The practice of "Digital Studies" at Pitt-Greensburg

    presentation materials for introducing Digital Studies and the Center for the Digital Text at Pitt-Greensburg

  • FrankensteinCollation

  • pghPitt_Frankenstein

    a presentation for the Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh for 2 April 2018

  • Stitching the Seams of Textual Bodies

    presentation on the Pittsburgh-MITH Digital Frankenstein Project for Frankenstein Week at Missouri Southern State University, 5 March 2018

  • elisaSlidePrepMLA18

    draft of slides to be included in roundtable slide deck for the Bicentennial Bits and Bytes: Digital Frankenstein Roundtable Panel at MLA 2018.

  • Pittsburgh Frankenstein Variorum Project

    slides for roundtable presentation on the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Frankenstein project at the MLA convention, 2018.

  • The Windup Girl

  • Copy of Teaching TEI as Repurposing; Or, Cooking with Frankenstein, Mary Mitford and Emily Dickinson

    presentation for 13 November 2017 at the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) 2017 Conference: http://hcmc.uvic.ca/tei2017/schedule.php

  • Teaching TEI as Repurposing; Or, Cooking with Frankenstein, Mary Mitford and Emily Dickinson

    presentation for 13 November 2017 at the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) 2017 Conference: http://hcmc.uvic.ca/tei2017/schedule.php

  • Cooking with Frankenstein and Emily Dickinson: TEI as a Learning Process

    presentation for 8 February 2017 at the Methodologies in Digital Humanities (Text Encoding Initiative Public Day) http://www.ff.cuni.cz/methodologies-in-dh/