Zotero

Because of the speed with which the academic disciplines surrounding the Digital Humanities are developing, relatively few of the course readings for ENGL668K took the form of conventionally published books or article. Instead, most of the weekly reading consisted of material available online, often in the form of  blog posts or PDFs, frequently added to during the course of the week between class meetings by items that we became aware of via Twitter. It proved to be a major challenge just to keep track of all the different items we read, and Zotero proved to be an extremely useful tool for managing the readings.

We have created a Zotero sub-collection on How to Read a Million Books. It attempts to capture a representative sample of the discussions taking place in the part of the Digital Humanities community that is particularly concerned with computational analysis of large bodies of text between January and May 2013.

One of the major events during this period was the publication of Matt Jockers’s Macroanalysis on April 1st. Charity Hancock reviews the discussion surrounding  the publication of Jockers’s book here, and has compiled a Zotero sub-collection documenting the reception of Macroanalysis.

Another major event was the online publication of Volume 2, Number 1 of Journal of Digital Humanities, which was devoted to the technique of Topic Modeling. Kathryn Skutlin reviews JDH here, and has compiled a Zotero sub-collection of items in and about Journal of Digital Humanities Winter 2012.

In addition to publications like Macroanalysis and JDH, conferences hosted by DH centers (like the weekly Digital Dialogs at UMD’s MITH) are also an important venue for scholarly communication and collaboration. Because of the  connected nature of the DH community, shared learning from such events spreads quickly from presenters and the attendees who live-tweet the presentations to a wider virtual audience. ENGL668K students benefited from following a number of events in this manner, and Dan Kason reviews a gathering particularly relevant for the theme “How to Read a Million Books”, HASTAC’s “Visualization Across Disciplines” Forum, here. He has also created a Zotero sub-collection that presents a sample of the material presented at the HASTAC Visualization Across Disciples Forum.

Finally, an important part of our reading each week was to keep up with the ENGL668k Blog Posts, the public writing of the other members of the class. This, too, has a Zotero sub-collection. One of the features of Zotero is that it can easily generate bibliographies in any of a large number of user-selected formats. For online material, the bibliography includes the URL in a way that makes it particularly easy to access. Because of the length of the bibliographies, we’ve moved them to the bottom of this post, but we encourage you to follow the links to see a sample of the material we read and discussed this semester.

-Paul Evans

Bibliography: Macroanalysis

Abourezk, Kevin. “Gene Sequencing, Hawthorne Style : The Lincoln Journal Star Online.” JournalStar.com, March 1, 2013. http://journalstar.com/news/local/education/gene-sequencing-hawthorne-style/article_8ffcb2e9-1765-57f8-b0ef-ce3c1543d651.html.
GONZA. “A Review of Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History.” Goodreads, February 9, 2013. http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/516802352.
Goodwin, Jonathan. “Recent Developments in Humanities Topic Modeling: Matthew Jockers’s Macroanalysis and the Journal of Digital Humanities.” Jonathan Goodwin, April 13, 2013. http://www.jgoodwin.net/?p=1184.
“IEEE BigData 2013: Workshop on Big Humanities.” Big Humanities. Accessed May 8, 2013. http://bighumanities.net/.
Jockers, Matthew L. “500 Themes from a Corpus of 19th-Century Fiction.” Matthew L. Jockers. Accessed May 7, 2013. http://www.matthewjockers.net/macroanalysisbook/macro-themes/.
———. “Macroanalysis.” Matthew L. Jockers. Accessed May 6, 2013. http://www.matthewjockers.net/macroanalysisbook/.
———. Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History. 1st Edition. University of Illinois Press, 2013.
Kaczmarek, Katie. “Changing Perspectives: Reflecting on Reading & Education.” Digital Studies Colloquium, April 26, 2013. http://engl888d.blogspot.com/2013/04/changing-perspectives-reflecting-on.html.
Laura. “Literary History … I Like This Idea.” Digital Studies Colloquium, April 28, 2013. http://engl888d.blogspot.com/2013/04/literary-history-i-like-this-idea.html.
LJ Editors. “Editors’ Spring Picks: Titles That Have Gotten Us Talking.” Reviews: Library Journal, February 18, 2013. http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2013/02/in-the-bookroom/editors-spring-picks-titles-that-have-gotten-us-talking/.
Lohr, Steve. “Literary History, Seen Through Big Data’s Lens.” The New York Times, January 26, 2013, sec. Technology. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/technology/literary-history-seen-through-big-datas-lens.html.
Meeks, Elijah. “Mesoanalysis.” Digital Humanities Specialist, May 6, 2013. https://dhs.stanford.edu/algorithmic-literacy/mezoanalysis/.
Moretti, Franco. “Conjectures on World Literature.” New Left Review (February 2000). http://newleftreview.org/II/1/franco-moretti-conjectures-on-world-literature.
Real, Brian. “The Giant Metadata Hole.” Digital Studies Colloquium, April 30, 2013. http://engl888d.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-giant-metadata-hole.html.
Weingart, Scott. “Liveblogged Review of Macroanalysis by Matthew L. Jockers, Part 1.” The Scottbot Irregular, April 14, 2013. http://www.scottbot.net/HIAL/?p=34566.
———. “Liveblogged Review of Macroanalysis by Matthew L. Jockers, Part 2.” The Scottbot Irregular, April 15, 2013. http://www.scottbot.net/HIAL/?p=34775.

Bibliography: Journal of Digital Humanities

Blei, David M. “Topic Modeling and Digital Humanities.” Journal of Digital Humanities, April 8, 2013. http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-1/topic-modeling-and-digital-humanities-by-david-m-blei/.
Brett, Megan R. “Topic Modeling: A Basic Introduction.” Journal of Digital Humanities, April 8, 2013. http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-1/topic-modeling-a-basic-introduction-by-megan-r-brett/.
Crymble, Adam. “Review of Paper Machines, Produced by Chris Johnson-Roberson and Jo Guldi.” Journal of Digital Humanities, April 4, 2013. http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-1/review-papermachines-by-adam-crymble/.
Goldstone, Andrew. “Topic Modeling in the JDH.” Andrew Goldstone, April 21, 2013. http://andrewgoldstone.com/blog/2013/04/21/jdh/.
———. “What Can Topic Models of PMLA Teach Us About the History of Literary Scholarship?” Journal of Digital Humanities, April 6, 2013. http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-1/what-can-topic-models-of-pmla-teach-us-by-ted-underwood-and-andrew-goldstone/.
Graham, Shawn. “Data Mining an Archaeological Database.” Electric Archaeology: Digital Media for Learning and Research, April 10, 2013. http://electricarchaeology.ca/2013/04/10/data-mining-an-archaeological-database/.
———. “Review of MALLET, Produced by Andrew Kachites McCallum.” Journal of Digital Humanities, April 4, 2013. http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-1/review-mallet-by-ian-milligan-and-shawn-graham/.
Jockers, Matthew. “‘Secret’ Recipe for Topic Modeling Themes.” Matthew L. Jockers, April 12, 2013. http://www.matthewjockers.net/2013/04/12/secret-recipe-for-topic-modeling-themes/.
Meeks, Elijah. “The Digital Humanities Contribution to Topic Modeling.” Journal of Digital Humanities, April 9, 2013. http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-1/dh-contribution-to-topic-modeling/.
Mimno, David. “The Details: Training and Validating Big Models on Big Data.” Journal of Digital Humanities, April 8, 2013. http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-1/the-details-by-david-mimno/.
Rhody, Lisa M. “Topic Model Data for Topic Modeling and Figurative Language.” Journal of Digital Humanities, April 7, 2013. http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-1/topic-model-data-for-topic-modeling-and-figurative-language-by-lisa-m-rhody/.
———. “Topic Modeling and Figurative Language.” Journal of Digital Humanities, April 7, 2013. http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-1/topic-modeling-and-figurative-language-by-lisa-m-rhody/.
Schmidt, Benjamin M. “Code Appendix for ‘Words Alone: Dismantling Topic Models in the Humanities’.” Journal of Digital Humanities, April 5, 2013. http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-1/code-appendix-for-words-alone-by-benjamin-m-schmidt/.
———. “Words Alone: Dismantling Topic Models in the Humanities.” Journal of Digital Humanities, April 5, 2013. http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-1/words-alone-by-benjamin-m-schmidt/.
Underwood, Ted. “What Kinds of ‘topics’ Does Topic Modeling Actually Produce?” The Stone and the Shell, April 1, 2012. http://tedunderwood.com/2012/04/01/what-kinds-of-topics-does-topic-modeling-actually-produce/.

Bibliography: HASTAC Visualization Across Disciplines Forum

“HASTAC 2013.” Prezi.com. Accessed May 10, 2013. http://prezi.com/asqkhwsh10u-/hastac-2013/.
“HASTAC Forum: Visualization Across Disciplines.” Scholars’ Collaborative. Accessed May 10, 2013. http://scholarscollab.uconn.edu/2013/04/hastac-forum-visualization-across-disciplines/.
“Snapshot.” Accessed May 10, 2013. http://prezi.com/asqkhwsh10u-/hastac-2013/.
“Snapshot.” Accessed May 10, 2013. http://www.scoop.it/t/complex-insight.
Tara Zepel. “Visualization as a Digital Humanities ______ ?” Education, April 27, 2013. http://www.slideshare.net/artfuturenow/visualization-as-a-digital-humanities.
“Visualization Across Disciplines | HASTAC | Com…” Scoop.it. Accessed May 10, 2013. http://www.scoop.it/t/complex-insight/p/4000165202/visualization-across-disciplines-hastac?tag=Data+Visualization.
Zoe LeBlanc. “HASTAC 2013 Repost ‘Visualizing A Forgotten American Vision: Mapping American Protestant Missionaries in the Middle East’,” n.d. http://hastac.org/blogs/zoe-leblanc/2013/05/01/hastac-2013-repost-visualizing-forgotten-american-vision-mapping-americ.

Bibliography: ENGL668K Blog Posts

Evans, Paul. “A Quick Experiment in ‘Distant Reading’ a Large Medieval Latin Text.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 8, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=549.
———. “More Fun with Topic Modeling.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, April 9, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=1595.
———. “No Clever Title.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 13, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=801.
———. “The Idea of an E-Book.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 6, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=476.
Hancock, Charity. “Decontextualizing ‘The House of Mirth’.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 10, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=575.
———. “THE HOUSE OF M1KTH: Digital Wharton.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 5, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=403.
Hichar, Cliffie. “Dracula and the Digital.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, January 31, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=331.
———. “Dracula: Simplicity and Survival.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 10, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=565.
———. “Sherlock Holmes Would Have Been a DHer.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 16, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=862.
Kaczmarek, Katie. “Digital Studies Colloquium: Changing Perspectives: Reflecting on Reading & Education.” Digital Studies Colloquium, April 26, 2013. http://engl888d.blogspot.com/2013/04/changing-perspectives-reflecting-on.html.
———. “La Mort D’Impression?: How Google (and Others) Digitize La Morte D’Arthur.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 6, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=435.
———. “Loved by the King?” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 13, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=781.
Kason, Daniel. “Art and Science as Complementary Opposites.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 13, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=833.
———. “Experimentation, Machines, and The End of the World.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 23, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=913.
———. “Mapping Scarlet Letters.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 11, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=660.
———. “The Scarlet Ebook.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 6, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=504.
Lepianka, Nigel. “From Hell’s Heart I Graph at Thee!” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 12, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=722.
———. “Moby-Dick: The Whiteness of the Page.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 6, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=452.
Rogers, Melissa. “War of the EBooks.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 6, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=463.
———. “War of the Wordles.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 13, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=812.
Ross, Jenny. “The Past and Future King Lear.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 6, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=537.
———. “Wordly Wobblings.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 13, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=820.
Savig, Mary. “Digital Dirt Nurtures the Leaves of Grass?” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 5, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=430.
———. “Text Analysis: Take It or Leaves of Grass It.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 12, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=714.
Skutlin, Kathryn. “‘anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town’: Digital Humanities, Big Data, and _Matched_.” Partaking in the Abstraction. Accessed May 5, 2013. http://partakingintheabstraction.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/anyone-lived-in-a-pretty-how-town-digital-humanities-big-data-and-_matched_/.
———. “Examining the Architecture of _The Castle of Otranto_.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 11, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=612.
———. “Exploring _The Castle of Otranto_.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 5, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=401.
Tomasini, Julia. “Many Versions of Many Stories in Many Languages (and Many Problems).” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 6, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=484.
———. “On Reading, Translating, and Making Questions.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 12, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=739.
Wells, Courtney. “Pride for Google Books, Prejudice for HATHITrust.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 6, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=480.
———. “The Prejudice of Stripped Texts.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 13, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=766.
———. “Twitter & Topic Modeling.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 21, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=907.
Westgard, Joshua. “Defining DH Word Cloud.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 14, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=856.
———. “Download and Read: Augustine’s Confessions Online.” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 6, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=497.
———. “Seeing the Forest through the Thees (and Thous).” Introduction to Digital Humanities, February 13, 2013. http://mith.umd.edu/engl668k/?p=836.
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