Academia / Media & Technology

Close-reading code

I spent the past week at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, learning (among other things) how to use the Text Encoding Initiative guidelines to create digital editions of manuscript documents. I practiced on a set of seventeenth-century manuscript newsletters from the Bodleian Library’s Carte collection, which I … Continue reading


What Jane “saw”?

The new digital exhibit “What Jane Saw,” reconstructing Jane Austen’s 1813 visit to a show of Sir Joshua Reynolds’ paintings, has been getting a lot of attention, including a splashy feature in the Times. The exhibit shows off some of the best of the digital humanities, incorporating an aesthetically pleasing presentation that both offers real new knowledge for … Continue reading