Reflection Post #5

Reflection Post #5: “On Mapping” Due 11/21 by 11pm You have just experimented with two types of mapping in historical contexts: working in the Map of Early Modern London interface and creating a story map in ArcGIS Online. You also worked with two different types of place-oriented data: place references in “Tarlton’s Jests” and place/date […]

The Mapping Module Begins!

From October 28 through November 15 we will be working in maps and spatial humanities. See the Mapping Assignment instructions for schedule and deliverables.

Reflection Prompt #4

Reflection Post #4: “On Close Reading and TEI” Due 10/26 by 11pm. Close reading allows us to consider at a micro level how an author expresses her/himself using specific terms, descriptions of people and places, and observations about his/her experiences. Over the last two weeks you have worked intensively, learning TEI-compliant XML markup and applying […]

Digital Edition Module

For the next 2 1/2 weeks we will be working in TEI markup. Please see the Digital Edition Assignment page for specifics.

Timeline Assignment

Assignment Overview: We’ve been focusing on Tarlton’s Jests as a way to understand Richard Tarlton. Now we’re going to take a step back and look at the context in which he lived. The 1580s were a turbulent time in England, with politics, religion, and art all intersecting to define what we know as the Elizabethan […]

Death of Richard Tarlton

Richard Tarlton, lead actor of the Queen’s Men acting troupe, died on 3 September 1588 in Shoreditch. We believe he died of the plague because he was evidently buried on the same day in the cemetery of St Leonard, Shoreditch. His grave has disappeared. According to Edwin Nunzeger, Tarlton wrote two wills, the second one […]

Assignment for Wednesday, 9/30

Read Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton’s “Time in Print,” from Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline. The essay is available via Resources/Assigned Readings on the course website.

Reflection Prompt #3

Reflection Post #3: “On Distant Reading” Due 9/27 by 11pm. Over the past two weeks you have wrestled with ideas (and tools!) that are designed to help us think about differently about texts with which we work. We have discussed ideas of “subjective” (or close) and “objective” (or distant) reading, and have read works by […]

Assignment for Monday, 9/21

Read Tanya Clement, “Text Analysis, Data Mining, and Visualizations in Literary Scholarship” (available via a link on the course website under Resources>Assigned Readings”). Also in class on Monday you will share the work that you’ve been doing with Voyant – each of you will demonstrate how you’ve worked with Voyant to work through Exercises 1-3. […]

Assignment for Wednesday 9/16

Read “Information Visualization for Humanities Scholars” by Stéfan Sinclair et. al. (accessible via “Assigned Readings” on navigation bar).