Joe Arcangelo Final Project

Artifact: http://arcg.is/1OXFadA   Digital Humanities (DH) is an ever-evolving field and cannot actually be defined according to some. However, throughout our course entitled “Digging into the Digital”, I was exposed to various DH methods and they have given me insight into just what the complex discipline encompasses. In his article entitled “What is the Meaning of […]

Reflection Post 5: Mapping

For our mapping portion of the course, we worked with the Map of Early Modern London and we created a story map in ArcGIS Online. Both were extremely useful ways to help visualize what we were reading in a new, geographic way. The MoEML and ArcGIS helped me to create research questions about issues relating […]

Where’s the Party?

As we have read Tarlton’s Jests we have been introduced to a great number of places Tarlton was said to have visited. This poses the question of: did Tarlton tend to drink/perform in one area more than others? To attempt to answer this question and gain a better insight into the relative locations of the […]

Behind the Scenes: TEI and Text Mark-up

Over the past two weeks our class has worked with the program “Oxygen” to encode our jests in an XML format. The process was very arduous and required many revisions, but once I understood the basics it proved to be a very useful tool for looking even deeper into the text we have been analyzing. […]

Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) was a play-write and poet born in Canterbury, England. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Elizabethan theatricians of all time. Marlowe’s name is often grouped with William Shakespeare, and Ben Jonson as they all wrote and performed these types of plays. Although maybe not as well known to the […]

King Philip II of Spain

King Philip II of Spain (1527-1598) or “Felipe II” in Spanish, was, at different times, the King of England, Spain, Portugal, Naples and Sicily. His crown ruled a territory in every one of the continents known at the time and during his tenure Spain attained its highest level of authority and domination. In fact, some […]

Dutch Revolt

The Dutch Revolt was a victorious revolution led by the Northern “Seven Provinces” (modern-day Netherlands) from King Philip II and Spain. The rebellion occurred over an eighty-year period between the years of 1568–1648 and was the spark to what later became known as the “Eighty Year’s War”. The uprising of the Protestant peoples of the […]

Is Digital Text Analysis Worth Our Time?

I found many trends while analyzing the text of “Tarlton’s Jests” using the text analysis program called “Voyant”. The trends, however, presented varying levels of significance. Some were nonsensical, whereas others could actually be used to help draw conclusions or create a research question regarding the text. The jests of Richard Tarlton were categorized into […]

Replace all your F’s with S’s

Digital Humanities is an ever-evolving field and cannot actually be defined according to some. However, the transcription assignment that our class has worked on in the past two weeks has definitely given me a little insight into just what the complex discipline encompasses. As a class we transcribed and transliterated thirty-eight pages of 16th century […]

Data From the Deck

In his article entitled “What is the Meaning of the Digital Humanities to the Humanities?” Alan Liu informs the reader that the Digital Humanities use methods to engage with research that vary significantly from tradition text-based research. He even ventures to assert that the two practices can indeed be categorized as two separate “tribes” as […]