The Arcades | Wander through my musings on Victorian literature and culture, Steampunk, Neo-Victorian novels, and the digital humanities.

By Kathryn Crowther I was so inspired by how excitedly and with what hands-on innovation the students had responded to the assignment that it led me re-think a lot of my traditional assignments. I started examining the ways that more innovative pedagogy – pushing the boundaries of my own knowledge and comfort – -could inspire …

Is Digital Literacy Dead?

Among the many sessions I participated in at this year's CHNM THATCamp, one of the most interesting to me was on the future of "digital literacy," proposed by Jeff McClurken. The concept of digital literacy has continued to show up in University missions, QEPs, "outcomes," and general pedagogical discourse--I know I've routinely encountered it in …

Piping Fulltext Database Result Streams to Manipulable Data Files for Distant Reading

Today, it is increasingly difficult for scholars to do historical, primary source research without institutional access to fulltext databases like Early English Books Online, Eighteenth-Century Collections Online, and the 17th and 18th Century Newspaper Collections, among others. These resources are often prohibitively expensive for smaller colleges and universities, and travel funding for archival research is …

Research Tutorials

Research 1: Aladin, Google Preview, CLS, Bookbag from T. Howe on Vimeo. Research 2: Articles & Databases, Literature Resource Center, Content Types, Marked Lists, Citation Tools from T. Howe on Vimeo. Research 3: Following the Cheese from T. Howe on Vimeo.