The University Libraries is initiating a trial of the Gale Digital Scholar Lab, a platform that enables students and researchers to do text mining and analysis on materials from Gale Primary Sources, which includes digitized texts from the 16th century through the 20th century. This workshop will include an interactive introduction to using the lab and a discussion of best practices. Attendees will learn how to perform searches, manage data sets, apply analysis tools, and review results. This workshop will be appropriate for researchers from a range of disciplines, and requires no prior experience with digital research methods. LEARN MORE
The Unessay, created by Daniel Paul O’Donnell, has been used effectively across many history, literature, and writing classrooms, by a variety of instructors and students. In this workshop, Elizabeth Hopwood and June Coyne will discuss how they implement and assess these projects, and will guide a discussion on how the assignment may be adopted and adapted in other classrooms.
While much historical work has been written on Jesuit slaveholding, that writing has primarily focused on the implications for the religious community and the moral universe in which these men made their decisions about slavery. Thus far, however, no scholar has studied the enslaved people themselves. In the Jesuit Plantation Project Sharon Leon focuses on the lives and experiences of the enslaved, rather than on their Jesuit owners.
Join us as Susan Schulten demonstrates the way that maps illuminate and complicate modern understandings of the past, and in turn how the digital humanities has transformed the study of maps. To glimpse a bit of the past through maps, visit the site for Schulten’s newest work: www.america100maps.com.
"Digital Paxton: Collaborative Construction with Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Collections" by Loyola doctoral student Kelly Schmidt, recent graduate Kate Johnson, and scholar Will Fenton reveals the pedagogical possibilities of digital archives.
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Caughie, Director of the Man Into Woman Project, for being awarded the 2019 Peter Hans Kolvenbach Award for Engaged Teaching from the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy!
It's been a busy fall semester at the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities as we have celebrated our tenth anniversary year. From a new logo designed by Laura Berfield (above) to hosting the thirteenth gathering of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, there have been many highlights. Click through to learn more!
The Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, Public History Program, and the University Libraries are the recipients of a three-year grant to help prepare for the university’s 150th anniversary celebration which takes place in 2020.
Learn more about how digital sources and tools are changing how we study the American Revolution (HIST 361) and Transwomen in Literature (ENGL/WSGS 283E) in two great undergraduate DH courses this spring semester!
Project Director Prof. Frank Fennell shared his experience developing the site followed by a panel discussion on the fate of poets and their reputation in the age of the internet and social media. Click here for images from the event!