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Do topic models warp time?

26 July 2018

Topic models can be valuable tools. But cultural historians should be aware that they are slightly ... curved. Continue reading →

Remarks for a panel on data science in literary studies, in 2028

1 June 2018

Remarks delivered on a panel in 2028, surveying the recent history of data science in literary study. Continue reading →

New methods need a new kind of conversation

28 February 2018

Now that numbers are appearing in mainstream humanities journals, we need to talk about sharing data and code. Continue reading →

A broader purpose

5 January 2018

Studying culture with numbers is not a special subfield of "DH"; it's a way to integrate different aspects of a liberal education. Continue reading →