Category: Research

  • Notes on Metaphor and the Figures of/on the Internet

    Notes on Metaphor and the Figures of/on the Internet

    For this blog post, I introduce a couple of key concepts (remediation, “user,” and metaphor) to start gesturing towards the actually complex role that metaphors play in the digital realm and in constructing our understanding of how digital and internet technologies actually work. This blog post was inspired by a lecture I gave to my […]

  • Rethinking Knowledge Production: An Interview with Dr. Lorena Gauthereau

    Rethinking Knowledge Production: An Interview with Dr. Lorena Gauthereau

    Last year I had the opportunity to sit down virtually with Dr. Lorena Gauthereau for an hour to discuss her academic career and current work with the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage project. Dr. Gauthereau serves as the Digital Programs Manager for the US Latino Digital Humanities Center at the University of Houston and […]

  • An Argument for PubPub: Your new Publishing BFF

    An Argument for PubPub: Your new Publishing BFF

    PubPub  What is PubPub?  PubPub is focused on community publishing – emphasizing collaborative editing and writing, multimedia/multimodal incorporation, and free community building. Through this, it is open and accessible for all. Their mission: “PubPub gives research communities of all stripes and sizes a simple, affordable, and nonprofit alternative to existing publishing models and tools.”  Beyond […]

  • Dissertation to First Book with Ken Wissoker | RECAP

    Dissertation to First Book with Ken Wissoker | RECAP

    Ken Wissoker of Duke UP says to “write for the fang[x]rls…” If you weren’t one of the 100+ people able to make it to Ken Wissoker’s incredible Dissertation to First Book talk, don’t worry – I’ve got you covered. Wissoker, the Senior Executive Editor at Duke University Press & Director of Intellectual Publics here at […]

  • Unboxing Eli Thayer: Exploring Brown University Special Collections

    Unboxing Eli Thayer: Exploring Brown University Special Collections

    In Spring 2019, I started working on a Digital Humanities project entitled, “The Speech that Settled Kansas: Eli Thayer’s Rousing Lecture” which was both challenging and fascinating for me. It is challenging because it deals with an 1854 speech by Eli Thayer, which has long been absent from the archive; fascinating as the absence has […]

  • Curating a microseries of video pathways into the collections for the LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida

    Curating a microseries of video pathways into the collections for the LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida

    INTRODUCTIONS This summer I will be working as a graduate student intern with the LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida. To begin, I am completing my first year toward my PhD in Texts and Technology with the University of Central Florida. My concentrations are Public History and Editing, Publishing, and Interdisciplinary Curating (EPIC). I arrived […]

  • When in Doubt, Screenshot: Navigating the Challenges of Digital Research

    When in Doubt, Screenshot: Navigating the Challenges of Digital Research

    The night before a final research presentation late last spring, I opened my computer, absentmindedly clicked on a saved bookmark, and felt my heart drop into my stomach: the website had vanished. Instead of the normal cursive, Arabic font announcing that this was the homepage of the Moroccan Boutchichi Sufi order, the screen had turned […]

  • Going Digital: DVCAI’s Caribbean and Latin American Art Digital Archive

    Going Digital: DVCAI’s Caribbean and Latin American Art Digital Archive

    On Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday) the Shroud of Turin was shown in public. The Shroud was last exhibited in 2015. How things have changed in five years. Physical distancing protocols meant that the 2020 public viewing was not the same as it had been in years and decades past. No people actually […]

  • Scholar Spotlight: Catalina Alzate

    Scholar Spotlight: Catalina Alzate

    Why did you apply to HASTAC?      I applied because I’m interested in understanding how a community grows and develops online, and what are the mechanisms that allow for encounter. Apart from exploring areas of shared interest in HASTAC, I find the community aspect to be essential for different forms of scholarship and activism.   […]

  • Discussion of Numbered Lives, Ch 3: We Don’t Do Body Counts (Ashley Hemm)

    This post is part of the HASTAC Scholars Collaborative Book Discussion on Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media (MIT Press, 2018), by HASTAC Co-Director Jacqueline Wernimont. —            Wernimont closes the first section of Numbered Lives with “We Don’t Do Body Counts,” moving past mortality counts and casualty media […]