The Arithmetic of Concepts: a response to Peter de Bolla

Last year I wrote a review of Peter de Bolla’s extraordinary book, The Architecture of Concepts: the Historical Formation of Human Rights (Fordham, 2013). I called it “the best argument yet for large-scale quantitative reading.” Relying entirely on keyword searches entered by hand through a web interface (Eighteenth-Century Collections Online), de Bolla shows that the […]

tei2r: Download, import, and analyze TEI documents in R

  Overview The tei2r package is designed for humanities scholars and students interested in using R for text analysis. Its creation was prompted by the recent public release of thousands of documents by the Text Creation Partnership, including Early English Books Online, Evans, and Eighteenth-Century Collections Online. tei2r has built-in functions that allow users easily […]

SwarmFest 2015: 19th Annual Meeting on Agent-Based Modeling & Simulation

University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 29208 July 10-12, 2015   SwarmFest is the annual meeting of the Swarm Development Group (SDG), and one of the oldest communities involved in the development and propagation of agent-based modeling. SwarmFest has traditionally involved a mix of both tool-users and tool-developers, drawn from many domains of expertise. These have […]

[Review]: Ted Underwood, “Why Literary Periods Mattered”

This is the draft of a review that will be published (someday, assuming the zombie apocalypse doesn’t strike in the mean time) in Eighteenth-Century Life, a journal targeted to historians and literary scholars. Because Ted Underwood’s work is of interest to the DH community, I thought it was worth posting here. Ted’s blog is The Stone and the […]