Week 1 (Jan 17, 19):

Tuesday Texts, Data, Images

Thursday Two Digital Approaches to Historical and Literary Texts

Study Guide:

  • First, read Song Chen’s “Why Humanists Should Fall in Love with “Big Data,” and How?” How digital tools help with historical research? What are the two different digital approaches to historical and literary studies? Describe these approaches and how they are different from each other.
  • What approaches d0 Paul Vierthaler and Donald Sturgeon each take in their research? What question do they ask, and what conclusions have they drawn?