Digital Tools and Conceptual History
Visiting Fellow, Cultural Observatory @ Harvard
What can computers do for conceptual history?
What can't they do?
What are they doing already?
Is search enough?
History of digital research
The Origin Story: Robert Busa, SJ, 1949
Mosteller and Wallace: Authorship attribution in the federalist papers
'Stylometrics' and 'Cliometrics'
Digital as play
Digital results as artifacts to generate questions
"The Hermeneutics of Screwing Around"
Big data in history
Data Mining with Criminal Intent/The Old Bailey Online
Needs more texts
Finding Hand Crafted Texts
EEBO-TCP:Early Modern English in TEI
--Ted Underwood, University of Illinois
Know Your Corpus
The Republic of Letters
Mapping the Republic of Letters
Tracking discursive changes