digital humanities

Laboring-Class Poets Online Wins 2018 WAGS Thesis Award

Cole Crawford's graduate thesis, "Respect the Gap: From Big to Boutique Data through Laboring-Class Poets Online," was selected as as the 2018 Western Association of Graduate Schools and ProQuest Humanities, Social Science, Education, and Business Award winner. "Respect the Gap" was nominated by the Oregon State University School of Writing, Literature and Film, and was then selected by OSU as the all-university thesis winner for the category.

Digital Jumpstart Workshops

In an effort to get to know more about the technical side of this Laboring-Class Poets project, Charlotte and I recently attended a series of Digital Jumpstart workshops hosted by the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at Kansas University. It was an informative and surprisingly fun two days in which we learned more about Omeka and gained a greater appreciation for the work Cole has been doing.

Announcing a new John Clare resource!

Please check out the new John Clare Resource Page, put together by the same crack team behind this blog and the LCPO project!

It expands on the materials of another interesting John Clare Page managed by some of the same contributors. The new Clare Resource Page contains:

John Clare: Remix

What time the gales that morning’s freshness brings
When labour’s pleasant hour begins –
While on the cote the pigeon rests
Woman the world’s best wealth stirs.

Why did we come so far from home?

This is not a poem by John Clare. It is not a poem – or rather, not a poem in a proper sense.

It is a list of first lines that need to be properly formatted in HTML.