The work is the resistance

I am so pleased to affirm, support, and sign on to the following statement released yesterday by the University of the Pacific Academic Council (our faculty governing body or faculty senate): Dear Colleagues, We in Academic Council are resolutely against President Trump’s policies barring citizens of selected Muslim-majority countries from entering the US including refugees, […] Read More

Maps with CartoDB and Tableau

Our unit in Intro DH right now is on mapping.  In class we’ll be working on creating maps with Palladio.  We also had a preliminary introduction to data, tables, and maps by experimenting with Google Fusion Tables.  In preparation for class, I imported a data set consisting of a list of images from the Cushman Archive […] Read More

Digital pedagogy and student knowledge production

The past two weeks in my Introduction to Digital Humanities course, students have been using the open-source content management system Omeka to create online exhibits related to the early Christian text, the Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas. I was astounded by their accomplishments.  The students raised thoughtful questions about the text, found items online related to […] Read More

A Martyr Is a Witness

Sinclair, Stéfan and Geoffrey Rockwell. “Voyant Tools: Reveal Your Texts.” Voyant. 31 Aug. 2015 <> In my Introduction to Digital Humanities course, my students are conducting very basic text analysis using Voyant and AntConc.  One of the datasets we are using is a set of martyr texts taken from the now public domain Ante-Nicene Fathers […] Read More

Digital Grantwriting in Week 1 of DigiWriMo

Since I’m starting a new, big digital project (Coptic SCRIPtorIuM), I spend a fair amount of time scaring up resources.  The first week of November saw one internal funding proposal at Pacific for seed money (fingers crossed)! As the Director of the Humanities Center, I’m also trying to get together funding to attend the DHSI in […] Read More

DigiWriMo Week 1: HTML/CSS coding

Every MWF I update my course websites.  For Greek, I post the assignments, since each year, our schedule changes with the class.  Each class has its own pace.  Each year, the students are challenged by different aspects of the language.  So each time I teach the course, the schedule changes. (Introduction to Classical Greek, University […] Read More