By Elizabeth Fox on March 1, 2013
It’s official: we at NINES are revising the genre lists we use for our RDF. The original impetus for this change was a thought-provoking ARC meeting we attended a few months ago, in which we discussed expanding Collex to include several new nodes—MESA, REKn, ModNets—which will aggregate digital objects from the medieval, Renaissance, and Modernist [...]
By Sarah Storti on February 25, 2013
I couldn’t decide which of these wonderful images to post this week, so lucky you: double image post today. The above comes from the Frances Benjamin Johnson Collection, part of the Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs Division. We may have a while to go until Easter, but I thought you might want to start [...]
By Elizabeth Fox on February 12, 2013
In honor of Valentine’s Day, head on over the NYPL’s Digital Gallery, where you’ll find the frontispiece and title page of The Science of Love or the Whole Art of Courtship. May the lessons of 1792 lead you to romantic success today!
By Emma Schlosser on February 8, 2013
Last week, for my American Modernist poetry class, I was assigned to read Wallace Stevens’ “Sunday Morning” and to write a short response. Prior to this semester I had little to no exposure to Stevens’ oeuvre, yet after a week of reading his poetry, I felt myself growing into an enthusiast. Feeling more at ease [...]
By pcfleming on March 21, 2012
As you can tell from the number of articles, blog posts, and conference papers devoted to defining digital humanities, a nontrivial proportion of digital humanists’ time is spent articulating just what it is that digital humanists spend their time doing. A Google search for “digital humanities definition” offers no surprises: DH’s self-consciousness about defining itself [...]
By pcfleming on March 19, 2012
This week, an image of Ralph Waldo Emerson: “In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Great works of art have no more affecting lesson for us than this. They teach us to abide by our spontaneous impression with good-humored inflexibility then [...]
By ottelizabeth on March 15, 2012
I’m writing this today from the Bowers Library at the University of Virginia, a little tucked away room in the English department consisting of some slightly lumpy but non-descript couches, a few mismatched tables and chairs, and three walls of built-in shelving housing an eclectic mix of dilapidated volumes in various states of wear. The [...]
By annieswafford on March 13, 2012
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, we’re presenting an image of a St. Patrick’s Day parade in NYC from the early 1900s!
By ottelizabeth on February 28, 2012
This image captures an interesting cross-section of C19 preoccupations–the new technology of albumen prints, documentary art, and medical science.
By pcfleming on February 1, 2012
In America the week before the Super Bowl, it’s hard to ignore football’s popularity. As the Giants and the Patriots, two of the NFL’s oldest teams, prepare to square off, this week’s NINES image honors another, even older, football rivalry: Harvard and Yale. Writing to his brother Henry, William James describes the 1901 game: “The [...]