Why You (A Humanist) Should Care About Optical Character Recognition

Yesterday David Smith and I announced the release of “A Research Agenda for Historical and Multilingual Optical Character Recognition,” a report funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation...

Graduate Workshop: Searching and Applying for Fellowships

The following are notes prepared for a Fellowship workshop I led at Northeastern University in November 2018. Workshop Description This workshop will help students prepare applications for external research...

Workshop: Building a Website with Jekyll and GitHub Pages

Workshop Description Recently “flat HTML” website platforms have been getting lots of buzz: they load quickly, don’t have the overhead of database-driven platforms like WordPress, and are more aligned...

The Truck

I understand why it has to be this way. I’m a parent, and I can understand. I imagine that I step outside of my house and see my five-year-old son...

A Gun Person

While getting ready this morning, I saw my 6-year-old son—we’ll call him little J—walking awkwardly around the house. He was shuffling sideways, with his knees bent and his hands in...