William Cronon speaking at the British Academy:
“Who Reads Geography or History Anymore? The Challenge of Audience in a Digital Age”

William Cronon, the Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, spoke to the British Academy on the future of the disciplines of history and geography, and the “hybrid discipline” of historical geography, with an emphasis on the political-economy of scholarly publication. Full audio […]

A Recap of my Contributions to the Townsend Blog, 2012-2013

Well, I’ve been neglecting this blog, but I haven’t neglected blogging altogether. Last academic year, I contributed six writings on digital-humanities topics to the Townsend Blog at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley. Here is a quick summary, with links. In the fall, I focused on institutions that have made contributions to the […]

Elizabeth Eisenstein speaking at the Library of Congress: “Divine Art, Infernal Machine”

Elizabeth Eisenstein, Professor Emerita of History at the University of Michigan, speaking for the “Books and Beyond” series at the Library of Congress, on the subject of her recent book, Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending (Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania […]

Digitization at the Library of Congress

I wish my library had that scanner.

Mosley, D. “How Google Worked in 1931”