Monday, June 20, 2016

"Seshat: A Digital Humanities Initiative" at Howard University

By Kenton Rambsy and Howard Rambsy II

This week, we're presenting entries related to the intersections of black artistic culture, technology, DH, and African American literary studies for the NEH-funded  project, "Seshat: A Digital Humanities Initiative in Literature, Language, and Criticism," directed by Dana Williams at Howard University. 

Below, we have provided links to brief entries that address text-mining findings, blogging, and other tech or DH projects that we have been producing.

Why blogging matters

Slave narratives
Slave narratives and word count
Chronological List of 33 Slave Narratives
The word counts of 33 Slave narratives

Digital tools:
Some Free Digital Software Programs and tools
African American literary studies and three research methods using digital tools
Voyant Tools Brief Overview
Voyant Tools General Features
Voyant Tools Ratios and Language Density
Stop Words and AAVE
Voyant Tools: Data Visualizations
How short and long are African American short stories?

Jay Z 
Jay Z, Metadata, and African American literary studies 

Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright
Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Text-Mining Experiments
Zora Neale Hurston & Richard Wright Similarities (In Graphs)
Zora Neale Hurston & Richard Wright Differences (In Graphs) 

African American Language and Culture Lab

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