I used PHP, SQL, MyWebSQL, HTML, and CSS to create this website and its accompanying MyWebSQL relational database in Fall 2018. I did so to complete a database management course taught by
Michael Leach at Simmons SLIS. This database (unavailable for display) stores, organizes, and retrieves digital literature and its metadata for use and analysis by scholars of literature; it can be queried via SQL to upload digital texts and sort / group / and pull texts and metadata by title, subject, genre, author, gender (of author), nationality (of author), publisher, publication date, publication city, and / or text primary language. My webpage enables a query to be done online, thus widening accessibility. Ultimately, this project starts to show how databases can be about more than just "looking stuff up"; querying them can generate quantitative analyses of textual data that can raise questions and offer insights.
I used R to topic model a corpus of 11 texts written, translated, or compiled by the Restoration woman writer Aphra Behn (1640–89). I did so in Fall 2018 as part of my Digital Humanities small-group study overseen by Professor Peter Botticelli at Simmons SLIS. This R code is based on code from Kailash Awati's blog post
"A gentle introduction to topic modeling using R." My topic modeling indicates that Behn may be interested in love, specifically sacred love, or perhaps the tensions between heavenly and worldly love.
I wrote this essay for the Women Writers Project (WWP) blog in Summer 2018 to share my reflections on my use of XPath and XQuery to quantitatively analyze XML / TEI-encoded textual citations in Women Writers Online, a collection of digitized writing in English by women between 1526 and 1850.
Edgeworth, Maria (1800). Castle Rackrent, An Hibernian tale. (Currently being encoded January 2019–present)
Arianna Riva and I co-created this website using HTML, CSS, JS, and Bootstrap to complete our Fall 2018 web design course taught by Professor
Naresh Agarwal at
Simmons SLIS. It offers graduate students "Alternative-Academic" career advice. As the assignment was to create a mock-up of up to 10 webpages, not all of the links work and the content is a mere sketch.
I created this syllabus in Winter 2018 for a Spring 2019 independent study overseen by Professor Peter Botticelli at Simmons SLIS. The syllabus rigorously overviews Scholarly Communications, Open Access, and Copyright, as these topics are currently not taught by SLIS. I developed this syllabus by synthesizing my SC knowledge with syllabi by SC librarian Chris Barnes.
This is a proposal to
Simmons SLIS for a course on the digital humanities. It outlines why the course should be taught, what it should teach and why, how it fits the SLIS curriculum, and pedagogical issues and solutions, and it provides a syllabus and set of assignments for that course. I created this proposal as the final project for my SLIS Fall 2018 small-group study on DH and R for literary text analysis overseen by Professor Peter Botticelli. This proposed syllabus improves that small-group study syllabus, as it emerged from the knowledge of the DH field that I acquired from that study.
I created this syllabus in Spring 2018 for a Fall 2018 small-group study overseen by Professor Peter Botticelli at Simmons SLIS. The syllabus rigorously overviews the DH field and introduces R for literary text analysis, as these topics are not taught by SLIS—yet. This course helped catalyze SLIS to establish a future DH course and is the prototype for that course. I developed this syllabus by synthesizing my DH knowledge with syllabi by Northeastern professors Ryan Cordell, Julia Flanders, and Ben Schmidt.