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On the Passing of Huston Diehl

Huston Diehl, Professor of English and CLAS Collegiate Fellow at the University of Iowa, passed away earlier this week at the age of 61.  In addition to being an acclaimed critic of early modern English drama and culture, Professor Diehl was a friend of the Text Creation Partnership, graciously donating two undergraduate assignments for publication […]

EBBA mentioned in the Chronicle

The wonderful English Broadside Ballad Archive has been written up in Jennifer Howard’s “Archive Watch,” a feature of The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s “Wired Campus” blog.  She says it’s a cool archive for a hot summer day, and we couldn’t agree more.  Though we would like to point out that archival fun is appropriate to […]

Chronicle: Distant Reading

Marc Parry reports on recent developments in the humanities’ use of BIG digital collections (like the TCP). Data-diggers are gunning to debunk old claims based on “anecdotal” evidence and answer once-impossible questions about the evolution of ideas, language, and culture. If this article gives you ideas about a project you’d like to do with Early […]