Keep Your Arms and Legs Inside the Lecture at All Times

Approximately 72 hours before my first lecture of my new American Crises module, I decided to abandon the twelve PowerPoint presentations I had already created in favour of an experiment with Prezi, a flash-based presentation platform. After composing and delivering eight lectures, I am ready to offer my initial thoughts. What’s the Difference? Unlike PowerPoint, which is composed […]

Worsnop’s ‘A Reevaluation of “the Problem of Surplus Women” in 19th-century England’

Abstract A debate concerning the “surplus women” problem identified by the 1851 Census took place, between women and men, between radicals and conservatives. Both the debate, and the actuality, of surplus women was influential for feminism and the women’s suffrage movement. This paper examines this debate through the 1850s and 1860s published voices of both […]

Hirsch’s ‘Parentheses: Digital Humanities and the Place of Pedagogy’

Abstract (for entire volume) Academic institutions are starting to recognize the growing public interest in digital humanities research, and there is an increasing demand from students for formal training in its methods. Despite the pressure on practitioners to develop innovative courses, scholarship in this area has tended to focus on research methods, theories and results […]