• University of Richmond
  • DSL Publications and Presentations

    2013

    Robert K. Nelson, “Spirit Politics: Radical Abolitionists and the Dead End of Spiritualism,” in Apocalypse and the Millennium in the Civil War Era, ed. Ben Wright and Zachary W. Dresser (Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 2013), 31-51.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Digital Innovations in Southern History: A Roundtable” (roundtable panelist), Southern Historical Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, November 2013.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Ideology and Algorithms: The Uses of Nationalism in the American Civil War and Topic Modeling in Historical Research,” Digital History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London (via Skype), October 2013.

    Robert K. Nelson, “‘Without the Paraphernalia of Projector, Reel, and Screen: Maps and the Practice and Presentation of History in the Twenty-First Century,” Annual History Forum Lecture, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 2013.

    Robert K. Nelson, Review of The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform, by James W. Trent, Jr., Journal of American History 100 (September 2013): 517-518.

    Ed Ayers, Robert K. Nelson, and C. Scott Nesbit, “Maps of Change: A Brief History of the American Historical Atlas” (co-authored with Edward L. Ayers and Scott Nesbit), in History and GIS: Epistemologies, Considerations and Reflections, ed. Alexander Von Lunen and Charles Travis (New York: Springer, 2013), 195-210.

    2012

    Ed Ayers presented the keynote at the Annual Educause Conference in Denver entitled “Discovery in a Digital World”.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Digital Scholarship at Liberal Arts Colleges,” Educause 2012, Denver, Colorado, November 2012.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Analyzing Nationalism and Other Slippery ‘Isms,’” Topic Modeling in Humanities Research Workshop, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, College Park, Maryland, November 2012.

    Robert K. Nelson, Review of “Mapping Texts,” Journal of the Digital Humanities 1 (Summer 2012): http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-3/review-of-mapping-texts-by-robert-nelson/.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Means and Ends in Civil War Nationalism and the Digital Humanities,” Digital Humanities 2012, Hamburg, Germany, July 2012.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Uncovering Confederate Literary Nationalism: A Review of Coleman Hutchinson’s Apples and Ashes“, Southern Spaces, July 17, 2012.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Bullets and Ballots: The Instrumental Uses of Civil War Nationalism,” Society of Civil War Historians Biennial Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky, June 2012.

    Robert K. Nelson and Christine Berkowitz, “History Engine 2.0: Research Locally, Collaborating Globally,” NITLE Symposium: Inventing the Future, Arlington, Virginia, April 2012.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Killing, Dying, and Genre: Nationalism and the News in the Confederacy,” Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biannual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, March 2012.

    Robert K. Nelson, “New Audiences and New Arguments” (invited presentation), South Atlantic Studies Forum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 2012.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Topic Modeling and the Shapes of Civil War Nationalism” (invited presentation), Digital Media Symposium, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, February 2012.

    Robert K. Nelson, Andrew J. Torget, and Scott Nesbit, “A Conversation with Digital Historians,” Southern Spaces, January 31, 2012.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Topic Modeling and the Shapes of Civil War Nationalism” (invited presentation), Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, January 2012.

    Scott Nesbit, “Mapping Emancipation,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, January 2012.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Visualizing the News: Topic Modeling the New York Times and the Daily Dispatch during the Civil War,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, January 2012.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Getting Started in Digital Humanities with DHCommons” panel participant, Modern Language Association, Seattle, Washington, January 2012.

    2011

    Nathan Altice, “Tool-Assisted: Console Emulation and Platform Plasticity,” Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, Chicago, Illinois, November 2011.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Doing DH” (invited presentation), Northern Virginia Community College, Reston, Virginia, November 2011.

    Scott Nesbit, “Civil War Data 150: Toward a Linked Data Case Study,” Digital Library Federation Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Md., October 2011.

    Nathaniel Ayers, “Voting America and the James River Project,” InLight Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, October 21, 2011.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Of Monsters and Men: Visualizing Sectionalism and Patriotism in the Civil War News,” Networks and Network Analysis for the Humanities conference, Los Angeles, California, October 2011.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Hardtack and Software: Topic Modeling Civil War Newspapers” (invited presentation) MITH Digital Dialogues, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, October 2011.

    Scott Nesbit, “Civil War Data 150: Linked Data & Scholarship,” Panel Discussion, American Association of State and Local Historians Annual Meeting, Richmond, Va., September 2011.

    Scott Nesbit, “Scales Intimate and Sprawling: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Geography of Marriage in Virginia,” Southern Spaces, July 19, 2011.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Of Monsters, Men—and Topic Modeling,” New York Times Disunion Blog, May 29, 2011.

    Edward L. Ayers, “Mapping Time” in Michael Dear et al., eds., GeoHumanities: Art, History, Text at the Edge of Place (New York: Routledge, 2011) 215-225.

    Edward L. Ayers and Scott Nesbit, “Seeing Emancipation: Scale and Freedom in the American South,” Journal of the Civil War Era 1 (March 2011): 3-22.

    Nathan Altice, “Carts, Tapes, Discs, and Drives: Videogames as Material Objects,” Society for Textual Scholarship, March 2011.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Spirit Politics: Antebellum Reform and the Shape of American Spiritualism,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, January 2011.

    2010

    Scott Nesbit (presenter), Robert K. Nelson, and Maurie McInnis, “Visualizing the Southern Slave Trade,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, November 2010.

    Scott Nesbit, “The History Engine,” NITLE Digital Scholarship Seminar, November 2010.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Spirit Politics: Perfectionist Reform, Spiritualism, and the Attenuation of Antebellum Millennialism,” Millennialism and Providentialism in the Era of the American Civil War Conference, Rice University, Houston, Texas, October 2010.

    Scott Nesbit, “Building Millennial Spaces out of Slavery: Geography and Forgiveness in Reconstruction South Carolina,” Millenialism and Providentialism in the Era of the American Civil War Conference, Rice University, Houston, Texas, October 2010.

    Edward L. Ayers, “Turning Toward Space, Place, and Time,” in David Bodenhamer, John Corrigan, and Trevor M. Harris, eds., The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010).

    Nathan Altice, “The Virtual Pastoral,” Culturing the Popular, Converse College, Sept. 2010.

    Edward L. Ayers and Gary W. Gallagher, “Fighting and Freedom: United States Military Forces and the Geography of Emancipation,” Keynote Address, Society of Civil War Historians Biennial Meeting, Richmond, Virginia, June 2010.

    Robert K. Nelson, Book Review, Distant Revolutions: 1848 and the Challenge to American Exceptionalism, by Timothy Mason Roberts, H-SHEAR, H-Net Reviews (May 2010).

    Robert K. Nelson, “Race and Space: Mapping Richmond’s History,” Virginia Forum, Newport News, Virginia, April 2010.

    Scott Nesbit, “The Historical Atlas and American Historical Thought,” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 2010.

    Scott Nesbit, “Layers of the Past: GIS, Social Process, and Contingency in Historical Mapping,” Yale University Graduate Conference, The Past’s Digital Presence, New Haven, Connecticut, February 2010.

    2009

    Andrew J. Torget and James W. Wilson, “Visualizing the Past: Tools and Techniques for Understanding Historical Processes,” A White Paper for the National Endowment for the Humanities with Geospatial and Temporal Tools and Standards Supplement, December 2009.

    Robert K. Nelson, Scott Nesbit, and Andrew J. Torget, “The History Engine: Doing History with Digital Tools,” Academic Commons Online (September 2009).

    Scott Nesbit and Andrew J. Torget, “The History Engine: Creating a Writing Assignment for the Digital Age,” AHA Perspectives on History (May 2009).

    Robert K. Nelson, “The History Engine: Aggregating, Teaching, and Visualizing the Past,” American Association for History and Computing, Fairfax, Virginia, April 2009.

    Robert K. Nelson, “The Digital Scholarship Lab,” 2009 CIC-NITLE Learning Spaces and Technology Workshop, Richmond, Virginia, March 2009.

    Robert K. Nelson, “Using and Building Digital Archives for American Studies Teaching and Research: A Roundtable and Discussion,” Southern American Studies Association Biannual Conference, Fairfax, Virginia, February 2009.

    Andrew J. Torget and James W. Wilson, organizers, “Visualizing the Past: Tools and Techniques for Understanding Historical Processes,” an institute sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, February 2009.

    2008

    Robert K. Nelson and Andrew J. Torget, “Experiments in Twenty-First Century Research and Teaching” (with Andrew Torget), Coalition for Networked Information Task Force Meeting, Washington, DC, December 2008.

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