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History Jobs Update

Out of a train-wreck curiosity about what’s been happening to the historical profession, I’ve been watching the numbers on …

Circle Packing

I’ve been doing a lot of my data exploration lately on Observable Notebooks, which is–sort of–a Javascript version of …

College Majors 2019 update

Every year, I run the numbers to see how college degrees are changing. The Department of Education released this summer the figures for …

EOIR Database adventures, part I: encoding

As part of the Asylum Lab project at NYU, I’ve started poking around the database of the Executive office of immigration review …

Ranking CS Graduate programs

Ranking Graduate Programs While I was choosing graduate programs back in 2005, I decided to come up with my own ranking system. I had …

Jeb! the quitter. Digital traces of private devotions.

A graph and story of Jeb! Bush’s failed religious devotions.

Two Volumes: the lessons of Time on the Cross

(This is a talk from a January 2019 panel at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. You probably need to know, to …

Web Migration

Since 2010, I’ve done most of my web hosting the way that the Internet was built to facilitate: from a computer under the desk in …

Moving (or rather, staying in place)

Some news: in September, I’ll be starting a new job as Director of Digital Humanities at NYU. There’s a wide variety of …

A computational critique of a computational critique of computational critique.

Critical Inquiry has posted an article by Nan Da offering a critique of some subset of digital humanities that she calls …