- When: December 5-6, 2013
- Where: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
- Confirmed plenary panelists: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University), Ellen Gruber Garvey (New Jersey City University), Lisa Gitelman (New York University), and Meredith McGill (Rutgers University)
- Cosponsors: Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at the Rare Book School, the NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks, and the Northeastern University Humanities Center.
- Conference Organizers: Ryan Cordell (Assistant Professor, Northeastern University English Department) and Rhae Lynn Barnes (Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University History Department)
- Watch a live webcast of the event!
“New Media in American Literary History” will bring together “digital” and “analog” scholars interested in the history of American print media to discuss common questions, challenges, and identify potential collaborations. Our goal is to bridge the gap between digital and more “traditional” disciplinary work. The conference will bring together scholars employing methodologies such as text mining, topic modeling, digital curation, and network analysis—in other words, “big humanities data”—into direct and productive dialogue with Americanist scholars, graduate students, and archivists employing well-established practices in book history, textual analysis, media studies, and critical bibliography in their work.