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Claiming Space on Humanities Commons

Humanities Commons is celebrating its first birthday this week! This post was first published on I joined the Humanities Commons team as community manager at the end of May….

A screen shot of the map of locations in Cassity's poetry. The map shows part of Africa and much of Asia, with many red pins dotting the map. One pin is highlighted, and the info box on the side of the map identifies "Krakatoa" and provides the context where the locations appears: "Chunnel. (Do not sneer; The French dug Suez). Shots heard round the world Need not be metaphor, as Krakatoa proved." The box also provides a link to poem where the location appears: .

Born-Digital Archival Materials, Poetry, and DH

One of the projects I’ve worked on at Emory is now live. The Turner Cassity Born-Digital Collection presents drafts of poetry from the born-digital materials in the Turner…

Pink poster announcing "Harlem Cultural Council presents Black Heritage Celebration in honor of The Schomburg Collection of Black Literature, History, and Art," dated 1972

Tracing Histories of African American Archives

This post is part of a series about my Portrait of a Collecting Strength project. The data for my Portrait of a Collecting Strength project comes from a…

The network graphs documents connections among Louise Thompson, Langston Hughes, Nicolas Guillen, Thyra Edwards, Nancy Cunard, Sylvia Pankhurst, and Kay Boyle. It includes poems "A Communication to Nancy Cunard," "Soldiers in Ethiopia," "A Note from Spain," "Mother to Son," and "Mother and Son"

How To Do Things With Archives

I was hooded in the Graduate Center’s commencement ceremony on Wednesday, and this morning I learned my advisor died. I had some difficulty working with Jane the past few years….

clippings & historic events

Yesterday I visited the Guardian News & Media Archive in London, which is located in the newspaper’s offices. I was there to read clippings from the Spanish Civil…

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