Resolving the Polynymy of Place: or, how to create a gazetteer of colonized landscapes

This is the abstract for a paper I co-presented with Katie Faull at DH2018 in Mexico City on June 28, 2018. The slides and notes for the talk are deposited on Humanities Commons: https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:19929/. Conference abstract: This paper will explore the problem of creating a gazetteer of colonized landscapes, specifically those of the mid-Atlantic in the 18th century, in which the name of a place (toponym) changes depending on the person or political entity who is…

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Christine Seidel

2. The Widow Christine Eleonore Seidel 2. The Widow Christine Eleonore Seidel. (her Maiden Name was Peistel) She wrote of herself: I am born the 28th of May 1707 at Litowiz in Misonie. Myn Vater has been Carl Fridric Peisteland my Mother Eleonore born of Bradenstein, of the generation Zoeshen by Merseburg. We have been 5 Brethren & SistersChildren, two of them are gone home in their tender Ages, and we three have been brought…

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CFP for MLA 2019: What Do We Teach When We Teach DH?

What Do We Teach When We Teach DH? (A special session on digital humanities pedagogy at MLA 2019) Over the last decade as digital humanities research has flourished, the MLA convention—as well as other venues—has witnessed increasingly vigorous discussions about teaching digital humanities. We now find ourselves in a discipline that is not so new (acknowledging, of course, that DH is as old as the computer itself) and simultaneously at a moment when we need…

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