December 6, 2011, 8:00 am
[This is a guest post by Augusta Rohrbach and David Tagnani. Augusta Rohrbach is an Associate Professor of English at Washington State University and Editor of ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance. She's working on The Gallows Diary of Mary Surratt, Presidential Assassin, a book that uses this case history to examine the conditions of subjectivity when accessed exclusively through secondary archival sources only. David Tagnani is a PhD student in the Department of English at Washington State University. He studies ecology, mysticism, and the coincidence of the two in British and American Literature.--@jbj]
There are lots of tools out there that aggregate existing information and even organize it for users to interpret. Since the early Hypercities, GIS tools, for instance, have been very much the rage among humanists who wish to add geographical and census data to enhance the â€…
October 27, 2011, 3:00 pm
[Ian MacInnes is Professor of English at Albion College, where he teaches courses in Elizabethan poetry, Milton, and early modern women writers. He is presently working on a larger project: Albion's Breed: Zoology and the Birth of the Environment in the English Imagination, 1550-1650. Find him online at http://people.albion.edu/imacinnes.--@jbj]
A good annotation tool can make the iPad a powerful companion for any teacher and scholar, especially if combined with a stylus for writing on the screen. But a bewildering variety of apps now exist to satisfy this need. The hard part is figuring out which is best suited to higher education.
Everyone takes personal notes differently, but faculty members share certain specific needs. We all annotate and review scholarship, and we all try to give students detailed feedback on their work. The best mobile applications for these purposes have…