Posts Tagged ‘text analysis’

Word Clouding: Immigrant Jewish Male Settlers

Historical actors make history!  Such axioms allow my project to include the lives of many Jewish settlers that, by in large, have been excluded in the overarching narrative of the American West.  The entire dissertation views Jewish settlers as part and parcel of a much large settler colonial project set into motion by the federal government […]


Regaining Literacy in R+

Some people may wonder why a historian would use computational analysis over a close reading of documents. My reason is simple: computational analysis provides me an opportunity to extract meaning from large volumes of data over time.   Historians look for change over time and R is a tool that helps me do that. In short, […]


First project frights

  I am worried that this entire academic enterprise is a blunder. In fact, before I posted this blog I shared my fears with Jason Heppler. He also understands the fears of writing a blog, making mistakes, and the pressure of perfection that all academics face—or at least self-imposed pressure. Luckily for me, Jason shared […]


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