Blog

2014

Syllabus for Programming for Historians

Visualizing Presbyterian Statistics Through One Hundred Years

Map Projections and the Historical Imagination

Mapping the Spread of American Slavery

Resources for Mapping US Boundaries Over Time

The Two Purposes of Book Reviews

A Better Map of Slavery in 1860

Joining George Mason University

A Figure Plugin for Jekyll

Charting Faculty Salaries by Discipline, Rank, and Institution

The Return of the Longue Durée in American Religious History

Analyzing Historical History Dissertations: Gender

Analyzing Historical History Dissertations: Cleaning the Data Again

Analyzing Historical History Dissertations: Location

Analyzing Historical History Dissertations: Page Counts by University

Analyzing Historical History Dissertations: Page Counts

How to Use Knitr with a Rakefile

Analyzing Historical History Dissertations: Limitations of the Data

Analyzing Historical History Dissertations: Beginnings

Using a Global Rakefile with Pandoc

Ghostery on Your Machine: Stop Sites from Tracking You

2013

Aggregating Positions on Maps by Manipulating the Data

How I Got Started as a Digital Humanist

From the Rivers of Water to the River of Dark Dreams

Adjusting Maps of Religion for Population (A Failed Experiment?)

Historical Religion Data in the NHGIS and What You Can Do with It

THATCamp AAR Workshop: Data Analysis for Humanists

THATCamp NE Workshop: How to Use a Database for Historical Research

Lower Resolution Shapefiles of Historic State Boundaries

Maps of Catholic Dioceses in the US, Canada, and Mexico, Take Two

Learning How to Teach History in a Digital Age

Some Thoughts on Getting Started with Ubuntu Linux

Shapefiles of Historic U.S. State Boundaries for Use in R

How to Make Prudent Choices About Your Tools

Quantifying the ATS: Using Library Catalog Data for Historical Research

My Take on the Git Commit Logger

Atlases of American Religion, Print and Digital

Spotlight on the Digital Humanities at GMU's THATCamp Prime

Maps of Catholic Dioceses in the US, Canada, and Mexico

Where Are the Histories of American Irreligion?

Convert Markdown Files to PDF with Rake and Pandoc

Break Out of Your Lack-of-Feedback Loop

Grab a Web Page in Plain Text with Markdownifier

Baptist 'Receipts' for Burns and Blood

Using R to Chart the Historical Demography of American Judaism

Clarence Walworth's Incontrovertible Baptism

Catalog Search Plugin for Omeka Released

Jacob Dorman on the Rise of Black Israelite Religions

A First Look at the Digital Public Library of America

Converts in Your Classroom

America's Most (and Least) Religious Cities

Interview about Digital Projects and the Dissertation at the Junto

Contributors Solicited for the Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia

Newman on the Sorrow of Writing a Conversion Narrative

Introducing the American Converts Database

The Challenge of Translating 10 PRINT to Ruby

Two Computers, One Keyboard and Mouse with Synergy

Nineteenth-Century American Religion: A Digital History Seminar

Boston Digital Humanities News

Garry Wills on the Colbert Report

The Slate Window Manager for Mac Power Users

Learn R with Twotorials

Chronology in the Margins of George Bancroft's Narrative

Why There Are So Few Books on African Americans as Evangelicals

Parsing TEI Files in Ruby with Nokogiri

TEI Boilerplate for Getting Started with TEI

The Kindle Paperwhite Reviewed: Device and Ecosystem

Getting Back to Getting Things Done

John McPhee on structure and his text-editor

Panelists Wanted: DH Methods in the Traditional Dissertation

Mills Kelly on the History Curriculum in 2023

Empowering the Humanities speaker series at Wentworth

Telling Stories at the AHA

Jewish Converts to Catholicism and Jewish-Catholic Reconciliation

Boston-Area Days of Digital Humanities

Initial Thoughts from the AHA / ASCH / ACHA

2012

The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England

A simple way to create suspense

Transcribing Quaker texts in class

From Grading to Helping Students

The microphone and the Mass

The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

The math behind Protestant and Catholic religious enthusiasm

Writing in Vim with placeholders and quickfix

Cleanup your Markdown text in Vim with equalprg

Susan Jacoby on the life of Robert Ingersoll

Kidd on Sarah Osborn's World

Volume 14 of the JSR Published

Paper Machines Visualizes Your Zotero Library

The Humanist's OS; or, Scholarship in Plain Text

E-books for Journals with EPUB Generator for Jekyll

A Makefile to Convert All Markdown Files to PDFs Using Pandoc

Jetpack Plugin for Course Websites

Plain Text Workshop at THATCamp New England 2012

Make It Hard on Yourself

Religious Pluralism and the American State

What Augustine Really Said about Rape

The Quantified Dissertation: Using Bash and cron to Track Word Counts

Teaching as a Moral Relationship

Big Thoughts, Little Thoughts

Modeling Historical Events and Lives in YAML

Chapter 4 Drafted, and Thoughts on Gift Economies

Academic Article Class for XeLaTeX

Review of A Theology of Religious Change

2011

Review of American Scriptures

2010

Review of All Can Be Saved

What Is Secularization?

What's So Wrong with Myths?

Sacred Book, Sacred Space: My Attempt to Buy a Qur’an

Charles Taylor and the Sources of the Self

Religious Liberty and the Islamic Community Center

Review of The Lives of David Brainerd

The Cultural History of American Fundamentalism: A Review Essay

Review of To Serve God and Wal-Mart

Digital Humanities Is a Spectrum; or, We’re All Digital Humanists Now

What Would Jesus Do? A Parable About Copyright

2009

Review of Prodigal Nation

2008

Review of The Metaphysical Club