The Age of Revolutions in the Digital Age

Virtual Workshop Overview

Editors Dr. Mark Boonshoft (American Society for Eighteenth -Century Studies), Dr. Nora Slonimsky (ITPS/Iona College), and Dr. Ben Wright (University of Texas-Dallas) introduce the symposium and discuss their inspiration and rationale for the project.

The Age of Revolutions in the Digital Age – Editors Introduction

Schedule

Friday, September 11, 2020

9-11 a.m. ET –  Session One/Group One: Mapping Revolutions

  • Molly Nebiolo, “Visualizing Urban Space During the Age of Revolutions: Considerations and Realities of Digitally Mapping the Past”
  • Jessica Parr, “Geographies of Emancipation: Geospatial Technology in Mapping Black Thought in the Age of Revolution”
  • Cameron Shriver, “Mapping Myaamia Landownership, 1795-1846”

11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Session Two/Group Six: The Digital Present and Revolutionary Pasts

  • Joseph M. Adelman, “’A busy, bustling, disputatious tone:’ News Anxiety in the Age of Revolutions and Today”
  • Katlyn Carter, “Recording Revolutions: Stenography and Trust in the Eighteenth-Century”
  • Kyle Courtney, Title Forthcoming
  • Jordan Taylor, “Media Literacy in the Age of Revolutions”

Lunch break

2:15 – 4:15 p.m. – Session Three/Group Five: Coding Revolutions  

  • Jean Bauer, “Can a Committee Keep a Secret? Social Network Analysis, Treason, and the Second Continental Congress, 1775-1776”  
  • Gary Berton, Michael Crowder, Lubomir Ivanov, and Smiljana Petrovic, “The Text Attribution Project”  
  • Maeve Kane, “By Conversation with a Lady: Women’s Correspondence Networks in the Founders Online Database”

4:30 – 6 p.m. – Session Four/Group Three: Digital Publics 

  • Lindsay Chervinsky and Whitney Stewart, “Digital Public History and the Recreation of Presidential Spaces”  
  • Marcus Nevius, “Finding a “City of Refuges” in the Archives of the Age of Revolution, Or, At Least Those of North America’s Great Dismal Swamp”

Saturday, September 12, 2020

10 a.m. – Noon – Session Five/Group Four: Digital Analysis of Revolutionary Rhetoric

  • Carolyn Eastman, “Bringing the Elocution Revolution to Life”  
  • Barry Goldberg, ““The Things That Paine Stood For”: The Thomas Paine National Historical Association Looks Back on the Age of Revolutions”  
  • Brad Rittenhouse, Title Forthcoming

Lunch break

1 – 3 p.m. – Session Six/Group Two: Data and Databases

  • Sara Collini, “Revolutionary Labors: Creating a Relational Database to Explore Enslaved Midwives’ Work in Early America”
  • Christy Potroff and Taylor Galusha, “Newport’s Revolutionary Infrastructure”
  • Kyle Roberts and Benjamin Bankhurst, “New Media and Old Problems: Restoring Humanity in The Maryland Loyalism Project”

4 – 5 p.m. – Concluding Happy Hour (optional)
Bring a beverage of your choice and join us for an informal hang out at the end of the workshop!

Working Groups

Group One: Mapping Revolutions

  • Molly Nebiolo, “Visualizing Urban Space During the Age of Revolutions: Considerations and Realities of Digitally Mapping the Past”
  • Jessica Parr, “Geographies of Emancipation: Geospatial Technology in Mapping Black Thought in the Age of Revolution”
  • Cameron Shriver, “Mapping Myaamia Landownership, 1795-1846”

Group Two: Data and Databases

  • Sara Collini, “Revolutionary Labors: Creating a Relational Database to Explore Enslaved Midwives’ Work in Early America”
  • Christy Potroff and Taylor Galusha, “Newport’s Revolutionary Infrastructure”
  • Kyle Roberts and Benjamin Bankhurst, “New Media and Old Problems: Restoring Humanity in The Maryland Loyalism Project”

Group Three: Digital Publics

  • Lindsay Chervinsky and Whitney Stewart, “Digital Public History and the Recreation of Presidential Spaces”
  • Marcus Nevius, “Finding a “City of Refuge” in the Archives of the Age of Revolution, Or, At Least Those of North America’s Great Dismal Swamp”

Group Four: Digital Analysis of Revolutionary Rhetoric

  • Carolyn Eastman, “Bringing the Elocution Revolution to Life”
  • Barry Goldberg, ““The Things That Paine Stood For”: The Thomas Paine National Historical Association Looks Back on the Age of Revolutions”
  • Brad Rittenhouse, Title Forthcoming

Group Five: Coding Revolutions

  • Jean Bauer, “Can a Committee Keep a Secret?: Social Network Analysis, Treason, and the Second Continental Congress, 1775-1776”
  • Gary Berton, Michael Crowder, Lubomir Ivanov, and Smiljana Petrovic, “The Text Attribution Project”
  • Maeve Kane, “By Conversation with a Lady: Women’s Correspondence Networks in the Founders Online Database”

Group Six: The Digital Present and Revolutionary Pasts

  • Joseph M. Adelman, “’A busy, bustling, disputatious tone:’” News Anxiety in the Age of Revolutions and Today”
  • Katlyn Carter, “Recording Revolutions: Stenography and Trust in the Eighteenth-Century”
  • Kyle Courtney, Title Forthcoming
  • Jordan Taylor, “Media Literacy in the Age of Revolutions”

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