Virtual Victorians: Using 21st-century technology to evaluate 19th-century texts

Virtual Victorians

Meredith Martin, associate professor of English, is director of the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH), which investigates the myriad ways digital methods and technologies are opening new avenues for research into the human experience, past and present. For her own research, CDH built the Princeton Prosody Archive, which contains thousands of works published between 1569 and 1923.

Last spring, Martin co-taught “Virtual Victorians” with English graduate student and CDH graduate fellow Miranda Marraccini. The course explored the explosive print culture of the 19th century through a digital lens.

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