The 18th-Century Common offers a public space for sharing the research of scholars who study eighteenth-century cultures with nonacademic readers. We present short accounts of scholarly research in accessible, non-specialized language, along with links to original texts, objects, and images, as well as resources for further reading.
Jessica Richard is Associate Professor of English. Her Ph.D. is from Princeton and her B.A. from Goucher College. She specializes in eighteenth-century British fiction. She is the author of The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel (Palgrave, 2011) and editor of Samuel Johnson’s The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (Broadview 2008). She […]
Phoebe Zerwick is an Associate Professor of the Practice in the English Department, where she teaches writing and journalism. She comes to the digital humanities from a career in journalism, where digital tools have transformed storytelling and the reporting and distribution of the news. She uses digital platforms in her writing and journalism classes to […]
Jerid Francom is currently working with the ACTIV-ES corpus to develop an online interface to facilitate the classification and exploration of documents written in Spanish. Combining the Spanish language data and computational methods from information retrieval, the site will allow the public to upload a document of unknown origin, have that document classified as being from […]
Jerid Francom has recently released a novel corpus of ‘everyday’ Spanish language from TV/film dialogues from Argentina, Mexico, and Spain. Initially supported by an NEH Digital Start-up grant, the ACTIV-ES corpus is now available to scholars, instructors, and the general public to use to explore dialect variation in colloquial Spanish. The data from this project […]
Dr. Jerid Francom, Associate Professor of Spanish & Linguistics. Dr. Francom’s research focuses on the use of large-scale language archives (‘corpora’) from a variety of sources (news, social media, and other internet sources) to better understand the linguistic and cultural similarities and differences between varieties of the Spanish language (native dialect and non-native/ learner language) […]
As an archivist, I have long been interested in creating connections between researchers, students, the communities in which we live, and the historical record, which documents who we are. The digital humanities offers new ways of sharing and seeing the record of the past, and I consider myself an active collaborator in representing the archival […]
On the eve of its 75th anniversary, St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church (located on East 12th Street in Winston-Salem) invited Michelle Gillespie to help write and preserve its history. Michelle partnered with Tanya Zanish-Belcher (ZSR Library’s Director of Special Collections & Archives), as well as her students in Honors 391, to help preserve the church’s […]
I have been teaching U.S. and regional history for 25 years, 16 of them at Wake Forest, and I have always been interested in the ways learning about the past can help students engage more fully in the communities around them. My recent partnership with students, staff, and community members on documenting the history of […]
Cindy Hill is a documentary filmmaker and Teaching Professor at Wake Forest University. She currently serves as Co-Director of the Documentary Film Program and teaches courses in media production, documentary storytelling and media story editing. Cindy joined the Wake Forest University faculty in 2010.
Cindy has worked on numerous film projects that have aired nationally […]
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