Paper Machines

I had the privilege of attending historian Jo Guldi‘s workshop on Paper Machines, a Zotero plug-in that can ‘read’ through scores of online archived texts (as long as they are OCR PDFs), and pull out key trends in word usage and geographical positions from the aggregated data. The plug-in is extremely useful for scholars engaged in looking at a long historical period or those who have to deal with the fecund messiness of contemporary archives.