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Closing Discussion "The Future of Veterans Studies"
Our conference theme for 2014 is Humanizing the Discourse, a title that speaks to a two-fold aim. We hope to foster increasingly sophisticated dialogue regarding veterans. This requires recognizing the individual humanity ...
The Cyber Losers
An Epidemiology of Information: Data Mining the 1918 Influenza Epidemic Project Report
This project research report describes the results of four case studies undertaken as part of Virginia Tech’s “An Epidemiology of Information: Data Mining the 1918 Flu Pandemic,” which was funded through the Digging into ...
We developed a dynamic temporal segmentation algorithm that wraps around topic modeling algorithms for the purpose of identifying change points where significant shifts in topics occur. The main task of the segmentation ...
Historically Speaking, Fall 2014
(Virginia Tech, 2014)
This newsletter chronicles the many activities in the History Department and the numerous accomplishments of our students, faculty, and alumni.
Understanding the Role of Medical Experts during a Public Health Crisis: Digital Tools and Library Resources for Research on the 1918 Spanish Influenza
Humanities scholars, particularly historians of health and disease, can benefit from digitized library collections and tools such as topic modeling. Using a case study from the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic, this paper explores ...
Inter-American Encounters in the Travel and Migration Narratives of Mayra Montero and Cristina García: Toward a Decolonial Hemispheric Feminism
(University of Chicago Press, 2014)
This essay merges scholarship on coloniality and hemispheric theories to elaborate a hemispheric decolonial feminism. I adopt this approach to illustrate how two Cuban exile writers, Mayra Montero and Cristina García, ...
The Digital Fog of War: Baudrillard and the Violence of Representation
(International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, 2014-05)
Special Issue: Baudrillard and War
On the Birnbaum Argument for the Strong Likelihood Principle
(Statistical Science, 2014)
An essential component of inference based on familiar frequentist notions, such as p-values, significance and confidence levels, is the relevant sampling distribution. This feature results in violations of a principle known ...