Your First Topic Model

Let’s install Mallet and follow the instructions on the programming historian. The goal is to complete “Your First Topic Model” by October 6th.  

Topic Modelling

Read Mining the Dispatch: introduction (the whole page under the “Introduction” tab; not just the few paragraphs headed “Introduction”) and submit a 200-word response paper to this reading. How might this tool play a role in your project?  

Human Subject

According to the federal regulations 45 CFR 46.102 (Protection of Human Subjects 2009), a human subject is a “living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains (1) Data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or (2) Identifiable private information.”


Research is defined by federal regulations at 45 CFR 46.102 (Protection of Human Subjects 2009), as “a systematic investigation including research development, testing, and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.”

Informed Consent

Informed consent includes both the process of sharing information and documenting that the process took place. To ensure that potential subjects can truly make informed decisions about whether to take part in research, issues of comprehension, language, and culture need to be considered in addition to the elements of information provided in the regulations. The […]

Human Subject Research Protection and Oral History

College of William and Mary Protocol for our Project (valid till July 2017) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces the  New Proposal to Change the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (2015). Oxford University Press blog post from October 2015.

Thick Dialogue

An approach to interview taking.  In The Battle of Valle Giulia, Alessando Portelli defines “thick dialogue” as the dialogue, in which “questions arise dialectically from the answers” (11).

Film exhibition in Russia begins in St. Petersburg on 4th May 1896.


The first ever screening/demonstration of a new technology in St. Petersburg (and in Russia) was organized by Raül Gunzburg on 4th May 1896 in a stage theater Aquarium during the intermission of a stage production of an operetta from Paris. Gunzburg was on his way to the Nizhny Novgorod trade fair where he displayed the […]

A Moscow Multiplex Experience (spring 2013)

This is an article about the daily routine of a Moscow multiplex theater from The Village online magazine.  The article is in Russian.  

x(under construction) “Art Cinema” Movie Theater in Moscow