1924 travel guides…an unexpected source

In A Room with a View, E.M. Forster’s beloved 1908 novel, the young British protagonist Lucy Honeychurch religiously clutches her Baedeker travel guide as she explores the Italian city of Santa Croce. The tactless and comical Miss Lavish believes herself to be more...

Introduction to Cinema–Part I

In 1924, film technology had been around for slightly more than thirty years, yet the relatively new medium was already playing multiple roles, from popular entertainment to experimental art. Paris contained more than 100 cinema houses. Some theaters were owned by...

More on Methodology

Now that we’ve all emerged from our so-called “hack-fest” (a three day period of solely data-entry), we can pause and take a breath knowing that the bulk of our data entry is behind us. We can also pause to make more nuanced and informed critiques of our methodology....