Digital Humanities
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Inquiries into culture, meaning, and human value meet emerging technologies and cutting-edge skills at Pratt Institute's School of Information

Author: Mary Mann

Mary Mann is an LIS student at Pratt, focusing on research & instructional services in archives and academic institutions. She works as a reference associate at the Brooklyn Historical Society, and her essays and articles have appeared in Smithsonian and The New York Times.

Weighted Words

Using a combination of HTRC Analytics and Voyant Tools, this study compares the language used in a collection of turn of the century weight loss texts to that of the current weight loss verticals on the websites of Women’s Health and Men’s Health in order to investigate what has changed or remained the same in terms of how weight, bodies…