The Data-Sitters Club is a collaboration with Lee Skallerup Bessette, Katia Bowers, Maria Sachiko Cecire, Anouk Lang, Roopika Risam, Mark Algee-Hewitt, and a rotating cast of guest data-sitters. We explore various DH methods, mostly related to computational text analysis, using a corpus of Ann M. Martin's classic 80's and 90's girls series "The Baby-Sitters Club". We share the code, our feelings, and our frustrations in a series of Jupyter Notebook-based "books", and our "Multilingual Mystery" sub-series tackles Multilingual DH issues using translations of the BSC. It's part pedagogy, part nostalgia, and a lot of fun!

Read more in:

  • "'Business' is to 'Successful' as 'Babysitter' is to...", with Lee Skallerup Bessette, Katherine Bowers, Maria Sachiko Cecire, Anouk Lang, and Roopika Risam. In We Are the Baby-Sitters Club: Essays and Artwork from Grown-Up Readers. Ed. Marisa Crawford and Megan Milks. 2021.
  • April 15, 2020, "The Data-Sitters Club", Inside Higher Ed.