Hannah Alpert-Abrams

  My scholarship includes both peer-reviewed articles and digital projects that bridge the fields of digital humanities, information science, and book history. My work has focused on print and manuscript documents from the first century of Spanish colonization in Mexico. My articles consider how these documents have been refashioned by historians in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; my digital work explores the future of scholarly editing for these colonial texts.

All of my published work (including my dissertation) is open access and available through this website. Use the "+" to view abstracts.


Post-Custodial Archiving for the Collective Good [+]

Hannah Alpert-Abrams, David Bliss, and Itza Carbajal
Journal of Critical Library and Information Science. Forthcoming.

Colonial Copying in an Imperial Age

Hannah Alpert-Abrams
Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience. October 2018.

Machine Reading the Primeros Libros [+]

Hannah Alpert-Abrams
Digital Humanities Quarterly. November 2016.

Representing the Social History of Early Modern Printed Objects [+]

Hannah Alpert-Abrams
Scholarly Editing. May 2016.

Translating an Unreadable Novel: The Lost Steps in the United States [+]

Pterodáctilo 11, Fall 2012

Interdisciplinary Collaborations

"Irreversible": The Role of Digitization to Repurpose State Records of Repression

Tamy Guberek, Velia Muralles, and Hannah Alpert-Abrams. International Journal of Transitional Justice. 25 Jan 2019.
Available on Humanities Commons. En español.

Automatic Compositor Attribution in the First Folio of Shakespeare

Maria Ryskina, Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Dan Garrette, and Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick
Proceedings of ACL 2017

An Unsupervised Model of Orthographic Variation for Historical Document Transcription

Dan Garrette and Hannah Alpert-Abrams
Proceedings of NAACL 2016   [slides .pdf]

Unsupervised Code-Switching for Multilingual Historical Document Transcription

Dan Garrette, Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick, and Dan Klein
Proceedings of NAACL 2015   [slides .pdf]


Unreadable Books: Early Colonial Mexican Documents in Circulation [+]

Comparative Literature, Summer 2017