The Mathematical Imagination: On the Origins and Promise of Critical Theory

This book offers an archeology of the undeveloped potential of mathematics for critical theory. As Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno first conceived of the critical project in the 1930s, critical theory steadfastly opposed the mathematization of thought. Mathematics flattened thought into a dangerous positivism that led reason to the …

The “‘Poor Sinners’ Pamphlets'”

“‘Poor Sinners’ Pamphlets’” is a history of the evolving relationship among body, text, and technology from the perspective of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European criminology documents. Developed in my joint graduate and undergraduate seminar in the digital humanities (AL 340 / AL 891, Spring 2016), this site offers scholars a collection of …

The Annotated Star

“The Annotated Star” is a collaborative international project initiated by researchers seeking to use the digital humanities to preserve and help generate scholarship on the work of the German-Jewish philosopher, translator, and theologian, Franz Rosenzweig. The project engages a number of aspects of Rosenzweig’s oeuvre with the methods of the …

Digital Humanities as Translation: Visualizing Franz Rosenzweig’s Archive

This article consists of a theoretical framework for and a demonstration of the process of visualizing the finding aid to Franz Rosenzweig’s archive at the University of Kassel, which contains metadata describing documents and letters pertaining to the German-Jewish philosopher, pedagogue, and translator. Its main contention is …