Digital Thoreau, a web resource dedicated to helping readers approach the works of American author Henry David Thoreau the same way he tried to approach his life: deliberately. At Digital Thoreau, you can read a fluid-text edition of Walden that enables you to follow Thoreau’s revisions to the work across seven manuscript versions; join a community of readers in a social network for annotating Thoreau’s works collaboratively, and learn about the life and work of Thoreau scholar and SUNY Geneseo Distinguished Professor of English Walter Harding.

Annotation, a keyword entry for Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, a book project of the Modern Language Association.

English @ SUNY Geneseo, a learning and shared-interest network built with Commons In a Box, a free plugin for the open-source blogging platform WordPress created and maintained by City University of New York and CUNY Graduate Center.



In addition to posting here, I’ve blogged in various spaces within the SUNY Geneseo wiki and contributed to group blogs within the English @ SUNY Geneseo network such as Digital Humanities at Geneseo and Metagogy.


From 2002 to 2010, I chaired SUNY Geneseo’s Academic Program Assessment Committee and built a wiki-based assessment platform designed to promote a recording rather than a reporting approach to assessment. I continue to believe that done right, assessment resists rather than promotes the corporatization of higher education.


Paul Schacht
Digital Thoreau
SUNY Geneseo English