Impressions of Hampton Court Palace

I thought I would start reviewing castles and palaces I visited in Europe, starting with the four I used for my thesis, in the hopes that I would remember to post here more regularly. We’ll begin¬†with Hampton Court Palace. I loved visiting Hampton Court Palace outside London. Hampton Court is actually two palaces in one: […]

Creating My Masters’ Thesis Topic

Now that I finally got my thesis sent in to my committee, the only thing I have left to worry about is my defense. My advisor told me to prepare a talk (max. 10 minutes) in which to describe how I came up with my topic and recap the major points of my thesis. While […]

Update and Cardiff Castle thesis chapter

Hello! It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I’ve written on here. So much for my New Year’s Resolution to use social media more (although I have gotten better at Twitter at least). Maybe this can be a summer’s resolution to do this more regularly (once every week or two) – although the […]

Open Palace Programme – Weeks 1 and 2 Overview

I’ve been having such a great experience through the Open Palace Programme!! It’s been a great group of people with helpful, wonderful mentors. I have been learning so much and taking tons of notes and photos; I’m probably still missing some things, but I think most of it should come back with me. The session […]

Embodied Space

Mobile Interface Theory: Embodied Space and Locative Media by Jason Farman explores the intersecting mediums of space/place and new technology. New technology like smartphones allows the user to be part of both the physical and virtual worlds – to embody a space that is physical and yet also rooted in the virtual interfaces. Embodiment is […]

A Brief Discussion of Virtual History Tours

Thanks to Ryah for sharing the information about undersea Google Earth in Sydney Harbor with me in the short course earlier today. With just a quick glance, this seems to be a very interesting concept underway and a great way to get students interested in oceans, marine wildlife and flora, and science/biology. Now the question […]

Digital Humanities Risk Project

In the late 1800s, the insurance business was about ‘taking a risk.’ These risks were calculated into financial terms. Loss was also part of this insurance business as papers discussed ‘a loss of __’ as well as in general damage terms. Through force-directed graphs and sankey diagrams (which show relationships, connections and flow), it is […]

Playing around with Arc GIS

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