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The Spatial Humanities discusses the abilities of GIS in relation to history and the humanities. History has primarily been concerned more with time than with geography and space; the spatial humanities offers the ability to change that. Scholars have been looking into how GIS can be changed for and utilized better in the humanities. One […]
The Spatial History Project from Stanford University has done visualizations for several projects, but the one that appealed most to me was the one entitled “Building the New Order: 1938-1945.” It shows the changes in European borders over the course of what became the second world war. The write-up shows both maps and graphs, two […]
While I wish that Franco Moretti would have worded his Graphs, Maps, Trees more clearly, I do appreciate the ideas he presents. Historians (and literary analysts like Moretti) have a tendency to look at the smaller picture or event rather than the big picture. The big picture allows us to see the trends and cycles of history […]
The thing that stood out to me gearing up to our next discussion of digital humanities was the idea of data in connection to historical methodology and research practices. Several of the articles advocated for using data to rethink how we think about history. It’s a great idea, but a little hard to wrap your […]
Revisiting my previous post and the class discussions on digital humanities, I felt like I touched on most of the ideas on this blog: curators as respected scholars, collaboration, openness. There were also a few ideas that I touched on but didn’t realize their importance until the discussion: authorship (and students’ part in this) and […]
The Digital Humanities is the overarching term for collaborative projects focusing on creation (and recreation) and curation in the humanities. In this revamped culture, the curation of material artefacts is becoming an accepted and even an important part of scholarly projects and research. Openness is a key element in these creation and curation projects: open-sourcing, […]
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