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Visualizing Algerian history through time & space

Posted in Digital Humanities, and Percolating Ideas

The above timeline and map is my first experiment with MyHistro. While I love the way the map zooms and moves to different locations as the events of the timeline play through, I was disappointed that the photo embedding feature didn’t work. This would have made it an excellent tool…

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Settler Colonialism in the US and French Algeria: A Comparative Overview

Posted in Percolating Ideas

I am not the first to make the remarkable comparison between the colonization of French Algeria and that of United States’ territories. Rather, mid-nineteenth century French statesmen conscientiously used the United States as a benchmark of progress in their Algerian endeavor. This may account for at least some of the…

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Digital Historical Research: Problems and Possibilities

Posted in Digital Humanities

AHA Roundtable Presentation Ashley Sanders, Ph.D. Digital Scholarship Librarian, Claremont Colleges New York City, January 2, 2015   In an animated discussion with other graduate students gathered around a homemade dinner in Aix-en-Provence, I discovered that I was not wandering alone in the darkness as I sought out methods to search the…

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Visualizing Spatiality in a Colonial Landscape

Posted in Digital Humanities, and Percolating Ideas

What would a map of French colonial Algeria or the American Midwest look like if we took a humanistic epistemological approach? How would such a map change if it took into consideration the humanistic notion that space is a construct influenced by perception (of travel times, of fear, of violence,…

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