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Category: Digital Humanities

Introductory Text Analysis with Google’s ngram Viewer

Posted in Digital Humanities, and Percolating Ideas

Simple curiosity motivated the creation of these few graphs, but they will also be used in a graduate text analysis for humanists class as examples of the kinds of questions we can ask and answer with simple and accessible tools. Is there a correlation between uses of the words “frontier,”…

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…

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…

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,…