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Buchanan Library Fellows Project

Buchanan Library Fellows Project, Fall 2018

Data Visualization and the Humanities

Description:  Libraries, maps, network graphs and datasets reflect and shape the work of scholars in the humanities. This library fellows course provided an overview of the way that literary and historical scholars organized, analyzed, and presented their research to each other and the public using data visualization. The course included theoretical, historical and practical work, sourcing materials from the library’s special collections and elsewhere in the library. Combining traditional humanities and digital humanities, the course also introduced students to a variety of visualization tools and techniques, enabling them to build map digital maps, network graphs, and other types of visualizations using humanities data. 

Lead mentors: Bobby Smiley.

Dates of Employment: fall semester 2018

Contact: Celia Walker