Category: Geography & Mapping

  • Digital Humanities at the University of Kansas: Professor Dave Tell

    Digital Humanities at the University of Kansas:  Professor Dave Tell

    This fall, I attended the Digital Humanities Forum at the University of Kansas (KU).  At the conference, I was inspired by KU Professor Dave Tell’s presentation about his work in the digital humanities preserving the legacy of Emmett Till.  Professor Tell has worked as part of a team to create an online memorial which educates […]

  • Borderlands Archives Cartography: United States-Mexico Newspapers Digital Humanities Project

    Borderlands Archives Cartography:      United States-Mexico Newspapers Digital Humanities Project

    Co-founders: Maira E. Álvarez and Sylvia Fernández The current, constant, and aggressive political rhetoric towards the geographic, ideological, and metaphorical U.S.-Mexico border, as a threat, led to the construction of a counter discourse. As border natives, we understand the borderland as a space where diverse cultures co-exist under strong political, economic, and social hegemonies; as well as, a […]

  • Storify Archive for the Public Humanities and Public Scholarship Twitter Chat

    Storify Archive for the Public Humanities and Public Scholarship Twitter Chat

    Participating in my first Twitter chat had me feeling overwhelmed and overjoyed. Please find my archive (via Storify) of the Public Humanities & Public Scholarship Twitter Chat …..here. Thank you to all those who facilitated and participated!

  • For Beginners, What Makes a Good DH project?

    For Beginners, What Makes a Good DH project?

    Being relatively new to the Digital Humanities, I’ve been wondering – how will my project be evaluated when it is finished? What should I keep in mind before starting a new DH research project? Some of these notes maybe applicable broadly, beyond my own background in contemporary English Literature. What makes a good DH project? […]

  • Digitizing the Polasek Archive: Introduction

    Digitizing the Polasek Archive: Introduction

    Tucked away in the scenic town of Winter Park, Florida is the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, a Historic Artist Home and Studio. Although not an institution that is large in terms of square-footage, the museum holds high aspirations as a valued part of Winter Park local history, and connections to international historical narratives. […]

  • Catalog as Book, File, and Database: Cataloging History, Part 3

    Co-written with Steven Lubar on Medium: This is the third part of a four-part series on the history and theory of museum and exhibition catalogs, focusing on the 1853 New York Crystal Palace. We use the catalogs of the Crystal Palace to consider catalogs (and their descendent, the database) more generally. (This installment is co-authored with […]

  • Calling Something a Dataset: Visualizing the Crystal Palace

    From Digital Storytelling: Since December, I’ve been working with Steven Lubar for a presentation at Bard College last week. The event focused on the 1853 New York Crystal Palace. Lubar has introduced his presentation over at Medium. (Parts one through three are up at the moment – the next installment will complement this piece.) Most […]