Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Data visualisation in the humanities II (The sequel)

The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe Project.
If you missed our session on data visualisation at iVEC on Fri 22 March - you'll be pleased to know that next week's meeting will be a follow-up.

We'll be discussing some of the big issues that were raised including representing ambiguity/ uncertainty and epistemological assumptions.

Find out why Johanna Drucker has described data visualisation as an 'intellectual Trojan horse'!

The next session will run on Friday 12 April, between 2.00pm-3.30pm. The iVEC team have generously offered up their meeting room while our usual meeting room is being renovated. The iVEC facility is located on the ground floor of the Physics building (entrance opposite the Reid Library or through the main Physics foyer).

As usual, we will be discussing an article and a case study. Since we explored data visualisation in the context of history last time, we decided to explore an example from literature next week.

Recommended reading:
Johanna Drucker, “Humanities Approaches to Graphical Display”, Digital Humanities Quarterly,Volume 5, Number 1, 2011.

Case study:  The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe Project
Simon Burrows and Mark Curran, The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe Project and the STN Database, Journal of Digital Humanities, Vol. 1, No. 3 Summer 2012.
Explore the tool here: http://chop.leeds.ac.uk/stn/

See you then!

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