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I don’t think I’ve shared my workflow before for mapping the structure of a webcrawl. After listening to Sebastian Heath speak at #dapw it occurred to me that it might be useful for, interalia, visualizing webcrawls or linked open data … Continue reading ?
A few years ago, I wrote a piece on Why Academic Blogging Matters: A structural argument. This was the text for a presentation as part of the SAA in Sacremento that year. In the years since, the web has changed … Continue reading ?
I’m a fan of Terry Pratchett. I re-read his novels frequently because each time, I find something new to consider. I was recently reading Lords and Ladies, which is part of the witches’ cycle of stories set in Discworld. This … Continue reading ?
I like 123D Catch, but there is the whiff of ‘black-box’ about it all. Sometimes, you’d just like to know what’s going on. There may also be times when, for various reasons, uploading data to a cloud service hosted in … Continue reading ?
(cross-posted from my course blog, #hist5702x digital/public history. If you’re interested in public history and augmented reality, check out my students’ posts!) Creating three dimensional models from photographs has its ups and downs. But what if we could do it … Continue reading ?
I’m experimenting with Clement Levallois‘ data mining tools ‘Gaze‘ and ‘Eonydis‘. I created a table with some mock archaeological data in it: artefact, findspot, and date range for the artefact. More on dates in a moment. Here’s the fake dataset. … Continue reading ?
Mr. Hollis Peirce https://twitter.com/HollPeirce I am pleased to announce that the first George Garth Graham Undergraduate Digital History Research Fellow will be Mr. Hollis Peirce. Hollis is a remarkable fellow. He attended the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University … Continue reading ?
I found this today: http://www.networkedcorpus.com for visualizing the results of MALLET topic models, by reference to exemplary passages. Its creators explicitly contrast this with index building by hand… more about all that later; here’s how to get it working for … Continue reading ?
The following is a piece by Joe Aitkin, a student in my CLCV3202a Roman Archaeology for Historians class at Carleton University. His slides may be found here. I asked Joe if I could share his work with the wider world, … Continue reading ?
I’ve come across an interesting tool called ‘Overview‘. It’s meant for journalists, but I see no reason why it can’t serve historical/archaeological ends as well. It does recursive adaptive k-means clustering rather than topic modeling, as I’d initially assumed (more … Continue reading ?
I’m running a workshop next week on getting started with networks & gephi. Below, please find my first pass at a largely self-directed tutorial. This may eventually get incorporated into the Macroscope. Data files for this tutorial may be found … Continue reading ?
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the FutureFunder campaign in honour of my grandfather, to create an undergraduate research fellowship in digital history, achieved its funding goal. I wanted to thank everyone who contributed. Whether that contribution was through donations, through sharing … Continue reading ?
A Guest Post by Tom Brughmans, PhD Student, University of Southampton Here is a common plot in sci-fi literature and movies (based on a popular physics model): the world you know is but one in an endless range of parallel … Continue reading ?
I’m playing with NodeXL, looking at the ways ‘Canada’ (and Canadian history) are tagged on Flickr photos. Above is a pretty first pass. Here’s the zoomable pdf for your enjoyment.
In my HIST2809, Historian’s Craft this term, I’ve been asking for students to maintain a repository of their learning using Omeka.net. Every time we do an assignment or an exercise, that work is meant to go into their repository. The … Continue reading ?
I’m continually fascinated by ways digital media can expand who gets to be a historian, who gets to be an archaeologist. Crowdsourcing expands our readership, too.Open peer review projects allow the potential readership for a volume to have a dialogue … Continue reading ?
I’ve played with topic modeling inscriptions before. I’ve now got a very effective script in R that runs the topic model and produces various kinds of output (I’ll be sharing the script once the relevant bit from our book project … Continue reading ?
I discovered the pdf with all of the abstracts from #dh2013 on a memory-stick-cum-swag this AM. What can I do with these? I know! I’ll topic model them using Paper Machines for Zotero. Iteration 1. 1. Drop the pdf into … Continue reading ?
How do you coordinate something as massive as a book project, between three authors across two countries? Writing is a bit like sausage making. I write this, thinking of Otto von Bismarck, but Wikipedia tells me: Laws, like sausages, cease … Continue reading ?
More thoughts on this later, but I just ran my announcement of our book through the #owot Serendip-o-matic serendipity engine. This is what I got: Writing 2.0: Using Google Docs as a Collaborative Writing Tool in the Elementary Classroom:...Show More Summary