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Author: shackney

“Digital Humanities: Visualizing Data” NYCDH Week Event Review

On February 10, 2016 the New York Academy of Medicine, in conjunction with NYCDH Week held a workshop entitled “Digital Humanities: Visualizing Data”, co-hosted by Miriam Posner and Heidi Knoblauch. The attendees were largely of scholars and professionals who, through some aspect of their work, have a dataset, collection, or other resource that they felt would benefit from the use of DH visualization tools. The workshop provided a general overview of the field, its method, and its roles and responsibilities in the larger academic realm, and focused largely on familiarizing attendees with large datasets and creating exploratory visualizations using them.

Preparing Your Data for Gephi

[vimeo 126944806 w=500 h=282]   This video is a tutorial about how to decide whether your source material and data are suited to Gephi, a network visualization tool, and how to format and otherwise prepare your data to be imported into Gephi. You can download Gephi at, and view the tutorial I mention about manipulating your data once it’s…

“When Big Data Slows Down: Digital Humanities and the Study of Roman Amphitheaters” (Dr. Sebastian Heath, NYU unCOMMON Salon, April 21, 2015)

Dr. Sebastian Heath, Clinical Assistant Professor of Ancient Studies at the NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, spoke at the last NYU unCOMMON Salon of the Spring 2015 semester on April 21, 2015. The topic of his talk was the DH methods by which he is attempting to enrich our understanding of leisure in the Roman Empire. But…

“Postcard from the Volcano: The Research Library After Large-Scale Digitization” with Andrew Stauffer (CUNY Graduate Center, February 19, 2014)

In an age of mass digitization, the future of the print record may be at risk as digital copies become preferred to physical holdings in libraries. Andrew Stauffer, a professor in the English department at the University of Virginia and a member of the Executive Council of the Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship (NINES) project, visited the CUNY Digital…