“Digital humanities is an interdisciplinary academic field that encompasses the application of digital technologies and tools to the analysis, interpretation, dissemination, and advancement of traditional humanities disciplines.” When I started this course, I vaguely knew what Digital Humanities was. After researching about this field, I managed to come up with a definition, but I have… Continue reading Last Thoughts
Voyant, Kepler.gl, and Palladio are examples of the many digital tools available to the public for data visualization. These past weeks I have been working with data from the WPA Slave Narratives using different digital tools. Which is the best of those visualizing tools? It depends on what you are hoping to find. Which is… Continue reading Voyant, Kepler.gl, or Palladio?
Network analysis software is another tool frequently used in the digital humanities. Visualization through networking is an effective way to present the connections and relations contained within big data to discover patterns and trends hidden in text files. Palladio is an example of network analysis tools. Palladio is a free browser-based tool for exploring relationships… Continue reading Networks/ Palladio
Mapping software is another popular tool used in the digital humanities to translate text files into historical, memory, cultural, community, and many other types of maps. Maps allow users to analyze information by visualizing the data, which may detect trends or patterns that are not that evident through different tools. There are many open-source… Continue reading Mapping/ Kepler.gl
I have always been fascinated by word clouds because they give you a quick snapshot of the topics of any given document they represent. Therefore, I was extremely excited when I got to use Voyant, a free visualization software that allows you to do just that, turn your documents into a word cloud. And I… Continue reading Voyant