Medieval Digital Humanities at Kalamazoo 2016

During the conference, I am putting short links up to each half day of the conference. Hopefully this helps if you are navigating on your phone (like I am)! Thursday morning   |   Thursday afternoon/evening Friday morning  |   Friday afternoon/evening …

Tutorial: Neatline for Historical Maps

I have been long curious about the exciting functionality of using historic maps for layering various types of information in digital humanities projects. However, I’d been putting off actually doing it until now, when several of my students in Introduction …

Tutorial: Visualizing Data using Tableau

Earlier this month, Bobby Smiley and I gave a workshop called “Introduction to Data Visualization” as part of the Michigan State University Digital Humanities Workshop series for Fall 2015. Attendees came from an especially wide range of units across campus, …

Tutorial: Archiving and Visualizing Twitter using TAGS

I archive hashtags on Twitter pretty frequently. (See #kzoo2014, #babel15, #hastac2015, here, and here, for example) Whether it’s to provide a record of a conference or to see how a particular community uses the rhetoric of a particular hashtag over time, this …

Visualizing The Roman de la Rose Digital Library

I am working on collecting data and creating visualizations of the Roman de la Rose Digital Library, a joint venture from Johns Hopkins and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Below is the abstract I submitted to will be presenting at Kalamazoo 2016, …

Twitter Use at Conferences

I recently presented at the International Medieval Congress (#IMC2015) at the University of Leeds in a session entitled “The Twitterati: Using Twitter in Medieval Studies Scholarship and Pedagogy.” It was a quick moving jaunt through the different ways that academics …

Medieval Digital Humanities at Leeds 2015

As over 2000 medievalists (myself included) prepare for the International Medieval Congress at University of Leeds (UK), I want to share a list I have compiled of digital humanities related and digitally inflected sessions and papers at the conference. This year, …

Medieval Digital Humanities at Kalamazoo 2015

As thousands of medievalists (myself included) prepare for the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan), aka Kzoo, I want to share a list I have compiled of digital humanities and digitally inflected sessions and …

Building a Medieval Studies Community on Twitter: A List

When research I conducted last November on “Social Media Adoption by Medievalists” (slides here) showed that only 18% of scholars who adopted a public social media platform used Twitter, I was a bit surprised. There obviously are many more scholars on …

Archiving and Visualizing Twitter at an Academic Conference

This weekend was the French of Outremer Conference, hosted by Fordham University’s Center for Medieval Studies. It was an intriguing topic and a great crowd of people. Thoughtful conversations and exciting connections abounded over the course of one and a half …