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Week Ten Reading Post

In modern society, data is visualized in charts, graphs, maps, and other forms so frequently that most people do not even think about its significance. Data visualization is an invaluable tool for historians and other scholars, who can use “visual

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Week Nine Reading Post

The two main articles for this week’s class readings, Caroline Winterer’s “Where is America in the Republic of Letters” and Shin-Kap Han’s “The Other Ride of Paul Revere: The Brokerage Role in the Making of the American Revolution,” were engaging

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Week 8: Evaluation of an Online Exhibition

Since I already looked through and worked with the “Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive” for the crowd-sourcing assignment, I decided to evaluate the September 11 Digital Archive for this week’s class on online exhibitions and collections. Similar to

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Summary of Blog Assignment

Due to my interest in the American Civil War, most of the blogs that I have been following this semester focus on that brutal nineteenth century conflict. While all of the different blogs’ publish engaging posts, my favorite source is

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Week Seven Reading Post

Similar to topic modeling and other textual tools, GIS-based methods provides scholars with new ways to approach the study and analysis of history. The increasing utilization of GIS techniques further reflects the interdisciplinary nature that has become the dominant approach

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Week Six Reading Post

Whereas the readings for last week focus on using topic modeling to analyze individual or smaller series of texts, the readings for Week Six discuss quantitative methods being utilized to examine vast quantities of works. The creation of topic modeling

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Week Five Reading Post

A primary theme of the article readings for Week Five were the analysis of texts through topic modeling, which Cameron Blevins describes in “Topic Modeling Martha Ballard’s Diary” as “a method of computational linguistics that attempts to find words that

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Week Four – Crowdsourcing Assignment

The digital crowdsourcing project that I decided to contribute to for this week’s class assignment was “Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive”, which is actually hosted at Northeastern University. The community archive contains stories, images, videos, and social media

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Week 3 Reading Post

One of the primary themes of the readings for Week 3 was processing and analyzing data to develop arguments and conclusions for historical studies. Although in “Hermeneutics of Data and Historical Writing,” Gibbs and Owens discuss how many scholars prefer

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Post for Week 2 Readings

A particular focus of the various readings for this week’s class was the development, definitions, and concepts related to digital humanities, but the aspects of the different works that most caught my attention were the problematic issues of the field.

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