'Visualisation and what you can do with historical data'
Digitisation and data encoding are all the rage in the humanities. Yet, once you have digitised your source what exactly can you do with it that was not possible in the original format? How can you use digitised sources in analytical research, and how can it be presented visually in lectures and presentations? In this talk, Shawn Day from the Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO) will explore the means by which researchers can 'mine' complex datasets using readily available tools such as Google Earth, GIS, SketchUp!, and Graphviz.
Shawn will use data from the 1901 census and Trinity College's '1641 Depositions Project' to give practical examples of how visualisation techniques can assist researchers in a range of disciplines across the humanities.
Where: Seminar Room, Trinity Irish Art Research Centre (TRIARC), Trinity College Dublin.
When: 4.00-6.00pm, Tuesday 28 October 2008.
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