Jon Heggestad Discusses Data Visualizations at the Center for Digital Humanities

Jon Heggestad, PhD Candidate in the English Department, presented, ” Developing Data Visualizations for Humanities Research,” via Zoom to an audience of students, faculty, and staff. Jon completed an internship at the library’s Center for Digital Humanities during the Spring 2020 semester. This talk was based on his work at the CDH, as well as his dissertation research and his teaching in the field of humanities data visualization. In particular, Jon shared a visualization he created last spring to represent occurrences of male pregnancy in literature, film, and television. This visualization provides important insights in an engaging, well-organized way. He also shared early versions of the visualization, demonstrating how such a tool could be developed over time, and the insights to be gained through that process.

The CDH faculty and staff are very grateful to Jon for sharing his expertise, and we wish him well in his future research and teaching in the digital humanities!

Please join us for the second presentation in this series, to be given by Fernando Amador III (PhD Candidate, History Department), on November 4th at 2:00, entitled, ” The Mexican Restaurants of New York City.” Please register here.

Kate Kasten-Mutkus

Kate Kasten-Mutkus

Head of Humanities & Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries
Kate is Head of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries. She is the liaison to the French & Francophone Studies program and the Russian Studies program.
Kate Kasten-Mutkus
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