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IIIF and Mirador viewer for digital collections and research

On March 3rd, 2021 the SBU Center for Digital Humanities in collaboration with the SBU Libraries Digital Projects team hosted an hour-long “Digital Humanities Show & Tell” presentation entitled “Mirador 3.0 IIIF Image Viewer for Digital Collections and Research.” Chris

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New Oral History Digital Collection – Mirroring Hope

Stony Brook University Libraries invites you to visit a new digital collection, entitled, Mirroring Hope: The Bhungroo Irrigation Technology Oral History Project. A link to the collection is provided below. The digital collection is built from the research of Peg

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Fernando Amador Presents, “The Mexican Restaurants of NYC”

On November 4th, Fernando Amador presented, “The Mexican Restaurants of New York City,” as a virtual event offered by the Center for Digital Humanities at Stony Brook University Libraries. A PhD candidate in the History Department, Fernando completed an internship

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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

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One Last Data Visualization as an Inaugural CDH Intern

Over the course of this strange spring semester, I have been fortunate to serve as one of the first graduate interns at SBU’s Center for Digital Humanities. Although the many events that had been planned by the library’s DH working

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Bringing Data Visualizations to the Humanities Dissertation

In my previous posts, I’ve provided an introduction to the field of data visualizations—outlining both what they are and what they are used for. In this post, I discuss what data visualizations have added to my own research before addressing

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The Value of GIS, Part II

Historians deal with the “where” as much as the “when.” GIS and geospatial analysis provide a suitable platform to tackle the former theme. Yet, GIS remains underdeveloped or absent in history programs. It is strange that history departments have not

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Information Literacy & the Ethics of Data Visualizations

As part of my internship with the Center for Digital Humanities, I’ll be working on my own project centered around data visualizations. In my last blog post, I provided an introduction to this branch of study, highlighting the explanatory and

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The value of DH

I owe my interest and experience in the Digital Humanities to a professor who took me under her wing during my undergraduate studies.  By my sophomore year, I knew I wanted to attend graduate school, yet I did not have

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An Introduction to Data Visualization in DH

In the opening lines of the English Studies special issue on data visualization in the humanities, Stony Brook’s own Elyse Graham defines this area of study as “a body of methods for exploring and explicating quantitative datasets,” adding that these methods have “grown in importance in the humanities with the rise of the digital age and, with it, the age of ‘big data’”.

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