Semester 2: Week 7 – Ethical Concerns in DH and data visualization

In Making and Breaking: Teaching Information Ethics through Curatorial Practice, Christina Boyles speaks on her visit to Puerto Rico where she conducted interviews with citizens who agreed to share their stories about Hurricane Maria. She details how she sought people from different demographic groups which included those from a variety of geographic locations, ages, educational…… Continue reading Semester 2: Week 7 – Ethical Concerns in DH and data visualization

Progress Report 5

Since the start of this semester, I must say that in revisiting some Digital Humanities tools like Voyant, XML, and TEI my ability and capability to maneuver with them have strengthened. I am truly happy that I was able to deeper my knowledge of these tools due to the fact that in the first semester…… Continue reading Progress Report 5

Week 4: The Spatial Turn

Spatial turn is a phrase/term that is used within the GIS and neogeography disciplines. It aids in making GIS mapping relatively easy for many students. “Turn” offers insight as to why travelers from different places became “fixated on the landscape.” Upon beginning the reading by Guldi. J, I was introduced to several new terms under…… Continue reading Week 4: The Spatial Turn

Semester 2: Week 2 Reading Blog Post

The Article “Topography, Topology, Typography: The Library as Place, Text, and Tool in Caribbean Digital Research Classrooms”, Dr. Esprit talks about her work of founding the Create Caribbean Research Institute. She also talks about her active work in the Digital Humanities field as well as her work in the preservation of Dominica’s heritage. Reading about…… Continue reading Semester 2: Week 2 Reading Blog Post

Progress Report 4:

The first Digital Humanities session for the year 2022 was a much-needed one for me. Not only did it provide me with perspective as to where we are as a team in terms of continuing the Writers, Readers, and Scenes: Visualizing Caribbean Literature digital project, it also was a refresher on many different areas of…… Continue reading Progress Report 4:

Progress Report 5: Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters

Throughout these past few weeks, I can proudly state that I have developed both a greater appreciation for and understanding of digital humanities projects. This I believe stemmed from Dr. Esprit’s live demonstration of digital tools such as Voyant Tools, Twine, and ArGIS and my own personal work in completing project reviews of the RSHHGG…… Continue reading Progress Report 5: Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters

Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters Progress: Report 5

Over the week, in HIS115, we have revisited many tools and terms along with project preparations. From Week 5, February 8, we revisited text encoding, discussed and refreshed our memory with topic modelling and reviewed Voyant. Text Encoding refers to unfamiliar expressions like punctuation being intermixed with the familiar flow of the natural language writing…… Continue reading Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters Progress: Report 5

Semester 2- Week 4: Telling Stories in Space and Place

In her collection of essays on the spatial humanities, Jo Guldi explains spatial turns and what a spatial turn in literature is. In the 1960s, humanities scholars spoke of a quantitative turn in history, and in 1980, a linguistic and cultural turn in history and literature. “Landscape turns” or “spatial turns” are referred to as…… Continue reading Semester 2- Week 4: Telling Stories in Space and Place

Week 4: Telling Stories in Space and Place

Throughout history, man has seen and experienced what humanities scholars call “quantitative”, “linguistic”, “cultural”, and “animal” turns. Currently, focus has shifted to “landscape” and “spatial” turns. This begs the question of: what is the spatial turn? Scholar Jo Guildi, in his essay “What is the Spatial Turn?”, attempts to answer just that. By turning, he…… Continue reading Week 4: Telling Stories in Space and Place

Semester 2- Week 2: The Library as Place, Text and Tool in Caribbean Digital Research Classrooms

In the article, “Topography, Topology, Typography: The Library as Place, Text, and Tool in Caribbean Digital Research Classrooms,” Dr Schuyler Esprit discusses her journey in creating Create Caribbean and her interest in learning more about archives and reading patterns of the Caribbean, particularly Dominica. Through our class lessons, she has discussed certain elements of this…… Continue reading Semester 2- Week 2: The Library as Place, Text and Tool in Caribbean Digital Research Classrooms