Progress Report 4: Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters

It was quite a bittersweet moment when Dr. Esprit informed us that we would be switching gears with the project from Zotero to spreadsheet data cleaning. It was sweet in the sense that I was excited for the change of pace that the spreadsheet would bring and for the opportunity to familiarize myself with the…… Continue reading Progress Report 4: Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters

Semester 2 – Week 2: Archives in Context and as Context

An archive traditionally describes a location where public records or historical materials are stored and preserved by archivists. However, throughout time the word has been adopted by various groups, most notably by digital humanists, to mean a variety of things. Kame Theimer, in her article “Archives in Context and as Context” critically examines this phenomena…… Continue reading Semester 2 – Week 2: Archives in Context and as Context

Reflecting on my Individual Project: Progress Report 4

When we were first given the task of conceptualizing our own digital humanities final project, I was initially scared. Although I had spent the last semester and the first two weeks of this semester learning different digital humanities tools such as GIS, and I had written two reports reflecting on digital humanities projects: Mapping Marraonge…… Continue reading Reflecting on my Individual Project: Progress Report 4

Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters Progress: Report 4

In addition to the cleaning of the data on the Spreadsheet, classes for HIS 115 taught by Dr Esprit, recommenced. From the week of January 17, we had readings on Schuyler Esprit, Library as Text, Place and Tool and Kate Theimer, Archives in Context and as Context. The first reading stated was a portfolio created by…… Continue reading Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters Progress: Report 4

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

In Spatial Humanities, A Project of the Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship, Jo Guldi discusses what is a spatial turn and the spatial turn in literature. In order for one to understand what a spatial turn is, one must first consider what a turn is. According to Jo Guldi “Humanities scholars speak of a quantitative…… Continue reading Semester 2: Week 4 – Telling Stories in Space and Place

Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters Progress: Report 3

On January 5th 2022, data that was collected on Zotero was imported onto a spreadsheet so that the interns could work on this file together and organize the data. For the past three weeks, everyone has been cleaning the data column chosen and assigned to them. I chose the column Original Publication Date. My task…… Continue reading Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters Progress: Report 3

Semester 2: Week 2 – The Library as Place, Text and Tool in Caribbean Digital Research Classrooms & Archives in Context and as Context

In Topography, Topology, Typography: The Library as Place, Text and Tool in Caribbean Digital Research Classrooms by Dr Schuyler K Espirit, she begins by sharing her how her move to Dominica and research interests that were focused on reading practices, reception and the communities created by and through various forms of literary encounters in the…… Continue reading Semester 2: Week 2 – The Library as Place, Text and Tool in Caribbean Digital Research Classrooms & Archives in Context and as Context

Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters: Progress Report 2

In the second week of working on the Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters project, I continued using WorldCat to search for books. Unlike last week where I was experimenting with different websites to find the best one and trying to find a way to find Caribbean authors, I had a method of locating authors, as well…… Continue reading Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters: Progress Report 2

Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters: Progress Report 1

On November 16 I started working on the Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters project. It was my first time working on a project like this and I was pretty excited to get started. We were currently on the first stage of the project and that comprised of looking for all the different books which were written…… Continue reading Visualizing Caribbean Literary Encounters: Progress Report 1