Looking Back and Counting Forward

So what about these hexagons? IS this the new digital Giant’s Causeway? They were all the rage during the UK General Election last year – to the extent that the BBC actually constructed a physical jigsaw in their atrium out of them. At the time I mused on...
Google, Alphabet and Digital Scholarship

Google, Alphabet and Digital Scholarship

The last workshop of the season concluded the Digital Humanities Initiative at Queen’s sponsored by Special Collections in the Library. Today’s topic: Google Tools for Digital Scholarship – brought me to reflect on a few of the more salient aspects...
Following Up with CartoDB

Following Up with CartoDB

We had great turnout for Monday’s workshop ‘Putting Your Data on the Map’ where we explored a variety of factors to consider when undertaking Geospatial Visualisation. The two part workshop offered some theoretical grounding as well as a...
Using Social Media to Achieve Research Impact

Using Social Media to Achieve Research Impact

I was asked, as part of the Queen’s Gender Initiative (QGI),  to share a few ideas around why it has become so important for academics to engage with social media to achieve research impact. I focus on three actions : promotion, connection, and collaboration as...
Spring Digital Workshops in the Humanities

Spring Digital Workshops in the Humanities

DigitalHumanities@TheLibrary and the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities invite you to enjoy and benefit for a series of interactive workshops and seminars specifically targeted at humanities and social science scholars curious and eager to...
Irish Health Centres

Irish Health Centres

The HSE posted two new datasets to Open Data Ireland and I wanted to determine how quickly and effectively these might be visualised. In this case I used CartoDB and created a hexagonal data map. Interesting. A few immediate findings. Why Hexagons? … It all goes...

Network Analysis and Visualisation in the Humanities

Increasingly digital scholarship is expanding to look not just at discrete objects but to better understand the relationships between persons, places and things. A popular way of discovering patters and deriving new knowledge about these relationships involved visual...