Embracing Complexity. Craving Simplicity

More a caution than a critique, I was fascinated and left to ponder Peter Liu’s time-based spatially informed map presented in the MapBox Blog this week. I think that the concept is absolutely sound and the implementation is skilful, thoughtful and very efficient. It’s an impressive conceptualisation of how to rethink data representation for a […]

Using Onodo to Learn Network Analysis and Visualisation

During our seminar on Network Analysis and Visualisation in DH6010/6019 this past semester as a group we enjoyed a case study involving network analysis of the Star Wars characters presented by Evelina Gabasova (http://evelinag.com/blog/2016/01-25-social-network-force-awakens/index.html#.V7Mn5WXi-f4). She does a superb job of combining analysis, explaining her methodology, deriving some fascinating deductions – all with a fun cinematically familiar network. The familiarity combined with Gabasova’s well […]

Using Trello for Team Process Management

Just delivered a short  workshop providing an overview of how to conceptualise and implement the commercial software platform Trello into a collaborative academic workflow. Trello offers an intuitive and scalable means to provide a shared workspace tracking tasks, users assigned and dates due to help facilitate shared management of complex processes. It offers transparency without intrusion […]

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 of the fluidity of data and tools in the digital age. I began delivering this […]

Reflecting on the Breadth of DH Development at Queen’s

I was asked to ponder what the Digital Humanities initiative at Queen’s had accomplished over the past two years. I think it’s a great idea to reflect occasionally on where we have come from so as to have a better sense of where we are going; who we are serving, inspiring and empowering and how we might […]

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 a means to find personal academic research success. Ultimately, social media offers […]

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 accelerate their research practise. They are developed and delivered in a concise and focussed manner to compress valuable information into a convenient period and get […]