Visualization, Networks, and Distant Reading
Discussion Leaders: Rawlings and Sadler
- John Theibault, “Visualizations and Historical Arguments,” in Writing History in the Digital Age, ed. Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki, 2013.
- Johanna Drucker, “Humanities Approaches to Graphical Display,” Digital Humanities Quarterly 5, no. 1 (2011).
- Shawn Graham, Ian Milligan, and Scott Weingart, “Principles of Information Visualization,” in The Historian’s Macroscope: Big Digital History (Imperial College Press, 2013).
- Weingart, Scott B. “Demystifying Networks, Parts I and II.” Journal of Digital Humanities 1, no. 1 (March 15, 2012).
- Sarnacki, Brian. “The Complete n00b’s Guide to Gephi”
- Video Overview of Palladio
- Robert Nelson, “Mining the Dispatch: Introduction”
- Underwood, Ted. “Where to Start with Text Mining.” The Stone and the Shell, August 14, 2012.
- Megan R. Brett, “Topic Modeling: A Basic Introduction,” Journal of Digital Humanities 2, no. 1 (Winter 2012).
- Introduction to the MALLET GUI
- Visualize your data using Palladio. (Consult the Palladio Documentation.) Focus on graphs, not maps.
- Create a network visualization Gephi and Gephi for Macs
- Gather a set of plain-text documents (at least 10). Use Voyant Tools or Voyant Server to explore the corpus. Try some of the visualization options. (Consult the Voyant Documentation.)
- Use the MALLET GUI to topic model the same texts.
- Write a blog post reflecting on these kinds of visualizations and approaches to text mining. Which are the most useful for your work at this time? What applications can you envision in the future? How would your research change if you incorporated these approaches into your process?