Musings of a Digital Humanities Convert

As a humanist, I have a natural aversion to technology. I lump digital technology into the camp of “those math and science people,” rarely post on social media, and regularly participate in the discourse that criticizes recent technological advancement for “taking...

Slaying the Data Dragon

The mountain of information I had compiled into my spreadsheet seemed insurmountable. By the time I had finished the first three readings we were assigned, I had already collected over 50 locations to map. I felt a bit like Hercules facing the Hydra. My previous map...

The Joy Of Creation!

This morning, my team and I created our very first digital map. We put together a spreadsheet of place names from some reading that we did yesterday about music in 1920’s Paris. The authors we read included Roger Nichols, Nigel Simeone, and Jann Pasler. We each...

Final Reflections

This semester has been a wild ride. We have worked independently on individual projects, yes, but we have also engaged with a plethora of scholarly material, mostly in the digital humanities. On top of this, we have met in person and Skyped with several scholars who...

Things I Hate (and Things I Love) About Carto

Let’s start with this simple statement—there is no such thing as a perfect mapping platform. Whether it be ArcGIS, StoryMaps, Google MyMaps, Omeka, or even Carto, there will always be pros and cons to each. With that, I’d like to take some time to talk...