Mapping What Is/Isn’t There

As a new fellow, I’m still getting a sense of what this all means, so please excuse the LiveJournal nature of the first few posts. Mapping, in my discipline, means something different than it does in most contexts. Essentially, mapping is an acknowledgment of...

Digital Project Presentation

This past weekend I attended NAVSA to present the little bit I have built on QGIS. I map nonhuman animals across Victorian fiction, along with their human companions. I incorporate various attributes into my database such as race, class, breed, gender, ability, etc.,...

Food Mapping in Digital Historical Research

The title page of Malinda Russell’s A Domestic Cook Book: Containing a Careful Selection of Useful Receipts for the Kitchen (1866). Published in Paw Paw, Michigan I am a visual person. I thrive off of color and aesthetics. For me, writing words is just one part...

Git & GitHub related Notes

When I first attended the digital humanities summer institute in 2018, I noticed that many people put a half-cat/half-octopus sticker on their laptops. I didn’t think too much about it since I was constantly overwhelmed by all the new terms, conversations,...

Building a Vision

The fellowship this year has been very eventful and a lot of fun. So far, I worked with James and Kyeesha to come up with a vision document for incorporating virtual reality (VR) into the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Though I believe none of us are experts in the...