Tag Archive: primary sources

Nov 10

Network analysis… and distant reading (topic-modeling)?

How about a session on network analysis and visualizations of networks? We can talk software – for databases, the analysis, or visualization. I’d also like to talk about semantic analysis / text-mining of digital texts, especially topic-modeling, for a later stage of the same project.

Nov 09

What Tools Do Researchers Reliant on Born-digital Primary Sources Use—and Need?

One of the discussions that I’m interested in having with folks at THATCamp intersects with points raised by Lincoln Mullen and Karrie Peterson. Lincoln invites us to explore the potential use of Omeka as a primary source repository that can function as a digitally-enabled anthology for teaching and other uses. Karrie encourages us to talk …

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Nov 04

Information Overload: Condensing a wealth of resources into a format digestible for students

The problem: Today’s students, despite their reputation for technological savvy, still need to be taught how to conduct research.  The increasing amount of digital material available makes research easier in many ways, but it can also complicate matters — particularly in terms of “information overload.”  Rob Widell and I propose a discussion around strategies for …

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Oct 29

Omeka: The New Primary Source Anthology?


Since I’ve begun teaching, I’ve become mildly obsessed with buying anthologies of primary sources. Until I had to get up in front of a classroom, I didn’t realize how difficult it was to select and make available primary sources to teach students with. A good anthology of sources has done more to advance the world’s …

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