Oct. 23 Network Visualization

For Mondays class we discussed network visualization and how we can use graphs on our projects to help present our data and findings. We were also given an introduction to the program Palladio. It is a tool that can allow people to turn data into different graphs, charts etc. This can be very useful for many of our upcoming projects. Finally we had a discussion on Dan Edlestein’s piece, “Historical Research in a Digital Age: Reflections from the Mapping the Republic of Letters Project.” It was a very productive discussion and we covered a lot of ground in twenty minutes. It was interesting to see the opinions that everyone had on the importance of the Republic of Letters. Next class we are looking forward to geocoding, Breve, and another discussion.
Colin Sommers