The Grand Tour and Network Visualization Introduction

We started off class with a discussion about the reading that we were assigned. Jason M. Kelly’s “Reading the Grand Tour at a Distance: Archives and Datasets in Digital History.” focuses on critiquing the primary source of the Grand Tour case study. The visualizations helped us understand how things developed throughout a period of time. Discussed in class how the visualizations were helpful. Dr. Levy gave us the task of summarizing a few of the paragraphs during our discussion, which definitely helped us understand the material we had to read even further. We also discussed the difference between an archive and the dictionary. An archive can include a primary secondary source while a dictionary tries to be neutral. A dictionary has a list of people. After the discussion, we reviewed over what we had to complete in Task 6. We used a couple of Palladio tutorials to start getting the tasks done.