background preloader

Data-driven history / DigHum

Facebook Twitter

Digital Atlas of American Religion. The end of the Statistical Abstract of the United States? There are rumblings, mostly among librarians, over the end of the Statistical Compendia branch of the Census Bureau, in 2012.

The end of the Statistical Abstract of the United States?

The branch has produced the Statistical Abstract of the United States every year since 1878. Here’s a note from a listserve on the topic: I couldn’t take the uncertainty anymore so I called the Census Bureau and spoke to Ian O’Brien who’s the Chief of the Statistical Compendia Branch. He said that the 2012 budget doesn’t include funding for his branch, which would mean the elimination of not only the Statistical Abstract, but all titles produced by that branch (State and Metropolitan Area Data Book, County and City Data Book, etc.). No new editions would be produced in print or online. And from the Census Bureau’s budget proposal for 2012, page 82 [pdf]: The Census Bureau requests a decrease to terminate the Statistical Abstract program. This will be a $2.9 million cut. Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data. Update: Now bigger and more complete.

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Ever since I found out about the Statistical Atlas of the United States, historically produced by the Census Bureau, it annoyed me that there wasn’t one in the works for the 2010 Census due to cuts in funding. The last one was for 2000. Actually, the 2000 edition was called the Census Atlas, but whatever. With more data than ever, it seems like there should be one. Maybe that’s why there’s isn’t one. Laurence Anthony's Software. WebParaNews A web-based interface to the Japanese-English News Articles database of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).

Laurence Anthony's Software

WebParaNews is developed in collaboration with Kiyomi CHUJO (Nihon University, Japan). StephenWattam.com - GraphColl. GraphColl is now known as LancsBox, and includes many new tools and features.

StephenWattam.com - GraphColl

This page is here for reference only. Click the button below to go to the new version. LancsBox. Corpus Analysis with Antconc. Introduction Corpus analysis is a form of text analysis which allows you to make comparisons between textual objects at a large scale (so-called ‘distant reading’).

Corpus Analysis with Antconc

It allows us to see things that we don’t necessarily see when reading as humans. If you’ve got a collection of documents, you may want to find patterns of grammatical use, or frequently recurring phrases in your corpus. You also may want to find statistically likely and/or unlikely phrases for a particular author or kind of text, particular kinds of grammatical structures or a lot of examples of a particular concept across a large number of documents in context. Corpus analysis is especially useful for testing intuitions about texts and/or triangulating results from other digital methods. Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization.

From hieroglyphics to Isotype: Otto Neurath wrote From hieroglyphics to Isotype during the last two years of his life: this is the first publication of the full text, carefully edited from the original manuscripts in the Otto & Marie Neurath Isotype Collection at the University of Reading.

From hieroglyphics to Isotype:

Calling it a ‘visual autobiography’, Neurath documents the importance to him of visual material, from his earliest years to his professional activity with the picture language of Isotype. He draws clear connections between the stimulus he received as a boy – from illustrated books, toys, and exhibitions – to the considered work in visual education that occupied him for the last twenty years of his life. This engaging and informal account gives a rich picture of Central-European culture around the turn of the twentieth century, as well as an exposition of the techniques of Isotype.

Contents Foreword (Eric Kindel & Sue Walker) Introduction (Christopher Burke) Preface (Matthew Eve) 1. Enfermedad y población - Josep Bernabeu-Mestre - Google Books. Cytoscape: An Open Source Platform for Complex Network Analysis and Visualization. Tutorial:Introduction to Cytoscape - OpenTutorials. Slideshow Introduction to Cytoscape (about 30 minutes)Handout Introduction_to_Cytoscape.pdf (16 pages) Tutorial Sources Cytoscape Tutorial (Yeyejide Adeleye)Tutorial Curators Anna Kuchinsky, Scooter Morris, Alex Pico Cytoscape is an open source software tool for integrating, visualizing, and analyzing data in the context of networks.

Tutorial:Introduction to Cytoscape - OpenTutorials

Digital Humanities

POPULATION. Text Analysis. NEH Grant. eHistory - Center for Virtual History. When Did Charts Become Popular? The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. Center for History and Economics. The History Project. Story Maps. Download Serie. Annales de Démographie Historique. Présentation de la revue Fondées en 1964 par la Société de Démographie Historique, les Annales de Démographie Historique, seule revue francophone du domaine, publient des recherches internationales en français et en anglais sur l'histoire, ou plutôt les histoires, de la population et de la famille telles qu'elles se présentent aujourd’hui : des travaux soucieux de leurs méthodes et de leurs catégories d'analyse, des approches largement ouvertes sur l'histoire sociale et l'histoire de la santé, attentives aux apports de l’anthropologie comme de l'économie.

Annales de Démographie Historique

La revue publie deux numéros par an, ces numéros sont thématiques et portent sur une problématique liée à l’histoire de la population, de la famille, des mobilités ou de la santé. Chaque numéro comporte les articles du dossier thématiques, des varia et des recensions de la bibliographie internationale. Les Annales de démographie historique sont publiées avec le soutien de l'INSHS (CNRS). Liens Collection sur Cairn.info Site de l'éditeur. DHi - Digital Humanities Initiative. An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie. Big History Project. Clio Infra. Data legend. History of Data Science. Welcome to DH Training - Digital Humanities Training. Api pulling with r. Web scraping with r. Forbes Welcome. Data Literacy Will Make You Invincible. A Fifteenth Century Technopanic About The Horrors Of The Printing Press.

In talking about various technopanics over time, there's always someone who hates some new technology because it somehow "undermines" the good "way things were.

A Fifteenth Century Technopanic About The Horrors Of The Printing Press

" These days, think of the books by the likes of Nick Carr or Andrew Keen, who focus on just how awful new technology is making people, compared to "back in their day... " when things were just lovely. Yet, as we've pointed out, these sorts of complaints about new technology happen throughout history, such as the attacks on the telephone (makes men lazy and breaks up your home life) and novels (corrupts the mind). But sometimes it goes back much, much further.

Home - Text and Data Mining - Library Guides at UChicago. An Epidemiology of Information. About the Programming Historian. Getting Started with Data, Tools, and Platforms. Digital Scholarship Librarian. Last week the Franklin D.

Digital Scholarship Librarian

Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum announced online availability of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Master Speech File. The collection contains 1,592 documents, totaling 46,000 pages, spanning the years 1898-1945. This is an essential set of primary sources, and given availability in digital form they become amenable to research questions that can be extended via computational means. That being said, digital collection access points are generally not designed to support users interested in working with collections at scale.

Ian Milligan – Digital History, Web Archives, and the History of 20th Century Canada. Exploring Big Historical Data: The Historian's Macroscope. Welcome to the companion site for Exploring Big Historical Data: The Historian’s Macroscope, published by Imperial College Press. If you want to buy a copy, you can purchase one for $39.00 USD. Feel free to visit our original live-written fully open draft website, which is still online – and if you like what you see, you can always buy the book! On this site you will find code, essays (things we liked from the draft that did not fit), and datafiles that go with our book. The first draft’s interactive visualizations can be found here. •Diversity is vital to digital history, and our readers should consider it an essential additional chapter.

Welcome to DH Training - Digital Humanities Training. Email: info@ahds.ac.uk - Enabling Digital Resources for the Arts and Humanities. Index of /data. History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web. Digital History Methods in R. Mapping America's Changing Political Conversation. Researchers used computational techniques to map recurring words and their relation to each other across 224-years of State of the Union remarks. Viewed as a network, the words point to common themes and disruptions in political discourse. The Fallen of World War II - Data-driven documentary about war & peace. Demographic Chartbook. CHIA. University of Pittsburgh. Harvard Dataverse Network. World-Historical Dataverse - Harvard Dataverse Network.

Big-Data Project on 1918 Flu Reflects Key Role of Humanists. A deadly virus arrives in America, carried by travelers from abroad. Health officials scramble to contain the threat, imposing quarantines and other strict measures even as they seek to reassure the public. It sounds like the Ebola outbreak of 2014. But this scenario played out almost a hundred years ago, during the Spanish-influenza pandemic of 1918. Now a team of humanists and computer scientists has combined early-20th-century primary sources and 21st-century big-data analysis to better understand how America responded to the viral threat in 1918.

Official Statistics and Confidentiality. Big History Project. Pub151. Google Ngram Viewer. A CRP Data Driven Webinar History Matters: Engaging History, Equity and Policy Thru Data. Writing History in the Digital Age » Writing History by the Numbers (Haber) Fall 2011. Writing History by the Numbers: A New Historiographic Approach for the 21st Century? By Peter Haber Since the so-called linguistic turn in the 1980s, the mainstream of Western historiography has focused with a preference to textual and more recently to visual sources (pictorial turn). The favorite methodical approaches to history of recent decades were cultural history, discourse analysis, oral history, and history of mentality.

Social history and other quantifying historical approaches were mostly overlooked. The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete. "All models are wrong, but some are useful. " So proclaimed statistician George Box 30 years ago, and he was right. But what choice did we have? Only models, from cosmological equations to theories of human behavior, seemed to be able to consistently, if imperfectly, explain the world around us. Until now. Today companies like Google, which have grown up in an era of massively abundant data, don't have to settle for wrong models. Sixty years ago, digital computers made information readable. Data-Driven History (Bibliography) – HistnetWiki.