Tag: research

Developing A Photogrammetry Toolkit For Rapid, Low Cost And High Fidelity 3D Scans

As a current PhD student in the Communications Cultural Studies and New Media Program at McMaster University, my research revolves around the application of new media to create personal archives for individuals or relatively small communities, groups and peoples, primarily

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Putting Health Beliefs on Maps

As an extension to my dissertation, this project stems from a long-standing interest in global health outreach, gender studies, and public health policy. Successful public health policies rely on a deep understanding of the various health beliefs that underpin health

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Digital Medievalist

Dr. Matthew Evan Davis, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sherman Centre, recently wrote a blog post for Digital Medievalist exploring the database as a methodological tool. Read it here.

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Reflections on DH@Guelph 2017

“How do you find the time for a DH project on top of your Dissertation?” This is the question I get asked most frequently as a historian with a digital project. At this point in the discipline, DH does not replace

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Exploring Indigenous Data Sovereignty through Water Governance – Kelsey Leonard, Sherman Centre Fellow

Aquay (Hello), I am a PhD student in Comparative Public Policy in the Department of Political Science focusing on Indigenous water security and its climatic, territorial and governance underpinnings. I am an enrolled citizen of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, a

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DATA QUE/E/RIES

Please join us for DATA QUE/E/RIES, a public seminar focused on putting forward provocations for ways of thinking about ‘big data’. In particular, we turn to queer perspectives to help us address and unravel some of the assumptions, biases, and

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The Challenge of Cultural Theft- Crowdsourcing Knowledge for Digital Archives in Africa

Working on a Digital Humanities project as a historian of Africa requires a level of accountability to the people whom your work is about and affects. This responsibility requires an understanding of the history of cultural theft on the continent

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A Font-based Approach for Testing Space for Textual Reconstructions in Dead Sea Scrolls Manuscripts

One of the challenges of working with reconstructions of Dead Sea scrolls is checking the work of other scholars. In 1963, Hartmut Stegemann reconstructed the manuscript 1QHodayota, a collection of hitherto unknown psalms found only at Qumran. His groundbreaking work

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The Puzzling Case of Fragment 10 — Update

It has been some time since my last post, so what follows is an update on the progress of my project and what the next steps will be. To summarize briefly, the problem addressed by this project arises out of

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A Graduate Fellow Introduction – Mica Jorgenson, Mining & Environmental Historian

I’m a PhD Candidate in the department of history and an incoming Graduate Fellow at the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. You’ll be hearing from me a lot this year, so in this post I’m going to 1) introduce my

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