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For the final visualization of my residency, I constructed a NextStrain Narrative Exhibit. This digital display weaves together geospatial information, genetic data, and interpretative text to explore the history of the infectious disease “The Plague”.

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Hello! Last time round, I talked about my Sherman Centre research project into the annual Saveur food blog awards, where I track the demographic data of recognized food bloggers to determine if/how the Awards promote the digital food work of underrepresented …

Digital Demography: Reflections on a tabular data method(ology) Read More »

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In this post, I want to share the algorithm that I learnt in Stylometry with R course in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute summer school in Victoria. So, first of all, what is Stylometry? One of the formal definitions says …

A stylo way of textual analysis Read More »

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The Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, located in Mills Memorial Library at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, invites qualified candidates to apply for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Deadline: March 30, 2018 Position …

2018-2020 DH Postdoctoral Fellowship Read More »

Blog 2 of 4! Last time I posted about the various resources for mapping and the various maps that inspired me to create the “Atlas of Vaccine Hesitancy”. Today I will be sharing the map that is filled in nicely, …

Expert-sourcing historical and contemporary vaccine hesitancy Read More »

Content notification: racism, psychiatric violence   Let me tell you a story. It’s a story about mental illness. And it goes something like this: Once upon a time, people who were tired and sad all the time, nervous, or saw …

#Bell Let’s Talk about Racial Violence Read More »

The DH@Guelph Summer Workshop was held at the University of Guelph the first week of May 2017. I attended the OMEKA Workshop, which was co-taught by University of Guelph Special Collections Librarian Melissa McAfee and Library Associate Ashley Shifflett McBrayne, …

Working with OMEKA at DH@Guelph 2017 Read More »

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As a historian of Africa and the colonized world, my research continuously pushes me to consider the unequal power relationships that govern the preservation and presentation of knowledge about the past in these places. Asking questions about how the history …

Making Uganda’s Intellectual History Digital: Knowledge Preservation and Ethical Considerations Read More »

On 10 July, 1911, one of the deadliest forest fires in Ontario history ripped through the north, totally destroying the new gold rush community of Porcupine Lake. When it was all over, the blaze claimed seventy-three lives, burned over half …

Visualizing Climate Change and Environmental Disaster in Ontario Read More »

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Canada dominates the global mining industry. Canadian companies operate in over 100 countries around the world (some sources claim Canadians own seventy-five percent of the world’s extractive companies). Fifty-seven percent of the world’s public mining corporations are listed on the Toronto …

A Global History of Canadian Mining: Final Post on Flow Mapping the Porcupine Gold Rush Read More »