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It’s unnerving that I have been teaching for 4+ years at a University level but was never taught how to teach. I certainly am competent enough to google “tips for effective lecturing”, and yet that never crossed my mind. Until …

University Classrooms: Difficult to Escape or Tempting to Engage? Read More »

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In a digital humanities project, the most important task is the one that is also the easiest to neglect: the documentation of the research process. Documenting the process is important because it preserves the hard-won insights, trials, and most importantly, …

Documenting the Research Process: Keeping Track of Higher-Order Concerns Read More »

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*I don’t have eight separate rules, but I was told to create an “engaging title” so here we are. My name is Sam, and I’m a doctoral candidate in the History Department here at McMaster. I specialize in Cold War …

8 Simple Rules for Fixing Your GIS Imposter Syndrome* Read More »

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It has been a year since I first started working on my relational database. For those who have not been following my journey, I have used my time at the Sherman Centre thus far to construct a relational database that …

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Imagine that every day, approximately 15 new words are introduced in the English language.  And some of them are rapidly adopted by speakers and added to dictionaries. For example, if you have not heard the word “infomania” yet, then check …

The new words of English – A computational approach Read More »

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The Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship invites applications for the 2018-2019 Graduate Residency in Digital Scholarship. The residency program is designed to assist outstanding graduate students who are interested in developing digital scholarship as a component of …

2018-2019 Graduate Residency – Call for Applicants Read More »

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Since my last post, I have been continuing my research on offline Local Area Networks (LAN) in order to create new community bonds and circumvent some of the external pressures (commercial incentives and interventions) and violences (online bullying and aggression) …

Continuing Research On Local Networks Read More »

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I have been working on my relational database for over six months now. I am still inputting new data as I continue to review testimony on racialized violence, but the database is taking shape with hundreds of unique records describing …

DH@Guelph – Visualizing My Data Read More »

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I am currently a PhD candidate 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, …

Local Networks: Research on Accessing Offline Internet Content By and For Marginalized Communities Read More »

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As Matthew Davis explains, a database is useful as a methodological tool because it does not permit ambiguity. This means that all decisions must be documented and justified.[1] To create the schema for my database, I have already made important …

Resistance, Racialized Violence, and Database Design Read More »

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