Are you ready to participate in the Golden Age of online mapping? June, 2009 – Google Launches Fusion Tables, an online tool for mapping places July, 2010 – Wikileaks Publishes the Afghan War Diary, a massive dataset full of place names April, 2011 – Scholars’ Lab Launches “Spatial Humanities Step By Step”, a source for…. Continue reading “Spatial Humanities Step By Step – Mapping Wikileaks using Google Fusion Tables”.
At the onset of my field research in summer 2007, I launched a blog – YellowBuzz.org – with the intention to: 1) archive and organize my field notes in textual and audio-visual form; 2) convey my research purpose and progress to informant musicians and the public; 3) self-position as a “participant” in the scene. Since…. Continue reading “Mapping the Digital Diaspora of a Dissertation Research Blog”.
I have used computer technology to help my work in biblical interpretation for a while. I learned to do complex digital word searches with the Bibleworks software package early in my graduate career. When I started working at the Scholars’ Lab in the summer of 2006, I was introduced to digital humanities. I found these…. Continue reading “Mining and Mapping Apocalyptic Texts, Part 1”.
The first topic that I chose for my dissertation in UVA’s Department of Religious Studies was the “School of Saint Paul.” I hoped to show the existence of a group of followers who surrounded Paul and engaged with him in the interpretation of the Old Testament. In order to do this, I decided to investigate…. Continue reading “Biblical Statistics”.