Aquia Building 213
Section Information for Spring 2017
In this course you will be create history in new media using data manipulation and visualization. You will learn to work with historical data, including finding, gathering, manipulating, analyzing, visualizing, and arguing from data, with special attention to geospatial, textual, and network data. These methods will be taught primarily through scripting in the R programming language, using other command line tools as appropriate. While historical methods can be applied to many topics and time periods, they cannot be understood separate from how the discipline forms meaningful questions and interpretations, nor divorced from the particularities of the sources and histories of some specific topic. Therefore, in this course we will examine the historiographical tradition to see how historians have used data and visualization to understand the past. And we will work together to apply these methods to a linked series of datasets, some of which we will create ourselves, in the history of nineteenth-century American religion.
HIST 697 001 enrollment is controlled. Contact email@example.com to register.
Seminar; students create original historical projects in digital media.