Database for Agency Collection of Social Work_Week 1

Greetings! Digital Center friends, My name is Nanjun Lu, I come from China and now pursuing a Master’s degree in Electric Engineering at Columbia University. Unlike most of EE, CE or CS students who have keen interests in software development or hardware design, my primary research interests are power systems analysis, electric vehicle modeling and […]

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Self-Introduction: Sneha A. Desai

One way to describe my project as a Digital Humanities fellow this year would be that I’m exploring the connections between the impossibility of translating poetry and the assessment of what would be lost should we cease to learn languages. To put it another way, my project is to confront the mourning, the sense of dread—the language of betrayal and […]

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Medieval Icelandic Place Name Map: GIS in Action

Greetings, digitalists, In my last blog entry, titled “Space and Place in Literature: Reflections on Mapping the Medieval Icelandic Outlaw Sagas,” I shared my three main methodological takeaways: allow time to really determine the question(s) driving your research, look for methodological and software-based flexibility, and make sure you implement a system to manage your data […]

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Space and Place in Literature: Reflections on Mapping the Medieval Icelandic Outlaw Sagas

Hello, fellow digital humanists and scientists, In my quest to learn more about digital methodologies and their application in humanities research, my project has been through numerous twists, turns, and rogue experiments during the past few months. I began my project with the intent to map the animals and monsters of the medieval Icelandic Sagas, […]

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ELN Presentation

Since the presentations got cancelled a couple of weeks ago, I thought I might share my presentation in a blog post and summarize what I was going to say for each slide. This outlines some of the major goals of my project.  Overall, I wanted to research some of the electronic lab notebooks on the […]

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DH: The Data Turn or Back to Texts?

The discussion around the Digital humanities often seems to be focused on transforming texts into data. Turning language to information, humanists are told, renders their increasingly archaic materials available to a range of computational methods. The majority of these methods, however, are not a part of their training and humanists look towards the other side […]

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