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HK-50087-13

Stanford University (Stanford, CA 94305-2004)
Dan Edelstein (Project Director: January 2013 to present)
Paula Findlen (Co Project Director: January 2013 to present)

Networks in History: Data-driven tools for analyzing relationships across time

A project to develop a general-purpose suite of visualization and analytical tools based on the prototypes created for the Mapping the Republic of Letters project, which examines the scholarly communities and networks of knowledge during the period 1500-1800.

Previous NEH-funding made it possible for "Mapping the Republic of Letters" project to develop a series of visualization prototypes to analyze the geographic breadth, historical shape, and social composition of intellectual networks; tools that support a domain expert's capacity to make sense of complexity, rather than relying on automated reasoning. With this project we will develop our most successful visualization techniques to serve historical research with three user groups in mind: 1. Digital humanities scholars with the technical expertise to integrate our code into their own projects and web applications (the "widget" model); 2. Scholars seeking easy upload, exploration, and analysis of historical data sets, without having to touch any code; 3. Early modern scholars who want to use these tools to explore and analyze their own data in the larger context of data already collected for "Mapping the Republic of Letters."

[White paper]

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Digital Humanities Implementation Grants

Division:
Digital Humanities

Total amounts:
$297,137 (approved)
$296,804 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2013 – 6/30/2016


HJ-50056-10

Stanford University (Stanford, CA 94305-2004)
Dan Edelstein (Project Director: July 2009 to present)

Digging Into the Enlightenment: Mapping the Republic of Letters

This project will focus on a body of 53,000 18th-century letters and analyze the degree to which the effects of the Enlightenment can be observed in the letters of people of various occupations. The project is lead by humanities scholars, librarians, and computer scientists from Stanford University, the University of Oklahoma, and Oxford University.

The Digging Into the Enlightenment: Mapping The Republic of Letters project is a collaborative effort between humanities scholars and computer scientists at Stanford University and the University of Oklahoma in the United States, and at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Our research hypothesis is that we can revolutionize the practice of interpretive research in the humanities by integrating innovative visualization and annotation techniques into highly interactive tools for excavating and dissecting details about people, places, times, and relationships in large data sets. Our project focuses on the Electronic Enlightenment (EE), a University of Oxford collection currently containing more than 53,000 letters. The goal of the project is thus to develop new visualization techniques and tools that support research into the "Republic of Letters" by facilitating interpretation of the complex data sets that have been materialized from this predominantly textual archival collection.

[White paper]

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Digging into Data

Division:
Digital Humanities

Total amounts:
$99,244 (approved)
$99,244 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2010 – 9/30/2011