Introducing Voyant RezoViz

November 29, 2011
Introducing Voyant RezoViz

Geoffrey Rockwell and I are delighted to welcome the newest member of the Voyant Tools family: RezoViz, a network visualization interface. RezoViz is actually an adaptation of the Halfviz example from the arbor.js library by Christian Swinehart. There is a dizzying number of graphing libraries out there, but we wanted to work with one...

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The (Nearly) Immediate Gratification of Playing with Geospatial Data

November 15, 2011
The (Nearly) Immediate Gratification of Playing with Geospatial Data

Makers and Coders McGill (MC²) is one of the new Digital Humanities initiatives that we’ve started this year. It’s a complement to the the Digital Humanities Reading Group, which is best thought of as a book club (or more accurately article and blog club) for DH enthusiasts and the DH-curious (a term that has...

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Digital Scholarship for Tenure & Promotion

September 29, 2011
Digital Scholarship for Tenure & Promotion

At McGill I’m appointed in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, which is a new department that formed this summer as an amalgamation of the individual departments of Hispanic, Italian, German and Russian. One of the benefits of joining a new department is that most of the rules and regulations need to be...

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New Grad Course in Digital Humanities at McGill

September 8, 2011
New Grad Course in Digital Humanities at McGill

As much as I love the calmer pace and greater flexibility of summer, I was very happy to be back in the classroom today. My days are typically spent staring at the computer screen a lot and though I do interact with colleagues in person and through various media, there’s something very stimulating and...

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DH: Getting it in Writing

July 26, 2011
DH: Getting it in Writing

Mid summer isn’t the most useful time to post advice about negotiating academic job contracts, but I’ve promised several people I’d write something about the language that I requested to have added to the relatively standard appointment contract at McGill. After moving to McMaster in 2004 I regretted not insisting on having something about...

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Moulting, Or, It Was Time to Change My CMS

July 20, 2011
Moulting, Or, It Was Time to Change My CMS

My move this summer from McMaster to McGill is requiring me to confront a lot of changes, not least in transferring my hefty digital footprint between institutions. Much like moving house, a digital move is an opportunity to purge a lot of unused and neglected stuff – but still, it’s time-consuming and not much...

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