Defining the End Game

As I compose my final blog post and white paper, I decided to post this edited version of the presentation I gave on the first day of the 2016 institute on August 15, with heartfelt thanks for the support and mentorship received over the week. My project stems from...

Cleaning and Clarifying

This year’s project has been an exercise in exploring what “data” means in the humanities and thinking about research as data collection. It has left me pondering how, on one hand, initial research and data collection and the data cleaning process(es) can be viewed as...

Part 2: Data and Trust Issues

There’s underlying conflict running throughout my work. Much of my dissertation argues against the tidy model of categorizing images, which was a concept that established the field of art history in the nineteenth century as one of categories and connoisseurship. I’m...

Part 1: Data and Headspace

Update: data collection for the Digital Catalog of Cappadocian Ceiling Crosses is complete. I’m a blog post behind, so this will be a two-parter. Here in Part 1 I’ll be reflecting on why collecting data managed to drag on for months (and how I hope to prevent that in...

Analog Humanities

This phase of the DC_CCC was the opposite of fieldwork. Nothing says “open access digital resource” like combing through out-of-print books for data, right? But on the upside, I got to spend two weeks at Dumbarton Oaks, a research institute for Byzantine Studies that...