Exploring Kindred Britain

By now, it should be clear that one of the core pieces of Digital Humanities is collaboration. The vast majority of DH projects could not have been built without multiple contributors, usually from different disciplines. Unfortunately, many DH project websites feature a single, somewhat neutral voice in their prose. Kindred Britain provides space for multiple types of contributors to analyze and explain their work. These multiple perspectives provide a richer understanding of the project.

For blog post #5, please read the section that has been assigned to you below, then describe the way it influenced your understanding of the project. What insights do the authors provide that you wouldn’t have noticed by just exploring the site on your own? Did these essays change the way you view about your own role in the course project? Think back to your earlier blog post where you explored the King’s College London network. Now that you’re further into the course (relatively) and we’ve heard from Prof. Eastwood, has your thinking about social networks changed? What did you learn from him that helped you interpret this social network? Take a look at the Statistics page. Which graph would you like to be able to replicate with the Pound/Carter project data?