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It’s [A]live!: Introducing the Early American Foreign Service Database

This post is written by Jean Bauer, a 2009-2010 NINES Graduate Fellow. It is with great pleasure, and no small amount of trepidation, that I announce the launch of the Early American Foreign Service Database (EAFSD to its friends).  While the EAFSD has been designed as an independent, secondary source publication, it also exists symbiotically […]

Introducing DAVILA

[Jean Bauer is an advanced graduate student in UVA’s Corcoran Department of History and a NINES Graduate Fellow for 2009-2010] I have just released my first open source project. HUZZAH! DAVILA is a database schema visualization/annotation tool that creates “humanist readable” technical diagrams. It is written in Processing with the toxiclibs physics library and released […]

The Cloisters, Part I

[Jean Bauer (Ph.D. Candidate, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia), NINES Fellow for 2009-2010 school year] On the fifth day of Christmas, my husband and I took the A train the length of Manhattan up to one of my favorite spots in New York City — The Cloisters — home of the Metropolitan Museum […]

Control your vocab (or not)

[Jean Bauer ( Ph.D. Candidate, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia), NINES Fellow for 2009-2010 school year] Yesterday I had two conversations about controlled vocabulary in digital humanities projects (a.k.a. my definition of a really good day).  Both conversations centered around the same question: what is the best way to associate documents with subject […]

Scholar != Island

[NINES welcomes graduate fellow Jean Bauer ( Ph.D. Candidate, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia) for 2009-2010 school year] I recently gave a presentation on letters as primary sources — their format, use in historical inquiry in general, role in my dissertation research (and database design) specifically, etc. (My talk was part of an […]