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A New Way of Seeing Text: Voyant Tools

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Posted in Knowledge Environments, Projects, Research, Texts & Languages, Tools Research, Visualization

     When asked the dreaded question “summarize your tool in…”, Dr. Stéfan Sinclair cheerfully obliged with the following: “Voyant is a web-based digital text reading environment that is ideally suited for humanities scholars to experiment with text analysis methodologies.”

Searching; Visualized: “The Book History Bibliograph”

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Posted in Cultural Archives & Curation, Knowledge Environments, Major Projects, Projects, Research, Tools Research, Visualization

     With the increased interest in the material aspects of the book, the field of book history has seen rapid expansion in the past twenty years. An extremely broad area of research, the problem of finding sources in multiple languages

A Map of Relational Reading: “The Werther Effect”

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Posted in Major Projects, Methods Research, Projects, Research, Visualization

  The term “Werther Effect” has come to symbolise a type of mass psychosis, initially ascribed to the rash of suicides after the publication of Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther in 1774. For Dr. Andrew Piper (McGill) and Dr.

Interrogating the Broader Context of Film: The Moving Image Research Laboratory

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Posted in Audio / Visual, Major Projects, Networks & Publics, People, Projects, Visualization

    Newly established at McGill with funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Moving Image Research Laboratory combines two state of the art labs with the onsite expertise of its three founding members, Michael Cowan, Thomas Lamarre  and Alanna