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“Words Matter”: Rhetoric, Precedent and Languages in the WTO

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Posted in Major Projects, Projects, Texts & Languages

  Law is a rhetorical exercise, the unique authority of which rests heavily on its ability to persuade through reasoning.

Investigating a “Global Economy”: The Indian Ocean World Centre

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Posted in Major Projects, Projects, Spaces & Publics

  With funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Professor Gwyn Campbell and the Indian Ocean World Centre are pursuing a Major Collaborative Research Initiative that through the lens of human-environmental interaction examines the development of an early

Characterizing a Collection: An Analysis of the McGill Library System

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Posted in Cultural Archives & Curation, Methods Research, Projects, Research

  Online library catalogues are not often regarded as sources for historical analysis. While they are designed and used for resource location, their consideration as a primary source document is infrequent.

How to Map a novel: “Imaginary Interactions” at McGill

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    Newly developed in fall 2012, the “Imaginary Interactions” project is the result of a collaboration between Dr. Andrew Piper of the McGill German Department and Dr. Derek Ruths of the McGill Department of Computer Science. Using a combination of

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.”