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Paper Proposal

Paper Proposal

For my semester paper, I’d like first to do a short literature review on the representation of sensitive data in visualizations, and then apply this to some basic narrative visualizations created with Tableau using the casualty list pulled from the Sprague text. One of my research interests is looking at how libraries and archives catalog information that pertains to people, and in identifying how institutional ideologies can impact the way information is organized and represented. I’d like to apply this focus to the representation of graveyards and war deaths by digital humanities projects, and which hopefully will inform work moving forward. Projects like make use of narrative storytelling techniques to present data that has an emotional component, and I think that this would help inform any future visualizations. I’ve included several useful articles I will read for this paper below, and I will also incorporate several of the class readings, including Headrick and Vensa, into the paper.

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Manovich, L. (2012). Museum without walls, art history without names: visualization methods for Humanities and Media Studies. Software Studies Initiative.

Ikkala, E., Koho, M., Heino, E., Leskinen, P., Hyvönen, E., & Ahoranta, T. Prosopographical Views to Finnish WW2 Casualties Through Cemeteries and Linked Open Data. Retrieved from

Koho, M., Hyvönen, E., Heino, E., Tuominen, J., Leskinen, P., & Mäkelä, E. (2017, May). Linked death—representing, publishing, and using Second World War death records as linked open data. In European Semantic Web Conference (pp. 369-383). Springer, Cham. Retrieved from

Galloway, A. (2011). Are some things unrepresentable?. Theory, Culture & Society, 28(7-8), 85-102. Retrieved from

Ekbia, H., Mattioli, M., Kouper, I., Arave, G., Ghazinejad, A., Bowman, T., … & Sugimoto, C. R. (2015). Big data, bigger dilemmas: A critical review. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(8), 1523-1545. Retrieved from

Klein, L. F. (2013). The image of absence: Archival silence, data visualization, and James Hemings. American Literature, 85(4), 661-688. Retrieved from

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