Elizabeth Palmer Peabody was a nineteenth-century educator and activist, who believed that history was best taught through data visualizaiton. She designed a rug-sized chart that used color and position in order to teach schoolchildren about United States history. Unfortunately, the originial charts were not preserved. This project aims to reimagine them, updating the interaction in the process.
The Digital Humanities Lab (DH Lab) explores how digital technologies engage questions of humanistic inquiry. We draw from the expertise of students and faculty in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts in order to identify how issues of computation intersect with literary, historical, and cultural concerns. Our approach is both theoretical and applied, with an emphasis on how digital technologies can be employed to present concepts, advance arguments, and perform critique.