Week 8: Historical Data and Visualization

In this unit we will explore:

  • the purposes and rationale behind data visualization
  • various methods of communicating historical data in visual forms

Tuesday, October 15

Introduction to Data Visualization

The links below don’t require reading notes in your journals, but are, frankly, pretty cool, and should be reviewed

Thursday, October 17

Note: Before class, please register for an account with Plotly. You don’t need to do anything else, but getting an account set up will save time in class on Thursday.

For In-Class Use:

Google Ngram Viewer (but also: The Pitfalls of Ngram)

Voyant Tools

Magazine of Early American Datasets (MEAD)