Month: August 2014

On Tragedy: Kindred Britain encourages critical appreciation

How does one bring tragedy into the story? In the case of Kindred Britain (on which I have previously written), the creators clearly state that this entire exercise is largely speculative – a great approach to humanities research!  They have oversimplified – quite knowingly – in their choice of metrics, but identify this speculation clearly and […]

On Kindred Britain: Are we are all one big clique?

One of the more exciting – for me personally at least – digital humanities projects that I have come across this year is Kindred Britain. Kindred Britain is a network of nearly 30,000 individuals — many of them iconic figures in British culture — connected through family relationships of blood, marriage, or affiliation. It is a […]