Nicholas Jenkins, in the Kindred Britain project, began his data excursion using the GEDCOM format and the OpenSource genealogical platform PHPGEDView. A logical and appropriate choice. He was working with individuals and was interested in their interrelations.
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 […]
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 […]