Envisioning NA+DAH Outcomes

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How to Think About Outcomes

  • Make it manageable for six-ish months
    • Small-to-medium size product
    • A proposal/plan for something larger
    • ~one month of sustained work (July)
  • Single project or individual outcomes from group members
  • Keep in mind institutional expectations
  • What to do?
    • Use the following categories as a guide
    • Choose one or make a combination of any of these
    • Something else entirely

Articles, Essays, Book Chapters

Art History journals/collections

focus on research findings

  • Lincoln, Matthew. “Continuity and Disruption in European Networks of Print Production, 1550-1750.” Artl@s Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 3, Nov. 2017, p. Article 2.
  • Howald, Christine, and Lea Saint-Raymond. “Tracing Dispersal: Auction Sales from the Yuanmingyuan Loot in Paris in the 1860s.” Journal of Art Market Studies, vol. 2, 2018.

DH/Network journals:

focus on methods, process

Debates in DH-style meta-piece

Why Networks for Art History”

  • Porras, Stephanie. “Keeping Our Eyes Open: Visualizing Networks and Art History.” Artl@s Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 3.
  • Mills, Barbara J. “Social Network Analysis in Archaeology.” Annual Review of Anthropology, vol. 46, no. 1, 2017, pp. 379–97.

Tutorials and Guides


Course design

Incorporate project work or concepts from project

Assignment or assignment sequence


Combine work on your project with NA instruction


Further community-building activities


Project website with blogs/documentation/visualization

Curated dataset

Made downloadable or searchable on a third-party site or your own site


Viz Possibilities

  • Could be on its own, or incorporated into any of the above options
  • Static or interactive or both
  • Shareable in a single image or lives with a full explanation on a website/platform
  • Depends on audience/purpose: specific takeaway, exploration, collaboration

Adjacency matrix/grid/table layouts


Common Goals with Tools

  • Making your methods extensible/shareable
  • Usable for other datasets/research questions
  • Classroom/pedagogical use
  • Designing for specific disciplines

Website/javascript application

Software library/package

Next Steps

Ways That I Can Help

  • Regular Meetings/Feedback
  • Technical Instruction
  • Data Wrangling
  • Visualization
  • Websites

Goals for June

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