About this Research Topic
With this Research Topic we are calling for contributions which showcase, theorize, or discuss current and future work beyond a focus on (spatiotemporal) local case studies. While it will arguably take a while until cultural historians will operate within a trusted-upon relational framework of “big data of the past”, the time seems right to think ahead and envision methods and techniques to create bigger pictures of the past. This could include connections of local views and the linkage of local data collections and perspectives, interrelations of pictures with macro-historical storytelling, the contextualization of local topics, and the remediation of “grand narratives” for future visual reflections.
Submitted work and topics may include:
- visualization case studies exploring new dimensions of scale
- visualization of multiple cultural or historical data collections
- macro-historical data mining
- visualization challenges related to data linking and data harmonization
- integrating different types of data and working across multiple databases
- visualization of historical and cultural context
- state of the art surveys and reflections on future challenges
- theoretical and conceptual discussions
- intertwining micro & macro-analytical visualization methods
- integrating scientific visualization and information visualization perspectives
Keywords: visualization, cultural data, cultural history, cultural collections, digital humanities, digital history
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