The Zooniverse and the Historian

Thoughts on a promising relationship   Originally developed by the Adler Planetarium in Chicago in 2007 to map the stars with the help of internet users on a global scale, the crowdsourcing platform Zooniverse now hosts more than 110 peer-reviewed projects and has 1.7 million users worldwide. Zooniverse calls its concept “people-powered research”; its aim … Continued

Narrative storytelling and Digital History

What kinds of stories do we tell? The narrative structure of history. Since the establishment of history as a discipline, narrative storytelling has been the historians’ main device to structure and disseminate results. Recently, however, the introduction of novel digital tools has extended our possibilities to represent the past dramatically. Natural language processing, social network … Continued