Stephanie Stillo

Stephanie Stillo’s presentation focused on the inner workings of historical artifacts. Inner workings meaning what the piece is actually composed of, primarily the chemicals used. This could be called “metadata,” meaning, data about data. Once the proper chemicals are named, her work can lead to the better preservation of documents and art works, since  certain …

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Beyond Bow Ties – Preliminary Implementation and Analysis

Beyond Bow Ties – Preliminary Implementation and Analysis [PDF] Beyond Bow Ties Preliminary Implementation and Analysis Saturday, May 10, 2014 Christian Martine, Project Manager Kelsey Carter, Designer Melissa Coggins, Designer Patrick Ozark, Developer   Beyond Bow Ties Preliminary Implementation   Current Research Questions How did the coeducation decision affect social and academic environments in the years …

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Stephanie Sillo

The problem that Stephanie and others at the Library of Congress were dealing with was restoring old documents that had been muddied over the years.  Some of these historical papers contained interesting and important information that was no longer legible or visible to a human eye.  The main tool they used to unveil the material …

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Preliminary Implementation and Analysis

Lee Chapel Digital Humanities Project Ulemj Enkhbold, Ryan Grant, Nicole Porter and Hollis Tardy   Preliminary Implementation Recall: What are your research questions? Overarching Question What was Lee’s intent for the purpose of the chapel, and how has that purpose changed over time, especially from its construction starting in 1867 through the 1920’s? Supporting Questions: …

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Guest Speaker

Stephanie Stillo’s talk centered on the recovery of vital information from historical art artifacts. An example of crucial information to the archiving and restoration of documents and art works is the medium used. If the chemicals used in the work are known, we can better store and protect the piece from the natural decay of …

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Guest Speaker: Stephanie Stillo

Yesterday we were visited by Stephanie Stillo, a candidate for a two-year fellowship position in W&L’s history department. Stephanie has a background in digital humanities and talked to us about the work she’s done with historical artifacts. She explained that artifacts can be considered “data,” but with data there is “metadata.” Metadata is essentially “the …

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Guest Speaker

Stephanie Stillo spoke to our class yesterday primarily about recovering information in maps and other old pieces of writing that may have been lost due to ink fading over time.  This is obviously important for historians to learn about the past; by uncovering previously lost information, they can gain access to material never before seen …

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Class Speaker

  Today, Stephanie Stillo presented information on various imaging processes and their importance in recovering information about historical events, specifically involving the discovery of the New World. Stephanie’s work contributes to solving the problem that age and destruction impose upon historical documents. Recovering this information will provide information about cultural concerns throughout history. Stephanie approaches …

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