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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