Ireland Illustrated launched!

Limerick in times past

Over 8 years in the making, Ireland Illustrated was launched today at the Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. Ireland Illustrated, 1680-1860, is a database of over 500 images of Ireland, with accompanying text, drawn from more than 50 manuscript and printed works, and highlighting several neglected or rarely accessible sources. It provides an opportunity to examine how, in the case of Ireland, diverse representations were created in the course of two centuries.

Visualizing Hemingway: A Man in Letters

"ErnestHemingway" by Lloyd Arnold - Licensed under Public Domain via Commons -

The John F. Kennedy Library have just published my blog post on how data visualisation can illuminate the life of Ernest Hemingway.  Using data from the Library's incredibly detailed finding aid, I have collated correspondence from over 50 years of the author's life and used my website Visual Correspondence to visualise the results.  You can read the blog post here: