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Data, Narratives, Visualization, and Power

A Historical Perspective

Jeremy Mikecz

Neukom Institute for Computational Science /

Native American Studies

Dartmouth College


1. Digital History: Exploring how data, imagery, and storytelling can work together to reinforce or challenge conventional wisdom.

2. Python Tutorial: Working with tabular data

3. Reflect on implications of this humanities-centered approach to Computer Science (and AI)

Natural Language Processing: Automatically identify names of places, people, and groups

Topic Modeling: To identify trends in historical sources

Geographical Text Analysis: uncovering spatial patterns hidden in texts

Most common migration flows: Rural to Urban Counties (1935-40)

Dancing over the dead

Deaths comes along the Thames River

John Snow





Raj Chetty's Opportunity Atlas

Final thoughts...