We are working on some interactive visualizations to share the datasets we've been manually curating in order to trace Dunham's travels over decades, the performers who traveled with her, and the pieces they performed.
Hi! My Name is Tia-Monique and I am excited to join Dunham’s Data as a Dance History Postdoctoral Research Assistant. My research and PhD deal with African and African Diasporic movement aesthetics.
As a dance scholar, I actually spend a lot of my time thinking about teaching.
One of the questions we hear a lot when we describe the daily itinerary dataset we’re building is “That takes a ton of work! Is it really worth it?” We’d like to share an example of why this work is important, not only for our specific project, but for dance studies as a field.
We're looking forward to sharing some of our work at the Association for Computers and the Humanities conference in Pittsburgh. Harmony and Kate will be giving a talk on Thursday July 25th on the 9am panel on Race and Data.
[Screen Grab from an Experiment in Visualizing the Flows of Dunham Performer Check-ins. Details below. Data: Harmony Bench, Kate Elswit, and Takiyah Nur Amin. Visualization: Antonio Jimenez-Mavillard.]
We are thrilled and grateful to have two fabulous postdocs working on the project, in dance history and digital humanities respectively. Their formal bios appear on the main page, but we asked them to say a bit more about themselves and how they came to Dunham's Data.
We wanted to share some new material that we presented at the International Federation for Theatre Research conference in Belgrade in July. This work comes at the end of our pilot project, Dance in Transit and just as we begin Dunham’s Data.
We are pleased to announce that we’ve received AHRC funding for Dunham’s Data! The project begins August 2018 and runs through 2021. Over the next three years, we will be using this blog space to post notes on our process, progress, and the kinds of things we are finding out along the way.
In this post, we introduce the project.