Welcome to clioviz

What is clioviz? A blog devoted to data visualization in history and the humanities. What’s data visualization? An interdisciplinary approach to graphics that seeks to make trends and patterns in quantitative data visually apparent. In a well-designed data viz, patterns jump out at the viewer/reader, and results are obvious without the use of descriptive statistics. This blog grew out of an Emory graduate seminar (HIST 582 Quantitative Methods) and the initial posts come from those seminar papers. But we’ll be adding later work too, and linking to other sites/blogs in data viz and digital humanities.

Most of the viz’s here were produced in R, the language and environment for statistical computing and graphics