In our third and final blog post, we present the historical interpretations of the Iowa Township Project, concluding ten years of diligent research and analysis.… Read More »Close Encounters with Oral History: Uncovering Women’s History
Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab
In our second post featuring the Iowa Township Project, we focus on how our data were collected and managed. For context about Grinnell and the project in general, check out our first post, “Land, Census, and the Digital Humanities: The Iowa Township Project.” If you are wondering what historical claims we can support with this wealth of data, stay tuned for our third and final post featuring Katie Orsund’s research on women’s work in rural Iowa.
After almost a decade of transcribing and analyzing censuses, we are excited to publicly reveal the Iowa Township Project. Applying powerful software to overlooked local history, we explore the facets of census data before arriving at a conclusion about the lives of women in Grinnell from 1870-1930.
Tableau is unique and a valuable teaching tool because it provides an easy interface for the creation of charts, graphs and even maps. Students can… Read More »Software Review: Tableau as a Teaching Tool
Donald Trump recently came out in favor of an old New York Police Department’s (NYPD) “stop-and-frisk” policy that allowed police officers to stop, question and… Read More »Student Spotlight: Racial Bias in the NYPD Stop-and-frisk Policy