Social Networks and Archival Context Project


Daniel Pitti, the associate director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, is working to expand the parameters of research by developing an online interface that permits scholars and laymen to search a number of archive and digital repositories from one platform. The Social Networks and Archival Context Project, or SNAC, will “help researchers find additional materials relevant to a subject, such as the papers of people who were important,” and includes a radial graph feature that allows the user to explore an historical figure’s social and cultural milieu. Currently available for use, the prototype already accesses resources for over 128,000 discrete individuals.

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