Mapping the Conservative Movement is a digital humanities project led by Dr. Peter Roady of the University of Utah Department of History. It brings together the insights of history, sociology, and psychology and the digital tools of entity extraction, social network analysis, and data visualization to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the origins of the modern conservative movement. In my capacity as research assistant to Dr. Roady, I am conducting archival research and digitizing archival documents in order to identify key individuals and organizations in the early conservative movement and provide data for the digital analysis tools. I will also write analytical essays on some of the project's most important findings for the open-source webpage that is to be created for the project once the research is complete.
University / Institution: University of Utah
Format: In Person
SESSION B (10:45AM-12:15PM)
Area of Research: Humanities
Faculty Mentor: Peter Roady
Location: Alumni House, BOYER ROOM (10:45am)