- Silk Road Simulation and Visualization: Part 1 – How to get Started on a Digital Humanities Project
- Silk Road Simulation and Visualization: Part 2 – How to Plan a Digital Humanities Project
In its present iteration, this project does showcase the geo-spatial routes, network graphs, in the Visualization segment and movements of the trade routes in the Simulation segment.
CSI 703 Scientific Statistical Visualization & Human-centered Data Science Process Book
Project Motivation & Objectives
Data Mining & Pre-Processing
Related Works & Brainstorming Process
Project Process Timeline
Exploratory Data Analysis with tableau and Gephi
Design Evolution, Map Evolution, Dashboard Evolution Process
Project Evaluation, Insight, Review
Acknowledgements & References
Adam Matthew. (2017) East India Company Trade Visualization. Retrieved April 07, 2020, from https://www.axismaps.com/projects/eic/
Bastian M., Heymann S., Jacomy M. (2009). Gephi: an open source software for exploring and manipulating networks. International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media.
Benedictis, Luca & Nenci, Silvia & Santoni, Gianluca & Tajoli, Lucia & Vicarelli, Claudio. (2014). Network analysis of World Trade using the BACI-CEPII dataset. SSRN Electronic Journal. 14. 10.2139/ssrn.2374354.
Brewer, Cynthia A., Geoffrey W. Hatchard and Mark A. Harrower, 2003, ColorBrewer in Print: A Catalog of Color Schemes for Maps, Cartography and Geographic Information Science 30(1): 5-32.
Brughmans T. (2015). MERCURY: an ABM of tableware trade in the Roman East (Version 1.1.0). CoMSES Computational Model Library. Retrieved from: https://www.comses.net/codebases/4347/releases/1.1.0/
Brughmans T. (2018). Importing a Roman Transport network with NetLogo, Tutorial, Retrieved from: https://archaeologicalnetworks.wordpress.com/resources/#transport.
Chen J & Zhang P. (2018) A GIS dataset of tourist routes along the Silk Road in the Mongol-Yuan dynasty. China Scientific.
Emory University. “Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Visualization.” SlaveVoyages.Org, Emory University, 2008, http://www.slavevoyages.org/assessment/estimates?selected_tab=timeline. Accessed 18 May 2020.
Kristiansen K. (2018). Theorizing Trade and Civilization. In Kristiansen K, Lindkvist T, & Myrdal J. (Eds.) Trade and Civilisation: Economic Networks and Cultural Ties, from Prehistory to the Early Modern Era. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp 1-24.
Munro, J. (2002) Spices and Their Costs in Medieval Europe. Serve It Forth: A Periodical Forum for Historical Cooks, 7:1, 7 – 12. Retrieved from: https://www.economics.utoronto.ca/munro5/SPICES1.htm.
Meeks, Elijah, and Maya Krishnan. “An Interactive Introduction to Network Analysis and Representation.” Dhs.Stanford.Edu, 14 Feb. 2013, dhs.stanford.edu/dh/networks/.
Williams T. (2014) The Silk Roads: An ICOMOS Thematic Study. Working Paper. ICOMOS, Charenton-le-Pont, France, 152p. ISBN 978-2-918086-12-3.
- I would like to find a more comprehensive, balanced, temporally detailed dataset to input into the visualization system.
- The Visualization dashboard should include a filtering mechanism which highlights the selected routes by location, distance, time period, region, travel time, etc.
- Inspiration for next steps: Use the al-Ṯurayyā Project (Masoumeh Seydi (U Leipzig) and Maxim Romanov (U Vienna). Former contributors: 2013–2014: Cameron Jackson (class of 2014, double-major in Arabic and Computer Science, Tufts)—technical and conceptual development; 2013: Adam Tavares, programmer @ Perseus Project, Tufts—techincal development.)
Next up: Silk Road Simulation and Visualization: Part 4–How to Simulate a Digital Humanities Project