Turning Geographic References into Maps with Recogito: Part 2 (of 2)

By Caroline Diemer (Wesleyan ’18) (introductory note by Jesse W. Torgerson) This blog post is the second part of a description of our work to see what the “geographic references” that we generated from the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor using MAXQDA looked like when projected onto maps. This is in … Continue…

Turning Geographic References into Maps with Recogito: Part 1(of 2)

By Caroline Diemer Note: This is the sixth in a series devoted to the project “Narrative and Geography in the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor”. First post (“place” in history) here; second (“place” in narrative) here; third (how we divided our text) here; fourth (how we coded “geography” in our … Continue…

Chronography’s Geography: To Organize Geographic References

By Ethan Yaro Note: This is the fifth in a series devoted to the project “Narrative and Geography in the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor”. First post here; second here; third here; fourth here. The chronicle is geographically dense. After completely coding only half of the text, we have reached … Continue…

Chronography’s Geography: What counts as Geographic Reference?

By Jesse W. Torgerson and Ethan Yaro Note: This is the fourth in a series devoted to the project “Narrative and Geography in the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor“. First post here; second here; third here. The approach we are describing in detail here allows us to artificially reconstruct, in … Continue…

Chronography’s Geography: Software & Database Structure

By Jesse W. Torgerson and Ethan Yaro Note: This is the third in a series devoted to the project “Narrative and Geography in the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor“. Our first post considered what the question of place in narrative means for historical research, and our second the question of  … Continue…

How to Show Chronography’s Geography?

by Jesse W. Torgerson Note: This is the second in a series devoted to the project “Narrative and Geography in the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor“. Our first post considered what the question of place in narrative means for historical research. Subsequent posts are concerned with how we set up … Continue…

Can We Map Space & Place in Historical Narratives?

by Jesse W. Torgerson Prefatory note: This is the prosaic introduction to what will be an ongoing series of posts tagged as “Narrative and Geography.” Subsequent posts concern the question of  mapping ‘space’ v ‘place’; how we set up our database; and, what we consider ‘geography’ in the Chronography. The … Continue…