Dobin presents Timeline at SCSC

Hank Dobin presented and demonstrated Semper Varia, the Elizabeth timeline, at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference in New Orleans, October 16-19, 2014.  As part of a larger cohort of digital humanists, and more specifically a panelist in a session on Digital Humanities Pedagogy, Dobin described the development of the timeline tool and the winter 2014 course, Representations of Elizabeth, in which the timeline was first deployed and tested.  Even with an audience of digital humanists, the timeline–and the pedagogy of the course–intrigued and enthused listeners.  Several gathered afterwards to ask questions and to copy the URL in order to play with the timeline themselves.  Clearly, in the arena of digitizing time, the timeline we have developed at W&L remains a cutting-edge tool for both collecting and displaying information.  Although other tools, such as Palladio now being developed at Stanford, hold great promise, nothing currently matches the functionality and quality of the Elizabeth and Essex timelines.